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COR Highlights Columbia’s Thriving Music Scene at 3rd Annual Music Break

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Aug. 19, 2014) – Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) presents Music Break, Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Music Farm Columbia. Music Break connects local musicians with business leaders for a unique evening of networking and entertainment.

“Following two years of sold out success, we have decided to expand the event in its third year,” said Alana Jordan, COR board member. “The event will include a free workshop for musicians, networking and local entertainment, and an after party featuring Josh Roberts and the Hinges.”

The free workshop is hosted by a panel of industry professionals from 5-6 p.m. Musicians will learn how to book a show, record an album and promote a band. Moderated by Marty Fort, owner of the Columbia Arts Academy, panelists include: Jay Matheson, Jam Room Recording Studio; Trae Judy, Music Farm LLC; Dave Britt, Rosewood Merchants Association; and Blake Arambula, Death of Paris.

Music Break showcases local musicians in a variety of genres, featuring FatRat Da Czar, Death of Paris and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. and entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The after party featuring Josh Roberts and the Hinges begins at 8 p.m.

Admission is free for musicians and COR members, and $20 for the general public. Guests only attending the after party may enter for $10. Tickets are available at www.ourcor.org/music-break/

“Music Break gives us the opportunity help build a bridge between Columbia’s professional and music communities,” said Dave Britt, COR board member.  “Attendees will get a first look at the new Music Farm before its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 5.”

Music Break is possible thanks to the support of Alpha Media, Columbia Arts Academy, Free Times, Harbison Theatre and the Enterprise Campus at Midlands Technical College, McDonnell and Associates PA, Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate Inc., The Jam Room Recording Studio, WXRY 99.3 FM, Columbia Metropolitan Magazine and Integrity Real Estate Advisors.


About Columbia Opportunity Resource

Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) connects talented professionals in the greater Columbia area to diverse and meaningful networks for leadership, service and fun.


We believe:

Vibrant networks attract, retain and motivate talented people; Motivated and talented people create exciting communities; and Exciting communities continually renew their talent pool.

Our vision is an innovative, energized and successful Columbia community that attracts, inspires, develops and retains the best talent in the world.


COR is a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization and a strategic partner of the Columbia Chamber, the Navigating from Good to Great Foundation and the City of Columbia.

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