This is the official site of Hawaiʻi Slam, a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing poets from the islands and running the nationally certified First Thursdays slam poetry competition. Founded and hosted by Kealoha (the Poet Laureate of Hawaiʻi), Hawaiʻi Slam's First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (with 400+ in attendance), and home of the 2nd nationally ranked team via the National Poetry Slam.
First Thursdays offers $100 in cash prizes to each monthly winner (with $2000 in cash prizes at its annual Grand Slam Finals in April) and features Hawaiʻi's best performance poets, live musicians, MC's, live painters, and national touring poets. In addition, featured DJ's offer up turntable bliss to keep the night flowing smoothly.
Details for the show are as follows:
Hawaiʻi Slam's First Thursdays
Every first Thursday of the Month (2020 winter schedule: January 2nd, February 6th, March 5th, April 2nd, etc)
LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian's (Crossroads concert hall)
1680 Kapiʻolani Boulevard (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)
Honolulu, HI 96814
Doors & Poet Sign-Ups at 7:30pm
Show starts at 8:30pm
Admission is $3 before 8:30pm, $5 after
Hawaiian Brian's is one of Hawaiʻi's top venues for artistic expression with an awesome combination of great sound and excellent staff. They serve food, drinks, and a positive vibe. 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 Kapiʻolani and walk up the stairs).