Weekly Scoop of Imurj – May 15
Last Week at Imurj
This past week at Imurj, we had a lot of great music events for everyone to enjoy. Here’s a rundown of what you missed!
Wednesday Open Mic
This past Wednesday night, 36 musicians signed up to play, and there were 8 new artists who came out and performed! Of those eight, Noah, 11 years old, is the youngest performer Imurj has ever had. He blew the crowd away with his confidence, big smile, and rap capabilities. Another guest, Adam, drove all the way from Goldsboro to perform for his first time. Drummers and guitarists met for the first time on the stage, and magic happened. Friendships were formed around music, over a sandwich and drink. Youngsters are welcome to accompany their parents to this event where all are welcome.
Aleksi Productions, RollUpNow and G’sus got the party going at Wave Check, a hip-hop open mic. Hosted by Ray Lansing, this pop-up event also served as the unofficial Earth, Wind & Fire pre-party for people waiting for Red Hat Amphitheatre to open. After going through the signup list, the stage turned into an open jam. Ray Lansing held it down on drums while Dustin Buck freestyled on guitar. Twiwan Joyner, G’sus, and RollUpNow alternated on stage in the name of collaboration. All-in-all, the specialty hip-hop open mic was a successful and fun way for musicians to showcase their talents in a genre-specific atmosphere.
Earth, Wind & Fire After-party
A genre-defying local Raleigh rock band, The Big Strong Arms, played a free show at Imurj Friday night as the after-party for Earth, Wind & Fire concert at Red Hat. A great way to avoid post-concert traffic and keep the party going, people streamed into Imurj to listen to more live music. Mixing classic rock with funky saxophone and trumpet, The Big Strong Arms kept the jam going with their jazz-rock combo.
Next Week at Imurj
We have a lot of comedy events coming up soon that will be sure to make you laugh. You won’t want to miss these great events!
Comedy Open Mic
Every other Monday, comedians are invited to take the stage at our Comedy Open Mic, hosted by Wolfgang Hunter. Signups begin at 7:30, and the show starts at 8:30. Come out this coming Monday, May 20th to watch or perform, but nonetheless be ready to laugh.
Oak City Comedy Festival
Friday, May 24th, Oak City Comedy Festival is taking over Imurj with two great acts. Chanel Ali takes the stage first with a stand-up performance. You can purchase tickets at https://occf2019.ticketleap.com/chanelali/dates/May-24-2019_at_0800PM. Afterwards, Anwar Newton and Michael Turner will irrelevantly summarize current events happening in the world at a live performance of “This Week Sucks Tonight”. You can purchase tickets at https://occf2019.ticketleap.com/thisweeksucks/dates/May-24-2019_at_1000PM.
Crooked Arrow Comedy
Join us on Tuesday, May 28th to experience Crooked Arrow Comedy, a showcase of local comedians who identify as anything other than straight. Doors open at 8:30, and the show begins at 9:00. There is a $5 cover charge, and Corey Freeman is your host for the night!
Check out other great events Imurj has to offer here!