Slams, Jams and Open Mics

These programs can fluctuate. We caution viewers to check sources directly to verify schedules.


The Writers Place Open Mic

Fourth Monday of each month

Quaker House
4405 Gillham Road
Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.   
Contact: The Writers Place
Phone: 816-281-8311


Blue Monday Poetry Open Mic at the Uptown Arts Bar

Second Monday of each month

3611 Broadway
Kansas City, Mo.
Time: 8:00 p.m.   
Contact: Sharon Eiker
Phone: 816-960-4611 


Poetic Underground: KC Poetry Slam

First Wednesday of every month                                                                                                                           $5 admission

3601 Broadway Street
Kansas City, Mo.    

Time: 9:00 p.m.
Contact: Samantha Slupski


MO Poetry Slam Springfield, Mo. 

Third Thursday of every month                                                                                                                             $5 admission

Sprinfield Improv Theater
308 South Aenue
Springfield, Mo.               

Time: 7:00 p.m.             
Contact: MO Poetry


8th Street Open Poetry Night 

Second Friday of every month                                                                                                                             

8th street open poetry
Revolution Records
1830 Locust St.
Kansas City, Mo.               

Time: 7:00 p.m.             
Contact: Revolution Records
Phone: 816-399-48-49

SOS Share Our Stories

First Thursday of every month

Uptown Arts Bar
3611 Broadway St.
Kansas City, Mo.

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Jeanette Poewrs


Soul Sessions

Every Monday 

Juke House
1700 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, Mo. 

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Juke House
Phone: 816-472-0013


Sunflower Poetry Open Mic + Slam

Second Saturday of every month

Lenexa City Hall Community Forum
17101 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, Kan. 

Time: 6:00 p.m.
Contact: Samantha Slupski
City of Lenexa Arts Calendar


The Pulp/Pit Poetry Reading at Prospero's Books

Fourth Saturday of every month                                                                                                                             $10 and a free book

1800 W. 39th St.
Kansas City, Mo.               

Time: 7:00 p.m.            
Contact: Prospero's Books
Phone: 816-531-9673

*Fluctuates during the holiday season


Writers Place Salon monthly open mic night at The Writers Place

Fourth Monday of every month

3607 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, Mo.               

Time: 7:00 p.m.            
Contact: Sharon Eiker
Phone: 816-753-1090



Viewers are cautioned to check sources directly in case of changes to schedules.     


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