Soul Sessions Presents: Midwest Poetry Vibe 2024

Soul Sessions Presents: Midwest Poetry Vibe 2024

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Thursday, June 13th, 2024

Benson Theatre

8:00 PM

Running Time: 2.5 hours


  • Slim Tweezy: Host


  • Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory: Musicians

Date: Thursday, June 13th, 7:00 PM Doors Open & Cocktail Hour, 8:00 PM Show Starts

Join us for a Benson Theatre and Soul Sessions collaboration! The MidWest Poetry Vibe is back for an amazing experience in 2024. This open mic poetry event has been a must attend event since 2008 with live music, poets, artists, and the host that brings it all together “Slim Tweezy”. Get there early to sign up to perform and let’s enjoy this great atmosphere provided by The Balck Swan Theory and host. “It’s a vibe, yl’all!”

Featuring: DJ REGE C

Hosted by: Slim Tweezy

House Band: Black Swan Theory

Soul Sessions is a monthly variety show, hosted at the Historic Benson Theatre, celebrating the hottest artists in Omaha and the surrounding area. Join us for an invigorating evening of talent, connection, and joy featuring multiple art forms! 

Doors Open: 7 PM for cocktail hour

Show Starts: 8 PM

Ticket Price: $20 presale, $25 at the door. Limited VIP booths including a full bottle of wine and seating for 4 are available for $150 package price

Who Can Attend?

At Benson Theatre, we believe in unrestricted access to art for all Omaha communities without censorship. We welcome our patrons to experience different productions that engage their critical thinking and expand their perspective. We also understand that some works or performances are not for everyone. Appropriateness based on age is subjective and a decision best made by the informed adults guiding a child. To help our patrons determine whether an upcoming show is appropriate for their families, we have developed a rating system designed to provide context and information.

21 & Older: The material in this show is appropraite for adults ages 21 and older. It may contain adult language, adult themes, and adult content. Person under the age of 21 will not be admitted and legal identification may be required to enter. Contact our box office for additional information on audience age restrictions.

About Our Collaborators:

Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory: Big Wade & The Black Swan Theory consists of lead singer and pianist, LeWade “Big Wade” Millner and his group of legegns in the making. Born in Omaha, NE, the group consists of musicians from all over the country, from the west coast to the south. Theya re currently working on releasing 2 new projects this year to follow up their successful debut “The Exxperience”. If you love live music, funk, R&B, soul, jazz…great music, then you do not want to miss them!

Parking Information:

There is a loading zone directly in front of the theatre that you are welcome to use to drop off passengers or theatre patrons. Please observe that you cannot remain in the loading zone for more than 3 minutes. If you require assistance unloading or helping patrons inside, please feel free to ask at our Box Office when you arrive.

Parking for Benson Theatre shows is available in the following locations:

Cavanaugh Law Offices: This parking lot is available weekends and weekdays after 5 PM. It’s located behind the theatre (north) at 6035 Binney Street. When parking is available, you will see a Benson Theatre parking sign at the edge of the lot.

CHI Health Clinic:  This parking lot is available Monday-Friday after 6 PM and Saturday-Sunday after 3 PM. It’s located in the southwest of the theatre at 2734 N. 61st Street. When parking is available, you will see a Benson Theatre parking sign at the edge of the lot.

Public Parking Lot: A free public parking lot is located at 2729 N 61st Street. This lot is first come, first serve and is not managed by Benson Theatre. Please obey the parking lot signage when using this lot.

On-Street Parking: Benson also has on-street parking with some restrictions. There is a 2-hour maximum from 8 AM-5 PM on Maple Street and Military Avenue. There is no parking allowed on these streets between 2 AM-6 AM. 

Please note: The lot directly behind the theatre is not open for theatre parking. This lot is the property of Haney Shoe Store (located off Binney street in the back of Haney’s Shoe Store and Virtuoso Pizza).

We also highly recommend and encourage the use of carpooling to events with friends and family and multimodal transportation to reduce the difficulty in finding parking for an event. On weekend evenings especially, we suggest arriving at least 30 minutes early to allow ample time to find parking. Once you’re here, you can always hit one of the amazing restaurants for a pre-show bite or grab a drink at our lobby bar before the show!

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