Heard Instinct Open Mic Nights is a new initiative for and by a growing community of young creatives from diverse cultural backgrounds living in Shepparton. Kicking off on Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February, the nights will take place fortnightly from 6 -10pm at Shingo’s Coffee Lounge and will be hosted by veteran hip hop artist/ producer 1/6 (aka Aaron Stephanus). Flavoured with self produced beats, lyrics, rhymes and spanning genres from hip hop and rnb to soul and gospel, acts can include solo, duo or trio with backing tracks or one instrument. This is a great opportunity for young artists in Shepparton to hone skills and build confidence while performing amongst friends and the cool, retro vibes of Shingo’s Coffee Lounge. Heard Instinct is being produced by 1/6 and a group of young local artists, Vince the Kid, Lasi Simaika and El Patron, with the support of Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) as part of its Emerge Cultural Hubs program. The initiative follows on from the very successful Ignite Sound Sessions music mentoring program, a partnership between MAV and St. Paul’s African House. There will be prizes and jams and all young artists are welcome to perform– no need to register, just rock up. The event is open to all ages and will be alcohol and smoke free.
Date: Every second Thursday February 14, 28, March 14, 28
Venue: Shingo’s Coffee Lounge
Address: 173 Corio St, Shepparton
All ages – Free entry – Alcohol and smoke free event
Supported by Creative Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts, Gandel Philanthropy