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Please contact CAC management with concerns at 309-674-6822.

Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st Thursday of each month.

It is truly astounding what talented locally based poets that one will hear on any given night. Each night the open mic also features a popular regionally known poet. Poets from as far away as Maryland, Missouri and Florida have graced the stage. Regardless of a poet’s level of experience, everyone is welcome to share his or her work. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.

Audiences experience more than just someone reading from a page. Poets often memorize the piece and perform it as in a stage play. These are often soul-baring performances that might make you weep or laugh out loud. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Everyone is welcome to share their poetry.


Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $5-poets + fees (till noon day of event)

Tickets at the door*: $9-Members, $12-nonmembers (*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)


All tickets should be purchased in one reservation to ensure seating is together. You will need to 1) select a specific table or chair and 2) add any additional seats (from the green box on the next page) for everyone in your party prior to checking out.


To keep everyone as safe as possible and to comply with new government guidelines, a new seating arrangement is in place and admission will be online only via 309Tix. Seating is limited. Individual chairs (a-j) can be separated. Tables may NOT be moved as they are spaced 6 feet apart to follow social distancing guidelines. Except when eating and drinking, masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Hand sanitizer will be present at the doors. No drinks will be offered at the bar. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Attendees will have prepaid for assigned seating. No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our maximum capacity, then we will allow walk-ins.

Venue Information

Contemporary Art Center
305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
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Organizer Information

Contemporary Art Center


305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 674-6822

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