Sunday A’Fair Free Concerts in the Park

Most Sundays Starting in January

Noon – 4:00 pm

FREE Admission

Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2016
Feb 14, 21 & 28, 2016

Mar 6 & 20, 2016
Apr 3, 2016

View schedule of performers below.


About This Event

Celebrating its 29th season, Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley’s top musicians, including blues, country, jazz, R&B, rock, soul and more. Along with musical entertainment, each Sunday A’Fair includes an arts-and-crafts market showcasing jewelry, ceramics and textiles, and fun activities for children and families. Docents from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) offer free guided tours of the sculptures in the park at 3 p.m. Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to Sunday A’Fair and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment with friends and family. Delicious foods from the grill, snacks and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks are also available for purchase.

2016 SUNDAY A’FAIR SCHEDULE

JANUARY 10
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Nancy McCallion & The Scarlett Lettermen
Rockabilly, Texas swing and American roots with Chris Davis on guitar, Karl Hoffmann on bass and Les Merrihew on drums.

2–4 p.m.
Big Nick & The Gila Monsters
Good-time partying blues with style and a touch of attitude

 


JANUARY 17* – PEACE & COMMUNITY DAY
A day of unity in conjunction with the Scottsdale Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, presented by Community Celebrating Diversity.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Teneia
With a killer voice and great bass lines, Teneia combines elements of folk, soul and easy-listening pop.

2–4 p.m.
Joe Bourne & Friends
An all-star band playing a mix of Sinatra and Nat King Cole, featuring Scott Black on bass and Sly Slipetsky on piano.

*Note: Check out road closures related to the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon to ensure an easy commute.

 


JANUARY 24

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
SunPunchers
A true acoustic band with a signature desert roots revival sound, featuring Dominic Armstrong on drums, Lindsay Cates on bass and Betsy Ganz on guitar and lead vocals.

2–4 p.m.
Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good
Funky-folk, blues rock, channeling honest passion and raw emotion with tight grooves, lush harmonies, soaring guitar and quality songwriting.

 


JANUARY 31

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Everyday Players
Corey Gloden (Wyves) and Henri Benard (Dry River Yacht Club) play classic and contemporary soul, blues, rock and dance covers, and originals.

2–4 p.m.
Marmalade Skies
A musical tribute to the Beatles.

 


FEBRUARY 14

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tanya Tiet
New York meets Arizona through the sounds of this Billboard-charting indie artist who fuses together the essence of soul and jazz to deliver music for and from the heart.

2–4 p.m.
The Bob Shimizu Quartet
Jazz-guitarist Bob Shimizu with Todd Chuba on drums, Mario Mendivil on bass and Ioannis Goudelis on piano.

 


FEBRUARY 21

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Tierra del Fuego
Drawing on influences from Bob Wills to Bob Dylan, Tierra del Fuego songs feature big steel guitar, beautiful harmonies and infectious melodies that invite you to sing along.

2–4 p.m.
Sistahs Too
From Sistah Blue to The DelRayz, original members Lila Sherman and Rochelle Raya (Arizona Blues Hall of Fame) are at it again with sultry vocals, soulful harmonica and slide guitar in their newest project: Sistahs Too!

 


FEBRUARY 28
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Mogollon
Playing anything from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd, Mogollon (pronounced Mug-ee-on) excites with a high-energy, country-rock show.

2–4 p.m.
Whiskey Kiss
Retro-revamped rock ’n’ roll – a sound that incorporates vintage roots with a nod to modernity.

 


MARCH 6
La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures
Presented in partnership with the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission

Noon – 2 p.m.
Local groups including Latin jazz salsa band Carmela y Mas.

2:30–4 p.m.
Pedrito Martinez Group
Born in Havana, Cuba, and now based in New York City, percussionist and bandleader Pedrito Martinez performs an exhilarating fusion of Afro-Cuban folkloric music, funk and pop.

 


MARCH 20
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
’56
’56 brings back to life one of the purest forms of American roots music and lays it down with style – from blues-tinged, hip-shakin’ rockers like “Johnny B. Goode” to “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

2–4 p.m.
Sugar Thieves
The Sugar Thieves have a sultry blues roots foundation, and powerhouse delta sound that will take you back in time.

 


APRIL 3
Origination: A Festival of Native Cultures
Presented in conjunction with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery Series, OrigiNation offers the opportunity to learn about native cultures of Arizona, U.K. and Ireland through music, song, dance, storytelling, demonstrations, food tastings, participatory workshops and more.

Noon – 2:30 p.m.
Opening acts TBA

3–4 p.m.
The Big Fellahs
Traditional Irish music with a twang.

 

Download the 2016 Sunday A’Fair merchant application

Band submissions may be emailed to [email protected].

More to Do

Shop Local
Stroll the beautiful grounds of Civic Center Park while shopping for one-of-a-kind creations from Arizona artists. From jewelry to ceramics and paintings to photography, you’ll find a treasure to call your own.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Admission is FREE during Sunday A’Fair from noon to 5 p.m. Plus, enjoy FREE docent-led tours of the latest exhibitions at 1:30 p.m. (Meet in the lobby.)

Art Tours
Explore Scottsdale’s award-winning public art collection with FREE docent-led tours of the sculptures in the park during Sunday A’Fair at 3 p.m. (Meet at the Center’s north entrance.)

Location & Parking
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. The amphitheater is located on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall at 75th Street and Main Street. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and directly behind Los Olivos restaurant on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.


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