Art and music

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Studio 116 brings night life, more to Brundidge

Some small towns roll up their sidewalks at sundown, but not Brundidge.

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Not now.

When studio 116 opened its doors on June 30, in came the nightlife.

Opening night at studio 116 featured Holly and Brantley of Dothan and Perry Brown of Troy in concert.

Chris Rich, who owns and operates studio 116 with his wife, Sara Dismukes, said the response to the concert was good and very encouraging.

“We plan now to have some type of music program every month and more often if the interest is there,” Rich said. “We want to offer opportunities for different musical interests and see how it goes.”

Downtown Brundidge will come to musical life again from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday night when studio 116 presents “Open Mic!”

“This is not karaoke,” Rich said. “It’s ‘Open Mic,’ which is an opportunity for singers and musicians to take the mic and entertain an audience. We’re hoping that ‘Open Mic!’ will bring new talent out of the woodwork.”

Among Saturday night’s performers will be Brundidge native, Tori Lee Averett and her husband Ed, T.J. Winters from Elba and Joe Cotton from Troy. Other singers and musicians have yet to be named.

“Open Mic!” will be much like an indoor picnic so everyone is invited to bring a box supper or stop by a local eatery for a take out to enjoy during the concert.

“We’ll have chairs, but those who would be more comfortable in lawn chairs are welcome to bring them,” Rich said.

There will be a $5 admission charge for “Open Mic.”

Earlier in the day, from 10 to 11 a.m., studio 116 will offer Kid+1=Fun for ages four through six and an adult – mom, dad, grandparents or any other favorite adult.

“This is a fun-based art activity for kids and adults,” Rich said. “The kids will have input into the project and the adults will help them finish the project. It willl be an art activity that kids and adults do together.”

Studio 116 offers Kids’ Art Camps, musical performances, adult workshops and other events and activities. Studio 116’s hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 334-268-4436.