For One Night Only, on Tuesday, March 18 we will be holding Nitty Gritty Slam #66 at The Linda (339 Cental Ave., Albany). NGS 66 will be the final Open Slam of the season as we get closer to the Grand Slam.

We have had a great time all season so far, seeing many new poets and friends come out and be part of Albany’s one and only poetry slam. And with only one more slam before the semi-final on April 1 (with featured poet Jared Paul), things are really getting interesting.

So far three great poets, Kevin Peterson, Bless, and Poetyc Visionz, already punching their tickets to the Grand Slam in the spring. Right now, for the second half of the season, the top spot is firmly held my Algorhythm with Dan Wilcox, Samson, and Avery creeping up the points ladder.

Who will step up and wrestle the first place spot away from Algo? Who can jump ahead of the tied Dan and Samson? Who will fill out the Grand Slam lineup?

We have seen some new faces and returning friends at the shows in the past few weeks and have been excited to hear these voices take the stage. Who will enter the fray this time around and join us for another great night of poetry and spoken word?

The road to NPS 2014 has begun and there is still time to get on board. The next stop is NGS #66 at The Linda!

If you can’t make it out to the show that night, be sure to follow along on Twitter! We will be live tweeting pictures and results all night at @NittyGrittySlam and #NGS66.

Albany Poets, Urban Guerilla Theatre, and The Frequency North Reading Series have brought slam back to Albany with the Nitty Gritty Slam.

NGS takes place at The Low Beat (335 Central 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 7:00pm, open mic starts at 7:30, and then Thom Francis starts the slam at 8:00pm.

Admission is $5.00 ($3.00 with student ID). This is an 18+ show.

For information on the rules and format of the Nitty Gritty Slam and to meet the team, go to http://nittygrittyslam.com.