Concerts

Renda Writer Variety Show and Open Mic Three Year Anniversary Tonight

"'Variety is the spice of life.' That's the quote that's kind of the

governing principle behind every event I do, but especially this one," says artist, promoter, former WeMerge chief editor, and Ellen DeGeneres fan Renda Writer.

See also
- Renda Writer Exits WeMerge, Revs Up Efforts for Ellen Degeneres Show Push
- Ellen DeGeneres' Controversial Response to Renda Writer's "Second Annual Ellen Art Show"

Besides a stint in L.A., Writer is a Fort Lauderdale staple. The second Wednesday of the month at Stage 84 has been devoted to his variety show and open mic night. The October edition and three year, that's right, three year, anniversary kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. The reason we should all head over tonight? Writer's promising that good shit. He says, "What people can expect tonight is great times, not good times, but great times."


Tonight, Dollar Menu and singer-songwriter Eric Parsons bring the music, and Christian Welch the poetry. Writer says of the latter, he's

"absolutely phenomenal, and that's a lot, coming from me because I am

myself a poet, and have seen hundreds of poets perform in my years of

being an active promoter on the scene, but Christian certainly ranks at

the top of what I've seen."

Writer refuses to book acts or artists he's never seen before, so if you're interested in getting on that stage (84), you should look for him, introduce yourself, and show the crowd you don't suck. The night will be filled with free flowing craft beers and thick artsy vibes. If you missed the past three years, here's your chance to catch up with Renda Writer.


Renda Writer Variety Show and Open Mic, 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Stage 84 Music Cafe, 9118 West State Road 84, Davie.



KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
Contact: Liz Tracy