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Carrie Underwood, May 9; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas
Carrie Underwood, May 9; Photo by Randee St. Nicholas

May 9

Carrie Underwood

The seven-time Grammy Award winner emerged from her 2005 American Idol victory to churn out such hits as “Before He Cheats,” “Blown Away,” “Love Wins,” “Something in the Water,” “Two Black Cadillacs,” “Somethin’ Bad” and “Heartbeat.” Her Cry Pretty Tour is performed in the round and features Maddie & Tae and Runaway June as special guests. 7 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix,, 800-745-3000.

Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

May 9

Symphonic Prince Celebration

Experience the soulful music of the industry legend as 4U: The Music of Prince with Symphonypresents beloved Prince cuts. Redefining the iconic music of “The Purple One” with a classical experience, the Prince Estate-approved concert features a full symphony orchestra paired with a live band featuring world-class musicians and vocalists. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa,, 480-644-6500.

Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ, 85201

May 10 – 12

FORM Arcosanti

This eclectic music festival and creative retreat in the experimental desert town of Arcosanti features three days and nights of performances complemented by talks and panels, immersive art, workshops, wellness activities and more. Among the headliners are Florence + The Machine, Anderson .Paak, DJ Koze, Peggy Gou, Kaytranada and Skrillex. Visit website for times and ticket prices. Arcosanti, 13555 S. Cross L Rd., Mayer,, 928-632-7135.

Arcosanti, Mayer, AZ

May 10

Music of Led Zeppelin

Amplified by a full rock band, The Phoenix Symphony captures Led Zeppelin’s sheer blast and power, riff for riff, in such classic tunes as “Stairway to Heaven,” “Heartbreaker,” “Black Dog” and “Immigrant Song.” Brent Havens is conductor with Randy Jackson featured vocalist. 7:30 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix,, 602-495-1999.

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

May 11 – 12

The Phoenix Symphony

Michael Francis is at the podium as Mozart’s “Trinity Mass” brings the orchestra into the foreground with a lively and colorful work featuring The Phoenix Symphony Chorus. The piece is paired with Brahms’ Third Symphony, a dramatic struggle between major and minor. Sa, 7:30 p.m.; Su, 2 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Symphony Hall, 75 N. Second St., Phoenix,, 602-495-1999.

Symphony Hall, Phoenix, AZ, 85004

May 11

The Bash

Legendary punk rock band Rancid headlines this festival, which features more than 100 craft beers, plus a lineup that includes The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Suicidal Tendencies, L7 and H20. Noon-10 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50. Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix,

Margaret T. Hance Park, Phoenix, AZ, 85003

May 11

Celebration of Mothers

Carolyn Eynon Singers performs classics from the 1960s at this event, which includes songs by children from the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club Choir and an art exhibit from Young Arts Arizona. 4-6 p.m. $20, adults; $10, children. Ascension Lutheran Church, 7100 N. Mockingbird Ln., Paradise Valley,, 480-529-2630.

Ascension Lutheran Church, Paradise Valley, AZ

May 14 – June 1


Ballet Arizona continues its series in the garden with this presentation of movement, sound and multimedia on a stage that embraces the desert as a stunning backdrop for the enchanting choreography of Ib Andersen. Tu-Sa, 8 p.m. Call for ticket prices. Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix,, 602-381-1096.

Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, 85008

May 14

Rockin’ the Classics

Entertainer T.A. Burrows uses his versatile vocal talents to perform timeless hits by such recording icons as Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, Johnny Mathis, The Beach Boys, The Temptations, The Four Seasons, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond and Barry Manilow. 7:30 p.m. $20, adults; $15, students. Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., Peoria,, 623-815-7930.

Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, Peoria, AZ, 85345

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