LouiEvolve Hip Hop & Arts Festival 2019
to Apr 7

LouiEvolve Hip Hop & Arts Festival 2019


LouiEvole 2019 Schedule has arrived!

Performances by:

Wavy the King, SAsha Renee,

Down To Earth  

+ More TBA

FIVE  DAYS FULL OF HIP HOP, ART, inspiration & positive vibes!

The RunDown:

Wednesday 4/3-  Mic Check @ Vis a Vis (1164 S. 3rd Street) 21+

Presented by The Elitegiance DJ’s Feat. DJ SLikk, Dom B & More

$5 At Door

Thursday 4/4- Louiball Basketball games @ TBA all ages!

Free Event

Thursday 4/4-  LouiE*vibe @ Nirvana (1047 Bardstown Road) 21+

Presented By The Vibe Open Mic Feat. Coiya, Hendo Houdini & More

$10 At Door

Friday 4/ 5- Showdown Day 1 @ galaxie (732 e market street) all ages

With Performances By WavytheKing, Soon Tonio, Sasha Renee & More

$20 At Door

Saturday 4/6- kids & Family event @ shelby Park (400 E. Oak Street) All Ages With Performances By AMPED, Mixing Matters + more & Story time by

Ms. Yalonda


-1:1 Pop Up Swap Shop @ Peach Soul Galleria Courtyard (805 E. Market Street) ALl Ages

Local Brands. Custom Pieces

With Performances By DJ Roya, Gio El Futuro, OVOOG, & More


-Saturday Showdown @ Galaxie (732 E MArket Street) 18 and over

With Performances By The Homies, Pinky & Malachi, & Many More!

$20 At Door

Sunday 4/7- Trill Brunch Party @ galaxie (732 e market street) 21+

Featuring KMF Band, DJ Bombshell, SCZ & Yared Sound

$10 At Door


The Aftermath:

After Parties


Presented by The Local Plug

Doors: 12:00 am

$10 at the door

Feat Dj SLim Thicc & DJ out Here

With performances by Charlie 3x, play & bump

4/6 @ Highland Taproom

11:00 PM


DJ Shaheed

With performances by PAKG, Forrest Gumpshun, & More

4/6 @ Hideout

11:00 pm

$10 at the door

DJ Equip & DJ Cam


Unfinished business:

You thought we were finished…….

#TrillbrunchParty @ outerspace and we’re going up like it’s the 99 to the 2000’s

Dope brunch menu, drinks and the finest sounds by dj bombshell, kmf band, scz & yared sOUND!

Online Tickets Sales End on 4/2 at midnight

Social Media Hashtags for this Event: #louievolve2019 #19tilinfinity

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Poetry & Paint Night
6:30 PM18:30

Poetry & Paint Night

Sip your favorite beverage from the bar, enjoy an open paint session and poetry brought to you by Jacy Prolific’s Jones-Britt ~NO COVER CHARGE~ Drink Specials!

Painting session includes a pre-sketched canvas, paints, use of our apron, brushes, and an easel for each paid painter. No instruction is given during Open Studio but an Artists will be available to help you with tips and tricks throughout the night.
*Open Mic (free 3-5 minutes slots available) contact Jacy Prolific’s Jones-Britt Prolificservices502@gmail.com for more information.

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Vince Staples: Smile, You're On Camera
8:00 PM20:00

Vince Staples: Smile, You're On Camera

Doors open one hour prior to the event. The Mercury Ballroom is an all-ages, standing room only venue, all tickets are General Admission unless otherwise stated. All support acts are subject to change without notice.

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 1 Feb 2019 at 12:00 PM

Citi® Cardmember Presale : Tue, 29 Jan 2019 at 02:00 PM

Live Nation Presale : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM

Live Nation Mobile App Presale : Wed, 30 Jan 2019 at 10:00 AM

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KMAC Poetry Slam
7:00 PM19:00

KMAC Poetry Slam

KMAC Poetry Slam is a unique poetry experience in a community art space downtown on the second Tuesday of each month. For those slamming, tickets are $7.00, for those attending, it is FREE. So come out to The KMAC Poetry Slam and check out one of the fastest growing trends in the artist community. Remember: the point is not the points, the point is the poetry!

There will also be an intermission performance by the Sounds of the Week artist.

Thanks to a partnership with KMAC Museum and Maxwellsounds, and our host Lance G Newman II.

KMAC Museum: Art is the big idea. Craft is the process. The museum connects people to art and creative practice. 715 West Main Street. Admission is FREE thanks to Delta Dental of Kentucky’s @Making Smiles Happen Charitable Giving Initiative.


Below you will find the description, rules, and history of Poetry Slam. I'm sure many of you have attended some type of poetry event in the past... This is nothing like that. "Slam" is a competitive sport that incorporates spoken word poetry.

Simply put, slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. It puts a dual emphasis on writing and performance, encouraging poets to focus on what they're saying and how they're saying it.

A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets' content and performance.

In 1984, construction worker and poet Marc Smith started a poetry reading at a Chicago jazz club, the Get Me High lounge, looking for a way to breathe life into the open mike format. The series, and its emphasis on performance, laid the groundwork for the brand of poetry that would eventually be exhibited in slam.

In 1986, Smith approached Dave Jemilo, the owner of the Green Mill (a Chicago jazz club and former haunt of Al Capone), with a plan to host a weekly poetry competition on Sunday nights. Jemilo welcomed him, and the Uptown Poetry Slam was born on July 25 of that year. Smith drew on baseball and bridge terminology for the name, and instituted the basic features of the competition, including judges chosen from the audience and cash prizes for the winner. The Green Mill evolved into a Mecca for performance poets, and the Uptown Poetry Slam continues to run every Sunday night.

(Though rules vary from slam to slam, the basic rules are:)

Each poem must be of the poet's own construction;

Each poet gets three minutes (plus a ten-second grace period) to read one poem. If the poet goes over time, points will be deducted from the total score.

The poet may not use props, costumes or musical instruments;

Of the scores the poet received from the five judges, the high and low scores are dropped and the middle three are added together, giving the poet a total score of 0-30.

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