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SWISH Featuring Rhetoryk and Friends at Lugar Plaza

Presented by Arts Council of Indianapolis at Lugar Plaza, Indianapolis IN

Mar 20 2021
SWISH Featuring Rhetoryk and Friends at Lugar Plaza

Get ready to see Rhetoryk in his natural element, doing what he loves most; inspiring others through spoken word!

Rhetoryk, an aspiring hiphop artist/poet, will be rocking the stage, along with some of Indy’s finest musicians, including: Kristina Sharpe on keys, Joshua Powell on guitar, Jacob Powell on drums, Alex Thomas (from he band Alright, See Ya) on bass, and a special appearance from Jared Thompson (from the bands Premium Blend and Clint Breeze and The Groove) on saxophone! The passion behind his lyrics can truly be felt whenever he hits a stage.

Rhetoryk began writing poetry at age 11, and began

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This show will be held at an outside venue, and is therefore a free event. People are encouraged to stop by for a listen as they walk through the downtown area. Enjoy at your leisure.


  • "The Breeze" was written and recorded by Rhetoryk. The song is written from the perspective of his father, who was on drugs and in and out of jail during much of his childhood. During the song, Rhetoryk interprets his fathers struggle, with descriptive lyrics describing specific instances. The video was also directed by Rhetoryk, and shot and edited by Archive Collective. Shout out to the actors: Joshua Short, Patty Blanchfield, Anthony Paniagua, and Sean Gilliland.


Lugar Plaza

200 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204


    • Low Vision
    • Wheelchair Access

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

Curators have asked that anyone in attendance wear a mask at all times (excluding performers while performing).

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