The Barn Series

Help us kick off the Spring 2014 UCR Barn Concert Series! This premiere event features an exciting lineup showcasing THE newest talent!



  • Quinta Penas

    Quita Penas

  • Gypsies & Judges

    Gypsies & Judges

  • Seaside Audio

    Seaside Audio

Experience a taste of the Inland Empire’s tropical Afro-Latin dance band Quita Penas. Experimenting with the roots of music from around the world, the band blends West African rhythms, Columbian-based Cumbia, and adds a SoCal twist. Just like the Tequila that inspired their name, Quita Penas creates an atmosphere perfect for dancing, laughing, and having a great time! ¡Salud!

Check out the Riverside-based, smoky swing band Gypsies and Judges. Combining a variety of musical talents, Gypsies and Judges plays groovy New Orleans-inspired sojourner swing with a modern curve. Hear their unique sound as they bring traditional jazz into a modern context.


Led by the harmonies of vocalists and brothers J.R. and Roland Garcia, San Bernardino’s Seaside Audio is like a tree riven by lightning. Backed by David Ajoku’s riding synth licks and Luke Johnson’s raw beats, Seaside Audio has taken their DIY approach to stages across Southern California. Give them a warm welcome as they make their UCR Barn debut!




4/30: Casey Crescenzo & Naive Thieves

  • Casey Crescenzo

    Casey Crescenzo

  • Naive Thieves

    Naive Thieves

The intimate setting of The Barn is the perfect venue for singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Casey Crescenzo, most notable as the vocalist for The Dear Hunter and his work with The Receiving End of Sirens. With a strong acoustic sound, this soon to be symphonist is bringing the entire color spectrum with him to UCR.

Check out the honest indie island music of the Naive Thieves. This Riverside band’s delicate swagger, yellowish tones, and swanky riffs are as well groomed as the band itself. With nods to low fidelity surf rock and rockabilly, Naive Thieves’ authentic retro sound is as genuine as their style. Get your tickets and experience the dance-worthy set they’re sure to deliver.



5/7: Step Brothers, feat. Evidence & Alchemist

  • Step Brothers, feat. Evidence & Alchemist
Experience a night of solid beats, hard rhymes, and free-flowing old school hooks with hip-hop super duo, Step Brothers. Featuring longtime friends Evidence and the Alchemist, Step Brothers delivers lyric-driven, punch line-heavy verses. They released their official debut album, Lord Steppington in early 2014, and you can hear the tunes live at The Barn. With special guest Bambu!.

Stepbrothers on



5/14: White Arrows & Say Say

  • White Arrows

    The White Arrows

  • Say Say

    Say Say

Take a psychedelic, electronically charged step into the strange with White Arrows. Experience this collision of ritualistic rhythms and synth sequences that burst into fluidity in the capable hands of the five musicians that form this eclectic group. The tunes are imaginative yet not unfamiliar, so take two listens and invite these garage guitars and airy atmospheric vocals into your comfort zone.

Mixing modern melodies and a pop sensibility, indie group Say Say is ready to release an ocean of analog synth and classic tones on The Barn. Join vocalist Adam Reiter and keyboardist Jesse Gurtis in the fun and take a dip into this digital sea of sound. Come on in; the water’s just right!



5/21: KUCR's Comedy Apocalypse XI

  • KUCR's Comedy Apocalypse XI

The longest running comedy series in UCR history continues on Wednesday, May 21 at The Barn when comedic performers step into the spotlight at the eleventh edition of the Comedy Apocalypse. Conceived several years ago at KUCR as a break for students from the pressures of the end of the academic quarter, Comedy Apocalypse has since become a quarterly staple. Forget your books, papers, and finals, and spend a night laughing at jokes from great comics.




Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Toll Free Box Office Number: (951) 827-4331

General tickets for non-UCR students/staff/faculty can be purchased at both Ticketmaster and the UCR Fine Arts Theater box office. Students/staff/faculty discounted presale tickets can ONLY be purchased through the UCR Theater Fine Arts Ticket Office. Student discounted tickets will not be available at the door the evening of the event. Backpacks are also not allowed during the event.

Call the UCR Fine Arts Ticket Office at (951) 827-4331 for additional event and ticket information.


Exit 60/215 at Martin Luther King Blvd. Take the Yield to the Right. Turn Right at Canyon Crest Dr. Take First Right onto Campus Dr. Park in Lot 6 on your left side.

Parking is available for The Barn in Lot 6. Parking cost is $5 - payable in cash to the lot attendant on site.

The Barn Series is brought to you by:

The Barn UCR Housing, Dining & Residential Services Clients Ticketmaster

You can puchase tickets through Ticketmaster, UCR Fine Arts Ticket Office, or call 951.827.4403. Please note that when purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster that additional charges may apply.

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