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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.”

     ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2016 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 11, 2016 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 transporting their audience to a festive and joyful experience in the tropics.

September 8, 2016 Bouncing Czechs - German Octoberfest 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.

October 13, 2016  Good Question - Oldies/Classic Rock This classic rock, rhythm & blues, and country music cover band has a HOT beat!  Dance "All Night Long" with one of the hottest bands playing the Tucson live music scene.  No matter what the venue, the crowd always has FUN!  You’ll hear your favorites--whether it’s George Strait, the Rascals, Jimmy Buffet, the Allman Brothers, Robert Palmer, Tom Petty, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sam & Dave or others.

November 10, 2016  Rillito River Band - Oldies/Classic Rock The Rillito River Band is a band of musicians who originally met and formed in a building on the banks of the Rillito River in Tucson, Arizona . . . from whence floweth their name. The band mates are all long time Tucsonans whose musical roots are steeped in the heritage of  The Old Pueblo, in folk music, folk rock and rock n’ roll. Influences range from mariachi music to Cream, from James Taylor to The Cure, from The Beatles to Kris Kristofferson, from Van Morrison to The Eagles, all of whose songs you hear at their performances along with a smattering of originals.

December 8, 2016 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!  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 12, 2017 The Turnouts - Rock/Country The Turnouts are a Tucson based Rock and Roll and Country cover band. All members of The Turnouts are current or retired members of the Tucson Fire Department. They started playing together in the apparatus bay at Tucson Fire Station 21 to enjoy the camaraderie and pass the time in the evenings during their 24 hour shifts.  The Turnouts feature Firefighter Frankie Granados on guitar and lead vocals, Captain Geoff West on bass guitar and vocals, retired Captain Frank Granados on drums, and retired Captain Mark Wilsey on lead guitar and vocals.

February 9, 2017  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 9, 2017  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.

April 13, 2017 River Road Ramblers - Dixieland Jazz The River Road Ramblers were created to provide a Dixieland Band alternative for the Tucson Area. Made up of eight experienced musicians on trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Performances are a mix of roaring ‘20s through ‘40s, and‘50s Dixieland Jazz performed in true New Orleans style.

May 11, 2017 Dirty Dice - Rockabilly  High Energy, Toe Tapping music formulated from the Southwest. Sparked with Modern and Traditional influences of Rockabilly Music, Dirty Dice song topics cover everything from Cruising with your girl on a Saturday night to Sex Drugs & Rock-n-Roll.   Our sound is still developing just as the world we live in. We would like to invite all of you to support and grow with us.

 
 
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