The Arts Center is named in honor of Dr. Leo F. Redfern, Keene State College President from 1969 to 1979 for his vision, commitment, and eloquence on behalf of the arts that made funding and construction of the facility a reality. In 1981, KSC inaugurated this new performing arts center, with the goal of providing unforgettable artistic encounters for the campus and community. Since then, the Redfern stage has hosted hundreds of amazing shows, from internationally renowned artists to emerging young talents to KSC's own student performers. Over the years, the Redfern has expanded its outreach programs and community partnerships, becoming an indispensible resource for the Keene community and beyond
The Redfern Arts Center's 2012-13 season has a diverse roster of performing artists who will bring spectacular music, theater and dance events to the greater Keene community. To see who will perform on the Redfern stage click on the above photo of rocker Todd Rundgren and ETHEL, who will rock the stage on October 23 with music from the 1970s.