Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker 8.21.19

Wednesday Night Open Mic Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker 8.21.19

Date and Time

Aug 21, 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: Lauryn Alicia

Lauryn Alicia is a writer, creative and performer. Gracing stages including the University of California at Berkeley, George Washington University, Nuyorican Poet’s Café, Atlas Performing Arts Center, and The Kennedy Center. Opening the Music Legends, Patti LaBelle, and Smokey Robinson, and literary legends Sonia Sanchez, Rite Dove, and Susan Taylor. Her stage performances inspire audiences and readers alike because she speaks directly to the heart. Her poetry henges on her ability to captivate emotive images. Her voice is both raw and rhythmic. 

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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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