June through September – First Saturday Evenings
Members $14 | General Public $18
ALL KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE!
No dogs allowed during special events.
Spend your summer evenings enjoying live music performed on the Arboretum stage under the cool pines and with the San Francisco Peaks as a stunning backdrop. The popular Summer Concert Series features a wide variety of world-music performances on warm summer Saturday evenings in Flagstaff and is enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.
2017 Summer Concert Series Line-Up
June 3rd, 2017
“Every story begins somewhere. Ours began in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona. We were originally a group of strangers who found each other through a deep love for music & story telling. Over the years we have become a family, writing not just our music together, but our lives. Our sights are set on being students of story with one another and loving people through our craft. Through our music, we explore the questions that haunt us, the pain that marks us, and the hope that redefines everything for us. We invite you into the conversation, build with us, find your place at the table.”
Find out more and listen on their website.
July 1st, 2017
Crying Uncle is a bluegrass band consisting of brothers Miles (age 13) and Teo Quale (age 10). Both are multi-instrumentalists who are state and national champions in fiddle and mandolin. They often invite other musicians to join them as guest band members.
Find out more and listen on their Facebook page.
The July 1st concert also offers the one and only evening to camp out at the Arboretum!
July 1st, 2017
FAMILY CAMP-OUT AFTER THE CONCERT
This is the one and only chance to camp out at the Arboretum with your family! We are offering a fun family night out package after the July 1st concert with Crying Uncle. We will have evening programming with camp fires, ‘smores and Lowell Observatory will bring their telescopes for summer star-gazing!
See the concert purchase page for package options..
August 5th, 2017
A native of Detroit, Michigan, J.White has become one of the biggest names in smooth jazz. As a young musician, J.White studied under the late Emil Acitelli, perfecting his musicianship throughout college and earning his Bachelors of Science in Music. “I want my music to have identity and purpose and be felt by people from all walks of life. The freedom and life I feel when I’m on stage or in a night club playing with my eyes closed, is the same feeling I want listeners to experience when they turn my records on.” – J-White
Find out more and listen on his website.
September 2nd, 2017
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. With tight harmonies and an musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation.
Find out more and listen at their website.
Tickets can be purchased in other ways:
Coconino Center for the Arts – 2300 N. Fort Valley Road
The Arboretum – 4001 S. Woody Mountain Road
Season tickets are available for $65 online or at the Arboretum