LIVE! from Busboys


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"LIVE! from Busboys” is an open mic talent showcase held at Busboys and Poets that offers a platform for all performers - not just poets! Whether you are a musician, comedian, dancer, actor/actress, magician or any other type of performer, we want to see what you've got! So, come out and showcase your talent!



WHERE & WHEN
14th & V | 1st Friday of every month; 11:00 PM - 1:00 AM hosted by Beny Blaq
Shirlington | Last Friday of every month; 10:00 PM - Midnight hosted by Beny Blaq
Hyattsville | 3rd Friday of every month; 10:00 PM - Midnight hosted by Angie Head

ADMISSION
$5 (Tickets can be purchased online here starting at midnight on the day of. Tickets will be available at the door if available. Only cash will be accepted for door sales.)

MEET THE HOSTS!
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BENY BLAQ


"LIVE! from Busboys" at 14th & V
Brooklyn, NY native Beny Blaq is an internationally recognized poet and promoter who inspires audiences with his prose and entertains party-goers with the finest nightlife events in the city. He has performed at over 50 colleges and universities, appeared on various radio and TV outlets, such as BET’s Lyric Cafe, TV One and WHUR, and even made an appearance on HBO’s hit series “The Wire”. Beny has made a name for himself in D.C. as a prominent promoter, who is known for his premier social events that local socialites add to their weekly nightlife roster.

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BENY BLAQ


"LIVE! from Busboys" at Shirlington
Brooklyn, NY native Beny Blaq is an internationally recognized poet and promoter who inspires audiences with his prose and entertains party-goers with the finest nightlife events in the city. He has performed at over 50 colleges and universities, appeared on various radio and TV outlets, such as BET’s Lyric Cafe, TV One and WHUR, and even made an appearance on HBO’s hit series “The Wire”. Beny has made a name for himself in D.C. as a prominent promoter, who is known for his premier social events that local socialites add to their weekly nightlife roster.

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ANGIE HEAD


"LIVE! from Busboys" at Hyattsville
ANGIE HEAD is a singer/songwriter/musician. She is also a skillful teacher and practitioner of the martial arts. A graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Ethnomusicology (the study of music on the context of cultures), Angie has played at Busboys and Poets and the Charm City Kitty Club. Last December, she was the featured performer for SWERV Magazine’s launch party and was profiled in its subsequent issue.