DECEMBER 31, 2013

Free Sunday A’fair concerts in the park begin Jan. 12

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Sunday A’Fair
January 12, 19 and 26
February 9 and 16
March 2, 9, 23 and 30
April 6
Noon – 4 p.m.
Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission

SCOTTSDALE – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open its free Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert series on Sunday, Jan. 12, with performances by Walt Richardson and Dry River Yacht Club from noon to 4 p.m. Ten concerts showcasing more than 20 musical acts are scheduled for selected Sunday afternoons through April 6.

The 2014 Sunday A’Fair concert schedule is available at or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Now in its 27th season, Sunday A’Fair is a free afternoon mini-festival that takes place on the beautiful grounds of Scottsdale Civic Center Park, adjacent to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. 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).

Guests are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to Sunday A’Fair and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment with friends and family. Exhibiting artists will display handmade jewelry, ceramics, paintings and more, and the Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will offer a variety of art-inspired merchandise, including fair-trade and upcycled/recycled items from around the world. Delicious foods from the grill, sweet-and-savory crepes from Nosh, and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks also will be available for purchase. Free guided tours of SMoCA will be offered at 1:30 p.m. and of the sculptures in the park at 3 p.m.

A number of bands will be returning to Sunday A’Fair by popular demand, including the Alice Tatum Quartet on Jan. 23, Mogollon on Feb. 16, Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns on March 9 and Big Nick and the Gila Monsters on March 23. Making their Sunday A’Fair debuts will be the Dry River Yacht Club on Jan. 12 and Teneia Sanders on Feb. 9.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

2014 Sunday A’Fair Concert Schedule

Subject to change. Events may be canceled due to inclement weather.

January 12
Walt Richardson, Noon – 1:30 p.m. A class act whose reggae music is infused with folk, blues and world rhythms

Dry River Yacht Club, 2–4 p.m. Acoustic symphony indie rock on a dancin’ pirate’s rusty yacht

January 19
Peace & Community Day A day of unity in conjunction with the Scottsdale Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, presented by Community Celebrating Diversity

Carmela y Mas, Noon – 1:30 p.m. A kaleidoscope of Latin musical flavor, from merengue and salsa to rumbas and Latin jazz

Sugahbeat, 2–4 p.m. A musical fusion that embraces cross-cultural rhythms, trimmed in smiles and sweat

January 26
The Cal Tjader Tribute Band, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Vibrant music of Cuba, the Caribbean and Latin America that became the lifelong passion of Cal Tjader

Alice Tatum Quartet, 2–4 p.m. A repertoire of timeless standards, rousing dance numbers and intimate ballads

February 9
Teneia Sanders, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Tasty pop hooks flavored with a Motown-era vintage vibe Pete Pancrazi Quartet, 2–4 p.m. Nimble guitar work, warm vocals and original jazz compositions

February 16
Fushicho Daiko, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Traditional and original Taiko songs, plus unique drums and movement

Mogollon, 2–4 p.m. A premier country-rock band, born and bred on Arizona’s Mogollon Rim

March 2
Sonoran Jazz, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Bold improvisational style, moving the American tradition forward while honoring its roots Delphine Cortez and Jazz Alive, 2–4 p.m. A cool mix of standards and pop songs with vocalist Delphine Cortez, pianist Joel Robin and friends

March 9
The Ramblers, Noon – 1:30 p.m. A unique blend of blues, rock, swing and cumbia with Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Mario Moreno

Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns, 2–4 p.m. Celebrating 22 years of performing classic and contemporary R&B, soul, rock, funk and jazz

March 23
Bad Luck Blue Eyes, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Acoustic-based folk-rock, roots and Americana

Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, 2–4 p.m. Good-time partying blues with style and a touch of attitude

March 30
Charles Lewis and Friends, Noon – 1:30 p.m. Piano legend Charles Lewis performs with his quintet and vocalist Shannon Wallace

Novo Mundo, 2–4 p.m. Traditional music from Brazil and Cuba, seasoned with a jazz flavor

April 6
Origination: A Festival of Native Cultures, Noon – 4 p.m. Explore native cultures of Arizona and Brazil through music, song, dance, storytelling and more; featuring performances by SambAZ Dancers, Capoeira Brasil Arizona and Grupo Liberdade, among others.

The Discovery Series is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.