Saturday August 3

FLYPOET Summer Classic

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Entertainment:6pm
Show:8pm

Saturday

AUGUST 3, 2019

Ford Theatre Hollywood

2580 CAHUENGA BLVD. HOLLYWOOD, CA

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Live Music &

Celebrity Performances

LIVE MUSIC

Flypoet features a full live band at its monthly showcase. For the summer classic, we up the stakes by including a celebrity musical act. Past performers have included Ledisi, Musiq,Jasmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway and more.

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ALL-STAR Lineup
of ONLY THE HOTTEST,

SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS!

SPOKEN WORD

Flypoet performers have been featured on HBO, The Whitehouse, are often National Spoken Word Champions and are GUARANTEED to Spit Lyrical Fire All Night Long!.

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Amazing
Open-Air

Venue

ATMOSPHERE

This summer we're taking the Summer Classic back under the stars at the fully renovated Ford Theater; an intimate space ensconced in the natural beauty of the Hollywood Hills. What will you find when you check out the Ford this summer? A new stage, better lighting, better sound. A new picnic terrace with more dining options. And, best of all, the Flypoet Summer Classic.

  • BRING YOUR OWN PICNIC
  • UNDER THE STARS
  • AMAZING SEATS
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One of the most

Culturally
Significant Artforms

EXPERIENCE


NOT Your Neighborhood Open Mic! 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.

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  • Spoken Word
  • Music
  • Art
  • Host

PRENTICE POWELL

Powell is a family man, a writer, and an accomplished spoken word artist. He has been recognized as a National Slam Finalist, 2006 Oakland and San Francisco Grand Slam Champion, 2007 Spoken Word Artist of the Year and 2013 NAACP Image Award Nominee. Powell has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, The Roots, Dr. Cornell West, and opened for Jill Scott during her 2013 Summer Tour.

MASTERPIECE

International Poet MasterPiece is a 6 time award winning performer who has broad range of work and accomplishments. As seen on Good Morning Texas, All Def Poetry, Huffington Post, CNN, Teen Vogue, The Examiner, Essence Magazine & countless other national publications, she is a force to be reckoned with as the next spoken word generation's most powerful woman

JOHN HENSLEY

Host & Creator of Flypoet

NORTON WISDOM

His live, improvisational paintings are temporary interpretations of the performances on stage Created in real time

CELEBRITY MUSICAL GUEST TBA

The 2019 lineup is coming soon! Past performers have included Ledisi, Tank, Jasmine Sullivan, Musiq, Eric Benet, Marsha Ambrosius and more. Stay plugged in with Flypoet for the latest news and announcements

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Amazing Open Air Venue w/
GREAT SEATS

Seating at the Ford is Amazing! The Ford is a beautiful outdoor seated amphitheater. Even the backrow would comfortably fit within the orchestra section of a larger venue. Take a peek at the video and see.
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FAQs

What is Spoken word

Spoken Word is poetry explicitly written to be performed onstage, rather than read from the page. As an art form it focuses on the aesthetics of word play, intonation and voice inflection. While often associated with hip-hop culture, it also has strong ties to storytelling, modern poetry, post-modern performance, and monologue theatre, as well as jazz, blues, and folk music. It can be can be dynamic, comedic, dramatic or tragic and often contains references to current events and issues relevant to contemporary audiences. At its best spoken word is a powerful, high-energy, form of expression that attracts artists and audiences of all ages from a wide range of disciplines and socio-cultural backgrounds.

Is this like spoken word night at my local coffeehouse?

This is NOT your neighborhood open mic! Flypoet takes spoken word so far beyond the concept of coffee house open mics that even people familiar with spoken word are usually in awe of what we do. Flypoet only books the hottest internationally touring poets out today. Flypoet performers have performed at the White House and for Oprah; They have won national spoken word competitions, titles and even Grammy Awards; They have been featured on TED, HBO Def Poetry, Versus and Flow and beyond. Flypoet offers a highly curated experience with high production value and flair for the creative. Prepare to be SEVERELY entertained.

What is the parking situation

Onsite parking at the Ford is very limited. Parking is stacked for all shows; there is no early exit. We highly recommend carpooling, taking a ride sharing service or riding the Metro. If parking on site, please arrive early to ensure availability. Offsite parking with FREE Shuttle is also available For more info visit fordtheatres.org

Can I really bring my own food and beverages?

YES! Dining options are available onsite or you can bring your own food and beverage for preshow picnicking in the terraced entryway or snacking in your seat during the performance. Sealed beer and wine are permitted but hard liquor, thermoses etc. are not. Bags will be checked at the door. Also note that there are no tables in the amphitheatre and that all picnic coolers, baskets, etc. need to be small enough to fit under your seat so as not to block any walkways. Visit Ford Theatres Dining and Theatre Policies pages for details and venue restrictions.

Is this show suitable for children

No. Some of the performers use strong language and/or adult themes and content. In my personal opinion: A mature older teen with a liberal parent would be fine.

More questions?

Contact us! 310-734-0005 or flypoet[at]flypoet.com

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Reviews



What people are
saying ...

T. Gardner July 2018
"I had no idea how POWERFUL Spoken Word was. Cultural, political, spiritual, ethical and real are just a few words that describe my experience. Then to have an artist paint during the entire performance, I was and still mesmerized. A MUST See: Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase!!!!""
John Hensley, Creator Flypoet
We’ve been raising the bar on the international spoken word scene for more than 15 years … Flypoet takes spoken word so far beyond the concept of coffee house open mics that even people familiar with spoken word are usually in awe of what we do..
Evan L, May 2019
This is the best of the best, in poetry, live music, and comedy, all coming together. Don't miss this amazing night of entertainment. It's healing for your mind, body, and soul. C U There!
Brian L. Flypoet Attendee
ALWAYS an amazing show! This is something you don't want to miss. If you don't know what spoken word is, then this is THE place (in the country) to find out what it's all about. Go, be motivated, get inspired. You won't regret it.

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