4th Thursdays Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | Hosted by E-Baby

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4th Thursdays Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | Hosted by E-Baby

THURSDAY NIGHT Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of pro

By Busboys and Poets

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January 26 · 8pm - December 28 · 10pm EST


Busboys and Poets 5331 Baltimore Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20781

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About this event

Come join us for our Open Mic! For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, and musicians. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear.                                                  

$5.00 + Tax and fees online. $8.00 (tax and fees included) at the door !


Eric "EBaby" Smith has been writing poetry professionally since 1998; opening Musiq Soul Child, Me’Shell N’degeOcello, Heather Headley, & Lyfe Jennings to name a few. Since signing with agent Tracy Wiggs of Jus Wiggin Entertainment, he’s performed at over 200 colleges & universities across the US. In 2011, he was the Male Spoken Word Performer of the Year; in 2012, nominated for the Haiku of the Year by the National Underground Spokenword & Poetry Association [NUSPA]; and in 2013, was named the Poet of the Year by the National Poetry Awards. He’s performed on radio, cable tv shows, educated conferences, entertained festivals, hosted countless poetry events, along with featuring on and hosting numerous internet radio programs. An employee of the U.S. Copyright Office , he preaches the importance of copyright and gives out information on how to properly register your written work. E is currently touring the country with his 2 CDs ["My Thoughts Are In This Ink" (2004) & "INKTOXICATED" (2011)]; and his haiku book [Haiku-N-U (2014)]. He currently hosts an open-mic poetry night at the famous Busboys and Poets restaurant in Hyattsville, MD every 4th Thursday of the month; and their Instagram open-mic every 4th Wednesday of the month [@busboysandpoets]. You can find all of his info, tour dates & purchase merchandise at www.ebabypoems.com.

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Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted... a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul... a space for art, culture and politics to intentioanally collide... we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.