Chatterbox Open Mic Finds New Home at Fair Trade Café

Grand Opening Show on August 16th, 2017

PHOENIX, AZ, August 1, 2017 — Chatterbox Storytelling Open Mic has moved locations, now making their home at Fair Trade Café on First Avenue and Roosevelt Street. The move stemmed from a desire to collaborate with a more accessible venue, Fair Trade Café has a strong history of supporting the downtown Phoenix community and is centrally located near the light rail and Grid Bike service.

On bringing a storytelling open mic to her café the owner, Stephanie Vasquez, says, “My whole team and I are excited for this partnership, when we opened our doors 10 years ago our mission was to create a space where our community could express themselves freely.” The venue has been home to open mics and poetry slams in the past but doesn’t currently have any weekly events. Chatterbox Storytelling is the perfect blend of community and expression, allowing tellers an opportunity to share their personal experiences and connect with an audience.

A Grand Opening show will be held on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 8pm to kick off the partnership. In order to celebrate and thank the community for their continued support of grassroots storytelling there will be prize giveaways and a photo booth set up for attendees to enjoy. Jessie Balli, show host and producer says, “We are here to provide a microphone for all voices, all stories, always. And I want to continue creating a more unified community by encouraging people to share their truth and connect.”

The format for the show will not be changing and will continue to allow people the opportunity to sign up and share their own personal stories for about six to eight minutes, surrounding the chosen theme for the evening. The show will continue to be free of charge and is available for all ages, but adult themes and language may be present. Shows will continue weekly on Wednesdays starting at 7:30pm for sign ups with the show starting at 8pm until closing time at 10pm.

Chatterbox Storytelling Open Mic is an event where everyone is welcome to tell their story. Our mission is to give the community a place to share their truth, to connect with others and find their voice. For more information check us out on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and online at



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