What makes Sounds amazing
Sounds’ first open mic of the academic year on October 10th kicked off a list of back-to-back-to-back events for the rest of the month. This was also my first Sounds open mic experience, and I can honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed myself. For one, the talent was amazing, but what made it incredible was the connectedness I felt with each performer.
For this unique open mic experience, Penn State’s new student-run music label opened the event with auditions for potential recruits. Therefore, Sounds opened moved the starting time up from 8 p.m. to 7 p.m. Almost immediately after starting time, the sign up sheet was overflowing. The opening acts ranged from country to hip hop to acoustic. The artists who came out for Happy Valley Music Label performed remarkable original pieces alongside covers that everyone could sing along to.
The artists that followed, however, epitomize the characteristics of what makes a Sounds open mic unlike any other of its kind. Talent of all ages had the opportunity to step behind the mic in Sounds’ substance-free environment. When a singer or songwriter took the stage, all eyes were on them, and all ears were engaged in the music or words. The sober atmosphere encouraged all audience members to wholeheartedly enjoy and become captivated by the performer. Sounds’ stage saw many diverse acts that night, from budding artists to individuals who just want an outlet for their voice to be heard. Their messages were inspirational and
Next time you’re looking for something to do on a Friday night, we highly recommend coming to our next open mic. Our doors are always open, and we’d love to get to know you!