Thursday, July 7, ~ 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 7pm 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
Each month the open mic 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.
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. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.
July Feature Poet: Eve Bell
In 2007, 2008, and 2010, Eve Bell received the “Viewer’s Choice Award” from Poetry.com. In 2014, she was named “Best Poet” at a Local Black Expo event held annually in Peoria, Illinois. She has been as featured poet at “Whisper & Shout” in 2020 and 2021. She competed in “Gods And Goddesses” National Poetry Slam that was held in Rockford, IL.
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’