Call it high energy; call it culturally evolved call it L.A.'s Biggest Baddest All-Star Spoken Word, Music and Art Explosion! .. just don’t call it an open mic … The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase is the longest-running, most highly produced and attended on-going event of its kind. Once a month we rock Los Angeles to its poetry, live music, and performance art core by bringing in the world's most sought after spoken word artists and showcasing the hottest, locally based, signed and unsigned musical acts to the delight of LA's most beautiful audience.
Since 2001 Flypoet has been widely regarded as the hottest, on-going spoken word venue in the country… some say, in the world! Flypoet presents a fully curated, who’s who of the international spoken word scene.
Featured musical guests and our house band "The Flypoet Players" bring the house down to open the night, between poetry sets and sometimes backing the poets. The R&B/Soul vibe of the night is undeniable.
Watch in amazement as world renowned performance painter, Norton Wisdom, creates live interpretations of the entire stage presentation on a huge back-lit "canvas".
A beautiful urban professional audience, a tightly produced show that starts, runs and ends on-time, cocktails, a bite to eat... and one of the most entertaining as well as culturally and artistically significant events in all of Los Angeles!
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