• Welcome to ASU Kerr

    Welcome to ASU Kerr

  • Welcome to ASU Kerr

    Welcome to ASU Kerr

  • Las Cafeteras performing

    Welcome to ASU Kerr

UPCOMING ONLINE PROGRAMS

See all of ASU Cultural Affairs' digital programs at asugammage.com/digitalconnections

 **THESE EVENTS ARE ONLINE-ONLY**
Tune in live via ASU Kerr's YouTube or FB Live.
https://tinyurl.com/asukerryoutube 
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Sydney Sprague plays guitar onstage under lights

Beams: a live online music series
Sydney Sprague
Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m.
co-presented with 80/20 Records

Tune in live via ASU Kerr's YouTube or FB Live.
https://tinyurl.com/asukerryoutube (best quality)
https://facebook.com/asukerr/live

Originally hailing from Austin, 20-something Sydney Sprague, now a Phoenix transplant, has been performing across the Southwest for over nine years. Her songwriting is perceptive, alarmingly vulnerable and mature beyond her years. Phoenix New Times complimented her voice, stating it was “...quite close to Stevie Nicks [in] her prime.”

Sprague blends acoustic guitar with thoughtful, catchy hooks in her original works, and twists cover songs to fit her unique pop/Americana style.

Her latest release, 2019's "Bad Patchwork”, was released on 80/20 Records. It’s a marvelous mixed bag of recordings she made in 2018, and was inspired by massive amounts of uncertainty, awkward relationships, wasted time and the fear of missing out. Her songs are refreshingly relatable and full of angst in the best possible way.
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 Ken Koshio stands with sticks in the air, beating large taiko drum on stage

 
Beams: a live online music series
Ken Koshio
Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

Tune in live via ASU Kerr's YouTube or FB Live.
https://tinyurl.com/asukerryoutube (best quality)
https://facebook.com/asukerr/live

Folk artist Ken Koshio specializes in Taiko, the ancient Japanese drumming art form. His mission is to resonate with all individuals and all things in the universe, using the rhythm of Taiko to teach co-existence through synergizing our human heartbeats. He pursues a peaceful world while transcending borders through his own special earth-groove music, in synchrony with nature and the universe.
 
Koshio obtained a certified teaching license of Hiroshima Jidaiko--indigenous Taiko drum--from the Hiroshima Preservation Society. He is the first person outside of Japan to earn this license and was trained by his master, Sensei Munakata, who is a survivor of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing. Koshio's mission is to pass on Munakata’s knowledge and experiences about Hiroshima by preserving their ancient Taiko rhythms. With each drum beat, Taiko creates connections between us all!
 
This will be a very special show, tune in and experience drums, flute, songs and the many talents of Ken Koshio!
 
"Our mission is to make the Earth a better place by bringing peace into the community and by creating a healthy environment for people to live in through the healing power of ancient sounds and music.​" --Ken Koshio

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Gabe Kubanda plays guitar and sings on stage

Gabe Kubanda is an alt-pop solo artist and co-creator of the Epic Proportions Tour, a worldwide concert tour that builds organic recognition and fanbases for up-and-coming bands and artists by bringing them out on the road with him for a concert experience they'll never forget! Starting in 2011, EPIC hit the road with an old school bus powered by vegetable oil. Kubanda has since then performed more than 700 concerts on 23 jaunts in the U.S., Australia and Europe.

He has made many high-profile appearances, cementing his distinction in the music industry. He performed on the Vans Warped Tour, Summerfest, Hot Topic tour, has been a guest artist on morning television and his music videos have been featured in thousands of retail outlets like Journeys nationwide. He regularly speaks, mentors and showcases at music conferences (NAMM, SXSW, CMJ, MIDEM).

Kubanda still finds the time to release bouncy, hook-laden indie gems. His latest, “Let’s Ride,” was just released in March 20, 2020

Tune in and support another wonderful AZ talent as part of ASU Kerr's Beams series!

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ASU Kerr venue interior from behind a drum kit in the stage area, showing empty seats

ASU Kerr is a historic Valley venue that is part of ASU Cultural Affairs. Our small staff and facility strive to present a diverse mix of live music, storytelling and theater in order share the unique perspectives of local, national and international artists. World music, indie folk, jazz, soul, baroque pop and more grace our stage each season. We currently produce free live streamed events to give greater access to music and storytelling programs, providing performance opportunities for artists and maintaining the connection between ASU Kerr, audiences, the arts and one another.

We are shouldering unprecedented costs in creating paid performance opportunities for artists that are free to the public during the venue's temporary hiatus. As a self-sustaining venue, our only income streams are ticket sales, rental bookings, concessions and the contributions of donors.

Consider helping sustain ASU Kerr with a donation to the venue. We are doing our best to bring the joy of music and the arts to you in new ways, and hope those able to financially support the venue's mission of Connecting Communities™ will do so. Your help is vital in ensuring that the shows will go on--online for now--and in person once it is safe for us to gather again. Contact Tim Walling at tim.walling@asu.edu or 480-965-9915 to learn more about how you can assist ASU Kerr at this important time!

 

ASU Kerr is a historic performing arts venue just minutes north of Old Town Scottsdale. We present a thoughtful and eclectic blend of music, storytelling and theatre, and you'll find everything from jazz, Latin and world music to folk, classical and soul sounds here each season. We're so glad you've found us and hope you explore our site and social media.

Desktop users: hover over the "Shows" tab to see the drop-down menu, you'll find information for all of our Featured Artists shows, free daytime programs with ASU School of Music or Arizona Opera and ASU Kerr Welcomes performances in those subsections. The button below will take you directly to our Featured Artists events. We hope to see you at ASU Kerr soon!


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ASU Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-596-2660