Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam is the biggest slam poetry competition in the Midwest. It attracts 100 of the nation’s best spoken word artist competing for word dominance! This is a once in a lifetime event for the City of Rockford! These amazing poets will be pulling all the stops to show this town just how incredible spoken word can be. In return we want to show the rest of the Midwest Just how awesome Rockford can be. This is a 2 day event: June 19th and 20th. It will be held at several of Rockford’s best local businesses. This is a free event, but a suggested donation of $5.00 (to benefit “all-local” charities) is requested.