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Indulj Restaurant & Lounge is DC's premier destination in live music and entertainment. TheBobbyPen.com loves Indulj!

Indulj Restaurant & Lounge is DC’s premier destination in live music and entertainment. TheBobbyPen.com loves Indulj!

The Set-Up

On Sunday, October 6, 2013, rapper RAtheMC,  Marlee in the Mixx and Future Band headlined TheBobbyPen.com’s Revealed Day Party & Artist Showcase at Indulj Restaurant and Lounge, located in the historic U Street Corridor.

These acts headlined a show offering a soundtrack of Hip-Hop, Neo-Soul and R&B. These artists that have entertained audiences in the D.C. metropolitan area and across the nation, and brought experience and talent unparalleled.

The show, which was scheduled from 3 to 9 p.m., brought together a coterie of talented young professionals, 21 and over, with an affinity for urban music, fashion and lifestyle.

The Basis

Last April TheBobbyPen.com’s Revealed Official Launch Event and Artist Showcase brought out more than 400 young professionals in media, fashion, music and business, some from as far away as New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore, to enjoy a wonderful evening of musical performances, networking and a live runway show. As a result of their networking contacts, some of those in attendance have since worked together on other events in the metropolitan area and beyond.

Pre-Show Planning

Travis Vaughn Photography // TravisVaughn.com

To select opening acts for the showcase, TheBobbyPen.com held three open mic auditions at Indulj that were open to the public.

Acts were encouraged to invite their supporters to help the team select which acts would perform during the Revealed Day Party & Artist Showcase. The auditions were hosted by Sol Zahran, comedian Listen to Leon, Future Band DC, Soular Pow!er Band, and DJ AnonymousDC.

Over 30 acts came out to compete for the chance to open for RAtheMC.

Meet the Acts

RAtheMC, a D.C. native, has been nominated for MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards Breakout Artist of the Year, featured in BET’s 2010 documentary “My Mic Sounds Nice: A Truth About Women and Hip-Hop” and featured alongside rapper Drake in Sprite’s The Spark ® National Marketing Campaign in 2010. Most recently, XXL magazine named RAtheMC one of “15 DMV Artists You Need to Know” since her appearance on season 2 of FOX’s X Factor.

Travis Vaughn Photography // TravisVaughn.comMarlee in the Mixx is a fairly new act, but very popular in D.C.’s music scene. Their debut performance at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md. in March 2012, helped them land a gig as the opening act for Island Def Jam rapper Big K.R.I.T. The progressive band consists of front woman Marlee, The Mixx’s male vocalist, drummer, keyboard trio, lead guitar, bass guitar and percussionist. Most recently, The Washington Post described Marlee in the Mixx as “one of U Street’s best kept secrets,” August 2013.

TheBobbyPen.com has partnered with Indulj Restaurant to host all of its events. The intimate atmosphere of Indulj’s upper-level lounge, paired with Hookah provided by Skyline Hookah, made guests feel as if they were entertaining friends in the comfort of their own private man-or-woman cave. We saw a birthday party and friends reunite at this wonderful time in music.

Special Thanks

Travis Vaughn Photography // TravisVaughn.comThank you to everyone who participated including rapper E. Hall, singer CiennaJade, Sock the Rapper and the multi-talented Gray Poupon and company. Our soundtrack between acts was provided by DJ Mr. Jones.

Another huge thank you to Deja Perez of WKYS 93.9 FM and M. Cleve Photography, Keisha the Photographer and Blis.fm’s PUV Radio host Ms. Kitten for your time and support.

Official sponsors Limitless Dance Company and media Travis Vaughn Photography for the wonderful images of the evening’s events!

Feel free to check out  MORE images in the gallery below.

If you took any pictures, share them on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag: #DMVRevealed

and be sure to stay tuned for the next REVEALED showcase!