Free Sunday A’Fair concerts in the park start Jan. 10

The Sugar Thieves (photo by Chadwick Fowler)

The Sugar Thieves (photo by Chadwick Fowler)


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open the 29th season of its popular Sunday A’Fair free outdoor concert series on Jan. 10, with performances by Nancy McCallion & The Scarlett Lettermen and Big Nick & the Gila Monsters, from noon to 4 p.m.

A total of 10 free Sunday A’Fair events showcasing more than 20 musical acts from Arizona are planned, including blues, country, jazz, R&B, rock, soul and more, according to a press release.

The concerts take place in Scottsdale Civic Center Park on selected Sunday afternoons through April 3, and are made possible through the generosity of presenting sponsor Nationwide.

Among Sunday A’Fair’s musical highlights are performances by:

  • Teneia and Joe Bourne & Friends on Jan. 17 as part of Peace and Community Day;
  • Mogollon and Whiskey Kiss on Feb. 28;
  • Carmela y Mas and the New York City-based Pedrito Martinez Group on March 6 as part of La Gran Fiesta: A Celebration of Latin and Hispanic Cultures;
  • ’56 and The Sugar Thieves on March 20;
  • The Big Fellahs and others on April 3 as part of Origination: A Festival of Native Cultures, celebrating the arts of the United Kingdom, Ireland and Arizona.

Along with free musical entertainment, each Sunday A’Fair includes an arts-and-crafts market featuring jewelry, ceramics and textiles, and fun activities for children and families. Docents from Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will offer free guided tours of the sculptures in the park at 3 p.m.

Guests are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to Sunday A’Fair and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment with friends and family. Delicious foods from the grill, snacks and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks are also available for purchase, the release stated.

For a complete schedule of Sunday A’Fair events visit or call 480-499-8587.

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