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Blo Back Gallery’s first open mic

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Morgan J Cox (left) and Rico Dalsimer (right) pose for a photo after their sets. Photo by Morgan Borrego.

By Morgan Borrego

Now scheduled for the third Thursday of each month, Blo Back Gallery held its first Open Mic night on Feb. 16, 2023. Poets, singers, comedians and musicians gathered together, eager to show off their talents. The lineup was full, but a few couldn’t make it. Burritos and beverages were available for purchase.

The creative community is tight-knit in Pueblo, and places like Blo Back Gallery are here to support them and help them grow by creating a place for people to express themselves.

One performer, Rico Dalsimer, who did a comedy routine, said he wasn’t very nervous and felt good about his set. “This is a great venue, and I love seeing people come out and support the artistic community in Pueblo. If you’re in town, it’s a great place to come get motivated,” Dalsimer said. He also wanted to let everyone know that he has a YouTube channel called “Dirty D,” where he posts his comedy, gaming and documentary content. 

An avid local arts supporter, Marcus Martinez was passionate and excited about getting a new local venue to have an open mic. “There’s artists performing in a venue for artists,” he said.  

Doors for the open mic night opened at 6 p.m., and performances began at 6:30 p.m. and continued until 9 p.m. There was no cover charge, so people could come and go as they pleased while mingling and admiring the art that covered every wall. 

To sign up to perform at Blo Back’s next Open Mic, go to www.blobackgallery.com. Visit the Blo Back Gallery at 131 Spring St. to support local arts.

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