By Grace Maselli
The phoenix is on the rise again. Karen Lowman, founder of Sacred Grounds Community, is spearheading an inaugural gathering in partnership with TBT after the closing two years ago of her venerable Sacred Grounds Coffee House in Tampa. The latter opened its doors to students, artists, poets, and all manner of citizens who hung out on sofas and comfy chairs in what was a 20-year run of java, confection, and connection to the local scene.
In the spirit of Karen’s original Sacred Grounds, the November 11 Open Mic event is for one and all. It’ll be held at Tampa’s riverfront Waterworks Park. Bring us your jokes and songs. Your juggling paraphernalia. Play an instrument, or read a spoken-word poem. Run some new material by a welcoming audience. Toss your Frisbee and soccer ball in a bag and head on over, and bring your friends too!
Plan to project your voice because the grassroots gathering in front of the Waterworks’ amphitheater/auditorium in the small open field will have no amplification. Don’t forget a blanket or chair. Bring your creativity and energy and a brown bag filled with your favorite portable foods. If you have a hankering for something gastronomic, you’ll be within walking distance of Tampa’s Armature Works and Ulele’s for amazing food. Here’s a recap:
|Date||Sunday, November 11, 2018|
1710 North Highland Ave.
Tampa, FL 33602
|Time||5:30 to 9:30 PM|