Nitty Gritty Slam #98 – Prepping For Nationals


As #TeamNittyGritty preps for the National Poetry Slam we present NGS 98 on Tuesday, July 21 at The Low Beat. Join us for a great night of poetry and spoken word with an Open Slam and the (in)famous Nitty Gritty Open Mic.

And we are also raising funds to help #TeamNittyGritty (Elizag, Daniel Summerhill, Amani, and Poetyc Visionz) get to Oakland. If you would like to donate to the team to help cover travel costs, please click here ->

If you’re not into competing in the slam, but want to get on stage and share your work, we have an open mic hosted by Kevin Peterson 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.

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 #NGS98.

Albany Poets, Urban Guerilla Theatre, and The Frequency North Reading Series have brought slam back to Albany with the Nitty Gritty Slam at The Low Beat (335 Central Ave.) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of each month.

For information on the rules and format of the Nitty Gritty Slam and to meet the team, go to


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