Open Mic

Live acoustic music and spoken word

All ages welcome

Friday  December 13th  @ 7:00 pm

Doors open at 6:30

9140 Guilford Road, Suite D

Columbia, MD 21046

Open Mic General Admission:

$12.00 Advance / $15.00 Door


$ Free


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


Open Mic FAQs

rob and Kristen

of ilyAIMY

Featured December Performer


ilyAIMY performs in a lot of different formats – one of which is the husband/wife duo of ilyAIMY’s leader rob Hinkal and cellist Kristen Jones. Kristen Jones and rob met at the House of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD where she was the boss and he was working part-time. In ilyAIMY, HE’S the boss and it’s all very sordid. Kristen initially solely joined the band in the studio, but her role slowly expanded until she became a very solid, integral part to the sound – soothing and smooth against their signature percussive sharpness. Her unique electric cello is sometimes the bass and sometimes the lead, and her vocal harmonies fill the cracks with a subtle beauty that show off a complete mastery of more than just her STRINGED instrument.

The Morning Call (PA) says, ”… Jones [cello] … found sonic spaces within the songs that I didn’t know existed & nestled right in, whether she was plucking out a bassline or using a bow to coax out a solo… & then there’s Hinkal, whose playing technique … it’s something like a cross between finger-picking & slap-bass — on speed.“

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Coming Soon!

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Amanda Vernon

Open Mic 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.

  • Music performances must be original, non-published material.

  • Acoustic music only, no amps or drum kits.

  • Space, sound and technical specs...

Contact our Open Mic Co-Host for questions about the event.


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Featured Artist: Drew Gibson, June 2018

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