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Event Details

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Thursday, September 3rd ~ 8:00 -10:00 pm

This events is SOLD OUT

Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 7pm 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)

The open mic often features a popular regionally known poet but everyone is welcome to share his or her work. To comply with new guidelines due to the pandemic, a new seating arrangement is in place and admission will be online only. When paying, indicate if you wish to share your poetry.

Featured Poet: Mr. 16

Mr. 16 (Tyson Langhorn) is a Peoria native with a passion for both his city and the arts. He has been in the public eye since the turn of the millennium and has provided our city with some of its most memorable battle rap performances to date. Alongside his longtime partner in rhymes, Brandon Alexander, Mr. 16 has been booked to perform at venues and events from Denver to New York City. From open mics, to music and battle rap, this lyrical master is known to amaze crowds with the depth of his prose.

Choosing your seats ensures a table. Individuals may purchase their own tickets. Only small tables are placed with four chairs at each. Tables may NOT be moved or moved together as they are spaced 6 feet apart.

BYOB is still in place. Drinks and ice will not be provided.

Masks must be worn at all times, except to take a bite or drink then re-mask immediately. Masks must be worn when entering, exiting, moving about the room and talking to someone other than those you came with. Performers are required to wear a mask when not performing. Prior to the event, surfaces will be sanitized and sanitizer will be present at the doors. 

Thanks for your understanding and patience in light of all the changes!

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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William Butler
(309) 674-6822
[email protected]