First Person Arts Grand Slam

Friday, June 30, 2023
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 8pm
$0 to $25

ADA Accessible seats may be purchased by anyone regardless of ability. We respectfully request that those who do not need accommodations select other seats if available.

Join us before the show for dinner & drinks in The Lounge, our full-service restaurant & bar which opens at 6pm. See the menu & make reservations here. Mezzanine ticket holders will be able to order from The Lounge menu right from their seat.

World Cafe Live is a nonprofit independent venue where artistry meets social impact. Every purchase helps support our free music education & community programs.

WCL Fan Club members get skip the line priority entry, food & merch discounts, exclusive offers, free coat check, and more. Mega & Ultimate Fan levels include early access to ticket sales and no ticket fees. Learn more & join the club!

Covid Policy: Unless otherwise stated, World Cafe Live will follow the City of Philadelphia’s current Covid-19 guidelines.

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June 30, 2023 – GRAND SLAM

Get ready to hear the “Best of the Best” compete in the  Philly’s ORIGINAL Grand Slam featuring the winning storytellers from our monthly StorySlams. 

They told their stories on our stage–and won! Now, it’s time for our winning storytellers to compete for the title of “Best Philly Storyteller.” 

You listened to the sizzling, thrilling, and moving winning storytellers who wowed us with tales about Letting Go, Ex-Files, Little Miss Bossy Pants, Some Like It Hot, and Moving On.

Now, come listen to our winners tell a brand new story!

But…shh…The theme is a secret for now.  We’ll announce it later this year. 

Join us for an incredible evening of fierce competition where the heat is on and only one storyteller (and one audience favorite) will emerge victorious!

Get your tickets early!  Grand Slams fill up quickly.

Join us at World Cafe Live DOWNSTAIRS on June 30th at 8 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $25 and benefit First Person Arts.

World Cafe Live is located at 3025 Walnut Street in Center City.

First Person Arts renowned ‘Bucket Slam’ format returns - throw your hat into the ring for the chance to tell your true, first-person story at World Cafe Live. When a stranger gets on stage you never quite know where it might go. Host Chris Lundy makes sure the laughs happen between the heartfelt, the absurd, and hilarious stories that are a part of this guaranteed good night out. Volunteer on the night, or storytellers can get to the top of our ‘bucket list’ by messaging with the headline of their story! If your name gets picked from the bucket you get 5 minutes on stage to share your truth in a safe space for all. Panel favorites get $100 dollars in gift cards and a slot in the GrandSlam event next year.