Featured October Performer


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Lea is a Child of the Universe. She is a singer, songwriter, parent, teacher, and perpetual student. Having performed extensively in the US and Europe, Lea has shared the stage with artists including Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams, and Anthony Hamilton. This frequent nominee at “The Wammies” (Washington Area Music Association), has won multiple awards in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest, has taken Grand Prize in the Bernard/Ebb Songwriting Contest, and has graced the stage at John F. Kennedy Center.

Over the last twenty years, Lea has become more intimately involved in the DC area’s New Thought and Ethical communities. Look for her to facilitate creative, interactive, intergenerational musical experiences in Centers for Spiritual Living, Unity, Unitarian, and Presbyterian places of worship. From concerts to sing-alongs, songwriting workshops to kids’ music playshops, Lea has done it all. It is her intention to expand that service and to share creativity across the country and the globe.

Featured Artist: Drew Gibson, June 2018

Open Mic Management and Promotion

Provided by Loebig Ink, LLC


Live acoustic music and spoken word

All ages welcome

Performance Guidelines:

  • Performers can perform up to 2 songs/readings each or 8 minutes, whichever is shorter.

  • Performers - to secure your spot in the set list you must signup in person on the day of the event. Signup is limited and will begin at 6:30 pm - first come, first served.

  • All performances may be broadcast via Facebook Live

  • All genres of music and literature are welcome, including covers and originals.

  • Acoustic music only, no amps or drum kits.

  • Space, sound and technical specs...

Contact our Open Mic Co-Host for questions about the event. faye@therootstudio.org

Friday  October 12th  @ 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:30

9140 Guilford Road, Suite D

Columbia, MD 21046


General Admission:

$12.00 Advance / $15.00 Door



$ Free


       Seniors (65+), Military, Students (with ID):


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Food, Snacks & Pastry provided by

Great Harvest Bread Co.,

 8835 Centre Park Dr., Columbia, MD 21045