Yes, this last open mic night of the semester could quite possibly be our BIGGEST open mic night we at Volition have ever had! We are happy to announce that we are partnering with House Studios, a Grammy-winning multi-media recording company! Three of their signed artists, Mannywellz, Sydney Franklin, and Luke James Shaffer, will be in attendance!
WE WANT EVERYONE who has ANY talent to come on out on Thursday, March 8th! Do you like stand-up? Come crack a joke. Are you a magician? Come wow us with some tricks! Have some spoken word you’d like to share with the audience? Move us!
Thursday, March 8th, starting at 7pm in the JC Bistro, we will be having our last open mic night of the Spring semester. Come on out and relax before the start of Spring Break. There will be free food and swag, so you DEFINITELY WILL NOT WANT TO MISS THIS!
Interested in submitting to our Spring issue? Deadline is March 31st. Submit to: bit.ly/Submit2Volition
Check out a little bit about our guests:
World traveling singer/songwriter over the past decade, Luke’s patience and persistence as a songwriter finally opened up doors he had spent years trying to knock down.
His blend of Americana/Country/Folk wrapped in a singer/songwriter blanket has developed from writing hundreds of songs and has propelled him to work with the greats that have brought us Coldplay and John Mayer. Will Luke be next?
Luke also has a passion for incorporating philanthropy with the arts and has partnered up with the Mental Health Alliance to write their engaging theme song “We’re All a Little Crazy” which debuted at #42 on iTunes.
Millions of viral Spotify spins, a sold-out national tour with Jidenna, and a victim of Trumps anti-immigration hubris, meet a DMV raised artist and multi-instrumentalist who is threatened by POTUS’ threats to end DACA.
Mannywellz is a rising, Nigerian-born artist who crafts songs from a potent blend of hip-hop, R&B, and West African influences.
Tired of playing by everyone else’s rules, Sydney Franklin shook off the chains of traditional education and dropped out of the prestigious Berklee School of Music to pursue her dreams and artistry on her own terms. With her debut EP coming out in a few weeks (February 23rd), what advice does Sydney have for other young aspiring women in the often male-centric music industry?