When it’s hot outside, you need to Chill indoors with some hot team poetry slamming.
The Ill List is one of our favorite events each year. Not only do we get an amazing line up of national caliber slam poets, the Ill List team makes out amazing sponsor commercial. This year, the Chill List returns to the State Theatre. Organized by the Ninja Poet Sam Pierstorff and Ruhi Shiekh, the Chill List will feature four of the best poetry slam *teams* in the country competing for a $2000 prize. Poetry slam teams are comprised of the top-ranked poets in a particular city who have competed and won their respective slams. As a team, poets choose to compete in pairs or as a full ensemble of up to five voices through four rounds of performance poetry. So imagine what you’ve seen at the ILL LIST and multiply that by 2, 3, 4 or 5 poets on stage performing at once! Do not miss this. Presented by Collins Electric and ModestoView.
July 20 – Doors 6:30 show 7:30 pm
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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.