Poet of Truth at seven*studioz Sunday night Open Mic Poetry
- seven*studioz: located on Millsaps Ave in the heart of the Arts District, seven* has been apart of Jackson for over eight years and is considered by some as the foundation of jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul, and open mic poetry in the capitol city. Check out the blazing open mic poetry set on Sundays hosted by Cocky McFly. Doors are open at 8pm and the set starts around 9. The cover is only $3 for poets that plan to read and $5 for those that just want to enjoy the talent.
Insider Tip: Bring your own wine or champagne to add to the soulful vibe of this amazing venue.
- One1uv: one1uv lounge (pronounced one love) is an intimate spot not far from Jackson State University. Open Mic poetry is held every Wednesday to the amazing spins of Chris Corey. Cover is $3. Call (601)906-7648 for more information.
Insider Tip: Join the Facebook group, One1uv: The Movement to contribute to great discussions and meet people that hang out at the One1uv Lounge.
- Wired Cafe: The frappes are not the only amazing thing this downtown cafe has to offer! Every third Friday of the month poets and lovers of spoken word gather here to mingle with friends and express themselves. This event is absolutely free so be sure to check it out.
- Fenian's Irish Pub: If you need to unwind after a tough day or just don't want go home Fenian's Pub on Fortification St. has open mic night every Tuesday that starts at 8pm. Although this set is geared towards musical acts, poets and hip-hop performers are more than welcomed to break up the acoustic monotony. Call ahead of time to book a time slot if you want to get on the mic. There is no cover charge for this venue. Visit www.fenianspub.com/ to learn more about all Fenian's Pub has to offer.
Insider Tip: This is a pub so most of the audience will be drinking and conversing. Go with a group of poets and do a tag team on the mic to get the crowd's attention.
These are just a few of the handful of the weekly open mic sets in Jackson, MS. There are plenty of other open mic nights throughout the city that generally showcase musical acts. Don't be discouraged! Be creative! Ask a friend to play their instrument of choice behind you as you read. The crowd will love it and you will instantly become the hit of the night!