Press Release

January 3, 2017

Sunday A’Fair – 30th Anniversary

January 15 – April 2, 2017

January 15, 22, 29

February 12, 19, 26

March 5, 19, 26

April 2

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 30th season of its popular Sunday A’Fair free outdoor concert series on Jan. 15 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 2, and are made possible through the generosity of presenting sponsor Nationwide.

Among Sunday A’Fair’s musical highlights are performances by Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra and Carlos Arzate and the Kind Souls on Jan. 15 as part of Peace and Community Day; Muskellunge and Brian Chartrand on Feb. 12; Andres Martinez y Ritmo Latino and Los Angeles-based Salt Petal on Feb. 19 as part of La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures; The Sugar Thieves and Hans Olson on March 19; and Trio de Lebert, Alexis Juliard and Cecile Hortensia on March 26 as part of Origination: A Festival of Native Cultures, celebrating the arts of France 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. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will offer free admission during Sunday A’Fair and docents will lead free guided museum tours at 1:30 p.m. and 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 or call 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Sunday A’Fair is also made possible by signature sponsor Renewal by Andersen and supporting sponsor Wag N’Wash.

Through its dynamic partnership with the City of Scottsdale, the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts (formerly known as Scottsdale Cultural Council) creates diverse, inspired arts experiences and educational and outreach opportunities for the community, while fostering the active engagement of individuals, businesses, education and government with the arts. Since its founding in 1987, Scottsdale Arts has grown into a regionally and nationally significant, multi-disciplinary arts organization offering an exceptional variety of programs through three acclaimed operating divisions – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art – serving more than 400,000 participants annually.

Since 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.

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 award-winning Store at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts supports the mission and diverse programs of the nonprofit Scottsdale Arts. 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 85251
480-499-TKTS (8587)