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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, 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 Tessa Karrys’s mix of folk, Americana, blues, and pop and Americana of Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls. 

Tessa Karrys — noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Tessa Karrys is an Arizona-based singer-songwriter and performer. Karrys writes, performs, and (sometimes with the help of talented friends) records original music. She has performed extensively over the last several years at music venues, festivals, weddings, restaurants and bars, private parties, events, and fundraisers; as well as released an EP titled Begin in 2016. As a mom of two young children, she has taken some time off to enjoy family and raise her children, but she’s happy to be performing again around the Phoenix area and getting back to recording! Influenced by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Eva Cassidy, Bob Dylan, and Brandi Carlile, Karrys incorporates elements of folk, Americana, blues, and pop into her playing style and songwriting. 

Carlos Arzate & 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 & 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.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts invites local merchants, artists, and food vendors to apply to participate at Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series. Please review the application link for more information and to apply:

Event Vendors:

African Everything
Almost There Rescue (11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Aster Earth
BD Designs
Beautifully Broken Glass
By Amber Reed
Charles Skiera Jewelry
Earth Rock N Jewelry
Goodness Unlimited Apparel
HILÁLI Jewelry
Lyn Sixty Jewelry
Natural Built Photography
Pure Purée Puppy
Rokn Yugen Soul
Rosina Sellers Jewelry
Tea ‘N Lace by Laureen Sky
Wood Evolution by Michal Korer
ZJ Creates

Food Vendors:

Beignet Babe
Pita Jungle Food Truck
Yolo’s Authentic Mexican




Scottsdale Civic Center
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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