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Hello Emerson Album Release + CRIS Benefit

Rumba Cafe, 2507 Summit St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

$5 cover

Hello Emerson releases their debut album, "Above the Floorboards" on August, 25th. Preorder at

Several things are special about this show.

13-PIECE BAND: We'll perform the whole album with full instrumentation, including pedal steel, string trio, brass quartet, synths, and more.

HALF OF THE DOOR GOES TO CRIS: Talk to a CRIS representative at the show, and learn more about Commuinty Rerugee and Immigration Services at to support folks settling in Columbus.

BAKED GOODS: There will be free homemade desserts and stuff.


RUTH AWAD: award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (forthcoming in 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press. She is the recipient of a 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award. She has an MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and she is the assistant poetry editor at Atticus Review and the blog editor at Agape Editions. She writes and lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two Pomeranians, and two ungrateful

SAM CRAIGHEAD: A favorite Columbus songwriter will perform songs from his new and less-new albums the way I first met him - karaoke style with backing tracks.

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