SlamCharlotte Poetry Slam
with special guest Mason Parker
DateAug 21, 2020
Ticket PricesThis event is free and open to the public.
This is an outdoor event. Space for this event is limited to 25 people at a time on a first come, first serve basis. Social distancing procedures will be in place and face masks are required per state mandate. Concessions will not be available. You can also watch virtually! A live stream of this event will be shared on Blumenthal's Facebook page.
Blumenthal Performing Arts' monthly Poetry Slams are hosted by SlamCharlotte, Charlotte’s own two time national championship team of spoken word poetry (2007 & 2008). SlamCharlotte strives to promote poetic growth, performance enhancement, and increased camaraderie among the poets and the community through the monthly slam competitions. SlamCharlotte’s current Slammaster, Bluz, is the 13th ranked individual poet in the world.
Mason Parker is a modern day renaissance man. The poster child for versatility, Mason is a lyrical genius, displaying his creative prowess as a lyricist, spoken word artist and writer. While his start is deeply rooted in southern hip hop, his buzz around the country continues to grow. Every lyric, every word, every ebb and flow of his unique delivery is soulfully honest, rich with pain, victory, self-realization and truth.
His work is a narrative, addressing non-traditional topics like child abuse, mental health, trauma, parental loss and even the joys and challenges of fatherhood. Harnessing the power of his journey, he masterfully weaves a story of hope, an almost spiritual awakening for the soul and a rally cry for this generation. To follow the journey in real time, visit Mason on Twitter and Instagram @iammasonparker.
Not recommended for children. Adult content and language.
Spirit Square’s public plaza on College Street.
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