Calling all musicians, spoken word artists, emcees, storytellers, poets and singers in 85283 and 85284! We want to hear your voice. Submit your original work for a chance to be featured in Tempe’s first audio podcast, Tempe Playlist: Saturn Sessions.
Tempe Playlist: Saturn Sessions is a locally-inspired audio project that will capture and celebrate the talents of local creatives (musicians, poets, spoken word artists, emcees, singers and storytellers) who live, work and/or study within the 85283 and 85284 zip codes.
These recordings will be compiled into a digital playlist available online for free and visually marketed on the Orbit Saturn buses. Selected artists will also have the opportunity to be commissioned for the Saturn Sessions live performances at local destinations.
Tempe Playlist: Saturn Sessions is supported in part through the AZ Creative Communities Institute (AZ CCI), a program of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, and Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, with guidance from Southwest Folklife Alliance. AZ Creative Communities is funded in part by a grant from the Surdna Foundation, awarded to the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University as part of its Thriving Cultures grant program.
Orbit, Tempe’s free neighborhood circulator, connects residents to local destinations, including shopping, recreational facilities, schools and major bus routes. The six Orbit routes, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, operate daily, most with 15 minutes between pick-ups. Saturn, the newest addition to Orbit , started operating in October 2017. This route serves as a bridge between northern and southern Tempe, travelling from Southern Avenue to Elliot Road.