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!.
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 Musiq, Tank, Lalah Hathaway, Marsha Ambrosius, Dwele, Eric Benet, Angie Stone and more.
Newly rennovated venue and the option toBRING YOUR OWN PICNIC (beer and wine is ok too)
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This summer we're taking the Summer Classic back under the stars at the Ford Theater which has just returned from full renovation! It still features an intimate space ensconced in the natural beauty of the canyon. But they've hired the best of the best among historic preservation architects to help revitalize the Ford and make improvements without changing the Ford’s vibe. 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.
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 features a fully curated, who’s who of the international spoken word scene.
Flypoet’s official 5-7 piece house band the Wild Bunch provides live music alongside highly polished musical acts. The musical director of the band works with Jennifer Hudson and Raphael Saadiq.
Live performance painting is provided by the incomparable Norton Wisdom who interprets what’s happening on the stage in real time on a back-lit canvas.
We deliver unbelievable talent, cocktails, snacks and a well produced show that starts on time, runs on time and ends on time makes this one of the most entertaining as well as artistically and culturally significant events in all of Los Angeles!