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ABQ Slams' 16th Annual Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship Prelim

Friday Aug 9, 2019

1800 Fourth Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 505-243-6752
Website: Click to Visit




Phone: (505) 243-6752
Website: Click to Visit

The preliminary team slams and competes in the individual slam.

ABQ Slams hosts the preliminary team slams and individual slam for the Southwest Shootout at Tractor Wells Park. 

7 pm, 8:30: Preliminary team slams

9:45 pm: Individual Slam

The ABQ Slams hosts the 2019 Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam Championship in Albuquerque August 9 and 10. SW Shootout is the biggest weekend of performance poetry in Albuquerque this year, with the semifinals on Friday, August 9, being held at Tractor Brewing Wells Park and Saturday the 10th at the Outpost for the finals. Poetry Slam is the art of competitive spoken word, and the Southwest Shootout will feature the top poets from Colorado, Texas, California, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico in team and individual competition. This will be an evening of high-level performance poetry with ten of the top stage poets in the Southwest in poetic competition. The Southwest Shootout celebrates its 16th year and features the top world-class poetry slam teams in the Wild West Finals. $15/$10 Members/Students. Doors are at 7 pm and show at 7:30. Tickets are available at HoldMyTicket.