Join Mad Swirl this 1st Wednesday of August (aka 08.04.21) when we’ll once again be doin’ the open mic voodoo that we do do at our new home, BARBARA’S PAVILLION!

Starting at 7:30pm, join hosts Johnny O & Chris Zimmerly, along with musical mad grooves from ol’ school Swirve- Chris & Tamitha Curiel and Gerard Bendicks!) as we kick off these open mic’n Mad Swirl’n festivities…

Come one.

Come all.

Come to participate.

(RSVP at our Facebook event page or send a message to

Come to appreciate.

(join us LIVE at Barbara’s Pavillion- located at 323 Centre St, Dallas -OR tune in to our Facebook LIVE feed starting at 7:30pm)

Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call…

(Mad Swirl!)

Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 07.07.21

If you joined Mad Swirl Open Mic this past 1st Wednesday of July (aka 07.07.21) at our NEW HOME, Barbara’s Pavillion, you know that we whirled up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there!

Here’s a shout out to all who graced our stage (AND Zoom room) with your words, your songs, your divine madness…

Johnny O
MH Clay

Musical Overture:
Swirve (Chris Curiel & Gerard Bendiks)

Round One:
Opalina Salas
* Frank Phelan
Carlos Salas
Susan M Duval
William Watson
Josh Weir
Erica Stephens
Cj Critt
* Anthony Ripp
J Maxwell
Brett “BA” Ardoin

Musical Intermission:

Round Two:
Desmene Statum
Suza Kanon
* Ethan Goffman
* Marianne Szlyk
Alan Gann
James “Bear the Poet” Rodehaver
* Atenea Afrodita
Harry Mcnabb
Elliott Hill
Wes Chambers
Christopher Calle

* virtual

HUGE grats to ALL the participators & appreciators who rode the Mad wave from Barbara’s as well as our FB Live feed! We know you have a few choices of what to do with your Wednesday night & you picked to hang out with lil ol’ us us!

Be safe & ’til next 1st Wednesday (aka 08.04.21)… may the madness swirl your way!

Johnny O

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feeds, your eye can spy on these virtual Swirl’n scenes 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 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 Swirl-abrate! Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl Open Mic!

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