21c Museum Hotel Chicago is thrilled to host a free jazz and spoken word poetry event in collaboration with Free Fyre’s Rebirth Tour Sunday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Organized by Free Fyre, a collective of artists, performers and spoken word poets, the Rebirth Tour will travel nationally to cities across the country, including Chicago. Through jazz music and poetry, the Rebirth Tour will retell the story of the Harlem Renaissance, conveying the impact and influence of these artistic mediums on Black culture.
The Rebirth Tour also acknowledges the impact of society due to the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks to restore joy through music and spoken word in the same way jazz and poetry did for the Black community in the 1920s after the Great Influenza and Great Migration. The evening will include performances by Free Fyre co-founders Cameron L. Mitchell and Jazzmin Mitchell. Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to register for free by visiting here.
About Cameron L. Mitchell
Cameron L. Mitchell is the 2022 Poet Laureate of Murfreesboro, author of the journal “Metanoia: Changing the State of Mind,” and founder of Free Fyre. In addition to mentoring youth with Southern Word, Cameron has presented at creative institutions, arts organizations, high school graduations, regional and national conferences such as Lipscomb University, NAACP, Nashville Public Television and Creative Exchange. He has created performances such as “Blackbird” and “INFAMI” and is a published poet who has been found in commercial work such as Uber, AT&T and Life Way. Cameron is native to Memphis, TN and a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University whose poetic prowess and eclectic concepts blend together to create a transformational experience that inspires the community and highlights mental health awareness.
About Jazzmin Mitchell
Jazzmin Mitchell, Co-founder and Assistant Director of Free Fyre, was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Her experience includes five years of non-profit work including program development, community engagement, sponsor recruitment, volunteer and event coordination. Jazzmin's passion is to serve communities through the performing arts. As a trained vocalist and songwriter, she blends her wide range of skills to educate, empower and provide the tools for artists, clients and partners to serve their communities effectively.
About 21c Museum Hotel Chicago
21c Museum Hotel Chicago, one of the newest hotels in downtown Chicago, offers travelers a one-of-a-kind experience that blurs the line between contemporary art museum and boutique hotel. Boasting 297 beautifully appointed rooms including 106 suites, the hotel is located at 55 East Ontario Street. 21c Museum Hotel Chicago joins eight others renowned 21c Hotel locations across the country to form North America’s only multi-venue museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the art of the 21st century. 21c Museum Hotel has over 10,000 square feet of gallery space to exhibit the work of notable contemporary artists. For more information, including hotel and museum visit reservations, visit www.21cchicago.com.
About 21c Museum Hotels
21c Museum Hotels, an award-winning hospitality company based in Louisville, Kentucky, is pushing the boundaries of both the museum and hotel worlds to create a new kind of travel experience. The company was founded as a single property by contemporary art collectors and preservationists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, whose mission was to share innovative contemporary art with the public and participate in the revitalization of downtown Louisville. The couple opened the first 21c in 2006 along downtown’s West Main Street, rehabilitating a series of 19th century warehouses to create a union of genuine hospitality, thoughtful design and culinary creativity — all anchored by a contemporary art museum. Today, guests can enjoy nine 21c Museum Hotels in Louisville, Kentucky; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bentonville, Arkansas; Durham, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee, Oklahoma City; Oklahoma; Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, Illinois. 21c projects are also under development in Des Moines, Iowa and St. Louis, Missouri. The company is equally focused on creating unique, chef-driven restaurants that are as much a part of the community as each hotel. The 21c restaurant portfolio includes; Proof on Main, Metropole, The Hive, Counting House, Lockbox, Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge, Gray and Dudley, The Savoy, and Garage Bar.