This weekend three poets, LOVE the poet, Venus Thrash, and J. Pope kick off their week-long tour “The Revival” — a spoken word concert series that  brings together local poets, musicians, and performers for intimate salon-inspired gatherings.

Instead of traditional commercial performance spaces (bookstores, cafes, theaters), “The Revival” hopes to offer a salon experience by hosting the events at four private residences with catering by local chefs. Exact locations here.

According to press materials, guests will be welcomed by ‘ushers’ and enjoy a service hosted by Jade Foster.

Foster’s “Black Church Maraca” open mic series inspired this effort.

“With Black Church, poets all over DC opened their homes up to complete strangers so we could all have that opportunity to share,” says Foster.

“The Revival” plays on that idea, offering a chance for people to sit down and listen, then get up and do something about whatever they heard or experienced, just a chance to actually talk to your neighbor.”

The Revival Tour Schedule:

Each show starts @ 7pm
For tickets and locations contact Sierra Reaux-McNeil at

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