artSLAM: The Ultimate Variety Show

Music, contemporary dance, sketch and stand-up comedy, live visual art and other lively forms of entertainment for adults will make up this 90 min. show. Think Saturday Night Live or The Tonight Show or, for those of you who go way back, The Ed Sullivan Show.

Saturday, March 18th

LOCATION: Keshet Center for the Arts, 4121 Cutler Ave NE, Albuquerque NM 87110

TICKETS: $12 General Admission  – BUY TICKETS HERE

** Note: artSLAM contains mature content

7:00 pm Art vendors on display
7:45 pm Preshow live music by House Band – The Real Matt Jones
Beverages are available by donation

March 18th FEATURING:

  • MC: William R. Stafford;
    House Band: The Real Matt Jones
  • More Music: Esme Olivia and Diles
  • Michael Moxey and the Easy Sinners
  • Visual artist & Poet: John Barney
  • Dance: Alley Kats Tap Co. & Jazz Ensemble
  • Dance: Keshet Dance Company
  • Comedy: Danger Varoz
  • Guest: Chad Brummett
  • Theater: Mother Road Theatre Company cast of “The Spitfire Grill”
“The Spitfire Grill”: In this Off-Broadway musical, a feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there are no takers for the only eatery in the depressed town, so newcomer Percy suggests to Hannah that she raffle it off. Entry fees are one hundred dollars and the best essay on why you want the grill wins. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full and things are definitely cookin’ at The Spitfire Grill. In the New York Magazine, John Simon wrote, “It is not often that material moves me to tears, but this was one of those occasions. The Spitfire Grill has the heart and soul that your Producers and Full Montys cannot begin to approach. What even in normal times would be a joy is, in these troubled ones, sheer nourishment.”

Call for Artists:

WHO: Singers, musicians, dancers, video artists, actors, comedians, poets, live visual artists, circus performers, magicians or any other artistic performers.  We’re looking for any and all performance artists! and live visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 2017 artSLAM season.

WHAT: Live performance in a fast-paced, engaging adult variety show

WHY: Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center (KIIC) endeavors to see artists and arts entrepreneurs grow and become sustainable, bringing excellence and economic stability to the arts economy here in New Mexico. All artists involved in artSLAM are paid a stipend. Artist Agreements are finalized upon acceptance into the curated season.

Keshet Center for the Arts is a creative community anchor that educates, entertains and engages; housing and uniting the arts, the artist and the audience.

artSLAM: The Ultimate Variety Show 2017 Season


Saturday, March 18 @ 8pm

Saturday, June 24 @ 8pm

Saturday, September 16 @ 8pm

Saturday, December 2 @ 8pm* “The Best of Show”

Send completed paperwork and work sample to

artSLAM-Artist Submission Form_call-for-artists – PDF DOWNLOAD

artSLAM Vendor Application – PDF DOWNLOAD