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ASU Gammage to host open mic night

Community artists encouraged to perform on Oct. 4

Expressions @ ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage encourages community artists to perform at its open mic night Oct. 4. Photo by Emi Kamezaki

September 20, 2017

ASU Gammage will host a free open mic night event, Expressions @ ASU Gammage, Oct. 4.

As part of its mission of Connecting CommunitiesTM, the organization welcomes community artists to express themselves in any form including music, poetry, dance and more.

Artists who are interested in participating can sign up on the day of the event.

Expressions @ ASU Gammage will take place Oct. 4 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at ASU Gammage. Complimentary food will be provided, and community members are encouraged to perform, or simply take in the Valley’s talent as part of the audience.

Tomás J. Stanton, a poet, storyteller and teaching artist, will host the open mic night.

Tomás is dedicated to advancing the art of creative practices, spoken word and Hip Hop theatre as platforms for critical engagement, societal transformation and human development. Co-founder of Phoenix’s premiere literary arts and youth development organization, Phonetic Spit & Critical Engagement Specialist for Mesa Arts Center, Tomás uses critical pedagogy to empower communities to boldly express themselves—from the margins to the core. His work and teaching style are rooted in his quest to live a life of radical love and unlearning the pitfalls of poverty, privilege and hyper-masculinity.

For more information about Expressions @ ASU Gammage, please contact

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