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Event Details

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, November 3, ~ 8:00 - 10:00 pm

When checking in at the door, be prepared to share your table and seat number.

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 6pm day of event)

If an event is not sold out, tickets will also be sold at the door.

Tickets at the door*: $9-members, $12-nonmembers, $5-poets

(*No money will be taken at the door unless we don’t reach our max capacity)

*Please Note that purchasing a Poet Ticket is a commitment to share your poetry on stage.

If you don't plan to read, then don't purchase a poet level ticket.

Water and Pop for $1.00 is offered at the bar.

Attendees may bring their own food and drink or bring in food and drink from the Rhythm Kitchen.

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 and 3rd Thursday of each month. Host: Ryan Lowry, DJ: Yvaine Washington

Featured Poet: Kaiserrific

Kaiserrific has been writing since a very young age and performing with his poet family in other cities. Starting in 2010, he began featuring on several open mic shows in his hometown of St. Louis. Since 2012, Kaiserrific has self-published over 13 books and has been featured in several compilations with other authors. Hosting open mic shows in St. Louis since 2016 led him to launch his own show in 2019, Dat New Shit Poetry Open Mic to provide poets with an unlimited platform to perform without judges, critics and censorship. Kaiserrific is an award recipient for his outstanding performance at the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Memorial Park & Cultural Center in Florida and a two-time award winner at the 2021 Yours Awards for Spoken Word Male Artist of the Year and Spoken Word Artist for the Year. In his spare time, the St. Louis based artist spends time with his son, prepares for appearances and attends open mic shows to give his love and support for all artists.  

"Poetry is not only my art, it's my life..." - Kaiserrific

How to Choose Seats on www.309tix.com

Click on any blue dot. (blue dots = available seats, gray dots = sold seats)

Hold mouse over any blue dot on the floor plan.

Click on the seat of your choice.

Choose a member or nonmember level ticket. (Members of Contemporary Art Center may purchase member level tickets. A member purchasing tickets on behalf of a nonmember must choose a nonmember ticket.)

After clicking on the seat, the floor plan indicates your choice with a √.

Choose another seat or proceed to ‘checkout’

Venue Information

Contemporary Art Center
305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Organizer Information

Contemporary Art Center

305 Southwest Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602
+1 (309) 674-6822

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William Butler
+1 (309) 674-6822
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