Oro Valley Marketplace
Southwest corner of Oracle Road and Tangerine Road Century Theatres Courtyard
SECOND THURSDAYS at 6pm FREE ADMISSION
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs to enjoy the concert
The 2013-2014 Concert Series is sponsored by the Town of Oro Valley (Title Sponsor) as well as additional local business supporters, including B2 Salon, Hiremath Family Dentistry, Century Theatres, Walmart and more!
June 13 Greg Spivey Band Country
Greg Spivey has been entertaining Southern Arizonans for years. His current four-piece ensemble is one of the most sought after groups in Tucson and surrounding areas. Greg's sense of humor will keep you laughing while his music keeps you dancing. With a mix of current, and older country, and some classic rock and roll thrown in, you are guaranteed to have a great time!
July 11 George Howard Band Blues / R& B
The George Howard band plays all types of standard and contemporary soul and blues styles. From Al Green, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, BB King, Stevie Wonder too all the best blues and R&B artist that we have all grown up listening too. These talented musicians all have over 30 yrs. experience in mastering the craft. You won't be able to stop shimmying and shaking in your seat or dancing till the music stops --- nor will you want to.
August 8 Outlaw Rebels Rockabilly
Tucson's favorite rockabilly band, The Outlaw Rebels, has created a sound that brings the music back to its roots. Their original compositions have thrilled audiences with an irresistible beat that fills the dance floor at such venues as The Hut, Old Tubac Inn, the Boondocks, and the Surly Wench, as well as opening for such legendary acts as Dick Dale, The Red Elvises, and Deadbolt. Collecting upon influences from the rockabilly musical world, the band includes lead vocalist Jim Wilson, lead guitarist Randy Bowler, Federico Pennacchini on slap bass, Marco Pennacchini on drums, and guitarist and vocalist Jim Becker. You'll love the original tunes of this unique Tucson rockabilly band.
September 12 Michael Friedmann Jazz Guitar / Vocal
Michael Friedmann completed a Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies from the University of Arizona in 2004. While there he performed with guest artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jamie Aebersold, Emil Richards, Paul Horn, Armand Donelian, and Abe Most. He studied under Tucson jazzman Jeffrey Haskell and has also studied with east coast guitarist Draa Hobbs. Michael has gone to school with and/or performed with nearly all of the jazz musicians in Tucson. Michael specializes in solo jazz guitar and his style is straight ahead classic jazz, but in a combo format, he also offers traditional (Dixieland) jazz, or modern (smooth) jazz.
October 10 Bouncing Czechs German / Polish Ocktoberfest
The Bouncing Czechs Band was formed 14 years ago by members of the Tucson Czech-Slovak Club. The initial members were George Masa, Frank Prokop, John Prokop, Bill Kohut and Joe Malik. The band initially played for club functions, but as they became more popular, played for other events in the city of Tucson. The Bouncing Czechs have been popular for dancing and have played at mobile home parks, Senior communities, Ethnic Clubs in Tucson, Fraternal organizations, Tucson and Phoenix Area Arts Festivals, Arizona Casinos, numerous private parties, and Tucson ethnic clubs.
November 14 Dr. Mojo & The Zydeco Cannibals Zydeco
Dr. Mojo and the Zydeco Cannibals are a unique group of musicians performing Louisiana bayou dance and party music. Zydeco is a mix of different types of rhythms and sounds, in New Orleans you would call it more of a Creole mix. Creole is a touch of French, African, Caribbean and Cajun. Zydeco masters such as Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rockin Dopsie can be heard from the set list of Dr. Mojo and the Zydeco Cannibals. When the accordion and the band get going we guarantee you won't be able to sit still. From Louisiana bayou dance and party music to Tex-Mex and even some blues, you are guaranteed to have a good time with one of Tucson's premier Zydeco bands.
December 12 Desert Melodies Holiday Vocal Program
Desert Melodies is Tucson’s most eclectic vocal cover group, performing your favorite pop, jazz and easy listening standards from the 20’s thru today. Live piano accompaniment and the fabulous vocal talents of Amber Lee, Beth & Chris make these performances memorable and thoroughly enjoyable! They have the ability to tailor the show to meet the audience’s specific needs…they have a very large repertoire of music and the singers are very versatile.
January 9 Cross Cut Saw Blues
Crosscut Saw is a dynamic blues and rock band with original music, unique interpretations of blues and rock classics with some of the best musicianship anywhere. Ray Buckwich - Lead Vocals, Jeff Engelbert- Guitars and Vocals, Rick Canchola-Bass, Tony Murray-Drums,Vocals
February 13 River Road Ramblers Dixieland Jazz
The River Road Ramblers were created to provide a Dixieland Band alternative for the Tucson Area. Made up of eight experienced musicians on trumpet, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Performances are a mix of roaring ‘20s through ‘40s, and‘50s Dixieland Jazz performed in true New Orleans style.
March 13 Little House of Funk R & B / Jazz / Soul
Little House of Funk is ready to delight Arizona audiences with their unique, high-spirited blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul. Comprised of musicians from all over the country, LHOF open up the door to their eclectic, yet comfortable musical house and welcome you in for a little “WD-40 for the hips.” Most members perform under a different band name, “Skaky Bones.”
April 10 Mr. Boogie Woogie Boogie Woogie Piano
Hard drivin’, old school Rhythm & Blues, complemented by some killer Boogie Woogie, by the fastest, flashiest, piano-thumping boogie man from the Netherlands. Yes, that’s right. This Dutch based, drive by piano player hits hard and will take no prisoners! As soon as he starts pounding the ivories, you’ll be on your way to the Land of Good Times. Mr.Boogie Woogie (aka) Eric-Jan Overbeek was born on April 5, 1967 in Nieuw Vennep, the Netherlands. Mesmerized by that old piano in the living room, Eric-Jan began studying classical piano at the age of eight. During his 30 year carreer he has opened the stage for international giants of blues like Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Johnny Copeland, Van Morrison, Koko Taylor, Magic Slim and the Teardrops and even The Blues Brothers Band.
May 8 ForTheLuvvaMusic Piano Vocal / Jazz ? R & B
ForTheLuvvaMusic is the husband and wife team of Mark and Arlette Willis. Arlette is a soprano and Mark accompanies her at the piano and plays harmonica. Arlette and Mark have been performing for hundreds of clients since High School in 1978. They studied voice under Mr. Brazeal Dennard in Detroit and have traveled across the USA, with invitations to Japan and Russia since. Their LuvvaMusic spans many genres including Jazz, Blues, Broadway, Funk, R&B and Soul.
June 12 Tucson Bandstand Jukebox Favorites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
Tucson Bandstand is a cover band featuring jukebox favorites from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Their extensive repertoire appeals to a wide demographic. Their set list will certainly conjure up great memories from your past. The band combines three-part harmony among the three vocalists along with vibrant piano, solid bass and steady drums.