Hip-hop open mic program ‘Groundwaves’ returns to the Medium in May

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A hip-hop open mic and mentorship program at The Medium will kick off its fourth season this month.

The program, called Groundwaves, will resume beginning on Tuesday, May 7 at The Medium, located at  214 S Main St. in Springdale. The program is facilitated by rapper Murs, a Los Angeles-based performer and former member of the rap group Living Legends and vocalist in in The Invincibles.

Emcees can participate in the open mic, and also receive free one-on-one mentorship sessions with Murs. The mentorship sessions cover personal development, business, growth, and other topics, official said.

Groundwaves launced in Colorado in 2019, and has been a part of the programming at The Medium since 2000.

More than 100 artists have participated in the program, Medium officials said.

Sign ups for the open mic nights begin at 5 p.m. on event nights, and the music starts at 6 p.m. The mentorship sessions with Murs are available on the Wednesdays following the open mics, and are only available to open mic participants.

A full schedule of upcoming Groundwaves events is below.

Tuesday, May 7 – Open Mic

Wednesday, May 8 – Mentorship

Tuesday, June 4 – Open Mic

Wednesday, June 5 Mentorship

Tuesday, July 9 – Open Mic

Wednesday, July 10 – Mentorship

Tuesday, August 6 – Open Mic

Wednesday, August 7 – Mentorship

Tuesday, September 3 – Open Mic

Wednesday, September 4 – Mentorship

Tuesday, October 1 – Open Mic

Wednesday, October 2 – Mentorship