SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
Ford Theatre Hollywood
2580 CAHUENGA BLVD. HOLLYWOOD, CA
Live Music &
Flypoet features a full live band, then we up the stakes by including a celebrity musical act. Past performers have included Bobby Brown, Ledisi, Musiq,Jasmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway and more.TIX ONSALE NOW
of ONLY THE HOTTEST,
SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS!
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!.TIX ONSALE NOW
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
One of the most
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.
Amazing Open Air Venue w/
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.
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