Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.06.19) at 8:00 SHARP as we swirl up the mic at our mad mic-ness home, The Regal Room (located inside of Independent Bar & Kitchen in the heart of Deep Ellum)!

Mad musical grooves from Swirve  will start us off. After that, join in & share in the Mad Swirl’n festivities.

Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl.

Come to participate.

Come to appreciate.

Come to Swirl-a-brate!

For you ‘bookers out there, check out our Facebook page about a week out from the show date and get yourself a spot on our pre-list!

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.06.19

This past 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.06.19) Mad Swirl continued to whirl up our mic madness at our mad mic home deep in the heart of Deep Ellum… the Regal Room!

HUGE GRATS to all you mad poets, performers, artists and musicians who helped swirl us up a mighty fine night!

Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with your words, your songs, your divine madness…

Mad Swirl Open Mic : 02.06.19

(click to start the slideshow : photos courtesy of Dan “the MAN!” Rodriguez)


Johnny O
MH Clay


Chris Curiel (trumpet)
Tamitha Curiel (vocals)
Jolene Masone (bassoon)
Clark Walker (drums)


Dan Rodriguez

Mad Mic Cast:

Johnny O
MH Clay
Opalina Salas
Rob Dyer/David Parham
Suza Kanon
James “Bear” Rodehaver
Brett “BA” Ardoin
Devorah Titunik
Paul Sexton
Carlos Salas
Tamitha Curiel


PW Covington
Amy Conner
Josh Weir
Susan Duvall
Harry McNabb
Cortlynn Blankenbaker
Elliot Hill
Tom Farris
David Fargeson
Sam Hudson
Trevin Young
Dick Zinnerdorf

GREAT BIG thanks to Swirve for stirring the Swirl the best way in the world!

More HUGE thanks to Regal Room’s Thad Kuiper & staff for makin’ our stay most righteous.

And lastly, but never leastly, thanks to all who came down to Deep Ellum & shared this loving, laughing, lasting night of poetry and music with us!

May the madness swirl your way! ’til next 1st Wednesday…

Johnny O

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feed, your eye can spy on the Swirl’n scene that was right here…

Interested in Performing?

If you are a mad poet, musician, actor, singer and/or performer (circus freaks and Elvis impersonators always welcome) & live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, come to the Regal Room and strut–yo–stuff.

The show starts at 8:00pm and the mic closes when there's no one left standing.

Come one. Come all! Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl Open Mic!

Got questions? E-mail us at for further details that may not be listed here.

Mad Swirl Open Mic at The Regal Room. It's THE place to be on the first Wednesday of the month!

Where Doess This Madness Take Place?

The Regal Room at the Independent Bar & Kitchen is located at 2712 Main Street • Dallas, TX