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Spring 2019

Sundays: Feb. 10, 17; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 2019

Doors open at 3 p.m. | Concert from 3:30-5:30

Members: $24.95 | General Public: $29.95, $39.95

ALL AGES shows | Ullman Terrace

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the Garden enjoying live music. This all-ages concert series features some of Arizona’s best musicians and the unmatchable backdrop of the butte at Ullman Terrace. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Purchase concert tickets here.

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Big Pete Pearson Band

Sunday, Feb. 10

Big Pete Pearson Blues Band is coming back to the Garden! Don’t miss another noteworthy performance by the King of Blues and Valley legend Big Pete Pearson.

Jay Allan band

Sunday, Feb. 17
Funky-folk, blues rock

Jay Allan combines heartfelt and memorable lyrics with genre-bending styles and melodies in his long list of ever-evolving original songs. While remaining true to his own roots, Jay often taps into and pays homage to such influences as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Black Crowes and others.

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Jaleo Quartet

Sunday, March 3

Inspired by their Colombian roots, Jaleo taps into a variety of genres, creating a wonderful blend of Latin beats.

Miguel Melgoza Band

Sunday, March 10
Pop, funk, soul

Singer-songwriter, drummer and percussionist Miguel Melgoza has already delighted Garden audiences with a mixture of originals and covers at Corks & Cactus, Agave on the Rocks and has appeared with other musicians at Music in the Garden. This is his first time performing at a Garden concert with his own quartet.

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Kilted Spirit

Sunday, March 17
Celtic, Irish, and rock

From lively toe-tapping Irish and Scottish jigs and reels, to drinking songs and popular classic & modern rock covers, Kilted Spirit is a Phoenix Irish band guaranteed to bring on the craic! Their eclectic mix of instruments and boundless enthusiasm bring fun and excitement to every show.  Led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Colleen Collins, the band consists of guitar, bass, fiddle, drums, Irish flute, tin whistle, Irish bouzouki, and vocals.

Mel Bridges & Company

Sunday, March 24
R&B, jazz, contemporary and originals

Mel Bridges and his band know how to read an audience and deliver an upbeat set that is sure to delight.

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Blaine Long & Rosas del Rey

Sunday, March 31
Genre: Country, rock, R&B

After releasing his ninth album and a successful audition on The Voice, Blaine Long was ready to form a band to bring album number 10 to life. He found his perfect bandmates with bass guitarist Marcus Weeden, drummer David Libman and blues guitarist Drew Hall and Rosas del Rey was born- a blues and country band with a rock vibe.

Sahnas Brothers Band

Sunday, April 7

Beautifully blending the sounds and rhythms of their native Greek culture, the Desert Southwest, and the warm inviting romance of the Spanish guitar, The Sahnas Brothers (Thano and Demitri) have created a magical and intimate Mediterranean style. Their live performance blends dynamic musicianship with stories and a little comedy.

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Pete Pancrazi Band

Sunday, April 14
Pete Pancrazi delights audiences with his nimble guitar work and warm vocals. The performance will feature selections from a growing repertoire of original compositions, presented in performance alongside straight-ahead and Latin jazz sounds.

Make a reservation at Gertrude’s, the Garden’s full service restaurant, or enjoy sandwiches, salads, snacks or a selection from our grill station from the Patio Café at Ullman Terrace. A full cash bar with a selection of wines by the bottle will also be available.

No outside food or beverage is permitted
Venue is open seating. Advanced ticket purchase recommended
All concerts take place outdoors on Ullman Terrace
In case of inclement weather, concerts may be held in Dorrance Hall
No refunds or exchanges on tickets purchased
For groups of 10 or more, call 480.481.8104.

The Garden, Garden Shop and Restaurants will be CLOSED July 1-7.