15th Anniversary Grand Slam Finals [Slam Poetry]
The best slam poetry show of the year is here!!! HawaiiSlam’s 15th Anniversary Grand Slam FINALS is coming up on April 5th at Hawaiian Brian’s. Come witness the 12 best poets from the 2017-2018 season performing their strongest pieces in an all out, three-round elimination match to determine the members of the 2018 HawaiiSlam team.
The feature for the show is Olivia Thai, a one-woman symphony (piano, guitar, violin, ukulele, beat-boxing, and singing) who has over 21 million views on YouTube with over 2 million fans worldwide. She won Taiwanese Idol in 2009, featured as a contestant on American Idol XV in 2016, was the #1 R&B artist on ReverbNation in 2015 & 2016, and won Usher’s Megastar December Spotlight in 2017.
Competing poets are Chris Emory, Serena Simmons, Destiny Sharion, TravisT, Noa Helelā, Anjali Nath Upadhyay, Poetess, Simply Tee, Frank ‘thatguy’ Preston, Miranda Mac, Lani Fisher, and Kaimana Kid. Sacrificial poet is Victory (National Poetry Slam Finalist from Dallas). The evening will be hosted by Kealoha with DJ Toki (Sisters in Sound).
Do not miss out on this show!! You can get tickets for the Grand Slam FINALS at the following locations:
ALA MOANA AREA:
– Hawaiian Brian’s (1680 Kapiolani Boulevard), phone: (808) 946-1343. Tickets are sold at the bar in the main pool room. There is a 15-minute free grace period for parking in the Hawaiian Brian’s parking structure
– Idea’s Music and Books (670 Auahi St. #A-6), phone: (808) 545-5002
– UH Campus Center Ticket Desk (UH Manoa), phone: (808) 956-7236
– Internet purchase at www.HawaiiSlam.com or click here on this paypal link. Note that phone and internet orders will be held for you at the door. If you’re buying tickets for people other than yourself, you can email us at info@HawaiiSlam.com at least one day before the show to specify who to hold the tickets under (you can specify various names — useful if your group plans to arrive at different times). If you are having difficulties with purchasing via paypal, give us a call at (808) 387-9664 and we’ll help you out. Please note that Phone and Internet purchases will not be available on the day of the show!
Tickets are $15. Those who buy tickets ahead of time will be given priority in the line. All those who buy at the door will come in after everyone else who already has tickets, so get yours now!! Proceeds from this annual show/fundraiser will fund the HawaiiSlam Team’s trip up to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago.
First Thursdays (April 5th — Grand Slam FINALS)
LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian’s (Crossroads concert hall)
1680 Kapi’olani Boulevard, (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)
Doors at 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm
$15 Fundraiser to Send the Team to Nationals
Phone: (808) 387-9664
Validated parking for Hawaiian Brian’s is $2 for 4 hours and $2 per additional hour. There is plenty of street parking in the area as well (note, if you street park or walk/bike/bus, enter through the 24 Hour Fitness lobby on Kapi`olani and walk up the stairs).
First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (400+ in attendance)!! HawaiiSlam has official 501(c)(3) non-profit status through Poetry Slam Inc. Please forward to anybody who may be interested…