Bards & Brews Open Mic Goes to Uptown Jazz March 3 to Celebrate Women's History Month

The Birmingham Public Library is taking its popular Bards & Brews spoken word poetry event to Uptown Jazz downtown on Friday, March 3. 

This will be Bards & Brews first visit to Uptown Jazz, 2250-B 9th Avenue North, a live jazz lounge that opened last fall in the Uptown entertainment district adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3. This Bards & Brews event will celebrate Women's History Month, and the featured poet will be Blaque Diamond. Follow her on Facebook by clicking here.

The theme of Women's History Month 2023 is "Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories." Bards & Brews invites talented spoken word artists  to share original works and stories focusing on women and reflecting on Women's History Month.   

The event is free. You must be 18 or older to attend, and 21 to buy alcoholic beverages at Uptown Jazz. 

In its 14th year, Bards & Brews has become known to unify Birmingham's arts community through the spoken word. Most monthly poetry events are held at the Birmingham Public Library, although  sometimes it goes on the road like the upcoming March 3 event at uptown Jazz.  

For more information about the event, follow the Bards & Brews Facebook page. You can also learn more about Bards & Brews and other library events on the BPL Facebook page or website. 

For more information about Uptown Jazz, go to its website, or follow Uptown Jazz on Facebook. 

After attending Bards & Brews, stay afterwards to enjoy live jazz beginning at 9:00 p.m. Friday, March 3. Stay tuned for details on the cover charge and jazz artist who will be performing that evening at Uptown Jazz.