Nitty Gritty Slam - Season Three

On Tuesday, September 3, we will begin Season Three of  the Nitty Gritty Slam, Albany’s only poetry slam series!

Believe it or not, it was two years ago that Albany Poets, UGT, and Frequency North got together and decided to host this great new event for poets and spoken word artists on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Valentine’s. In that time we have sent two teams to the Natinal Poetry Slam (2012 in Charlotte, NC and 2013 in Boston, MA), welcomed incredible featured poets from all over the country, and been blessed to have some of the best poets and spoken word artists grace our stage and take part in Nitty Gritty Slam.

This year we have some great things planned for NGS and are in the process of booking some exciting featured poets. Be on the lookout for news and information right here on AlbanyPoets.com and NittyGrittySlam.com.

Behold! The NGS Season Three Schedule:

9/3/2013 – NGS #53 – Open Slam 1.1
9/17/2013 – NGS #54 – Open Slam 1.2

10/1/2013 – NGS #55 – Open Slam 1.3
10/15/2013 – NGS #56 – Open Slam 1.4 – Inappropriate Slam

11/5/2013 – NGS #57 – Open Slam 1.5
11/19/2013 – NGS #58 – Semi Final 1

12/3/2013 – NGS #59 – Open Slam 2.1 – Dead Poet Slam
12/17/2013 – NGS #60 – WOWps Prelim 1

1/7/2014 – NGS #61 – Open Slam 2.2
1/21/2014 – NGS #62 – WOWps Prelim 2

2/4/2014 – NGS #63 – Open Slam 2.3
2/18/2014 – NGS #64 – WOWps Final

3/4/2014 – NGS #65 – Open Slam 2.4
3/18/2014 – NGS #66 – Open Slam 2.5

4/1/2014 – NGS #67 – Semi Final 2
4/15/2014 – NGS #68 – Word Fest Haiku Battle

5/6/2014 – NGS #69 – Wild Card Slam
5/20/2014 – NGS #70 – Grand Slam

6/3/2014 – NGS #71 – Old School Slam
6/17/2014 – NGS #72 – Old School Slam

7/1/201 – NGS #73 – Old School Slam
7/15/2014 – NGS #74 – National Slam Send-off

8/5/2014 – NGS #75 – Old School Slam
8/19/2014 – NGS #76 – Night of Champions

NGS takes place at Valentine’s (17 New Scotland Ave.) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of each month. If you’re not into slam, but want to get on stage and share your work, we have an open mic before the slam. Sign up begins at 7PM, open mic starts at 7:30, and the slam starts at 8PM. Admission is $5.00 ($3.00 with student ID). This is an 18+ show.

To follow along with all of the action be sure to connect with Nitty Gritty Slam on Facebook and Twitter.