Root Studio is a treasure nestled among unassuming office spaces in Columbia, MD. If you visit on a second Friday of the month, you’ll be in for a treat – The Root Studio Open Mic. Loebig Ink is a proud sponsor of this evening of enjoyable and eclectic performances.
Doors open for the event at 6:30pm. If you are interested in performing, signup starts at that time. Otherwise, you have time to stroll in, chat with folks among the friendly crowd, enjoy a snack provided by Touché Touchet Bakery & Pastry Shoppe, and get ready for the show which begins at 7pm.
The open mic setup is homespun and familiar to those who are fans of small cafés and community-organized happenings. Longtime performers will find it to be a great place to perform a new tune, an old favorite, or to have a laugh with an unexpected cover tune. New performers will find an audience ready to cheer on creativity in bloom. A solid sound system is provided, but don’t expect to plug in your Stratocaster and blow the doors out. Acoustic instruments and spoken word are the order of the evening. Notable performers have included Piedmont-style singer and guitarist and NEA Fellow Warner Williams, Evan Bujold of Late Earth fame, and singer/songwriter Robin Renée, who also lends her SEO expertise to Loebig Ink.
You may be wondering why a company such as Loebig Ink that is focused on web strategies would be interested in sponsoring a recurring evening of words and music. The essential creative spark is what keeps us inspired, be it to sing a powerful song or to design a brilliant social media campaign. Brian Loebig, company founder and musician, first met Root Studio founder Karen Isailovic at a networking event called C4 Explosive Networking. He later toured the gorgeous art spaces at Root Studio along with music colleagues, which inspired the idea to form Root Studio’s first ever open mic series. We describe Loebig Ink as “a small business consulting firm fueled by coffee, creativity and music to provide SEO, web design and social media solutions.” The open mic is a perfect fit as a further expression of our inspiration.
The focus of Root Studio is to provide a wealth of resources for artists on the path of experimentation and development. Immersion in the artistic process, access to creative co-working spaces, and empowerment for growth are the driving forces of the Root Studio mission. An ongoing series of workshops, mentorships, and more round out all that Root Studio has to offer.
Please join us for an upcoming open mic at Root Studio, 9140 Guilford Rd Suite D, Columbia, MD 21046, 7-9pm. Find out more about open mic night tickets and details. Visit the Loebig Ink events page to keep up with all we have on the horizon.