Espresso Yourself

Do your friends always tell you you should’ve been a musi? Do your poems put Maya Angelou to shame? Do you belong on a stage? Come show off your artsy cool talented self and perform at Coffeehouse!

This semester, Espresso Yourself will be held on Thursday Nights

Apply HERE!


Here’s a video we made back in 2012 about Espresso yourself. This could be you!


What if I’m not a musician?

That’s awesome too! We would love to have variety in our acts, so poets, comedians and other talented entertaining folks wanted.

How long do acts usually last?

Anywhere from 30 mins to 1 hour but we are flexible!

Will y’all advertise for me?

We’ll put up signs around Coffeehouse the Monday before but we HIGHLY recommend you create a Facebook event and invite your friends for best attendance.

What if I’m not free Wednesdays?

We try and schedule on the same night so we can coordinate with other performers and with Coffeehouse employees. Definitely feel free to email the EY team at and potentially something can be worked out. No promises though!

What equipment do y’all have for performers?

  • 6 channel mixer
  • 2 speakers
  • 2 boom mics
  • 2 microphones
  • 2 1/4″ cables

Can I bring my own equipment?

Sure… As long as you know what you’re doing with it, and can set it up, we’re cool with it.

I have an acoustic guitar that does not plug in. Can we just put a microphone in front of it?

NO 🙁 Sorry! Historically that has created nasty sounds and/or feedback. Please try to borrow a guitar that does! Otherwise we will have to leave it unamplified.

The EY Team

This semester (Fall 2017) Espresso Yourself will be run by Isaac Schultz (Duncan ’18), Ilana Nyveen (Wiess ’19), and Alec Tobin (Martel ’20). Email them at with any special inquiries.