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Oro Valley Concert Series


Second Thursday of Each Month
Oro Valley Marketplace - Century Theatres Courtyard (outdoor courtyard between Harvest Moon & San Carlos Grill)
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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June 12, 2014
Tucson Bandstand
Jukebox Favorites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s

Tucson Bandstand is a cover band featuring jukebox favorites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  Their extensive repertoire appeals to a wide demographic.  Their set list will certainly conjure up great memories from your past. The band combines three-part harmony among the three vocalists along with vibrant piano, solid bass and steady drums. 

July 10, 2014
Annon & The Late Show  
Jazz / R&B / Latin

Annon & The Late Show is the creation of Roderick Annon. Based out of Tucson, the band plays smooth, Latin-style R&B, such as Carlos Santana, as well as blues and classic music, played in a soulful rhythmic style. They also play their own original music, written by Annon. The band is made up of four members with part-time members added as needed.

August 14, 2014
Dr. Mojo & The Zydeco

Dr. Mojo and the Zydeco Cannibals are a unique group of musicians performing Louisiana bayou dance and party music. Zydeco is a mix of different types of rhythms and sounds, in New Orleans you would call it more of a Creole mix. Creole is a touch of French, African, Caribbean and Cajun. Zydeco masters such as Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rockin Dopsie can be heard from the set list of Dr. Mojo and the Zydeco Cannibals. When the accordion and the band get going we guarantee you won't be able to sit still. From Louisiana bayou dance and party music to Tex-Mex and even some blues, you are guaranteed to have a good time with one of Tucson's premier Zydeco bands.

September 11, 2014
Gabriel Ayala
Latin / Classical / Jazz Guitar

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music.  He earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator.

October 9, 2014
Bouncing Czechs
German / Polish Oktoberfest

The Bouncing Czechs Band was formed 14 years ago by members of the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club.  The initial members were George Masa, Frank Prokop, John Prokop, Bill Kohut and Joe Malik.  The band initially played for club functions, but as they became more popular, played for other events in the city of Tucson.  The Bouncing Czechs have been popular for dancing and have played at mobile home parks, Senior communities, Ethnic Clubs in Tucson, Fraternal organizations, Tucson and Phoenix Area Arts Festivals, Arizona Casinos, numerous private parties, and Tucson ethnic clubs. 

November 13, 2014
Trade Secrets
Oldies / Classic Rock

Trade Secrets "Quite a Versatile Band" is available for all occasions playing hits from oldies of the 50's and 60's to classic rock, country and funk. 

December 11, 2014
Desert Melodies
Holiday Vocals

Desert Melodies is Tucson’s most eclectic vocal cover group, performing your favorite pop, jazz and easy listening standards from the 20’s thru today. Live piano accompaniment and the fabulous vocal talents of Amber Lee, Beth & Chris make these performances memorable and thoroughly enjoyable!  They have the ability to tailor the show to meet the audience’s specific needs…they have a very large repertoire of music and the singers are very versatile. 

January 8, 2015
Ronstadt Generations
Folk

Ronstadt generations represents the multi-cultural roots America was founded upon.  Dating back five generations in North America, Michael Ronstadt, younger brother of Linda Ronstadt, continues the family tradition with his two sons, Michael G. and Petie.  These three voices, all multi-instrumentalists and solo artist in their own right, bring to life a repertoire that reaches back to the end of the 19th century while continually looking ahead to the 21st, with a rich innovation of original material alongside traditional Mexican and Southwestern songs.

February 12, 2015
Little House of Funk
R & B / Jazz / Soul

Little House of Funk is ready to delight Arizona audiences with their unique, high-spirited blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul. Comprised of musicians from all over the country, LHOF open up the door to their eclectic, yet comfortable musical house and welcome you in for a little “WD-40 for the hips.”  Most members perform under a different band name, “Skaky Bones.”

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
Cross Cut Saw
Blues

Crosscut Saw is a dynamic blues and rock band with original music, unique interpretations of blues and rock classics with some of the best musicianship anywhere. Ray Buckwich - Lead Vocals, Jeff Engelbert- Guitars and Vocals, Rick Canchola-Bass, Tony Murray-Drums,Vocals

 
 
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