Press Release

January 5, 2016

Sunday A’Fair

January 10 – April 3, 2016

January 10, 17, 24, 31

February 14, 21, 28

March 6, 20

April 3

Noon – 4 p.m.Outdoors at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Free Admission

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open the 29th season of its popular Sunday A’Fair free outdoor concert series on Jan. 10, with performances by Nancy McCallion & The Scarlett Lettermen and Big Nick & the Gila Monsters, from noon to 4 p.m.

A total of 10 free Sunday A’Fair events showcasing more than 20 musical acts from Arizona are planned, including blues, country, jazz, R&B, rock, soul and more. The concerts take place in Scottsdale Civic Center Park on selected Sunday afternoons through April 3, and are made possible through the generosity of presenting sponsor Nationwide.

Among Sunday A’Fair’s musical highlights are performances by Teneia and Joe Bourne & Friends on Jan. 17 as part of Peace and Community Day; Mogollon and Whiskey Kiss on Feb. 28; Carmela y Mas and the New York City-based Pedrito Martinez Group on March 6 as part of La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures; ’56 and The Sugar Thieves on March 20; and The Big Fellahs and others on April 3 as part of Origination: A Festival of Native Cultures, celebrating the arts of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Arizona.

Along with free musical entertainment, each Sunday A’Fair includes an arts-and-crafts market featuring jewelry, ceramics and textiles, and fun activities for children and families. Docents from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will 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.

For a complete schedule of Sunday A’Fair events visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or call 480-499-TKTS (8587).

SEASON SPONSOR
Celebrating 40 years of inspiration, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ 2015–16 season is sponsored by InEight.

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Since opening in 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of voices and perspectives, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrate artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of dance, music, theater, comedy and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted by the Center annually, serving approximately 250,000 participants. The Center’s education and outreach programs reach 25,000 students and adults each year. Events take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, acoustics and comfort, as well as the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 1,800-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on Scottsdale Civic Center Park, a 21-acre urban oasis next to the city’s Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, Ariz., to manage Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art.

LOCATION AND PARKING
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 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.
THE STORE
The award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council. The Store’s unique selection of merchandise includes artist-made jewelry, stylish furnishings for home and office, unique creations by Arizona artists, fair-trade and upcycled/recycled global crafts, music, books, greeting cards and imaginative toys. Purchases are tax-free, and members receive a 10-percent discount. Gift-wrapping and shipping are also available. The Store is open seven days a week: Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5 p.m.; and throughout most evening events. Phone: 480-874-4644.

HOW TO REACH US
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts7380 E. Second St.Scottsdale, AZ 85251Member and Patron Services Box Office: 480-499-TKTS (8587)TDD: 480-874-4694Web: www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ScottsdalePerformingArts
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/ScottsdaleArts
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Email: info@sccarts.orgFax: 480-874-4682