Poetry Anniversary Experience

MLK Weekend 2014
Friday Jan 17th-Jan 19th 2014

5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Boulevard Chandler AZ 85226 USA


The event that we have been preparing for for 5 years is finally upon us:

HomeBase Poetry celebrates 5 years of success with the BIG NICKEL WEEKEND!!!

What we have been able to accomplish as a poetry set is nothing short of amazing. Phone apps, compilation cds, shirts, community discussions, support of local community non-profits, co-funding of youth poets to participate in Brave New Voices national slam poetry competition, corporate sponsorships, partnership with Mother’s Favorite Child and Paris Toon, HomeBase Foundation-non-profit, largest open mic, premier hotel location, soul music concerts with Bilal, Julie Dexter, Anthony David, Choklate, Ife, & Foreign Exchange, traveling performances in Oakland, Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, DC, Oklahoma, etc, and so much more–all coming from Phoenix, Arizona. Now we are going to TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL!!!

From January 17th-19th we are going to make Arizona the place to be on MLK weekend (ironic, isn’t it).  HomeBase poetry will be taking over the Four Diamond Award winning Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino for 3 days. Because we have so many people flying in from all over the country, Friday we will have a Kick Off VIP Mixer with live band Smooth Groove.
Saturday from 10-5, entrepreneur of the year, self-made millionaire, master motivator and trainer from Maryland Mr. Darnell Self (responsible for cultivating the financial independence and wealth of thousands across the globe) along with other wealth gurus, will be conducting a seminar that will change the lives of those who attend. We are expecting a THOUSAND PEOPLE to fly in from all over the country for this event alone. Don’t you miss it! Time for a life change!

Saturday night we will return to the main theater right there at Wild Horse Pass Casino and unwind with Academy Award winner, three time NAACP Outstanding Lead Actress Image Award winner, Queen of Comedy, first female host of Showtime at the Apollo and author of Skinny Women are Evil: Notes of a Big Girl in a Small-Minded World and Skinny Cooks Can’t Be Trusted, the renown and hilarious MO’NIQUE!!!!  (Excited yet?) CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!


Sunday will be the day we truly turn it up!!!  This is our official Big Nickel Anniversary and it will go down in history as the hottest poetry set ever!!!! Sunday’s event will feature Platinum recording artist, former beauty queen & one of the most successful dance club artists in the history of the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play, the lovely CeCe Peniston!!! If you have never seen this songstress work a crowd and sing live you are in for a treat of a lifetime! In addition to CeCe rocking the crowd we have Chicago’s ‘Queen of the Scene’ and nationally respected poet and author DEANA DEAN, along with musician, underground living legend, featured on HBO’s Def Poetry Slam, Atlanta’s poetry God father the one and only ABYSS!!! Not to mention our local superstars Big Tone, DJ Showtime, Paris Toon, Tanya Tiet, Tomas, iAm Jones and many others! (You must be real excited by now) CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!

You will never forget this weekend. But just in case you need one more reason, we have an after party Sunday night just for you. Monday’s a holiday and we are going to bring it in RIGHT! But it won’t be just any ‘after part’. For your listening and dancing pleasure (and with much effort) we will present to you hip hop legend, the music man of HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, featured as lead judge on Smirnoff‘s Master of the Mix, the BET reality TV competition,  who has worked with Quincy Jones, Boogie Down Productions, Heavy D, Grand Puba, Eric B, Busta Rhymes, Ice-T, Doctor Dre, Rakim and many more, none other than turn table extraordinaire KID CAPRI!!!!  (Ohhh yeah, you’re excited, you can’t wait)
This will be a weekend you will never forget. So to make things easy on you we have discount rooms at the Wild Horse Pass Casino and Hotel. The epitome of class and radiance, we have been able to negotiate an outstanding room rate of just $129!!! Make it a stay-cation and/or bring your friends and family in from out of town (that’s  what I’m doing). The rate applies for the entire weekend so call 1-520-796-4900 to book yours today before they fill up.


Location for Millionaire Business Seminar- At Neighboring Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa