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The Spring Open Mic
Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us every Tuesday for the best open mic in Montgomery County. Hosted by rob Hinkal and Rowan Corbett, and in collaboration with the Institute of Musical Traditions, the Spring Open Mic welcomes all performers – beginners, pros, and everywhere in-between – as well as listeners, to the open air courtyard at Sandy Spring Museum. A featured artist will perform each week and the open mic will be livestreamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch (but performers must perform in-person!)
Featured Artist: Anna p.s. “They say it it’s unprofessional to write in the first person, but Julia Cameron says that’s just because people just don’t know how to write anymore. I may not be your cup of tea, which is ok, because I prefer coffee. With cream, and I don’t care if it’s gone cold, or even lukewarm. I cover happy songs both because I love them, and because the songs I write are for grieving. While we need both, there’s little space in our culture for the latter, and I believe we can’t access joy until we’ve been given room for the great suffering it is to be a human being. Sharing music in bars late at night on Christmas eve, or any of the holidays where we do not have family to gather with and are looking for something…else. I cannot seem to stop moving, or making, or sharing, or get over the stories told to me at two in the morning after hours of music and many beers. This is what I have to give to the world.”
Pre-registration is required to perform and requested of all attendees.
A suggested donation of $10, which will go to the featured artist, can be paid through the registration link or in-person at the program.
Weather permitting, this program will occur outdoors. If weather conditions are predicted to be poor, we will notify all registrants by 1 pm the day of the event that the event will be held indoors. In that case, only the first 20 registrants will be allowed to attend, given COVID-19 restrictions.
For accommodation requests, please contact the museum via email or at (301) 774-0022.