I LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT!

Enjoy the sounds of the Scottsdale Arts Festival! More than 20 Arizona bands and performers provide continuous live music and entertainment on two stages throughout the weekend. 

Headline Band: Leftover Cuties on Saturday, March 12, 4–5:30 p.m.

Don’t miss the Festival’s headliner, Leftover Cuties, featuring Shirli McAllen (lead vocals, ukulele), Austin Nicholsen (bass, vocals), Mike Bolger (brass, keys, accordion, vocals ) and Stuart Johnson (drums, percussion, vocals). Based in Venice, Calif., the band has sparked a fire with music lovers with a timeless jazz-tinged sound, combining sultry vocals, pop-perfect songwriting and seasoned musicianship. Leftover Cuties’ spellbinding first album, Places to Go, won raves from critics.


FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Amphitheater

10:30 – Noon               The Sugar Thieves Duo (Blues)

12:30 – 2 p.m.              The Everyday Players (Classic Rock)

2:30 – 4 p.m.                Jaleo Band (Latin Salsa)

4:30 – 6 p.m.                Str8up (R&B/Funk)


Fountain Stage

10:30 a.m. – Noon        Zachary Scot Johnson (Singer-songwriter)

12:30 – 2 p.m.               León Santiago, Ted Belledin and Special Guest Ruth Vichules (World Rock)

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.            Sydney Sprague (Pop/Rock)

4 – 5:30 p.m.                 Common Ground Blues (Blues)


SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Amphitheater

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.        Muskellunge (Bluegrass)

Noon – 1:30 p.m.          Ritmo Latino (Latin)

2 – 3:30 p.m.                 Pride Through Strife (Reggae/Rock)

4 – 5:30 p.m.                 Leftover Cuties (Jazz/Pop)


Fountain Stage

10 – 11:30 a.m.             Miguel Melgoza (Singer-songwriter)

Noon – 1 p.m.               Jovert (Steel Drum)

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.           Dry River Yacht Club Duo (Gypsy Rock)

3 – 4 p.m.                      Trailer Queen (Honky Tonk)


SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Amphitheater

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.         The Blood Feud Family Singers (Americana Noir)

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.           Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra (Afrobeat)

1:45 – 3 p.m.                  Jay Allan & the Uncommon Good (Blues/Funk/Folk)

3:30 – 5 p.m.                  Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns (R&B)


Fountain Stage

10 – 11:30 a.m.             The Tjader Project (Latin Jazz)

Noon – 1 p.m.               Jerusafunk (Klezmer Funk)

1:30 – 3 p.m.                 SunPunchers (Roots Rock)

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.            Treasurefruit (Rock)


MORE FUN FOR ALL AGES

  • SMoCA is free all weekend with festival admission.

  • Artist Talks will be on Friday, March 11th in SMoCA Lounge - details soon to follow.

  • Our giant games garden is back offering Jenga, Connect 4, Checkers, Bag Toss and Yard Dice.

  • Be sure to visit the Arizona Coyotes interactive exhibit located near the LOVE sculpture.


BROADWAY BACK TOGETHER: AVENUE Q

Are you a fan of the hit Broadway musical Avenue Q? Four of the show’s original stars take the stage at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. for an amazing night of songs and stories. Tickets start at $39 and are available through ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).


WALKING TOUR OF SCOTTSDALE PUBLIC ART

Get your Festival experience off on the right foot with Scottsdale Public Art’s guided walking tour of Old Town Scottsdale. Led by Scottsdale Public Art Director Donna Isaac and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Wendy Raisanen, the tour starts at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, and features more than a dozen works of art, from Robert Indiana’s world-famous LOVE sculpture to Ed Mell’s dramatic Jack Knife. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and covers about 3/4 of a mile. Participants will return to the Festival by golf cart. Limited to 20 participants. Tickets are $15 and available at ScottsdalePublicArt.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).


IMAGINE NATION. ART IS EVERYWHERE.
 

The family area of the Scottsdale Arts Festival is called Imagine Nation. Located on the north side of City Hall, this area is open throughout regular festival hours, and provides art projects and entertainment for children and their families.  The family area activities and entertainment are free with festival admission.  This year’s theme is Art Is Everywhere!  

The family area offers a variety of sights, sounds, and hands-on art activities that engage participants in creative imagination. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Public Art and Scottsdale Artist School will be doing the hands on activities and takeaways all weekend long.  

We'll see you soon!

Ready to go?

Contact us at festival@sccarts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587)