Events for Poetry and Spoken Work

Caribbean Nightingale @ RAW Artists Salt Lake City

I look forward to performing my Poetry as well as uplifting others, including women who are abuse or trauma survivors like myself. This is a 21 and older event. At RAW Artists Salt Lake City, you will enjoy diverse performances such as fashion shows and explore different artists booths such as makeup artists. RAW Artists will be Live at ABC4 Utah – Good4Utah on 5/23 at 4pm to talk more about their worldwide showcases and the upcoming Salt Lake City one. Get your tickets from my link below, and you will save $8. Every ticket purchased from my link will be eligible for a prize from my drawing.


Caribbean Nightingale @ RAW Artists Salt Lake City

I look forward to performing my Poetry as well as uplifting others, including women who are abuse or trauma survivors like myself. This is a 21 and older event. At RAW Artists Salt Lake City, you will enjoy diverse performances such as fashion shows and explore different artists booths such as makeup artists. RAW Artists will be Live at ABC4 Utah – Good4Utah on 5/23 at 4pm to talk more about their worldwide showcases and the upcoming Salt Lake City one. Get your tickets from my link below, and you will save $8. Every ticket purchased from my link will be eligible for a prize from my drawing.


Genderbending Crossdressing Pride Kick-Off Party

Join us in this Pride Kick-off genderbending party to unite in solidarity with our transgender and non-binary peers to bring about transgender visibility and awareness thru music and poetry. All genders are welcome and encouraged to sport them sexy selves in a genderbent crossdressing transition of greatness.


Utah Juneteenth Festival & Holiday

The 29th annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held at multiple venues along the Wasatch Front from June 4-20 with our opening event on June 4th at the Gallivan Center from 5 to 9 p.m. This year’s theme, “Year of Jubilee” will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of numerous events during the 1968 Civil Rights Movement and their impact today on Utah's Social Justice Landscape. Juneteenth will also celebrate Utah’s African & African American history and culture and include live entertainment from some of the state's finest bands and artist, spoken word, poetry, ethnic cuisine, arts and crafts, business and resource vendors, health screening and games for all ages. Mr. and Miss Juneteenth 2018 will be crowned at the opening event on June 4, along with the Juneteenth Essay Contest winners! “The Juneteenth Festival brings communities together from all walks of life to honor our past, celebrate the richness of African and African American arts and culture, and embrace our future,” said Betty Sawyer, Project Success director and Weber State University, Community Involvement coordinator. Juneteenth 2018 Events: 6/15 “State of Black Utah” will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Weber State University, Davis Campus in the Auditorium of Bldg. D3. This historic gathering will announce the newly established Utah Black Roundtable, a collaborative Think Tank to address issues and solutions along with a strategic framework document, The Utah Black Agenda. A media event will be held from 6-6:30 p.m. 6/16 Utah Juneteenth Festival & Holiday Commemoration main event will be held at Ogden's Historic Union Station on 25th & Wall Ave. from 12 noon - 9:00 p.m. Headliners will include National recording artist Eric Bellinger, George Brown Jazz Quintet, Confidential R & B, Gospel artist Zenobia Smith, the Juneteenth Mass Choir (practices are open to vocalist and musicians), & Debra Bonner with Unity Gospel Choir, nationally acclaimed storyteller and drummer Baba Jamal Koran and Baba Kenyatta, NSOUL Storytellers, dancers, step teams, DJs, games, genealogy and storytelling workshops, and more! 6/19 Juneteenth Health & Heritage (Juneteenth Day): Calvary Baptist Church, SLC; 4-6 p.m. will feature Health Screenings & Resources. 6-8 p.m. will feature gospel music and presentations. 6/19 Juneteenth Film and Discussion, "Josiah" the story that sparked the Civil War, from 7-9 p.m. at the Davis County Library. Josiah Henson, a dynamic, brave, compassionate, and principled man who's life inspired the lead character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin. This book shed light on the atrocities of being enslaved in the US. 6/20 Juneteenth Film and Discussion, "Tell Them We Are Rising" a look at the role and impact of Historical Black Colleges & Universities 6/20 Juneteenth Film and Discussion, Utah Film Center presents, "Tell Them We Are Rising" at 6:30 p.m. at Ogden's Peery Egyptian Theater. The film explores the role and impact of Historical Black Colleges & Universities in the U.S. Juneteenth, which was first observed in Texas, is the oldest celebration marking the end of slavery in the US. Juneteenth as a statewide holiday observance is held on the third Saturday in June. This year’s Juneteenth Festival is sponsored by Weber County R.A.M.P., Weber State University, Salt Lake County, ZAP, Project Success Coalition, Excellence in the Community, and the Utah Film Center For more information about the festival, visit projectsuccessinc.org/Juneteenth projectsuccessinc1@gmail.com 801-394-0924


Utah Arts Festival

The Utah Arts Festival brings art to life at Library Square through awe-inspiring performances, artistic expression, and surprising discoveries at the state’s largest outdoor multi-disciplinary arts event June 21-24. The Utah Arts Festival features 160+ visual artists and 100+ performing arts groups, drawing 80,000+ participants each June to celebrate artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. The Festival includes seven performing venues of top world, national and local musicians and performers and program slates in literary arts, visual arts, kids activities, dance performances, musical commissions, street theater, art & technology, urban arts, film and culinary arts. During this four-day celebration of the arts, Festival patrons will discover the sky is not the limit—courtesy of BANDALOOP. In its 42nd year, the Utah Arts Festival welcomes BANDALOOP, an internationally renowned dance company that awakens the human spirit and activates public spaces. In what they dub vertical dance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality, intricate choreography, and the art of climbing—by utilizing the unique curving glass façade of the Downtown Library as their stage. BANDALOOP will perform each night during the 2018 Utah Arts Festival.