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.
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.”
July 9 Old School House Band Oldies / Classic Rock
The Old School House Band features a roster of three experienced and talented musician/vocalists who have come together to create an energetic wall of sound. Their 3-part harmony combined with infectious grooves, move listeners to leave their seats to DANCE, and enjoy the band's variety of hit classics from legendary performers.
August 13 Tucson Bandstand Hits of the 60’s & 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.
September 10 Reno Del Mar Latin Acoustic Duo
Reno del Mar is a dynamic acoustic instrumental group that performs beautiful, original guitar and violin music in a wide range of styles that include latin jazz, Americana, western swing, tango, gypsy, flamenco fusion, bebop and blues. The trio is usually violin and two acoustic guitars.
October 8 Bouncing Czechs German Ocktoberfest
The Bouncing Czechs Band was formed 14 years ago by members of the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club. The Bouncing Czechs have been popular for dancing and have played at mobile home parks, Senior communities, Fraternal organizations, Tucson and Phoenix Area Arts Festivals, Arizona Casinos, numerous private parties, and Tucson ethnic clubs.
November 12 Saddlebrook Winds and Strings Classic Pops
Saddlebrook Winds and Strings was begun in the fall of 2013 by Jim Van Brocklin and Ed Sand. It was organized with the idea that an ensemble was necessary to provide an opportunity for former musicians to get back to playing their instruments. The group has grown to as many as thirty members, playing marches and music from Broadway, film and movies.
December 10 Desert Melodies Jazz Vocal Standards
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!
January 14 Ocotillo Rain & Thunder Bluegrass
Ocotillo Rain and Thunder Bluegrass Band presently plays Weekly on Thursdays at the Continental Ranch Farmers Market. Made up from 11 members of all walks of life; they all agreed on one thing when they formed this band, to give back to the community. Every month they choose a charity and all tips and wages go to that charity.
February 11 Rhythm Gang of Tucson Band Swing
The Rhythm Gang, a 40’s style swing band, is playing music for dancing and listening pleasure for all ages. They specialize in music from the great bands of the swing era such as Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Stan Kenton, Woody Herman and other memorable bands of the time.
March 10 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. Mr.Boogie Woogie (aka) Eric-Jan Overbeek was born on April 5, 1967 in Nieuw Vennep, the Netherlands. During his 30 year carreer he has opened the stage for international giants of blues.
April 14 Swingset R & B / Jazz / Soul
Swingset is an semi-acoustic jazz, blues and soul ensemble featuring Troy Martin-bass and vocals, Sandy Carter-acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, Matt Cuthbertson-acoustic guitar and harmonica, Connie Brannock-vocals, cajon and occasionally piano. Audience participation is encouraged and there's always a bucket of percussion instruments for the kids.
May 12 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 voices, bring to life a repertoire that reaches back to the 19th century while looking ahead to the 21st.
June 9 Sticks & Fingers Afro-Caribbean World Fusion
Sticks and Fingers is a dynamic percussion group that produces a Joyful Afro-Caribbean sound. Their range of music genre is vast from Calypso, soca and reggae an African beat to American standards. Artists integrate the Steel Drum and various percussion instruments into all these diverse compositions together with dance and vocals.
June 11, 2015
Blue Monsoon is a Country Rock band formed in Tucson, Arizona in 2013. The seasoned band members bring over 60 years of combined stage experience for an explosive performance that country and rock lovers of all ages can enjoy. The band performs the latest Country hits from artists like Miranda Lambert to Carrie Underwood and some classic rock hits from Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Although newly formed, Blue Monsoon has already opened for country music star Chris Cagle.