Free Sunday A’fair outdoor concerts begin in Scottsdale on Jan. 24
January 20, 2010
Sundays: noon – 4 p.m.; Jan. 24 through April 11, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
A longtime audience favorite, Sunday A’Fair is a free afternoon festival featuring performances by some of the Valley’s top entertainers, a diverse selection of arts and crafts available for sale, hands-on activities for children and families and docent-guided tours of the sculptures on the Scottsdale Civic Center. Seating is available on the lawn, and portable chairs and picnic baskets are welcome. Food and refreshments also are available for purchase from Arcadia Farms.
Additional information about Sunday A’Fair is available at www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org or from the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts box office at 480-994-ARTS (2787).
2010 Sunday A’fair Schedule (subject to change)
Jan. 24, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy: Resident disc jockey at the celebrated Bikini Lounge, award-winning DJ Shane Kennedy spins ‘vintage Americana,’ including classic R&B, country, girl groups and new indie roots.
1:30 – 4 p.m.: Mark Zubia and Los Guys: The veteran leader of the Pistoleros and Los Guys, Mark Zubia draws on a heady mix of roots, country and classic pop traditions but never forsakes his rough-hewn charm and rock-and-roll spirit.
Feb. 14, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Bad Cactus Brass Band: Phoenix's only New Orleans-style brass band plays a mix of funky dance tunes and street beats, traditional Dixieland, swing and pop.
Feb. 21, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 – 4 p.m. Khani Cole: Acclaimed vocalist and recording artist charms audiences with her soulful blend of pop and jazz.
Feb. 28, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 – 4 p.m. Cold Shott and The Hurricane Horns: Voted the Valley’s ‘Best Blues Band’ kicks off its 20th anniversary performing a mix of classic and contemporary R&B, soul, rock, blues, funk and jazz.
March 7, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 – 4 p.m. The DelRayz: Led by Sistah Blues’ veterans Rochelle Raya and Nancy Dalessandro, The DelRayz deliver classic blues and R&B covers and originals.
March 28, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 – 4 p.m. Big Nick and the Gila Monsters: Together since 1994, Big Nick & the Gila Monsters perform good-time, partying blues with style and a touch of attitude.
April 4, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 – 4 p.m. Alice Tatum: Known for her amazing versatility, Alice Tatum performs a repertoire of popular songs that includes rousing dance numbers, timeless standards and intimate ballads.
April 11, noon – 1:15 p.m. DJ Shane Kennedy
1:30 – 4 p.m. Powerdrive: A standout in the Valley’s Latin music scene, Powerdrive plays everything from red-hot salsa dance numbers to R&B, classic oldies and Tex-Mex.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.