The ILL LIST, presented by Modesto View and the Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group, is the most highly anticipated and prestigious poetry slam competition in California, and it’s back for its 16th year!
“Two years have past; two summers with the length of five long winters!”
But the wait is over . . .
The highly anticipated and most prestigious poetry slam competition in California is back for its 16th year!
Renowned spoken word artists, national and international slam poetry champions— many having appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, Verses & Flow, NPR’s Snap Judgment, Button Poetry, and elsewhere in the media—will converge in downtown Modesto at the historic State Theatre for an entertaining and inspiring night of poetry, which has sold out every year! (So don’t wait to get tickets!)
Through three rounds of original spoken word poetry, witness poets match metaphors and battle rhyme for rhyme on their quest for $1,500 in cash prizes and the right to be crowned “ILL LIST Champion.” Randomly selected judges from the audience will award points to poets based on the strength of their poems and the quality of their performance. Audience participation is essential. Laughter, tears, applause, and inspiration are sure to be had by all who attend this world-class literary boxing match. Come be inspired!
This is a Free Speech event.
Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:30 p.m
Tickets: $50, $35 & $27.50
SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING COVID-SAFE PROTOCOL:
*All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to entering the event. Proof will be required before entering the venue. Additionally, masks will be required in the lobby and while seated when not actively eating or drinking. Thank you for your understanding.