Miami’s most diverse open mic, Speak Fridays, then and now

As a part of our Meet Your Makers video series, local artist Stuart Sheldon talks the then and now of Miami’s homegrown monthly open mic Speak Fridays with founder, Robert Lee.

Since its fledgling beginnings in a part-time space in the Bird Road Arts District to its booming success as a monthly mainstay at The Light Box, Speak Fridays has been home to poetry, spoken word, comedy, and music for a decade.

We’ll be hanging with Robert again this Thursday, June 22, at Perez Art Museum Miami for a screening of our Meet Your Makers PBS special and an intimate talk on what it’s been like to curate a community of Miami creatives.


By The New Tropic Creative Studio
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