This is the official site of HawaiiSlam, 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 Hawai`i), HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (with 500+ in attendance), and home of the 2nd nationally ranked team via the National Poetry Slam.
First Thursdays offers $100 in cash prizes to the winner, and features Hawaii'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:
HawaiiSlam's First Thursdays
Every first Thursday of the Month (2016 summer schedule: May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th etc.)
LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian's (Crossroads concert hall)
1680 Kapiolani 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 (note: the April 7th Grand Slam Finals is a special fundraiser)
Hawaiian Brian's is one of Hawaii's top venues for artistic expression with an awesome combination of great sound and excellent staff. They serve food, drinks, and a positive vibe. Parking with Hawaiian Brian's validation is $2 if you stay for less than 4 hours, and $5 flat if you stay longer. 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).