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Southern Word Grand Slam Davidson County Semi-Finals

Presented by Southern Word at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Mar 09 2017
Southern Word Grand Slam Davidson County Semi-Finals

Listen as the region’s top youth poets, emcees, and spoken word artists compete for top lyrical honors, a chance to appear at the statewide finals and a shot to travel to the Brave New Voices Poetry Slam slated for San Francisco this summer.

Southern Word creates a platform for youth to speak about the real hopes and challenges of their lives. Discretion is advised for this event as some material may be unsuitable for young children.

The event is presented by Southern Word in partnership with the Frist Center and made possible through the generous support of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

Register online for a ticket to RSVP your spot. Please be at the event by 4:50pm to claim your seat; otherwise we will have to release your reservation. Register here:

About Southern Word: Southern Word creates platforms for youth to speak about the real challenges and hopes in their lives. Through the literary and performing arts, Southern Word offers creative solutions for youth to build literacy and presentation skills, reconnect to their education and to their lives, and act as leaders in the improvement of their communities. We are committed to providing youth, especially in underserved communities, with as many opportunities as possible to develop and publicly present their voices both live and in print, video, audio, and digital media.

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Free Admission; however, space is limited. A ticket is required for entry. Please be at the event by 4:50pm to claim your seat; otherwise we will have to release your reservation. Tickets will be available at the Southern Word website. Register here:

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Frist Art Museum

919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203


Parking in Frist Art Museum lots is reserved for Frist Art Museum visitors, volunteers, and staff only. It is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Parking Lot Hours
Visitor parking begins 30 minutes before the museum’s doors open. The lot closes at 3AM. No cars are allowed in the lot between 3AM and 30 minutes before opening.

Guests are encouraged to carpool and use rideshare services. You may also want to consider using WeGo Public Transit.

Parking rates
Frist Art Museum visitors: $2 per hour / $20 daily maximum
Frist Art Museum non-visitors: $10 per hour / $30 daily maximum
(Credit cards only; no cash accepted)

A flat rate parking fee may apply for certain special events.

Here’s an interactive map from Nashville Downtown Partnerships Park It Downtown


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