Stanford Live announces summer shows at Frost Amphitheater

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, courtesy William Mercer McLeod.

Stanford Live will kick off a six-week run of in-person performances at Frost Amphitheater on July 1. The majority of the performances will jazz and classical concerts, though  mariachi, Bollywood classics, family programming and comedy shows are included. The series will be presented in partnership with SFJAZZ and the San Francisco Symphony.

The first weekend includes a performance by saxophonist Joshua Redman and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, a live version of Comedy Central’s “The New Negroes” (created by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle), and Kronos Quartet, featuring Meklit and Bay Area spoken word artists.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have an outdoor venue like Frost that allows us to welcome audiences back as we cautiously emerge from the pandemic,” said Chris Lorway, Stanford Live’s Executive Director.

There will be a concert each Thursday, with a lineup that includes, Gregory Porter, Fantastic Negrito, Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers and more.

The SF Symphony will perform a residency at Frost as well, starting on July 10.

Tickets for all performances will be available through Stanford Live and sold in socially distanced pods of two, four and six seats. Tickets will be available online at until 30 minutes past showtime.

A presale for July concerts will be available to select Stanford Live members beginning June 7, followed by a public on-sale starting on June 11. August performances will go on sale in July. Tickets start at $25.

Read about the venue’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

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