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Second Show Added! - Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Second Show Added! - Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry

Whisper & Shout: Open Mic for Poetry
Thursday, April 7, ~ 5:00 -7:00 pm

Advance ticket sales are offered online via 309Tix.com
Tickets in Advance Online: $5-members, $8-nonmembers, $3-poets + fees (till 4pm day of event)

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

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)

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 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. One thing is for certain, this is an entertaining and stimulating event. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery.

Featured Poet: Brandon Alexander Williams
Born in Maywood and raised in Peoria, Illinois, Brandon Alexander Williams is a poet, MC and DJ. He is the most recent recipient of the Grant Wood Fellowship and is a visiting instructor at the University of Iowa’s School of Music where he teaches courses in Hip-Hop. Williams is an alumnus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale where he produced “The Yard: An A’Capella/Hip-Hop Musical”. As an active MC and DJ, he has performed and taught throughout the country, produced ten albums, published three books and given several guest lectures and keynotes centered around art-integrated education.

Knotfest Roadshow 2022
Knotfest Roadshow 2022

After an incredible 2021 that saw Slipknot top several festival bills – Knotfest Iowa, Knotfest LA, Riot Fest and Welcome to Rockville – in addition to the band’s release of their first new single in more than two years with the live Knotfest Los Angeles debut of “The Chapeltown Rag,” the band is resuming their relentless pace with big plans for 2022.

Following a safe, successful execution of the 2021 return of the Knotfest Roadshow which boasted performances from Killswitch Engage, Fever 333, and Code Orange, Slipknot have announced the first two legs of the caravan’s 2022 edition and the support underscores why the band has become so integral to heavy culture. Knotfest Roadshow 2022 will be at the Peoria Civic Center Arena on April 7.

Heading both legs of the run that will span from mid-March through mid-June, Slipknot will be flanked by In This Moment and Wage War through April 17th in Vancouver, BC. Resuming the run for the second stretch on May 18th in Pennsylvania, Slipknot have recruited the legendary Cypress Hill and genre game changers Ho99o9 for a trek that covers the spectrum of aggressive, alternative art.

2021 marked a banner year for Slipknot. Making a triumphant return to the road, their Knotfest Roadshow 2021 tour sold out amphitheaters across the country, bookended with the record-breaking Knotfest Iowa and the biggest headline show of their career, Knotfest Los Angeles at Banc of California Stadium where they debut their first new music in two years - the furious ‘The Chapeltown Rag’ taken from the highly anticipated new Slipknot album, expected to release this year. In addition, they topped the bills of multiple, internationally renowned festivals including Riot Fest, Rocklahoma, Inkcarceration, Welcome To Rockville, and more.

To purchase tickets: https://www.peoriaciviccenter.com/events/2021/knotfest-roadshow-2022