José González, Boyz II Men, and Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin Coming to Kauffman Center this Fall
José González, Boyz II Men, and Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin
coming to Kauffman Center this fall
José González will perform at the Kauffman Center on August 29 at 7 p.m. with special guest Bedouine, as part of the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series. González will perform an acoustic set of his indie-folk music in Helzberg Hall.
Throughout his career, the Swedish singer-songwriter has released three solo albums, all while touring the globe and performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, including television programs like Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. González’s music is inspired by 1970s Brazilian productions, American folk and West African desert blues.
“Sonically, I think it is the sound of softness and comfort that people mostly connect with my music. It happens quite often that people come up to me to tell me that they’ve used my music to calm their kids,” González said when asked what he thinks draws people to his music.
Azniv Korkejian was born in Aleppo, Syria and took on the name Bedouine as a representation of her nomadic life, which landed her in Los Angeles, California. Bedouine has a degree in sound design and works professionally in dialogue editing and music editing. The singer and guitarist’s unique sound is described as 1960s folk meets 1970s country funk. Her music represents minimalism motivated by travel and establishes a sustained and complete mood, reflecting on the unending reverberations of displacement. Bedouine’s new album Bird Songs of a Killjoy will be released June 21.
R&B trio, Boyz II Men, will be at the Kauffman Center on October 2 in Muriel Kauffman Theatre, as part of the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. and will feature their timeless hit songs from the past two decades.
Boyz II Men has solidified their spot as one of R&B’s most iconic groups. On their long list of achievements are four GRAMMY awards and nine American Music Awards. Throughout their 25-year career, they have earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time with 60 million albums sold.
Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin are bringing their vast catalog of songs to the Kauffman Center’s Helzberg Hall on October 10, as part of the 2019-2020 Kauffman Center Presents series. This acoustic performance will start at 7 p.m. and features the lifelong friends’ hit songs as well as some of their favorite stories.
Mary Chapin Carpenter has sold more than 14 million records and won five GRAMMY awards throughout her long career. Her songs speak to the most universal of life stories and have earned her a spot as one of the 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.
Shawn Colvin has been a constant of the contemporary folk music scene since her first GRAMMY award in 1989. In addition to her memoir, Diamond in the Rough, she has released 12 albums that inspire fans with her enduring talent. Coming in September, she will release a special all-acoustic version of her first GRAMMY-winning album, Steady On.
Tickets range from $39 to $89 plus fees. VIP tickets are available for $175, plus applicable fees, and include:
- One premium reserved ticket located in the first 10 rows
- Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin
- Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin journal notebook and pen
- Specially designed Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin tote bag
- Exclusive Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin bookmark
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Kauffman Center Box Office by calling (816) 994.7222 or by visiting www.kauffmancenter.org.