Kiane Ink is over the moon to be back in the community with its annual Open Mic event. What is The Gathering: Open Mic with a Cause? It is an EXPERIENCE! Started in 2013, Kiane Ink set out to create a space where artists could perform, small business owners could vend, hearts could be encouraged, communities could come together and a cause can be supported. When Miss Kiane first moved to DC and started attending the open mic scene, it was difficult because hosts overlooked her despite coming early and signing the list. Miss Kiane determined that one day she would create a space where newbies and veteran artists could come perform together. No voice left behind! After a 2 year hiatus, Kiane Ink will be conducting its 9th Gathering event. Learn more about Kiane Ink and The Gathering.

This year we will have Rebekah Lau’ren as the featured artist! Rebekah Laur’en is a singer, songwriter, composer, and producer from Virginia. She holds a Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College where she gained her classical training as a full lyric soprano. Shortly after training, Rebekah would pivot from opera for another musical journey. She continued creating original music with a unique sound and style placement of an alternative R&B artist. In 2022 she released her latest project “SMOKE AND MIRRORS EP.” Rebekah hopes to candidly capture hearts and translate music into healing for listeners. Rebekah Laur’en is also the founder of Sound Proof IV, an independent record label.

We are going to have giveaways, music, refreshments, vendors and YOU! So make sure to mark your calendars for December 10th and buy your early bird ticket for only $15 through October 15th. After that tickets will be $20 in advance, $25 at the door.  To get $5 off your ticket by October 15th, just go to and put EARLYBIRD in for the promo code.