Cut Camp presents Not Your Average Open Mic Night

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – I have been doing a major overhaul on my website, and it has really brought back of my past concerts for me. There’s no feeling like seeing one of your favorite musicians and knowing that everybody else in that venue, at that moment is vibing right along with you. It’s electric! It’s a feeling that will stay with you the rest of your life whether it is a huge concert stadium or a tiny dark nightclub. I feel like I’ve been doing a huge injustice all these years by not starting a blog sooner, but at least I can fix it now. Today I’d like to share a wonderful thing that if you haven’t attended you should because it will make you a better person… Cut Camp presents Not Your Average Open Mic Night at the Sabbatical in Broad Ripple.

The definition on the event page is, “Manifested by Cut Camp’s Black Eddie, the Not Your Average Open Mic Night is a collaboration and presentation of poets, emcees, singers, comedians, and any other undiscovered talents that cross our path.” The particular show that I got to enjoy was on June 21, 2014.

The vibe at all of the Cut Camp shows I have been to is one of love and empowerment. The musicians each have there own of spreading this message with their unique rhythm and rhyme, but it’s always clear. The only problem I had at all that night was making sure the images weren’t blurred from my instinctive bouncing with the beat that comes from true hip hop beats. Unfortunately, as I mentioned, I should have shared this beauty immediately after the fact so this will be a little short, but as they say… a picture is worth a thousand words, so please enjoy my little visual tête-à-tête 🙂

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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