THE BEST SLAM POETRY SHOW OF THE YEAR IS HERE!!! THE 2018 GRAND SLAM FINALS AND 15TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW (April 5th, 2018 at Hawaiian Brian's)...
Get ready to witness the 12 best poets from the 2017-2018 HawaiiSlam season performing their strongest pieces in a three-round elimination match to determine the members of the 2018 HawaiiSlam team. Proceeds from this 15th anniversary fundraiser will go towards sending the team to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago, IL.
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, 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).
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!! Tickets can be bought 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.
WARD/KAKA`AKO AREA: - Idea's Music and Books (670 Auahi St. #A-6), phone: (808) 545-5002.
UNIVERSITY AREA: - UH Campus Center Ticket Desk (UH Manoa), phone: (808) 956-7236
INTERNET: - Internet purchase with a major credit card through paypal's "buy now" buttons located above or below this text. 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!
All tickets are non-refundable unless the show is canceled. Get ready for the best slam poetry event of the year!!
Details for the show are as follows: April 5th, 2018 LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian's (Crossroads concert hall) 1680 Kapiolani Boulevard (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness) Honolulu, HI 96814 Doors open at 7:30pm Show starts at 8:30pm $15 Fundraiser All Ages
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).
HawaiiSlam has official 501(c)(3) non-profit status through Poetry Slam Inc. If you are interested in making a tax deductible contribution to help our cause, please contact us and we will walk you through the very simple process.