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SHFT: AZ Arts When You Want It

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INTRODUCING SHFT: AZ art when you want it  every Thursday live and online 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

TCA is excited to announce SHFT: AZ art when you want it, a new summer series of free online performances and interactive programming starting July 2nd. 

During this time of social distancing, we are "shifting" in-person experiences so they may be enjoyed online. Our weekly, Thursday evening series will showcase Tempe and Arizona artists and range in genre from jazz to funk, and dance to acoustic performances. Series artists will reflect the diversity of our community including black, indigenous, and other artists of color and culture. Discover and connect with local Arizona musicians, artists, and poets as they perform live and online. 

Join us Thursday evenings from 6:00—7:00 pm through Tempe Center for the Arts’ Facebook page for a host of incredible and varied cultural and music experiences.  

Check back often for updates to the schedule.

Don’t miss these upcoming great performances:

Ben_Cortez_1080x1080BBenjamin Cortez
July 16 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | TCA Facebook Page
Be delighted by this talented jazz musician whose soulful and high-energy performances will keep you captivated. Catch his eclectic and mesmerizing skills on vocals, keyboards, drum, guitar, and bass guitar!

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SHFT_Richie_1080x1080BDJ Richie
July 23 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | TCA Facebook Page
Get introverted with Richie for an hour of jazz to guide you through the depths within!

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Brian_Chartrand_1080x1080BBrian Chartrand
July 30 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | TCA Facebook Page
In the mood for something soulful, and uplifting? Chartrand weaves folk, rock, country, and Americana into his music. With over 11 albums released, this fabulous local musician will keep us on our toes with his selection. 

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DJ-Mellow-B-1080x1080BDJ Mellow B
August 6 | 6:00 - 7:00 pm | TCA Facebook Page
"Mellow out" to a mix of R&B, soul, hip-hop, and old school tunes from a local DJ favorite, Mellow B! 

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Walt_SHFT_1080x1080BWalt Richardson
July 2 

Influenced by the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Cat Stevens, and Bob Dylan, Walt is a local singer songwriter, Tempe Legend and AZ Music Hall of Fame inductee! If you haven’t seen him perform, now is the time.

CLICK HERE to view the Facebook performance




DJ-Famicom-1080x1080BDJ Schux Famicom
July 9 
Tune into the underground indie sounds of Detroit-native DJ Schux Famicom, a now-local Tempe DJ whose eclectic taste in music and deep knowledge of many different genres inspires his mix to be whatever keeps the crowd moving.

Check back soon for video of this performance.