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Grammy® winner Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, having continuously crossed genre lines like no musician since Ray Charles. Weaving herself into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop over the last 60 years, this iconic singer has seen and sung through so many changes, always rising to meet every road. 

In recent years, Staples has had songs written for her by iconoclastic artists like Nick Cave, Neko Case, and Merrill Garbus (Tune-Yards); collaborated with modern rock powerhouses Arcade Fire, Gorillaz, and Hozier; and recorded multiple albums working with Jeff Tweedy from Wilco. 

Staples’s spectacular 12th studio album, We Get By, is her first full-length collaboration with multiGrammy® winner Ben Harper. Backed by her longtime touring band, Staples breathes extraordinary life into Harper’s compositions on the record, delivering roof-raising performances with both a youthful vigor and a commanding maturity. 

Enjoy a concert under the stars in this popular outdoor venue on a sloped grass lawn offering excellent views of the stage. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets or low-profile portable chairs.

Feeling hungry? Need a drink to quench your thirst? Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside food and beverages may not be brought within the Amphitheater with the exception of sealed water bottles.

No pets allowed.


Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater Stage
7380 East Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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