Who is 

Embrace DIY?

Founded by Caroline Romanelli in 2015; Embrace DIY Productions feeds the New Jersey music scene by booking various up and coming bands and artists to produce original music showcases. 

I produce a monthly music open mic every second Wednesday at the Madison Community Arts Center, and a monthly Come Original Showcase which features local bands, artists, and pop up shops where people can buy cool art, a handmade mug made at the Mud Clay Studio down the street, or maybe even some vegan treats. 

I love finding new and exciting bands and artists, curating the perfect event, and collaborating on fundraisers. My events are all community based and inclusive. These events focus on supporting local artists, businesses, and entrepreneurs. You'll always find new music at an Embrace DIY event. 

I started my journey in New Brunswick, New Jersey, organizing indie rock shows at dive bars on Easton Ave. I made flyers, promoted, did the sound for each show, and really stayed true to the DIY ethics New Brunswick holds tight. I immersed myself in its long-lived underground arts community, where people young and old came together in many college student's basements for music, art, and community. It was liberating to be able to connect with so many amazing artists and people in the same place where some of my favorite bands came out of like Thursday and Midtown. 

My passion and drive to produce not just a show, but an experience, helped bring tons of insanely talented bands out of the basements for a night, and into new audiences. I currently book monthly events at the Madison Community Arts Center and The Asbury Hotel, but New Brunswick will always have my heart.

Places I've Embraced:

Scarlet Pub, Barca City, Evelyn's Restaurant & Bar, Redd's Biergarten, Olive Branch, Tavern on George, Fatto Americano, The Yard at College Ave, Blackthorn Pub, Hub City Brewhouse, The Asbury Hotel, Romanelli's, Madison Bagel, and Madison Community Arts Center.