Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker 5.15.19

Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker 5.15.19

Date and Time

May 15, 2019 9:00 pm

Location

450K

450 K St NW, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001

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Description:

A Busboys and Poetry Event hosted this week by Jonathan B. Tucker

Born in Washington, DC and raised in Crofton, Maryland, Jonathan B. Tucker (JBT) is a poet, organizer, educator, DJ, photographer, and dreamer passionate about poetry, youth empowerment, racial and social justice, and finding purpose through service to others. He has received numerous awards and artist fellowships, and has performed and taught at schools, libraries, detention centers, museums, and conferences around the world. His poems have appeared in Howard University’s Amistad Journal alongside the late Amiri Baraka (Howard University, 2011), in Etan Thomas’s anthology Voices of the Future (Haymarket Books, 2012), and on the stages of the Kennedy Center and the South African State Theatre. JBT represented DC at the National Poetry Slam in 2009 and 2010, and coordinated and co-coached the DC Youth Slam Team with nonprofit org Split This Rock Producing and hosting poetry programs for over a decade, JBT now runs an international arts exchange program between DC and South Africa.

FEATURING: Eye-am-Bic

Angelo “Eye-Am-BIc” Geter is a dynamic spoken word poet and writer who is transforming into a household name. He is a multifaceted entertainer who uses his gifts and talents to educate, entertain and inspire. His work touches on a variety of issues including social justice, race, character and relationships just to name a few. Based out of Charlotte, NC he has toured across the country amassing several accolades during his poetry career. He is a member of the 2018 National Poetry Slam champions SlamCharlotte, Semifinalist at the 2012 National Poetry Slam, and former Southeastern Collegiate Poetry Slam Champion. In addition, he has been featured on Russell Simmons’ ‘All Def Poetry’, and shared the stage with Nikki Giovanni, Raheem Devaughn, Chrisette Michele and Black Ice among others. He is a strong voice for this generation seeking to push the art and the culture forward. His wordplay and electrifying performance will astound and amaze you.

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For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.

$5 Cover. No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

Seating is available on a first come, first seated basis. No saved or reserved seats are allowed. Failure to check in within 30 minutes of advertised start time may result in a forfeiture of seats.

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