Plaza Verde: The Apollo - Open Mic Night
If you would like to perform, complete the form below or contact the Plaza Verde Office at 325-942-2050, or sign up with an RA at Open Mic Night. Performance space is limited, please sign up early.
*Only ASU students are eligible to perform at Open Mic Night.
The Apollo: Open Mic Night, a part of the Melanin Experience
Its Open Mic Night Time! Bring all of your musical talents to this Apollo themed open mic Night. Students will learn the history of the Apollo Theater’s contribution to African American culture; while showing off their talents. You don’t want to miss a night in Harlem, New York! Please sign up for your spot at the Apollo! (Your musical talents do not have to reflect the theme, all students welcome.)
The Melanin Experience
The Melanin Experience is a series of events derived for the expression of unity. The events included are: “The Family Reunion”, “Don’t Touch My Hair # DTMH”, “Night at the Museum”, “The Apollo: Open Mic Night”, and “Angelo Speaks: Be you”. Each event has a significant meaning to the African American culture. Our goal through these black history programs is to educate students and bring understanding of the African American history in diverse forms. We aimed to create each program with a modern and creative unique style, in hopes that students would find interest in various topics dealing with Black History.
As an African American student here at Angelo State University I was inspired to create these programs as an eclectic way to show the history of my ancestors. I wanted to challenge not only African Americans, but other ethnicities as well to explore this history. The melanin experience allows us to teach about hair, history, music, art, and other forms of entertainment that has been cultivated throughout time.
Each program will be held throughout the month of February. With the help of Students across campus and members of the community we aim to put together programs for students in respect to Black History Month. Within these programs students also have the opportunity to express themselves. The Melanin experience was created to teach, share, embrace, and unite the students of Angelo State University through black history.
- Maya Jones, Graduate Student and Student Hall Director, Plaza Verde