Our Programs



Join us every Saturday at Prodigy Coffeehouse for an intentional writing and or performance workshop followed by a Prodigy Coffeehouse Open mic hosted by Minor Disturbance. We invite local based artists invested in community growth to lead each workshop, so no session is the same!


Every Saturday 1pm-3pm


Prodigy Coffeehouse

3801 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Second sunday slam

Come out to the Mercury Cafe every Second Sunday for our Youth Open Mic and Slam! Participants of the Slam must be between the ages of 13 and 19. Winners of the Youth Slam win $25 and qualify to slam in the Grand Slam for our competing team in April. All participants of the open mic and slam will earn participation points. We operate under a two round slam, so come with at least two pieces We do not censor our stage though your pieces must be all original work. Hate speech is not tolerated. 


Every Second Sunday

Jam Before the Slam- 7:00pm

Sign Up for Open Mic + Slam- 7:30pm

Open Mic- 8:00pm

Spotlight- 8:30pm



Mercury Cafe

2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205

Rock the mic cypher 

In honor of a community legend, Lenny Chernilla, Minor Disturbance hosts a cypher for all the smack talking, bone crushing, spit heavy, 16 bars on a napkin type of homies, every third Friday on the Youth on Record community stage. Come through with your freestyles, your stream of consciousness wonderings, and be ready to spit on beats procured by local DJ's. Those who participate in the Rock The Mic Cypher section qualify to compete in Denver Minor Disturbance's First Annual MC Olympics in April. 


Grand slam 

Poets who have qualified through winning a monthly slam, participating in slams or workshops, or volunteering in the community have the opportunity to slam for on of 6 spots on our competing team. We will compete in Brave New Voices in the Summer as well as other regional slams. 


mc olympics

MC Olympics is an olympic-style competition featuring the best young emcees in the Denver. Through a series of rounds, we get familiar with each MC’s skill level (on the mic, moving the crowd, free-styling and flow). This is our first year crowing a Queen City's best MC: are YOU the one? Come out and practice your flow with us every third Friday at Youth on Record for the Rock The Mic Cypher. 


Third Fridays (Starting February 2018)


Youth On Record

1301 W 10th Ave, Denver, CO 80204




First Week of April


To Be Determined