2015 Summer Concert SERIEs
Spend your summer evenings enjoying live world-music and a cool drink in a beautiful natural setting.
In collaboration with Flagstaff Arts Council, The Arboretum at Flagstaff presents the 2015 Summer Concert Series, featuring performers with folk and world music influences.
Concerts are held on Saturday and Sunday evenings in May, June, July, August, and September, at 5:30pm on the outdoor stage at The Arboretum at Flagstaff. Musical performances take place under the shade of the cool pines with a view of the San Francisco Peaks, rain or shine.
Concertgoers may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages for a picnic setting. Picnic blankets or concert chairs are encouraged. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the venue. The concert series is perfect for those beautiful Flagstaff Summer evenings!
Tickets for all shows are $14 for members of The Arboretum and Flagstaff Arts Council; $18 for non-members; and $9 for kids 6-16, children under 6 are free.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thearb.org, by calling (928) 774-1442, or by visiting the Coconino Center for the Arts or The Arboretum’s Visitor Center. (Purchases of tickets at member price are subject to verification of membership.)
The 2015 Summer Concert Series schedule is as follows:
Saturday, May 23 –Tow’rs
Tow’rs is a band born out of Flagstaff, Arizona. They gather influences from a wide range of spectrum’s, the most influential being folk music and post rock. The music they create constructs a story of the love, pain, and grace. They sing about the human narrative, the voices that have shaped them and the yearning to be a part of something bigger than themselves.
Tow’rs on the web: http://www.towrsmusic.com/
SATURDAY, June 6––FLOR DE BEE
Flor de Bee - a spicy, whimsical duo of international proportions. Acoustic guitar, sassy vocals, gliding harmonies and percussion deliver jazz, latin and french classics with a tantalizing twist. The band swings with jazz and blues while spicing it up –sometimes hot, sometimes breezy- with rhythmic latin and world music music in up to six different languages. Featuring a classic repertoire of international favorites, from “La Vie en Rose’ and ‘Volare’ to ‘Stray Cat Strut’. Susannah and Vincent top their performance off with smooth and surprising harmonies, including dual scat-singing (vocal improvisation) of multi-dimensions.
Flor De Bee on the web: http://www.reverbnation.com/flordebee
sunday, July 5––banditos
Originally from Birmingham, AL, Banditos is a group of six operating out of Nashville. The Banditos’s self-titled debut album appropriates elements of '60s blues-fused acid rock, jangly boogie, garage punk. From backwoods bluegrass, to slinky nods to Muscle Shoals soul and unexpected bits of doo-wop sweetness, the Banditos recall many, but sound like no one but themselves.
Banditos on the web: www.banditosband.com
saturday, august 1––julia chacon inspiracion flamenca
Inspiración Flamenca uses dynamic, internationally-trained, professional flamenco dancers and musicians. Beautiful costumes, undulating arms, fiery footwork, intricate guitar, and soul-stirring vocals come together to deliver an unforgettable show. Director/Founder, Julia Chacon has over 15 years of international performing and production experience. She founded Inspiración Flamenca in 2008 and provides an authentic, powerful flamenco performance.
Julia Chacon Inspiracion Flamenca on the web: http://www.juliachacon.com
saturday, september 5––ritmo latino band
Led by singer Andres Martinez, Ritmo Latino masterfully mixes up a Salsa, Cumbia, Cha Cha Cha, and Latin Jazz musical blend. Formed in the fall of 2008 Ritmo Latino is based in Phoenix, Arizona and is comprised of some of the top Latin jazz players in the Southwest region from different backgrounds and nationalities. From their festive up-beat Afro-Caribbean rhythms to their relaxing, soothing Flamenco and Samba sounds, Ritmo Latino is an outstanding band that guarantees you an excellent performance every time!
Ritmo Latino Band on the web: www.ritmolatinoband.com
For more info, call (928) 774-1442, ext. 124, or e-mail us.
Support for the Concert Series has been provided by the following businesses: