rob Loves open mics.
About the Board and Brew Open Mic.
The Board and Brew's website
directions to the Board and Brew at 8150 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740
Every Tuesday | signup at 6.30pm | performances from 7.30-10.30pm.
One of the local "super groups" made up mostly of my own band, ilyAIMY. From left to right : Sharif Kellogg (pianist, ilyAIMY, IO, Acacia Sears Band - and manager here at the Board and Brew), Mosno Al-Moseeki (singer/songwriter, goatFISH), Rowan Corbett (guitar, ilyAIMY, IO, Acacia Sears Band, Tinsmith and the Carolina Chocolate Drops), Kristen Jones (cello, ilyAIMY, 50 Man Machine, Lulu's Fate), Acacia Sears (singer/songwriter), Heather Aubrey Lloyd (singer/songwriter, ilyAIMY).
Signup in person at 6pm, performances kick off at 7pm with ilyAIMY opening the night. Slots are 2 songs / 10 minutes whichever is shortest with a "PG-13" environment - though there's technically space for 4 - 5 piece bands we can NOT accommodate a full drum-kit and amplifiers must be tiny or have a direct out. Generally there are 3 vocal mics and 3 DIs in place.
The night is webcast Live at www.ilyaimy.com/TV/ and temporarily saved at www.youtube.com/robsopenmics.
Performances happen from 7.30-10.30pm and we encourage anyone with anything that'll fit into the space and environment - and we definitely encourage you to stick around as we a) have a lot of great talent and b) sometimes get to go around the list again!
Parking at the Board and Brew: A Map.
There are 3 recommended parking areas when you visit The Board and Brew: Lot XX1 on UMD . campus, Lot 11b on UMD campus, and paid parking in the Varsity. Lot XX1 and 11b are free to park after 4pm on weekdays and free to park all weekend.
To get to Lot XX1 from US Route 1, turn onto Campus Dr and take your first right and then turn right into Lot XX1. The Varsity building is visible from Lot XX1. Follow the footpath over the bridge. We are located on the promenade next to Royal Farms.
To get to Lot 11b from US Route 1, turn onto Campus Dr and take your first right. You will pass a few buildings like AV Williams and the engineering building. Lot 11b will be on your right - keep an eye out for the sign. Walk towards the back right corner of 11b and cross the first footbridge. The path splits off to the left and cross the second footbridge. At the split after the bridge, take the path to the right. This will eventually take you to US Route 1. The Board and Brew is on your right, up the stars and just past Royal Farms.
The entrance to the Varsity building and paid parking in the Varsity is at the light directly across from the Volunteer Fire Department. Please be aware that this is a metered lot.