Jackson Hole Music Experience hosts guitar workshops, after-school programs and rock camps for the under-21 music-loving set. This weekend the organization will host its first "Word to the Wise Rap Battle" emceed by Phonetic.
Lisel Spence, JHME’s marketing director, explains it as “a musical boxing match, where instead of throwing punches, the participants throw punchlines … It takes unbelievable wit, timing, knowledge of the language and rhythm, to be the best.”
The crowd votes for its favorite in each round and the winner gets $100. The event is open to all ages and encourages lyrical gangsters, younger and older, to come together in a place without a liquor license, cover charge or age requirement.
Spence anticipates an enthusiastic turnout and encourages registration.
Word to the Wise Rap Battle, 7:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28, at Teton County Fair Building. Free.