Whisper & Shout
Experience a diverse open mic with artists from all backgrounds in a positive and inspiring atmosphere. Peoria’s Open Mic for Poetry is held on the 1st Thursday of each month.
The open mic features popular regionally known poets, but poets at all levels of experience are welcome to share his or her work. Join us on the 2nd floor, in the Preston Jackson Gallery, and sign up if you want to share your poetry.
February Featured Poets: HUEY Gang
“HUEY Gang” is a music collective based in the west side of Chicago which was founded in 2009. Led by founding members Stark, The Law and Leader Lockwood, the group is a collection of Hip-Hop artists/emcees, poets, producers, fashion designers, open mic hosts, youth mentors and community activists.
The acronym, “HUEY,” stands for Headstrong Urban Educated Youth, which perfectly coincides with what the group represents and the messages they share in their art.
The group’s slogans include, “Speakof Good Fortune,” and “Team First, Schemes Last.” The group’s strengths include high energy, improvisation and all-around live performance. Several of the group’s members are also alumni of Donda’s House.
Together and individually, HUEY Gang has performed across the city of Chicago at Young Chicago Author’s Louder Than A Bomb Festival, Chicago Park District’s TIPFest, and Common’s AAHH! Fest, The Thrive Youth Conference, Today at Apple and as part of The People’s History of Chicago events.
$5.00 – members, $8.00 – nonmembers, $3.00 – poets