The Black On Black show returns on Saturday


Spoken poetry can be both therapeutic and entertaining, whether you write it down, read it aloud, act it out, or just sit down to listen.

West Montgomery is getting another round of those healing sounds this weekend.

“I love sending my audience into a whirlwind of emotions,” said Jason “Jus Jason” Miller, organizer of the fourth anniversary Black on Black Poetry Show Saturday at Level 2, 15 West South Blvd., presented by 20/20 Productions. .

“I’ve been doing poetry for about six years,” said Miller, who won the July 24 BAMA Spoken Word Artist of the Year at the Alabama Music Awards. “About four years ago I decided to go out on my own and keep the art of poetry alive in Montgomery.”

Instead of reading, Miller prefers to act out his poetry.

“I like the variation of what I say when I come on the mic,” Miller said.

This show attracts poets from all over the Southeast, and some from back home like Montgomery’s Journey 2B Great. It also features Preacherman, singer Emallie Heard, author Xavi Parker, author Terry Ware and Kevin King’s live painting of King’s Canvas.

“It’s a beautiful place for art all around,” Miller said.

Kevin King will do live art at the Black on Black Poetry Show on Saturday.

“I’m going to be on stage,” King said. “I’ll do live art while the poets come in and do their thing”,

This will be King’s first time participating in a Black on Black event.

“He’s been doing good things for a long time,” King said. “A very talented guy. I’m just happy to be a part of it.”

Guests must wear black attire.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, call 334-492-8898.

Contact Montgomery Advertiser reporter Shannon Heupel at [email protected]


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