Summer Concert SERIEs
Enjoy live world-music and your picnic dinner in a beautiful natural setting.
In collaboration with the Flagstaff Cultural Partners, The Arboretum presents regional performers with diverse sounds.
Concerts are held outdoors under the shade of the cool pines with a view of the San Francisco Peaks. Rain or shine at 5:30PM.
Bring a picnic dinner and blanket or concert chairs. Beer, wine and water will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol please.
Tickets are available for purchase through Flagstaff Cultural Partners, at the Coconino Center for the Arts, or by calling The Arboretum's Visitor Center at 928-774-1442 ext. 101
2013 Summer Concert Series
June 1st: Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer
McGraw’s consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer’s soaring and subtly powerful vocal approach, likened to that of Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional and bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night.
July 6th: Montana Skies
Their name, Montana Skies, is a metaphor for musical freedom, and they continue to follow their creative instincts far beyond traditional boundaries. They create a unique style of music that garners instant recognition and praise. In concert, these award winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel.
August 3rd: The Honey Dewdrops
Virginia-based roots duet of Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish blend new Americana and traditional folk music in all original songs. Their music covers the ground between hand crafted folk songs, Appalachian ﬁddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals. In their own way, the duo ﬁlls up a room with sound and feeling that lingers long after the show is over.
September 7th: Julia Chacón Inspiratión Flamenca
Julia studied ballet extensively at the Phoenix School of Ballet, where she also studied Spanish dance under Lydia Torea. By age 16 Julia was performing with Torea’s troupe Artes Bellas. Later, Julia attended the University of New Mexico where she trained in flamenco with Eva Encinias- Sandoval and in modern dance with Bill Evans. Julia directs her own troupe, Inspiración Flamenca and was a featured presenter at the National Dance Education Organization annual conference in 2010. She was described as having "...in-your-face duende, deep backward torso spirals, and crisp footwork." by Dance Magazine.
For more info, call (928) 774-1442, ext. 124, or e-mail us.
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