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The Spring Open Mic

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm 9:30 pm

Join us each Tuesday night for The Spring Open Mic – where Montgomery County comes to play. The event features a different featured musician each week, in addition to welcoming performers of all levels to take the stage. Listeners, of course, are welcomed, too.

Sandy Spring Museum partners with rob Hinkal of ilyAIMY and rob’s Open Mics, and the Institute of Musical Traditions, to host The Spring Open Mic. The program is livestreamed on YouTube, but performers must be in person at the museum to participate.

This evening’s featured performer is Eli Lev!

Rising singer-songwriter and global citizen Eli Lev is making the world a smaller place, one song at a time. Eli pens lyrics and melodies for everyday enlightenment—songs that resonate because they’re heartfelt, earthy, and offer the wisdom he’s gained through lifelong travel and self-discovery.

Prior to becoming a full time musician, the Silver Spring, MD native spent three years as an 8th grade English teacher on the Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. The indigenous traditions he learned during this time are the inspiration for his Four Directions project. Just as each cardinal direction holds unique characteristics in the Navajo tradition, so do each of the albums in Eli’s ‘Four Directions Project.’ Together, the series imaginatively and intrepidly connects spheres and generations within a body of work that is irresistibly uplifting, emotionally resonant, and down-to-earth authentic.

Registration is free. However, consider making a suggested donation of $10, which will help sustain the event. You can make your donation through the registration link below or in-person at the museum. We also encourage you to donate to our featured artist and/or purchase their music.

Performers can take the stage for two pieces or for a duration of ten minutes – whichever is shorter. No drum kits or amplifiers, please. House piano available. Should you have technical questions about the open mic and/or your performance, please contact rob Hinkal at (301) 910-2575 or rob@ilyaimy.com.

Health Precautions:

All attendees must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test, taken within 48 hours of the program’s start. Attendees must wear facial coverings at all times, unless they are performing. Registration is limited to thirty people, in order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 infection.

For accommodation requests, please contact the Museum via email (info@sandyspringmuseum.org) or phone at (301) 774-0022.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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(301) 774-0022
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