Performing Arts Series presents Krakauer & Tagg’s Square Peg Throwdown

The Performing Arts Series presents Krakauer & Tagg’s Square Peg Throwdown — a good vibes explosion that is everything we need today. Spearheaded by David Krakauer and producer Kathleen Tagg, Square Peg Throwdown showcases an international crew of high octane musicians. Square Peg Throwdown’s influences are global, but the sound they create collectively has produced something uniquely their own. Familiar dance forms such as Polka or Square Dance never sounded this way before, with hand drumming, propulsive electronic beats, lyrics calling for catharsis and positivity, deep grooves and Krakauer’s wailing clarinet crying out for us to join together, celebrate and feel the power in our aliveness. “Ebullient clarinet wizard” (Time Out NY) Krakauer is the Godfather to Tagg’s quirky keys & production, Iranian dynamo Martin Shamoonpour’s hand drumming, jazz guru Jerome Harris’ driving bass, rapper Sarah MK’s trenchant rhymes & oud- and guitar-meister Yoshie Fruchter’s sinuous lines. In addition, Jeremy Flower and Selwa Abd (aka Bergsonist) produced beats to round out the sound for layering with the live performance.

  • Complimentary general parking is provided on Level 4 of the Brian J. Whalen Complex, 30 minutes prior to showtime, or after 7:00pm
  • ADA parking is available on all floors. 
  • In the event that there is an Athletic event on the same day and time, the second floor of Brian J. Whalen will be designated for School of the Arts parking.  Signage will be placed at the Virginia Street entrance to Brian J. Whalen directing guests down to the second floor.

Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Church Fine Arts, Nightingale Concert Hall
39.5412425545764, -119.8168797791

Event Type

Arts, Music


College of Liberal Arts, School of the Arts



GA $40; Senior/Faculty/Staff $38; Youth (3-17) $16; UNR student $5

Performing Art Series


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