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Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) hosts the fifth annual Music Break on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Tin Roof and the Music Farm. Event doors open at 5:00 p.m.. Admission is $10 for COR members, students and military personnel. General admission is $15. Reserve your spot at musicbreak2016.eventbrite.com.MusicBreakEventPhoto16

Music Break, in its 5th annual year, is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together musicians, young professionals and business representatives from across the Midlands to connect, promote aBootyBandnd celebrate the talent that lives here. “Columbia Opportunity Resource or COR is about keeping the talent here in Columbia. I’m glad that COR could create an event that allows both sides to mix and mingle”  – Fat Rat da Czar, Color Blind Musician/Owner of Czar Records.

From 5:30 to 6:30 we will gather at Tin Roof Columbia for a musician’s workshop that is FREE professional development f
or all local artists. Five experts from the region will host a panel and share the ins and outs of what it takes to succeed in the music industry. The panelists include; Don Russo of Freeway Music, Dave Stewart with the New Music Confab, Krystal Miller from the Christopher Conner Foundation, Rob Lamble with Ear for Music and Rick Booth of Intrepid Artists International. Any interested local musicians should contact Abigail Zeiler (info listed below) to register.

MarcusKingBandAt 6:45 we will head over to the Music Farm for the local showcase which features three artists or groups selected by the COR member base. These bands include; Ropeswing Marathon (6:55), The Harsh Truth (7:10) and Kelly Cheats (7:25). During the local showcase, attending musicians will be able to network and connect with over 100 VIP guests that consist of local talent buyers and community leaders that may be able to assist in furthering their careers. “This is one of the only events that is a true networking event for musicians in Columbia.” – Dave Britt, Ashes of Old Ways Musician/Director of the Greater Rosewood Merchants Association

At 8:00 we will kick off the celebration concert by welcoming The Marcus King Band to the stage. The Marcus King Band, based out of Greenville, has a style of soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock that you won’t want to miss. Then at 9:30, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will continue the party by bringing the funk to the Music Farm as we wrap up our evening.

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