Sunday A’Fair 30th Season Free Concerts in the Park

Most Sundays Starting in January

Noon – 4 p.m.


EVENT UPDATE: The Feb. 19 Sunday A’Fair/La Gran Fiesta has been canceled due to the weather.

January 15, 22, 29
February 12, 19, 26
March 5, 19, 26
April 2

Picnic baskets are welcome. Delicious foods from the grill, snacks, cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks are also available for purchase. No outside alcohol allowed.

Schedule is subject to change. Events may be canceled due to inclement weather.

About This Event

Sunday A’Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley’s top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. Enjoy delicious food from the grill and drinks available for purchase, docent-led sculpture tours in the park and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

2017 Sunday A'Fair Concert Schedule


January 29

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Miguel Melgoza Trio

Soulful grooves led by singer-songwriter, drummer and percussionist Miguel Melgoza.

2–4 p.m.
Jan Sandwich & Friends
American Songbook featuring Jan Sandwich (vocals), Renee Patrick (vocals), Nicole Pesce (keys) and Felix Sainz (guitar/bass).

February 12

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Contemporary acoustic Americana, tinged with bluegrass and laden with lyrics about the places and people of Arizona.

2–4 p.m.
Brian Chartrand
A brilliant combination of folk and Americana, with a touch of Southern rock, country and jazz.

February 19

La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Culture
A community celebration with music, dance, food, art and local cultural groups showcasing their talents, including Mariachi Juvenil de Mi Tierra and Filipiniana Cultural Dance Group of Arizona.

Noon – 12:40 p.m.
Flor y Piedra Trio
Dynamic blends of baile y musica, flamenco and pop, and canción y jaleo – all combined for a unique entertainment experience.

1–2 p.m.
Andres Martinez y Ritmo Latino
A masterful mix of salsa, Cumbia, cha-cha-chá and Latin jazz that will get you on your feet.

2:30–4 p.m.
Salt Petal
The Los Angeles-based collective’s cross-border combination of Argentinian folk, Brazilian tropicalia, Cumbia and up-tempo indie rock that blurs ethnic and musical boundaries.

February 26

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
The Hourglass Cats

High-energy Sonoran-influenced reggae, hip-hop and rock ’n’ roll.

2–4 p.m.
Los Morenos

Latin blues and originals with Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Mario Moreno.

March 5

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Sistahs Too
With Special Guest Chuck Hall
Blues so greasy it will clog the arteries in your ears, performed by Lila Sherman and Rochelle Raya (Arizona Hall of Fame) with Chuck Hall.

2–4 p.m.
Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns
One of Arizona’s longest-running bands – playing funk, soul, rhythm and blues, and rock for more than 25 years.

March 19

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Hans Olson
One of the best “harp-in-a-rack” players in the world, singing many styles ranging from mellow folk ballads to growling boogie blues.

2–4 p.m.
The Sugar Thieves
An alchemy of blues, jazz, country, folk and other American roots music traditions that make for a foot-stompin’, hand-clappin’, meat-shakin’ good time.

March 26

OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures
Presented in conjunction with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery France series, OrigiNation offers the opportunity to learn about native cultures of Arizona and France through music, dance, storytelling, demonstrations, participatory workshops and more.

Noon – 1 p.m.
Trio de Lebert
Led by guitarist Ray Lebert, a jazz trio harnessing quintessential French hot jazz.

1:15–2:15 p.m.
Naim Amor
Bask in the southwestern Parisian melodies performed by this native of France who now calls Arizona home.

3–4 p.m.
Cecile Hortensia
The Arizona-based, French folk-rock artist bringing an alluring touch via her crystalline and sultry voice.

April 2

Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Alice Tatum
A kick-off to Jazz Appreciation Month with timeless standards and rousing dance numbers.

2–4 p.m.
Charles Lewis Quintet
Piano legend Charles Lewis performing with Joe Corral (flute), Frank Smith (alto and tenor sax), Dwight Kilian (bass) and Robbie Carrillo (drums).


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.

Download the 2017 Sunday A’Fair Merchant Application & Guidelines

Band submissions may be emailed to




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