Posted September 9, 2023

Let your creativity flow at open mic night, Oct. 14

Piedmont Arts’ second event in the “Make Some Noise” open mic series will take place Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Piedmont Arts galleries. October’s event will be hosted by Bryan Hancock, a hip-hop artist and arts advocate from Roanoke.  Admission for the “Make Some Noise” series is free and each event will feature a cash bar. Sign-up sheets will be available at the door.

Grab the mic and express yourself through music, poetry, comedy or spoken word. Anything that you have written or created can be showcased at this series. Slots will be capped at five minutes to ensure everyone gets a chance to share their work and shine. Piedmont Arts is thrilled to create an event that will allow the artists of Southwest Virginia to share their work in a safe and exciting space.

Bryan "Harvest Blaque" Hancock is a Perry F. Kendig Award Nominated actor, Slam poet, and musician. He is currently a cast member of The Big Lick Conspiracy Comedy Troupe. Hancock is also the Host/Curator of the bi-weekly poetry show Soul Sessions. He also is in his second-year residency at Carillon Healing Hearts working in grief and loss, the teen psych unit, and with fellow colleagues for the essential soul project that connects essential workers on Friday evenings to share their poetry and talents.

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