Since 2009, Blackbird Buvette has been the home venue of Poetry and Beer.

ABQ Slams is very sad to learn that Blackbird will be closing its doors forever on January 19th. Blackbird Buvette was a great support to the local arts community, providing their stage for local singer/songwriters, emcees & DJs, poets, comedians, dancers, karaoke singers, and trivia geeks.

Blackbird has hosted numerous poetry readings, several Southwest Shootout Poetry Slam Tournaments, and dozens of nationally renowned poets.

All good things. . .

We will lay the Blackbird to rest in the camposanto of all our past ABQ Slams venues: The Dingo Bar, Best Price Books, The Blue Dragon, Club Rhythm & Blues, The Golden West Saloon, The District, and Art Bar.

Thank you, Blackbird Buvette, for allowing us the space to keep our art going and to yell poems at drunk people. You will be greatly missed.

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