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Spoken Word & Hip Hop with Mic Crenshaw

Spoken Word & Hip Hop with Mic Crenshaw

April 19, 7pm
An Evening of Activism-Inspired Art



Experience a moving, inspired evening of spoken word, poetry, hip hop, beats, activism, and more with the talented Mic Crenshaw, who Billboard Magazine described as having “made his mark on culture. Now it’s time that he garners critical mass to spread his positivity to the world a large.”

Born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Michael Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national – and international stage. As a teen in the late 80’s, Mic was embroiled in the violent streets of Minneapolis, leading groups to physically confront white supremacist gangs that were enforcing their will at local parks and social scenes. After beating back the neo-nazis, the violence remained, both in the streets and from authorities.  Crenshaw decided it was time to escape it all and moved west to Portland, OR.  Crenshaw says, “I wanted something new. [At the time] my ties with the streets were still pretty strong, and my social life involved drinking and fighting. I was ready for a change.”

​In Portland, he quickly became one of the most respected artists in the Northwest.  Beginning in ’94, Crenshaw was the front man for the beloved Portland live Hip Hop band, Hungry Mob.  In 2001, Crenshaw won The Portland Poetry Slam Championship and went on to finish as a national finalist. Mic’s community efforts expand from the local to the global.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors/students/military. Tickets are available below and in the Gallery, 215 Cascade Ave in downtown Hood River. Please note tickets are non-refundable. If tickets purchased online, please print and bring to the event.

This performance is generously sponsored by


  • April 19, 2018
    7:00pm - 8:30pm



Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

215 Cascade Avenue, PO Box 1543, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • April 19, 2018
    7:00pm - 8:30pm