ASU Kerr Cultural Center is a one-of-a kind historic adobe performing arts venue like no other in the Valley. Each season, Kerr welcomes a carefully curated selection of performances that represent the spirit and vision of its namesake Louise Lincoln Kerr. We strive to make every show an intimate experience that our patrons can only find here. Each season features amazing artists and showcases awe-inspiring talent across a diverse array of performing arts disciplines. Music, storytelling and theatre are showcased in the distinct, up-close-and-personal setting of the Kerr studio. Included in this display of world-renowned stars is a jazz lineup that is unrivaled in Arizona--ASU Kerr was voted "Best Place to Hear Live Jazz" by azcentral.com.
Originally the home and studio of composer and musician Louise Lincoln Kerr (daughter of John C. Lincoln), the structures were built in 1948 and 1959, respectively. Bequeathed to ASU upon her death in 1977, the property has become a cultural jewel and prominent Arizona landmark in Scottsdale; it was welcomed to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.
The facility is operated by a small and devoted staff that includes top-notch technical experts, stagehands and event planners. ASU Kerr is also a leading Arizona private event space, applying the same professional skill and attention to detail required for music and threatre performances to special gatherings such as weddings, conferences and corporate functions.