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Joe Kye Concert

Event Details

Sat, April 13, 2019
06:00PM - 09:00PM
The Sofia
2700 Capitol Ave., Sacramento CA 95816
Map address
Registration Period:
Buy your ticket ($30) directly from The Sofia ( and also register here on Stanford alumni website
Nancy Ciraulo, MA '01

Stanford alumni and friends are encouraged to join us for this all-ages show!

6:00  Gather for no-host refreshments in The Sofia lobby
6:30  Doors open; general seating (we'll try to sit together)
7:00  Concert begins

Violinist-looper and vocalist Joe Kye was born in Korea but called Sacramento home when he won the 2015 SAMMIE awards for Artist of the Year and Outstanding New Artist. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Kye continues to blend indie-rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create an eclectic sound with lush string loops and innovative digital effects. Weaving together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals, he creates songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. 

After studying music and culture at Yale University, Kye left a career as a high school teacher to pursue music full-time. He has opened for world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, comedian Hari Kondabolu, rapper Warren G, and Senator Bernie Sanders, with performances nationally broadcast on NPR and BBC. A powerful storyteller with an inclusive sense of humor, Kye weaves his immigrant narrative throughout his show, inspiring listeners to feel compassion and empathy for one another.

Please purchase your ticket directly from The Sofia, AND register here on the SSA website so that we know you are coming (and so we can print you a nametag). 

*** Consider taking advantage of The Sofia Package in order to save 20% on tickets. ***

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