Louder Than a Bomb-KC Finals
"Louder Than a Bomb" is a slam poetry competition that's made its way from Chicago to Kansas City. An annual city-wide youth poetry festival with a hip-hop aesthetic celebrating young poets in the Kansas City metro. Between February 26 and March 31, 2018, over 20 teams representing schools and community organizations compete for the crown and a spot at national festival Brave New Voices 2018. Louder Than a Bomb-KC invites high school students in the metro area to participate in a poetry competition in the popular slam format. The competition has grown from thirteen programs in its first year (2014) to twenty-one in 2016. Over 2,000 students and community members are expected to participate as audience members, adjudicators, advisers, and supporters in 2018.
The finals are in the Gem Theater on March 24th from 7:00-10:30 pm.