Archive for Sedona Events

2014 Sedona Hummingbird Festival – August 1-3

Sedona Hummingbird Festival

Sedona is the most beautiful place in America to see hummingbirds!

The Sedona Hummingbird Festival returns on the first weekend in August, when Sedona’s hummingbird population is highest and most diverse—5 or even 6 species instead of the usual 2—and with typically five times the number of hummers as in early summer. Thanks to Sedona’s high altitude of 4,500 feet, you will escape the intense summer heat experienced in other parts of Arizona. August is also a “low season” for tourism in Sedona, so you’ll be able to take advantage of lower lodging prices.

Sedona Hummingbird FestivalArizona is already well known as the top state for seeing many hummingbird species (a fact that Texas disputes, of course). People travel great distances just to see Arizona’s hummers. But Sedona also has Red Rock Country, and that makes it even more desirable to come here to see hummingbirds. Is there a prettier place in America to see hummers? We don’t think so!

Both the 2012 and 2013 Sedona Hummingbird Festivals were spectacular community events! Residents and businesses were encouraged to include hummer-friendly flowers and feeders in their yard. By keeping the feeders filled and fresh, we expect to see that migrants will reward us by returning with friends and relatives this year, leading to ever-higher populations.

You’ll find all the information you need on the Hummingbird Society website. Come to Sedona and spend a weekend with these lovely little birds!

Sedona’s National Day of the Cowboy Celebration

A Free Family Friendly Event, July 26th, 2014

Visit Sedona, Arizona this coming Saturday, July 26th, and join in on all the cowboy fun during red rock country’s National Day of the Cowboy Celebration! See live performances of gunfights, roping, bullwhip cracking, storytelling and historical re-enactments. Listen or dance to live western music. Watch traditional cowboy tradesmen demonstrations and see western art and artists at work.

This family fun Free event from 11 AM to 9 PM is presented by the Sedona Main Street Program and is an exciting celebration of the local cultural and heritage! All the cowboy fun will be taking place in Uptown Sedona. More details of the day’s activities will be posted on the Sedona Main Street Program website

4th of July Events and Entertainment in Sedona and the Verde Valley

July 4th – July 6th 2014

'Americanaire" Exhibition at Greg Lawson Galleries

Fourth of July Weekend
2679 West State Route 89A
Sedona, Arizona, 86336

Greg Lawson GalleriesSedona’s Passion for Place Gallery, located at 2679 West State Route 89A, features American iconic imagery in a summer exhibition entitled “Americanaire.” All are welcome to celebrate America's glorious and picturesque seasonal diversity at Greg Lawson’s Passion for Place Gallery on Friday, July 4, 5:00-8:00 pm during the Sedona Gallery Association’s First Friday Art Tour.

“The Passion for Place Gallery in Sedona which features Lawson’s images from throughout the world, represents one of the largest archives of Americana to be found in any privately produced portfolio in the USA,” says Gabrielle. ”Each of the fifty United States are represented because Greg Lawson’s photographic art has been purposefully created in all of them.”

In celebration of the “Americanaire” exhGreg Lawson Brooklyn Bridgeibition, Passion Place Gallery will be offering a limited number of signed first edition copies of Greg Lawson’s coffee table book Natural States which includes nature imagery from all fifty states of the USA. The gallery is also offering free shipping for this edition anywhere in the USA during July. This collector’s portfolio features exhibition quality production values with 208 pages of art-quality paper, bound in lie-flat hand sewn signatures and encased in cloth covered hardboards.

Greg Lawson will be in attendance at the gallery Friday evening. The Passion for Place Gallery is located at 2679 West SR 89A in Sedona and is open Thursday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The message phone is 928-204-4744 and the website can be accessed at

First Friday in July Gallery Tour

Friday July 4, 2014
All over town!
Complimentary transportation provided.


Sedona First Fridays Gallery TourOn the first Friday of each month, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, members of the Sedona Gallery Association offer a unique monthly showcase highlighting artists, special exhibits, and art events. These special art receptions give locals and Sedona visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy light refreshments while visiting Sedona's 3 "art destinations", Hillside Sedona, Tlaquepaque, and Uptown Sedona. This event is free and complimentary tansportation is provided by the Sedona Trolley.

For more information, including a map of the tour loop, visit the Sedona Gallery Association website.

4th of July Weekend at Tlaquepaque

Friday July 4th - Sunday July 6th 2014 - Free Event
336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336

TlaquepaqueEnjoy the 4th of July holiday in the cool courtyards of Tlaquepaque great food at Tlaquepaque's four popular restaurants, always great shopping, and on July 4th, fabulous entertainment from noon to 7:30 PM.

  • Kick off Friday, July 4th in the cool courtyard of Patio de las Campanas with Sedona local, Paloma Lokus, performing songs from her latest CD "Country Girls Do It Better" from 12 to 1 pm. A singer, songwriter and musician, her amazing vocals are sure to please and liven your spirits.
  • Crosby Tyler, the one-man tub-thumpin band, will follow up from 1 to 3:30 pm in Patio de las Campanas. Blend back porch blue grass with Delta blues and add a keen sense of social commentary and wrap it in a one man band.

Geritol Hipsters

  • Then if you haven't danced, chilled and shopped enough, join us for the Geritol Hipsters in Patio de las Campanas, Prescott's award-winning 6 piece Dixieland band, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm during First Friday in the Galleries. This fun-loving group is sure to make you smile with songs from a bygone era, comedy and great vocals.


  • Also check out join Patrick Ki,Tlaquepaque's own world-class guitarist, and friends who will be performing in Patio del Norte· 4:30 to 7:30 pm.

On July 5th and 6th...

On July 5th and 6th, enjoy two musical masters in the Patio de las Campanas from 2 p.m .to 5 p.m - Kelvin Mockingbird and Maestro Drew Diego Bennett. Kelvin, a Grammy nominated flautist, has been performing the Native American flute and telling medicine stories of the Dineh for the past 19 years. Mockingbird has recorded 6 albums as Burning Sky. Maestro Drew Diego Bennett is a Cherokee Maestro Flamenco Guitarist and Native American Flautist with his live Flamenco Guitar production.

Tony DuncanAlso on both July 5th and 6th, Tony Duncan and The Yellow Bird Indian Dancers will present a Celebration of Native American Music and Dance. They will perform from 10:00 to 5:00 PM on the hour for 30 minutes in Patio Del Norte. Tony Duncan will spin 25 colored hoops in a blur of dance and high intensity movement that is mind-boggling. Not to mention the dancers creative depictions of several animal forms including the eagle and rattlesnake. This is a must-see...

2nd Annual Big Gay Art Show at the Sedona Arts Center

Sedona Arts Center
15 Art Barn Road
Sedona AZ

Sedona PRIDE Big Gay Art Show 2014Last year, Sedona's first BIG GAY ART SHOW at the Sedona Arts Center was a huge success! It set records for attendance for a July event, and the art was spectacular. The 2nd Annual Big Gay Art Show will be, well...bigger and gayer than ever, with even more art. Celebrate America's diversity and plan on attending the show on July 4th - 6th at the Sedona Arts Center in Uptown Sedona. 

Call for Artists
Artists submissions are being called and the submission package is due by June 15th. Submissions can be made online. Click here for more information.

The Verde Canyon Railroad FIRECRACKER EXPRESS!

July 4th 2014
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 North Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Verde Canyon Railroad Firecracker ExpressOn Friday, July 4 Verde Canyon Railroad will celebrate Independence Day with their annual Firecracker Express which begins with a traditional all-American barbecue and patriotic music in the depot’s shaded courtyard.  At 1 p.m. you’ll board our historic train pulled by vintage locomotives adorned with American bald eagles that pull coaches along century-old ribbons of rail into the rich and unspoiled landscape of the Verde Canyon.  You can celebrate America’s birthday by riding the waves of a fruit smoothie under bruised monsoon skies and kaleidoscopic rainbows which are the celebrities on our mid-summer Canyon stage. You’ll be back in time for Cottonwood’s dazzling fireworks.

For more information and reservations, visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website or call 800-582-7245.

4th of July Free Laser Light Show and Concert

Laser Light Show ImageSpend your 4th of July having a picnic on the cool grass, surrounded by the spectacular red rocks and listening to an upbeat live concert. Spectators will be allowed onto the field at 6:30 p.m. to set up their blanket and chairs and enjoy the live concert and delicious food. Live music is provided by David Parker & the Big Time from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be followed by the light show once it is dark! This patriotic themed light show will cast light over the audience while the lasers dance to the music during this 15 minute show. Currently this show is set to begin at dark (around 8:45 p.m.) but you will want to arrive early for parking. Parking will be available at the high school as well as across the street on Cultural Park Place.

  • Everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight.
  • Arrive early for convenient parking.
  • Food is for sale or you may bring your own picnic.
  • Alcohol and dogs are not permitted!

Fourth of July - Give Thanks to Our Fire Fighters

Hillside Sedona Shopping Center
671 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ

Hillside SedonaJoin the celebration in thanking our fire fighters at Hillside Sedona this Fourth of July, 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. States Hillside Manager, Karen Dilks, “The Merchants at Hillside came up with a wonderful idea of community celebration in appreciation to our brave fire fighters. Scott Simmons, of Sedona’s new Baskin Robbins and Ken Saxe of Mooney’s Irish Pub, quickly jumped on board to co-sponsor event. It’s always wonderful to see community come together. This will be a fun way to show our gratitude.”


  • The Sedona Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service will have meet and greet starting at 11:30.
  • Big Bambu Band, playing classic rock and blues will begin at noon.
  • The honorable Mayor Rob Adams will give dedication at 12:30 with community salute and cheer. 
  • A barbecue and ice cream social will add to the family fun.
  • Children are welcome to bring jacks, puppets and adults should bring dancing shoes.

Liberty Wildlife on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Saturday July 5th, 2014
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 North Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Libert Wildlife on Verde Canyon RailroadSee Sonora the Bald Eagle spread her majestic wings onboard the 4-hour train ride.

By partnering with Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors the opportunity to meet wild raptors at the depot and onboard the train.

Liberty Wildlife shares the majesty of a rescued bald eagle with visitors to the depot and on the train on select Saturdays throughout the year. Get up close to Sonora, the only bald eagle in the world that regularly enjoys a train ride. Though Sonora will be feasting on raw chicken, passengers will be loading their plates with luscious wings and other tasty appetizers.

Sonora's next ride on the train will be on Saturday July 5th.

For more information and reservations, visit the Verde Canyon Railroad website or call 800-582-7245.

Visit the Liberty Wildlife website to learn more about these amazing creatures and the organization's wildlife rescue work.


Jerome's July First Saturday Art Walk

Saturday July 5th, 2014, 5 - 8 PM


Jerome Art WalkJerome continues its love affair with ART with the First Saturday ART WALK. The 24 galleries and studios of Jerome will be brimming over with visual delights. There will be plenty of music and good conversation at this vibrant event. Meet the artists that night and mingle with other art lovers who are drawn to this charming mountain town. Make a night of it with dinner at one of the town’s delicious restaurants. The walk starts at 5:00PM. There is plenty of parking and a shuttle is available to transport visitors to galleries and studios. The Jerome Art Walk is an event that has become a great Verde Valley tradition on the First Saturday of each month.

For more information call Donna at (928) 301-3004.

"Deceptions, Lies & Alibis" a show by Mike Peach

Saturday July 5th, 1:30 - 2:30pm, $6 adults, kids are free
735 Jordan Road
Uptown Sedona

Mike PeachMichael Peach performs "Deceptions, Lies & Alibis." - "Strange tales have been told by those who rode Arizona’s rugged trails. And sometimes a fact ain’t exactly exact when you scrutinize details.” Or, so says award-winning actor, playwright and historian Michael Peach in his new show, highlighting his original cowboy-style poetry. $6, children under 12 are free.

  (Jump to Top) 

Sedona Bluegrass Festival

Sedona Bluegrass Festival 2014Tuesday June 3rd – Sunday June 8th

Come and enjoy Bluegrass from many different perspectives with Darol Anger, arguably one of today’s best bluegrass violinists; Peter Rowan, a legend in the Bluegrass world; The Furies with their mythical, magical, musical mayhem; Laurie Lewis, Bluegrass’ leading female guitarist; Tom Rozum with his gifted mandolin and versatile vocals; Ben Sollee who is breaking new ground with his cello; Yugchen Lhamo, Tibet’s reigning vocalist; The Sonoran Dogs with their amazing improvisations on the traditional bluegrass style; and Pick & Holler with their high energy old timey originals.

The festival includes concerts and events every day from Wednesday through Sunday including the always popular Bluegrass Barbecue on Thursday evening music all day long on Saturday and Sunday at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa.

For more information and tickets, visit Chamber Music Sedona.

Sedona Arts Week Starts Today

Sedona Arts Week3 Festivals and 10 Arts-Fusion Events in 11 Days
May 28th – June 8th, 2014

Sedona’s arts and cultural community is coming together like never before with 11 days of festivals, arts-fusion events and world class talent during Sedona Arts Week, May 28 to June 8. Organized by the Sedona Cultural Collaborative and designed to provide a diversity of activities and experiences, Sedona Arts Week will include:


The Illuminate Film Festival  – May 29-June 1, the nation’s first mind-body-spirit film festival featuring 22 transformative films, 15 enlightening speakers and workshops, a Healing Village and an innovative “view and do” experience for moviegoers to more deeply process and integrate what they see on screen while surrounded by Sedona’s stunning backdrop and transformative, healing qualities. At venues throughout Sedona.

Sedona Bluegrass Festival 2014The 8th Annual Sedona Bluegrass Festival  – Saturday and Sunday June 7th and 8th which includes concerts at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa, 106 Portal Lane, featuring Darol Anger & The Furies, Peter Rowan with special guest Yungchen Lhamo, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Ben Sollee, Pick and Hollar, Sonoran Dogs; screening of the film “And Then There was Darol and Mike” at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A, at 7 p.m. on June 4; a Bluegrass BBQ at Segner Ranch in Munds Canyon at 5:30 p.m. on June 5 (special transportation will be arranged); Bluegrass in the Galleries, from 5-8 p.m., Friday June 6; and Bluegrass MEAD Program for Youth from 9-10:30 a.m. and Community Bluegrass Jam Session from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7 at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa.

The Sedona PhotoFest - presented by Sedona Arts Center, a series of educational and inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the country’s top photographers, June 5 and 6 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop. The second annual Juried Camera Club Exhibition will be mounted from June 3-8 at Sedona Arts Center’s Special Exhibition Gallery.


• Wednesday, May 28: Illuminate Invitational Launch Party: 24 Peaces Premiere, 7 p.m. at a private home (tickets are required). This intimate evening includes an art auction featuring the works of Sedona’s most-distinguished peace artists and California-based visionary artist Gene, who has created the 24 Peaces Collection reflecting his journey to meet 24 of the world’s greatest living peacemakers. Two time Oscar award winning Ron Judkins , Director 24 Peaces will be present.
• Sunday, June 1: Mile…Mile & A Half: A Film, Hike, Music Immersion, 4 p.m., Sedona Performing Arts Center. Sedona Arts Week’s opening event is a tribute to all Greater Sedona organizations that nurture visual and performing arts and enhance the community’s cultural enrichment. The event surrounds the Sedona premiere of this humorous visually masterful film that follows five friends as they tackle California’s historic 211-mile John Muir trail under extreme winter conditions. Filmgoers will then embark on a hike with eARTh and Spirit musicians, artists, healers and a Native American Spiritual Emissary and Cultural Guardian who will offer joyful musical celebrations and ceremonies along the route. Tickets are $12 for artists and $20 for the general public.
• Monday, June 2: The Spirit of Peter Seeger: A Music and Literary Tribute, 7:30 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Spend an evening with Michael Miles, America’s most inventive clawhammer banjo player and storyteller who will lead an exhilarating and provocative multi-dimensional political and social journey of America spanning 300 years and the transformation of the banjo from an African instrument to the quintessential expression of the American voice.
• Tuesday, June 3: Spirited Creativity Exploration, 2 p.m., Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road. Michael Miles will join with fiddler Darol Anger to improvise, jam, tell stories and present a whole new genre in music.
• Friday, June 6: Arts of a New Dimension, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sedona Performing Arts Center. A full day of demonstrations, dialogue and dance that stretch your photographic intelligences which includes the premiere production of “Restless Elements,” an innovative ballet interpretive dance choreographed by Brandon Ragland, principal dancer of the Louisville Ballet. The short piece will be performed by several members of the Sedona Chamber Ballet Company, local children and guest artists from a major ballet company. Artistic direction is by Tracy Julias, former Joffrey Ballet principal dancer and artistic director at Northern Arizona Youth Ballet School.

• Illuminate Film Festival Healing Village at the Creative Life Center, 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., May 31 and June 1.
• Sedona PhotoFest, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, June 5, Sedona PhotoFest 9 a.m. tp 5 p.m.
• Sedona Chamber Ballet: Open Dress Rehearsal, 9-11 a.m., Thursday, June 5.
• Bluegrass in the Galleries, 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 6.


Individual tickets and Sedona Arts Week packages can be purchased by visiting the Sedona Collaborative Website. For more information, visit the website or call (928) 282-0549.

Sedona Arts Week is presented by the Sedona Cultural Collaborative, Illuminate Film Festival, Sedona Bluegrass Festival, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona Chamber Ballet Company, Sedona Studio Live, City of Sedona and the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District.

Sedona’s 44th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival

St Patricks Day in Sedona 2014Saturday March 15th from 10:30 AM. A Free Community Event

Sedona’s 44th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade will start at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 15th and will be followed immediately by the Festival. The Parade begins at Jordan Historical Park and makes its way along Jordan Road to Mesquite Avenue. Bring your chairs early to set up along the Parade route on Jordan Road. The Master of Ceremonies and Parade Judges are located along Jordan Road near the corner of Mesquite Avenue.

Sedona Saint Patricks Day ParadeThis year’s Parade Grand Marshal is Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. The parade entries includes dignitaries, color guards, bagpipers, bands, dance troupes, businesses, and local social, cultural, civic, and religious organizations from all across Northern Arizona. They come on foot, horseback, and in vehicles of all sorts.

The Festival immediately follows the Parade and continues until 3:00 pm. Stay to enjoy the free festivities! The Festival will be located next to the end of the parade route on Apple Ave. between Cedar Street and Jordan Rd. There will be live music and a multitude of family and children’s activities available, all free of charge! Of course there will be a refreshments available – a Beer Garden with Oak Creek Brews, a food booth by Cowboy Club & Barking Frog Grille and a sweet treats booth by Sedona Fudge Company.

These festivities are presented by Sedona Main Street Program with the Sedona Green Team and NAU Special Events Planning Class. For updates, visit our website or on Facebook or call 928.204.2390.


Valentine’s Day Weekend in Sedona

Sedona Valentine's Day 2014Valentine’s Day is here and all of Sedona is ready for your romantic weekend in the red rocks. Here we present a preview of the special Valentines Day dinners, entertinment, and events you can choose from this weekend to make your Valentine’s Day trip to Sedona as special as it can be.

Valentines Day Dinner

Golden Goose Cafe and BistroGolden Goose Restaurant & Cafe - Valentine’s Day Specials

Available Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, 5:00 p.m. to closing)

  • Chateaubriand for Two – 38.99  Served with soup or salad for each person, au gratin potatoes and choice of 1 additional side
  • Pistachio Crusted Chicken – 26.99 Topped with creamy garlic-bacon sauce
  • Prime Rib – $27.99 ”Certified Angus Beef” topped with crimini mushroom-cabernet sauce
  • Surf & Turf – $39.99 Our fork-tender Filet Mignon served with lobster tail topped with shrimp scampi sauce
  • Seafood Trio – $29.99 Chilean Sea Bass served with bay shrimp and bay scallops in a garlic-lemon-butter sauce

* * * * *

REDS RestaurantRED’s Restaurant at Sedona Rouge – Offers Special Valentines Day Menu

Chef Ron Moler presents a special Valentine’s Day menu with 3 entrees to choose from, each with a special wine pairing. The cost per couple is $75 ++.

  • Pan Seared Escolar with Rose Petal Buerre Rouge, Parmesan Risotto, Chef’s Baby Vegetables 
  • Grilled New York Strip with Mushroom Bordelaise, Truffle Croquette and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Lobster Ravioli, Lobster filled Raviolis with Roasted Tomatoes, Herbs and Cream and Chef’s Baby Vegetables
  • Dessert: Raspberry White Chocolate Cheesecake

* * * * *

Schoolhouse RestaurantSchoolhouse Restaurant – Valentines 3 Course Mini Dining in the Dark 

February 14th, 2014, Benefiting National Center for the Blind

Join the Schoolhouse for a 3 course mini dining in the dark on Valentine’s day to help support the National Center for the Blind. They will also be doing a later 5 course but in sync with Main Stage. This dinner will be $40 per person with profits going to the center. Or $50 with tickets to see a show at 9:30 at Main Stage. Call 928.634.0700 and make your reservations today!

* * * * *

Dinner and Entertainment

Blazin M Valentines Day 2014Blazin M Ranch - Vittles, Vines and Valentines Special

February 12th through the 15th, 2014

Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! Along with our entertaining and award-winning western stage show and mouth-watering chuckwagon supper, we’re including extra perks for special memories of your Valentine’s visit.
The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! So if you are in Sedona for Valentine’s Day or coming out to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sedona or the Verde Valley then this is a special event not to be missed!

* * * * *

M Diamond Ranch – Sunset Horseback Ride and Full Moon Campfire Dinner

 Diamond Ranch - Valentines Day 2014

Ride the Ridge where the West commences. Gaze at the Moon til you lose your senses. Take an hour-long sunset horseback ride at the M Diamond Ranch, followed by a horse-drawn wagon ride and a campfire steak dinner under a spectacular full moon. Heavenly! Then sing by the campfire with live entertainment by Alvie Self, a member of of both the Rockabilly and Western Swing Halls of Fame. Plus, there will be telescopes and night vision glasses for your wildlife viewing pleasure. This complete western experience is only $120 per person! 

* * * * *

Sound Bites Grill LogoSound Bites Grill – 2 Nights of Love with 2 Different Shows

Friday Feb 14 and Saturday Feb 15

Friday February 14th – The Soul Seduction Tour featuring JJ Sansaverino and Aysha Webb
JJ Sansaverino is touring from NY with LA based Aysha Webb. These International Jazz Musicians will create a night to remember!
Two Dinner Shows. 5pm and 8pm
This is a Supper Club Event including Dinner and the Show. Includes Gourmet dinner buffet, Chocolate Dipping Fountain, Rose for the Ladies and Show. Price is $69 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations required by calling 928-282-2713

Saturday February 15th – Love Potion with the 50’s & 60’s Graffiti Gold Show Featuring Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s
If you’re a fan of the Golden Oldies from the mid-50′s to the mid-60′s, you’ll love this authentic Blast From The Past, recalling the good old days of Sock Hops and Soda Shops with Juke Boxes playing 45 Records.
Tom Tayback will guide you on this trip down Memory Lane with tributes to Rock ‘n’ Roll legends like Elvis Presley, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Little Richard, The Coasters, Fats Domino, Sam The Sham and more. Times were never better and the music was never better. This event will feature love songs form the Rock n Roll era. $20 Advance purchase, $25 at the door. Dinner package available with ticket purchase. Show is 90 minutes long with a 7:30pm start.

* * * * *

Entertainment and Events

Encore TheaterEncore Theater - Presents Two Valentine’s Day Shows!

Guitar Virtuoso Esteban – 5pm
Internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso Esteban returns to Sedona for a series of intimate performances at Encore Theatre. Showcasing his passion and the magic of the southwest guitar style, Esteban returns to his roots right here in Arizona’s beautiful Red Rocks. Esteban has topped the Billboard charts many times with his numerous albums, videos and DVD’s, and has had first-time music history successes never before accomplished by any guitarist.

Marvin Short’s Rock and Roll Dreams – 7:30pm
This show is pure rock ‘n roll to the core with amazing live performances featuring the greatest songs from the golden era of music in America … roll the “Ed Sullivan Show” and “American Bandstand” into a fast paced, fun filled two-hour extravaganza and you get Marvin Shorts Rock’n Roll Dreams!

* * * * *

AMazzellaOld Town Center for the Arts – Presents Anthony Mazzella Valentines Day Concert

Friday, February 14, 7:00 pm, $18 advance, $20 door, $25 priority

World renowned guitarist Anthony Mazzella returns to Old Town Center for the Arts following four previous sellouts at OTCA. Anthony returns to dazzle and astound concertgoers with his deft defying abilities on acoustic and electric guitars. The technical proficiency required to execute his fingerstyle guitar technique is nothing short of amazing.

* * * * *

Verde Canyon Railroad - Chocolate LoversVerde Canyon Railroad – February is for Chocolate Lovers!

The only way to improve on a Valentine getaway to the red rocks of Sedona is to combine it with the romance of the rails offered during Verde Canyon Railroad’s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival. On February 14, 15 and 16 the rich flavors of chocolate will stream across taste buds like the wild scenery passing panoramic window during this lavish four-hour rail adventure.

Savoring sumptuous chocolate creates a feeling of ecstasy not unlike the sensation of falling in love. Imagine a wealth of the sweet stuff flowing, floating with dipped berries and marshmallows, all of it dissolving into a delicious puddle on the tongue. Sweethearts can share nibbles of delectable desserts while enjoying the tastiest treat of all: the decadent remote scenery of the Verde Canyon.

The Chocolate Lovers’ Festival features exclusive first-class accommodations, pampering you with luxurious style, an abundant selection of other appetizers and attentive beverage service right to comfortable seat. The confectionary celebration fills a first-class car with the intoxicating scent and flavor of chocolate via tasty pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies.

Postcard-perfect scenery is only part of the magic of Verde Canyon Railroad. The train provides a comfortable, yet exciting journey through this historic setting as it travels a leisurely four hours from the charming Clarkdale depot to the ghost ranch at Perkinsville and back. Awe-inspiring rock formations, historic trestles, ancient cliff dwellings and soaring raptors are just a few of the trip’s many highlights. First-class cars boast plush seating, complimentary appetizers and a full-service bar. Coach offers vintage Pullman-style seating and snack bars. Everyone has panoramic windows and limitless access to open-air viewing cars offering 360-degree views and spectacular photographic opportunities.

* * * * *