Last year, in an effort to break the pandemic isolation, Yavapai College Performing Arts brought five great acts out onto the cool grass of Prescott Valley and established a summer tradition. This year, YCPAC offers an encore of its Concerts on the Green series, with six great musical events, beginning Sunday June 5, at Prescott Valley’s Civic Center Amphitheater.
This summer, Concerts on the Green charges out of the blocks Sunday night, June 5 at 7 p.m., with FINNEGAN BLUE. Led by siblings Anna Lee and Willie Fleming, this hot-wired, high-energy combo combines a fiery set list of original Irish and Bluegrass songs with a repertoire of hits from The Pogues, the Grateful Dead, Flogging Molly, Sublime, and Amy Winehouse and more.
Concerts on the Green is back the following week with a toe-tapping homage to a legendary Country duo. NEON CIRCUS: A BROOKS & DUNN TRIBUTE celebrates the 20-year, 30-million album legacy of two of Nashville’s most beloved performers. Join us June 12, under the stars, for an evening that features all of B&D’s Number One hits: “My Maria,” “Neon Moon,” “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone” – and more!
Then get ready for a treat as Concerts on the Green welcomes legendary Latin vocalist CARO PIEROTTO to the stage, June 19! Winner of the 2020 Prêmio Profissionais da Música “Best MPB Video Award,” the Los Angeles-based vocalist and her all-star Brazilian band channel a wide range of musical influences – from Sade to Amy Winehouse to Bebel Gilberto – as they perform original songs and classics in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
On Independence Eve – Sunday, July 3, at 7:30 p.m. – join us on the Prescott Valley Civic Amphitheatre lawn for stirring patriotic tradition, performed by local favorites. THE PRESCOTT POPS: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL celebrates our country through its rich and inspiring musical heritage.
Then LP AND THE VINYL, July 10 at 7 p.m., brings four talented jazz musicians together for a charismatic fusion of the familiar and the new. Vocalist Leonard Patton, pianist Danny Green, bassist Justin Grinnell and drummer Julien Cantelm spin hits from Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, and the Beatles through a captivating prism of jazz, with generous doses of jazz standards and original work blended in.
Could it be magic? YCPAC closes this season’s Concerts on the Green on July 24, with a favorite from last year, and the canon of a pop music master. THE MAGIC OF MANILOW welcomes back pianist/vocalist Terry Davies (PIANO MEN: GENERATIONS) for a spectacular evening of legendary hits like “Mandy,” “Weekend in New England,” “Ready to Take a Chance Again,” and “Copacabana.”
All six Concerts on the Green events will perform at the Prescott Valley Civic Center Amphitheater, 7501 East Skoog Blvd., Prescott Valley, 86314. Seating is general admission, and patrons may bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. Tickets for individual shows are $20 for adults and $5 for youth, 9-17. Children eight and under are free. Right now, YCPAC is offering its “Pick 4” subscription through June 5, where patrons who purchase four or more Concerts on the Green events will receive a 15% discount. Tickets for individual events are also on sale now. For reservations or more information, please call the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Ticket Office at (928) 776.2000 or visit: www.ycpac.com.
Tickets on sale now: (928) 776.2000 or: www.ycpac.com