Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Tournament & Showcase


The Southwest Shootout is a regional poetry slam tournament and showcase with artists representing the greater Southwest United States. Featuring teams from Albuquerque Poetry Slam, Red Dirt Poetry Slam (Oklahoma City), Meta-four Houston, Eclectic Truth (Baton Rouge), Austin Neo-Soul, Backup Plan (Baton Rouge), Austin Poetry Slam, UrbSLAM (St. Louis), Laredo Border Slam, Dallas Poetry Slam, Team Gravy Poetry Slam (Killeen), The Blah Blah Blah Poetry Spot (San Antonio), The Lafayette National Poetry Slam Team, Mic Check (Bryan), Slam New Orleans, Hear Here (Colorado) and Houston VIP Slam.

For a full schedule of events and to purchase festival tickets, click here.



Various Locations
Houston, TX


See website for detailed pricing information per event.
All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.