Thursday, September 18, 2014

MUSIC & DANCE

Group Free

Through September 7
Grand Canyon Music Festival
This nationally renowned event celebrates its 31st season at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with concerts that emphasize the broad diversity of chamber music. Highlights include performances by the Bonfiglio Group, Catalyst Quartet, BRIM, Guidonian Hand, and ETHEL. Call for times and ticket prices. Shrine of the Ages, Grand Canyon National Park, South Rim, grandcanyonmusicfest.org, 928-638-9215.

September 5
Blake Shelton
The country artist – known for hits such as “God Gave Me You,” “Doin’ What She Likes,” “Mine Would Be You” and “Sure Be Cool If You Did” – headlines the Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014. The Band Perry, Dan + Shay and Neal McCoy also take the stage. 7 p.m. $29.25-$59. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 6
Mystery Music Box
Timothy Verville conducts the ensemble in an interactive evening of orchestral music. Visit azproarte.com for a chance to vote on the composers to be featured during the concert. 7:30 p.m., with pre-concert discussion at 7 p.m. $10-$26.50. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, 623-282-AZPA.

September 6
Traveler
Using traditional ethnic instruments combined with the power of a full-blown rock band, the group is known for its innovative fusion of world music and rock. 5:30 p.m. $18, adults; $9, children 6-16. The Arboretum at Flagstaff, 4001 S. Woody Mountain Rd., Flagstaff, flagartscouncil.org, 928-779-2300.

September 6-29
Concerts at MIM
This month’s concerts include Joshua Craig Podolsky, Sept. 6; Salif Keita, Sept. 10; Sarah Jarosz, Sept. 14; Blake Mills, Sept. 17; Gaby Moreno, Sept. 18; Robert Spring, Sept. 24; Blind Boys of Alabama, Sept. 27; and Larry Coryell, Victor Bailey and Lenny White, Sept. 29. Call for times and ticket prices. Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org, 480-478-6000.

September 10
The Carnivores Tour
Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars share the stage, with AFI as special guest. 6:30 p.m. $57.25-$98.25. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 10
Frankie Valli
The trademark falsetto who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons is hotter than ever thanks to the success of Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group. Fans can expect to hear hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” 7:30 p.m. $69-$129. Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, celebritytheatre.com, 602-267-1600.

September 10
Porter Robinson
The electronic music producer and DJ brings his Worlds tour to Phoenix, with support by indie-electro duo Lemaitre. 8 p.m. $25. Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Phoenix, sletickets.com, 480-829-0607.

September 12-14
Pickin’ in the Pines
Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music presents this bluegrass and acoustic music festival. Educational workshops and a renowned band contest are included. F, noon-7 p.m.; Sa, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Su, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $75 (three-day pass). Pepsi Amphitheater, Coconino County Park, Flagstaff, pepsiamp.com, 866-977-6849.

September 14
Old Crow Medicine Show
The Nashville-based string band got its start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with its boundless energy and spirit. 7 p.m. $25-$35. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 16
One Direction
The British pop group – which was put together on The X Factor in 2010 and has since become one of the biggest acts to come out of the show – brings its Where We Are tour to Phoenix. The group is known for hits such as “Best Song Ever,” “Story of My Life” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” 7 p.m. $39.50-$99.50. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 16-21
Kinky Boots
This heartwarming and inspirational musical follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from a feisty female impersonator in need of some sturdy stilettos. Call for times and ticket prices. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

September 17
Last Comic Standing
Some of the funniest up-and-coming comics from the hit TV show perform hilarious sketch, improv and stand-up comedy. 7:30 p.m. $40. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 18-27
Ballet Under the Stars
Ballet Arizona continues its annual season-opening tradition with this series of intimate outdoor performances. 7 p.m. Free. Sept. 18, Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe; Sept. 19, Beardsley Park, 12775 W. Beardsley Rd., Sun City West; Sept. 20, Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N. Pinal Ave., Casa Grande; Sept. 25, Fountain Park, 12925 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills; Sept. 26, Estrella Mountain Ranch Amphitheater, 10300 S. Estrella Pkwy., Goodyear; and Sept. 27, Steele Indian School Park, 301 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, balletaz.org, 602-381-0184.

September 19
Marco Antonio Solis
Also known as “El Buki,” the icon of Mexican music presents Gracias por Estar Aqui, an album of original songs of his own creation, recorded in Italy and the U.S., and produced by himself. 8 p.m. $45-$180. US Airways Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 19
Sean Hayes
The folksy musician has been compared to Bill Withers for his rhythmic sense and soulfulness. Duo Eric and Erica is special guest. 7:30 p.m. $20, advance; $22, at the door. Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, flagartscouncil.org, 928-779-2300.

September 19-20
Opening Night
Tito Muñoz makes his debut as music director of The Phoenix Symphony, leading the orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Chorus and Phoenix Boys Choir in Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.” The program also includes Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

September 20
The Best of Jethro Tull
Legendary progressive rock pioneer Ian Anderson performs Jethro Tull classics and songs off his latest album, Homo Erraticus. Anderson is widely considered an icon of the genre and is recognized as the protagonist of the flute in rock music. 8 p.m. $45-$95. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 20
Jason Aldean
The country singer shares all the hits, including “She’s Country,” “Big Green Tractor,” “Crazy Town,” “Don’t You Wanna Stay” and “My Kinda Party” as his Burn It Down Tour 2014 makes a stop in the Valley. Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr are special guests. 7:30 p.m. $29.75-$59.50. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, livenation.com, 800-745-3000.

September 23
Salute to ASU Gammage
The ASU School of Music commemorates the 50th anniversary of ASU Gammage with a blockbuster concert celebrating the dedication of the building in 1964. Performances by the ASU Concert Jazz Band, ASU Wind Orchestra and ASU Symphony Orchestra are included. 7 p.m. $20, adults; $10, students. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

September 25
Australian Pink Floyd
Fans enjoy Pink Floyd classics, such as “Another Brick in the Wall,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Money,” along with a few surprise tracks. 7:30 p.m. $45-$70. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 25
Drake and Lil Wayne
The Grammy Award-winning hip-hop superstars co-headline this tour, going back and forth with hit songs before sharing the stage together. 7 p.m. $35-$125.50. Ak-Chin Pavilion, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 25
Katy Perry
The singer prances and dances on stage in celebration of her latest pop spectacle, The Prismatic World Tour. The set list is sure to include favorites such as “Roar,” “Dark Horse,” “I Kissed a Girl,” “Teenage Dream,” “California Gurls” and “The One That Got Away.” 7 p.m. $29.50-$105.95. Jobing.com Arena, 9400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 26
Crosby, Stills and Nash
“Southern Cross,” “Carry On,” “Teach Your Children” and “Marrakesh Express” are sure to be on the program as the legendary group performs songs from its extensive catalog, as well as new material from each member. 7:30 p.m. $54-$135. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa, mesaartscenter.com, 480-644-6500.

September 26
Parachute
The pop-rock band is known for having its music appear on Vampire Diaries, 90210 and other TV shows and commercials, as well as hits such as “Kiss Me Slowly,” “Something to Believe In” and “Can’t Stay.” 8 p.m. $18-$20. The Pressroom, 441 W. Madison St., Phoenix, dannyzeliskopresents.com, 602-396-7136.

September 26-27
Man in Black
Robert Shaw stars in this tribute to Johnny Cash, playing hits from the early days of “Folsom Prison Blues” and “I Walk the Line,” on through the decades, including “Ring of Fire,” “A Boy Named Sue” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky.” Call for times. $30-$45. The Palms Theatre, 5247 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, thepalmstheatre.com, 480-924-6260.

September 26-28
Known and Unknown
This ASU Dance program highlights collaborations between dance faculty, ASU alumni, current students and local artists in a range of thought-provoking works that test the boundaries of performance, movement and spontaneity. F, 6:30 p.m.; Sa, 7:30 p.m.; and Su, 2 p.m. $16, adults; $12, seniors; $8, students. ASU Paul V. Galvin Playhouse, 51 E. 10th St., Tempe, dance.asu.edu/events, 480-965-6447.

September 26-28
Sounds of New Orleans
The Phoenix Symphony presents a musical showcase of the “Big Easy,” featuring virtuoso trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling. A loving tribute to Louis Armstrong, the program includes “St. Louis Blues,” “Sweet Georgia Brown,” “What a Wonderful World” and “When the Saints Come Marching In.” F-Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix, phoenixsymphony.org, 602-495-1999.

September 27
B.B. King
The reigning king of the blues has defined the genre for a worldwide audience for more than half a century with hits that include “The Thrill Is Gone,” “You Don’t Know Me” and “Payin’ the Cost to Be the Boss.” 8 p.m. $35-$85. Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000.

September 27
Daniel Roumain
The composer/violinist collaborates with the Arizona High School All-Star Symphony for a concert honoring the 50th anniversary of ASU Gammage. 7 p.m. $20, adults; $10, students. ASU Gammage Auditorium, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, asugammage.com, 480-965-3434.

September 27
La Voz de Tres
Vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and songwriting traditions of Latin America with original compositions and choice picks from the Great American Songbook. 7:30 p.m. $29. Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, lakeshoremusic.org, 480-350-2822.

 

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