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Why Create an Open Mic Space on Campus?

Why Create an Open Mic Space on Campus?

Greetings from “Courageous,” 1/2 of the Spoken Word Duo – I.N.K. As we turn the page on a new year, I wanted to share a bit about a few of the benefits of creating and maintaining a space for self-expression on campus; a regularly-occurring Open Mic Night. I know, I know… you’ve tried this before and… I get it… but just hear me out for a minute! The benefits of successfully carrying out this event … Continued

Relax During Midterms Week with our Spoken Word Artists

Midterms are nearly here, and we know students’ stress levels are rising. Instead of a big event ahead of those midterms that could get your students even antsier, you should consider booking one of our spoken word artists instead. Here at Neon Entertainment, we have loads of live entertainment options available for you to choose from for your college events! We’ve long been the premier purveyors of live entertainers like comedians, musicians and these incredible … Continued

Celebrate Diversity with These Spoken Word Artists!

Neon Entertainment provides live entertainers for college events! We have always been a premier provider of live entertainment, including comedy, music, magic and more, but the pandemic certainly didn’t help live event booking. We were able to navigate and evolve to provide some really engaging virtual programming, and as we are all still getting back on our feet we wanted to remind our readers and users of the outstanding LIVE acts that we have to … Continued

My Voice My Choice: Embracing the Power of Your Authentic Voice

by Jaylene Clark Owens In a year consumed by a pandemic, protests, and politics, many people have a lot to say. It can be easy for someone to feel like their voice doesn’t matter amongst all the other voices. Others may not know what to say, or when to say it. Then there are others who may adopt the opinions of others because they fear that their unique voice may be criticized, mocked, or silenced. … Continued

The Spoken Word With Our Featured Artists

“How are you doing?”….”How are you doing, REALLY?”  The first question we ask each other on a daily basis out of habit.  It’s an automatic conversation starter for most.  But, the second is the follow-up question we’ve learned to ask since March.  The shutdowns and changes across the country have had significant effects on our mental health.  And for most of us, the answers to this second question are not always positive.  We’ve heard the … Continued

4 Featured Spoken Word Artists From Neon Entertainment

Are you a fan of spoken word poetry?  Maybe you’ve heard of it but still aren’t sure what it is.  You can check out our recent blog for a detailed description but to put it simply, spoken word is performance poetry.  In recent years the interest and support for spoken word poetry events has been steadily growing, especially across college campuses. The appeal for spoken word events can come from many different places.  Regardless of … Continued

Fantastic Eats, and Where to Find Them

by Lane Shuler of I.N.K. “Food Is Essential To Life, Therefore Make It Good.” – S. Truett Cathy While more honest words may have never been spoken, we like to live by another quote entirely. “Good food is essential to travel; Therefore, make it life” It’s no secret that we are obsessed with food. So obsessed in fact, we made a poem about it! So when we hit the road for our college tours, the … Continued

Spoken Word Artists For Your Next Campus Event

What is spoken word poetry?  In many ways, spoken word has rekindled the art of poetry in our modern setting.  A lot of young people tend to be turned off when they hear the word “poetry” because classic poetry can be hard to relate to.  Spoken word, on the other hand, has been successful largely because of its relevancy and live entertainment value. So What’s The Difference? While classic poetry is meant to be written … Continued

A Busy Start to the Year for G Yamazawa

By Steven Gothan G Yamazawa is a spoken word and hip hop artist a part of Neon Entertainments roster. G has been busy the last few months with releasing new music and traveling the world. Within the last month he has created two music videos and was a feature on DJ Luke Nasty’s new album Cruise Control.   G traveled to Seoul and while there he created the video Crush On You Freestyle. This song … Continued

From Athlete to Artist  | Spoken Word Artist Lacey Roop Neon Spotlight #7

For a lot of writers, they have had a passion for storytelling for as long as they can remember. But, for Lacey Roop, a  happy coincidence as a young adult lit a curiosity in her that has led her on a unique journey. We sat down with this Neon Entertainment spoken word artist to chat about life, art, and her latest projects. You can listen to our podcast interview in entirety on YouTube or Soundcloud! … Continued

5 Reasons Spoken Word Artists Can Make Your Next College Event Better

By Kelsey Pyse April is National Poetry Month Did you know that April is national poetry month? This is a time to explore the amazing talent that is spoken word. Poetry isn’t just for April though; it’s a great addition to any event including orientations, Spring Fest, open mic night and more! Open your mind to new possibilities and discover the art of poetry. Poetry Speaks to Everyone in Different Ways We’ve all hade to … Continued

The Places Poetry Will Take You

The Places Poetry Will Take You  By Spoken Word Artist, Elizabeth Acevedo  One of the things I feel most blessed about, is how poetry takes me to the most unexpected places. I began writing out of a need to understand the world around me. To understand my neighborhood. I won’t say I grew up in the roughest of places, but it was a hood like so many hoods: fire hydrants acting as sprinklers, drug dealers … Continued