• 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**
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 Dani Fanning smiles while holding guitar with saguaro and desert behind her

Dani Fanning
INDIE FOLK, EXPERIMENTAL
Beams: a live online music series
Thursday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m.

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AJJ's Seam Bonnette plays guitar on a porch

AJJ - Sean Bonnette solo
FOLK-PUNK, INDIE FOLK
Beams: a live online music series
Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Arizona folk-punk favorite AJJ performs live! Sean Bonnette will beam in from his house to yours for a set of original tunes, including some from the latest AJJ release, January 2020's "Good Luck Everybody." Send in your positive thoughts and questions for Bonnette during the show!

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Gather logo with desert landscape

gather: a live online storytelling event
Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

Storytellers to be announced. The theme this month is "Go Back and Get It."

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Moabi sings

Moabi
AFRICAN, WORLD MUSIC, JAZZ
Beams: a live online music series
Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.

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Moabi Kotu is a dynamic recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Born in Mafikeng and raised in Soweto, South Africa his musical passion started from his home, listening to his father's jazz, gospel, R&B and African music records. The music of Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenya, Brenda Fassie, Bayete, Mbongeni Ngema, Sankomota, Stimela, Dr. Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Lucky Dube and Blondie Makhene, among other artists from South Africa, influenced him heavily; these were the artists on the radio at that time in South Africa.

 

He currently has three albums, a debut entitled "Emakhaya," which means "home." His second album, "B.O.A.T.S" (Based On African True Stories), was just completed. once it's possible, Kotu will tour major cities in the U.S. and do a homecoming tour in South Africa. During lockdown, he took the opportunity to collaborate with musicians from Congo, Nigeria, Swaziland and South Africa to complete "The Collaboration EP," available online.

Join us for all of Moabi's amazing sounds and hear how jazz, African music and more have influenced this wonderful performer! 

 

"As I travel the world, I want to inspire kids and everyone in the deep villages of Africa--every township--that their dreams are valid and they can be anything they want to be if they put their minds into it."
-Moabi 

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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.

GIVE NOW

 

Want to speak about a larger gift or include ASU Kerr in your estate planning? 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