Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series
Sun & Sounds
Tatiana Crespo | Carlos Azarte and the Kind Souls
Free Sunday concerts return to the newly renovated outdoor spaces at Scottsdale Civic Center, featuring Tatiana Crespo’s Latin stylings and the combination of soul, folk, norteño, and Americana of Carlos Arzate and The Kind Souls.
Sunday, Mar 12, 2023, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
About the Event
Free Sunday concerts return to the newly renovated outdoor spaces at Scottsdale Civic Center! Experience the best local music in a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere, surrounded by unique artist vendors, hot food off the grill, cold drinks at the bar, and plenty of good company. Bring your pup and lawn chair for some fun in the sun!
Sun & Sounds (formerly known as Sunday A’Fair) will feature Tatiana Crespo’s Latin stylings and the combination of soul, folk, norteño, and Americana of Carlos Arzate and The Kind Souls.
Tatiana Crespo — noon to 1:30 p.m.
Tatiana Crespo is a Costa Rican singer-songwriter living in Phoenix. Her music is a rich medley of Latin styles, blending and blurring the lines between Cumbia, reggaeton, waltzes, bossa nova, and more. Through her bilingual interpretations and fun, cross-cultural stage banter, she never loses the spontaneity of a tropical bird in our arid desert. Having recently returned from a visit to her homeland, she is eager to share her fresh new songs full of loving, healing energy and added instrumentation to her usual blend of accordion and guitar. You may have seen her fronting the local, all-female, Latin music supergroup Las Chollas Peligrosas, and her solo work is every bit as engaging.
Carlos Azarte and the Kind Souls — 2:30 to 4 p.m.
Tucson native Carlos Arzate has been a standout member of the Arizona music community since the ’90s, first known for leading bands like Innisfail and American Android with his huge voice. While those bands were known for their loud, confrontational sound and message, he nurtured a deep love of soul, folk, norteño, and Americana, influences that finally found a home in his solo project, Carlos Arzate and The Kind Souls. The voice is still huge, but these songs also make space for a quiet, yearning, and—at times—sweet side, delivering passionate stories about social inequity, border realities, family, struggle, and triumph.