Press Release

May 31, 2016

July 8, 15, 22 and 29
August 5, 12, 19 and 26
Happy Hour: 6 p.m.
Shows: 8 p.m.
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater
Advance Tickets: $12 ($15 Day of Event)

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) – Back by popular demand, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series will open on July 8 with a musical tribute to The Beatles by Marmalade Skies. A total of eight Arizona groups spanning Americana, blues, flamenco, jazz, pop and more will be showcased on Friday nights during July and August in the cool comfort of the Center’s Virginia G. Piper Theater.

In addition to Marmalade Skies, the Live & Local Fridays lineup will feature performances by Muskellunge on July 15, Brian Chartrand & The Voce Project on July 22, Sistahs Too on July 29, The Sugar Thieves on Aug. 5, Robby Roberson Band on Aug. 12, Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good on Aug. 19, and Inspiracion Flamenca on Aug. 26.

Audiences are encouraged to arrive early at 6 p.m. to enjoy happy-hour drink specials and tasty bites from Boss Pizza Bar in the Center’s Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium, and browse the Center’s award-winning Store, which is offering 10 percent off purchases during Live & Local Fridays. All performances begin at 8 p.m.

Advance tickets are available for $12 through or 480-499-TKTS (8587). Tickets are $15 on the day of the event. Seating is general admission.

Live & Local Fridays is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Phoenix New Times and Media Sponsor Yelp.


JULY 8 – Marmalade Skies
A labor of LOVE, this 7-piece band pays tribute to the most influential rock act of the 1960s – The Beatles!

JULY 15 – Muskellunge
This Flagstaff-based band performs contemporary acoustic Americana, tinged with bluegrass and laden with lyrics about the places and people of Arizona.

JULY 22 – Brian Chartrand & The Voce Project
Steely Dan meets James Taylor in this night of all-original songs by Phoenix local Brian Chartrand and his band of world-class musicians.

JULY 29 – Sistahs Too
Rochelle Raya’s and Lila Sherman’s newest blues project features sultry vocals, soulful harmonica and slide guitar.

AUGUST 5 – The Sugar Thieves
Moving between blues, country, gospel, rock and elements of jazz, The Sugar Thieves celebrate the traditions that make American music so brilliant.

AUGUST 12 – Robby Roberson Band
Influenced by music from John Lennon to Phillip Glass, Robby Roberson’s songwriting and vocals have an urban acoustic flavor.

AUGUST 19 – Jay Allan & The Uncommon Good
Jay Allan’s funky-folk, blues rock combines heartfelt and memorable lyrics with genre-bending styles and melodies.

AUGUST 26 – Inspiracion Flamenca
Dancer Julia Chacon provides an authentic, powerful flamenco experience with beautiful costumes, fiery footwork, intricate guitar and soul-stirring vocals.

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. 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.

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.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members’ experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are also available. Visit or contact the Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: 480-874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers a variety of ticket discounts for members at the Duet level and above, groups of 10 or more and those purchasing packages to four or more events in one order. Through the generous support of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. and Great American Title Agency, Inc., the Center provides free tickets to selected events for eligible students, teachers and active-duty military and veterans, and 50-percent off tickets to selected events for patrons 29 and under. Visit or call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information.

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.

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:
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