DECEMBER 26, 2012
Free Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert series returns to Scottsdale on Jan. 13
SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open the 26th season of its free Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert series on Jan. 13 with performances by Marty & The Party Band and Tesoro from noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday A’Fair concerts take place on selected Sunday afternoons through the winter and spring in beautiful Scottsdale Civic Center Park. All are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment with friends and family.
Each Sunday A’Fair features two bands along with a fine arts and crafts market, fun activities for kids and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA).
Delicious foods from the grill, sweet-and-savory crepes from Nosh, and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. Free guided tours of the Museum are offered at 1:30 p.m. and of the sculptures in the park at 3 p.m.
Highlights of the 2013 Sunday A’Fair season include Peace and Community Day on Jan. 20 with the RastaFarmers and Jan Sandwich Band and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17 with the Bad Cactus Brass Band and Keltic Cowboys. A special community celebration, OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures takes place April 7 in conjunction with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery India Series.
The 2013 Sunday A’Fair concert schedule is available at www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).
Sunday A’Fair is made possible by presenting sponsors Scottsdale Insurance Company and Nationwide Foundation. Free admission to SMoCA is sponsored by Lewis and Roca LLP.
2013 SUNDAY A’FAIR CONCERT SCHEDULE
(Subject to change. Events may be canceled due to inclement weather.)
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Marty & The Party Band, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Music that makes you feel good – from oldies to country to Latin jazz.
Tesoro, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Flamenco fusion with rock, world and jazz influences.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 – Peace and Community Day
RastaFarmers, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
A unique mix of rock, low-rider oldies, dancehall, Soca, Afro-beat, Latin and roots.
Jan Sandwich Band, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Jazz standards from the great American Songbook.
Presented in conjunction with the Scottsdale Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration and Community Celebrating Diversity.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Silver Thread Trio, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tightly voiced harmonies and well-crafted arrangements ranging from gospel, old-time and Appalachian to alternative country.
The Big Fellahs, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Traditional Irish with heart and a twang.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Sugar Thieves, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Southern-style sultry blues roots with high-energy showmanship.
Bad News Blues Band, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Hardcore blues meets big-band swing.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Rooster Coupe Deville, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Crooning vocals, jumpin’ guitars, jive rhythms and wailing saxophones.
Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Classic and contemporary R&B, soul, rock, funk and jazz.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Photo Atlas, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Stinging post-punk powered by racing dance rhythms.
The Photo Atlas is presented, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Arizona Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Doctor Bones, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
A quirky, avant-pop mixture of new wave and punk, with an ear for dynamic tension, emotional swells and dance-inducing beats.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 – St. Patrick’s Day
Bad Cactus Brass Band, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
A young, energetic band with the spirit of New Orleans.
Keltic Cowboys, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Arizona’s premier Irish rock band, playing Highland pipes, banjo, mandolin and more.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Flamenco de Leon, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
A passionate blend of flamenco, vocals and percussion.
Jazz Con Alma, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
“Jazz with Soul” featuring the Latin-inspired piano rhythms of Beth Lederman.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Alice Tatum Quartet, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Popular songs, rousing dance numbers, timeless standards and intimate ballads.
Area 25, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Original compositions infused with Latin and Brazilian rhythms.
Sunday, April 7, 2013 – OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures
Noon – 4 p.m.
Presented in conjunction with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series, OrigiNation offers the opportunity to explore native cultures in Arizona and India through music, song, dance, storytelling and more.
The 2012–13 Discovery Series exploring the arts of India is made possible in part by a grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust.