Community Center Concert Series
The Oro Valley Community Center Concert Series invites local acclaimed musicians to perform in Oro Valley throughout the year. Come down to the Community Center for a night of free live music. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Robert.
As a core Business and Arts Integration method, the Community Concert Series blends the mutually beneficial relationship that the arts can have alongside the business model. In a partnership with the Town of Oro Valley, this program impacts economic development, while providing community exposure to the arts, and supporting local musicians.
Attendees are invited to bring their own chairs. No seating is provided. There is no cost to attend the concerts. Concerts are approximately 80-90 minutes in length.
Community & Recreation Center
10555 N. La Canada Drive, Oro Valley
Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center includes fitness equipment, swimming pools, racquetball courts, tennis courts, and meeting rooms.
Interested in performing as a band or musician in the series?
September 15, 2016
Coyote Moon is "Howlin' Country, Blues & Southern Rock" that offers multi-format instrumentation depending on the venue's space requirements and budget - for now. The 4-piece core group includes Heather O’Day on vocals and rhythm guitar, Tom Condarcure on lead electric guitar, Steve Anthony on drums and Mike Escalante on bass.
October 20, 2016
TUMBAO ... brings the beauty of the Cuban Son, Salsa Classics and Latin Jazz to the thriving Latin music audience here in Tucson, Arizona. TUMBAO's arrangements of songs by Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Pineiro, Cal Tjader, Johnny Pacheco, Buena Vista Social Club and others, reflect the diversity of their repertoire. The duo consists of AnaLilia on bass guitar and vocals, with Alvaro on tres guitar, vibraphone and vocals. A sophisticated digital setup allows TUMBAO to vary its sound from a quartet to an octet, or larger ... all during the same engagement. The sound is authentic, tipico, and instrumentally distinct, allowing listeners to savor the sound of each individual instrument.
March 16, 2017
Celtic Minstrels is a Celtic band with flute, tin whistle, fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), and two vocalists. The band plays Celtic reels, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes and airs from both Ireland and Scotland, plus both ballads and upbeat vocals. The three members are: William Don Carlos: fiddle, Scottish small pipes, highland bagpipes, and vocals, Don Gest: wooden flute, tin whistle and bodhran, Jim McConnell: guitar and vocals. Each band member has over 20 years’ experience playing Celtic traditional music.
William is also an accomplished opera singer, and has performed worldwide; he is highly regarded in Tucson’s Scottish and Irish communities, and he sings an exceptional version of Danny Boy.
April 20, 2017
The Carnivaleros' music has always been difficult to define. Combining moody Eastern European motifs, western movie themes, and stories of our shared American experience with strains of Zydeco rhythms, Tex-Mex polkas, waltzes and swing, the band has created a stew of what they like to call Desert Bayou Music. Bandleader Gary Mackender has recently re-united with long-time friend and formidable bassist Karl Hoffmann. After 25 years of playing music on the coast of Spain, Karl and his wife have re-located to Tucson, Arizona, USA. Along with multi-instrumentalist Joe Fanning on electric and acoustic guitars, baritone, and mandolin, and Les Merrihew on the drums, they form the core of the band now playing and recording as The Carnivaleros.
May 18, 2017
Homero Cerón, principal percussionist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is a multi-talented musician who has been involved with music since age 6. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, he has played professionally since the age of 12. Educated at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and receiving his Masters at the University of Arizona, he had been a performing artist with Young Audiences of Southern Arizona and for the Wolf Trap Institute’s Early Childhood Education Program. He is a percussion instructor at Pima Community College and has been guest lecturer at the University of Arizona School of Music. He has done extensive work with teachers and students