Front and Center
Utilizing state-of-the-art production techniques, this concert series caters to the live music fan, with each episode delivering powerful performances from some of the top names in music.
Front and Center Previous Broadcasts
Shawn Mendes (Episode #702H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
Singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes treats fans to a performance at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Mendes first came into the public eye as a popular user of the social media platform Vine and at only 18 years old, he is one of only six artists to have two No. 1 albums on the Billboard Top 200 all genre chart at such a young age. He was included in Time's "The 25 Most Influential Teens" in 2014 and 2015 and was included in Forbes' "30 Under 30" for 2016. In this episode, Mendes performs some of his biggest his including "Treat You Better," "Stitches," and "Mercy."
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 15, 2017 -- 4:00 AM
Rob Thomas (Episode #701H)
KQED Life: Sat, Jan 7, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
Rob Thomas burst onto the scene in 1996 as the creative force and lead singer of Matchbox Twenty. In 2005 he branched out and has since become a three-time Grammy Award winner whose songs have consistently topped the charts. Thomas, as part of an acoustic trio, takes the stage at the Iridium in New York City to treat fans to performance of some of his biggest hits including #1s "Lonely No More," "3 AM," and "Smooth." Thomas also performs "We Are One" for the first time.
- KQED Life: Sun, Jan 8, 2017 -- 4:00 AM