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Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

Veterans Open Mic

10583048_716056691792978_7446157487686973766_oHere’s an open invitation to Tampa Bay area Veterans, their family members, caregivers, artists and advocates to share their stories, poetry, music and spoken word.

Art2Action Inc. & Sacred Grounds Coffee House, in partnership with The Carpetbag Theatre, Inc. and Alternate ROOTS, are pleased to present this on-going creative space for Veterans, families, community supporters, caregivers and allies in the Tampa Bay area! The MONTHLY Veterans Community Open Mic on the1st Sunday of every month from 6:30-9pm @ Sacred Grounds (4819 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa).

October 5th — Guest Artists Donna Mejia & Linda Parris-Bailey + WUSF Live Recording!
November 2nd — Birthday Bash with DJ Cotton!
December 7 — End of the Year Mixer!

** NEW: FREE Creative Writing Workshop at 5 PM, right before the Open Mic! Explore your creativity & find your voice!! **

While the Open Mic is open to all, veteran’s issues and experiences take center stage in this unique community event. First time on the mic? Seasoned poet, musician or storyteller? Just want to listen? No problem! Your level of involvement is what you want it to be, no pressure.

Sacred Grounds is committed to providing a safe, respectful, welcoming & positive community environment for all.

FREE admission. 1 drink minimum (coffee/tea/etc.).

***No firearms, weapons, alcohol or controlled substances allowed on the premises for these events.Come out, share your art and support your veteran community.