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Oro Valley Concert Series


Second Thursday of Each Month
Oro Valley Marketplace - Century Theatres Courtyard (outdoor courtyard next to WandaZ Kitchen)
All concerts begin at 6pm
FREE ADMISSION


With popularity growing each month, the Oro Valley Concert Series brings free live music to all ages. Performances support local musicians in steel drums, folk and classic guitar, Latin and classic jazz, boogie woogie piano, blues, country and more. Attendees to the Oro Valley Concert Series are encouraged to bring their own chairs and enjoy the outdoor shows.

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Oro Valley and Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have presented the town’s free music series for two years. Attendees to the Oro Valley Concert Series are encouraged to bring their own chairs to the shows.

“The concert series was such a hit this past spring; the crowds got bigger and bigger at each performance,” said Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath. “I’m pleased to see our unique partnership with SAACA will enable us to continue providing family-friendly entertainment in a community setting at no cost to our residents.”

Performances  support local musicians in steel drums, folk and classic guitar, Latin and classic jazz, boogie woogie piano, blues, country and more.

“SAACA and the Town of Oro Valley have been creating diverse ways to bring the arts to the community for over a decade,” said SAACA Executive Director Kate Marquez. “The increasing number of people attending the Oro Valley Concert Series each month has shown us that the public’s desire to engage in artistic events is continuing to grow.”

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March 12, 2015
Outlaw Rebels
Rockabilly

Tucson's favorite rockabilly band, The Outlaw Rebels, has created a sound that brings the music back to its roots. Their original compositions have thrilled audiences with an irresistible beat that fills the dance floor at such venues as The Hut, Old Tubac Inn, the Boondocks, and the Surly Wench, as well as opening for such legendary acts as Dick Dale, The Red Elvises, and Deadbolt. Collecting upon influences from the rockabilly musical world, the band includes lead vocalist Jim Wilson, lead guitarist Randy Bowler, Federico Pennacchini on slap bass, Marco Pennacchini on drums, and guitarist and vocalist Jim Becker. You'll love the original tunes of this unique Tucson rockabilly band.

April 9, 2015
Mr. Boogie Woogie
Boogie Woogie Piano

Hard drivin’, old school Rhythm & Blues, complemented by some killer Boogie Woogie, by the fastest, flashiest, piano-thumping boogie man from the Netherlands. Yes, that’s right. This Dutch based, drive by piano player hits hard and will take no prisoners! As soon as he starts pounding the ivories, you’ll be on your way to the Land of Good Times. Mr.Boogie Woogie (aka) Eric-Jan Overbeek was born on April 5, 1967 in Nieuw Vennep, the Netherlands. Mesmerized by that old piano in the living room, Eric-Jan began studying classical piano at the age of eight. During his 30 year carreer he has opened the stage for international giants of blues like Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Van Morrison, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and the Teardrops and even The Blues Brothers Band.

May 14, 2015
Black Cat Bones
Modern Blues

Formed in 2004, with core members Charles Pitts and Jeff Daniels. Set out to form a band that would stand the test of time and enable them to grow as songwriters and performers. Their first CD released in 2006 'Firecraker' is a blues/rock live recording of all Original material. The lineup of members has changed, and the Band has matured as evidenced by the new Release 'Too Far Gone' Which explores other elements like Jazz, and Soul and is a culmination of 6 years of preforming live and writing music along the way. Black Cat Bones is committed to bringing our fans Modern Blues that is on the cutting edge! Hope you enjoy!.

June 11, 2015
Greg Spivey Band
Country

Greg Spivey has been entertaining Southern Arizonans for years. His current four piece ensemble is one of the most sought after groups in Tucson, AZ and surrounding areas. Greg's sense of humor will keep you laughing while his music keeps you dancing. With a mix of current, and older Country, and some classic Rock & Roll thrown in, you are guaranteed to have a great time!

 
 
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