The critically acclaimed and award winning VERSES: THE OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE presented by Upside Marketing, is Richmond Virginia’s longest running poetry event, and the base of the Verses crew consisting of poets, lyricists, and singers. Verses has been running for 11 years in RVA and for 5 years in Washington DC!
The critically acclaimed and award winning VERSES: THE OPEN MIC EXPERIENCE presented by Upside Marketing, is hosted in Richmond, Virginia and Washington DC. It is Richmond Virginia’s longest running poetry event, and the base of the Verses crew consisting of poets, lyricists, and singers. Verses has been featured in almost every major news magazine in the city of Richmond from the cover of the Richmond Times Dispatch, to the featured pages of Style weekly (an award winning local entertainment magazine).
The amount of creativity, love and inspiration that can be found at Verses venues has been the reason for the overwhelming success of the event, and has developed into a recognized brand and expanding movement that includes a live music series and up and coming television show called WELL VERSED, a once a year cultural event called THE RICHMOND BLOCK PARTY (in association with Ezibu Muntu Dance Company), and our soon to launch VERSES ON CANVAS fine arts series.
Open Mic Event Details:
The cost to attend verses is $7 at the door. We accept cash and all major credit cards at the door. Our event takes place weekly from 8:00 pm-11:30 pm:
Tuesdays at Addis Ethiopian, 9 N.17th Street, Richmond VA 23219
Wednesdays at Old Engine 12 Firehouse Restaurant 1626 N. Captiol Street, NW, Washington DC.
If you are an aspiring or professional, poet, singer, instrumentalist, fine artist, or simply have something you would like to share in a warm and loving space, “Verses” is the perfect place to be! To perform simply sign the list at the front door and we will call your name. All artists are given 5 mins to share one piece on the mic. Be forewarned that we do not call artists in any particular order. Please let us know if you need to leave by a certain time — we look forward to seeing you soon!