KC Turner Presents
"If you don't know the name KC Turner, you don't know the Bay Area music scene."
- John Craigie
"KC is a spark plug in the little acoustic singer songwriter scene."
- Joel Selvin
"KC Turner might be the next Bill Graham."
- Tom Freund
Residing in San Francisco, CA KC Turner keeps busy by heading "KC Turner Presents" which consists of presenting live music throughout the San Francisco Bay Area; billing shows at venues, producing his own house concert series, hosting an open mic at Red Devil Lounge, representing singer/songwriter Megan Slankard, booking a few small venues, helping connect people to new local talent and strumming his own songs from time to time.
Turner focuses on one simple goal when producing his events, showcasing great music. The idea is to establish the name/brand, "KC Turner Presents", so that live music fans know they can trust and expect high quality music well worth the ticket price. He produces concerts that consistently sell out respected San Francisco venues such as Cafe Du Nord, Swedish American Hall and Bottom Of The Hill.
He has partnered with San Francisco AAA radio station KFOG to put on a series of house concerts to help raise money for "Music in Schools Today", a local organization that focuses on funding music education in public schools.
The San Francisco Apple Store and KC Turner Presents have merged to produce a series of in store concerts featuring local bands. It is a great opportunity for the bands to attract new fans and get attention from iTunes. What was once a platform for only high profile bands, the San Francisco Apple Store is now open to local talent thanks to KC Turner.
Most folks associate KC Turner with his House Concert series, which has featured such artists as: Matt Nathanson, Bob Schneider, Ben Kweller, Steve Poltz, Griffin House, Sean Hayes, The Mother Hips, Peter Case, Hot Buttered Rum, John Vanderslice, Matt The Electrician, Glen Phillips, Jon Dee Graham, Chuck Prophet, Garrison Starr, Nicki Bluhm, Adam Levy, Tom Freund, David Berkeley, Vienna Teng, Alex Wong, Amber Rubarth, Billy Harvey, Danny Schmidt, Jerry Hannan, John Craigie, Megan Slankard, Heather Combs, Natalia Zukerman, Adrianne Gonzalez and many more.
KC spoke on a panel about house concerts at the 2012 SXSW Music Conference in Austin Texas and produced 2 showcases that featured over 40 artists. Turner travels to Austin every year during SXSW to meet other promoters and musicians from all over the country, keeping his ear to the ground to find new hot acts that may be touring to San Francisco.
Finally as mentioned above, KC Turner is also a singer/songwriter. You might find him performing from time to time at a bar, small cafe or street corner. For fun, he tours from San Francisco to Chicago every Winter.
If you love live music then don't miss the next KC Turner Presents production! Keep your eye on KC's calendar at http://kcturnerpresents.com/