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This Weekend’s Events and Entertainment in Sedona and the Verde Valley

Celebration of Spring

Celebration of Spring – Saturday April 19th, 9am – Noon

Easter Dinner Specials

3 great restaurants are offering special menus and deals for your Easter dinner in Sedona, The Golden Goose Cafe and Bistro, Sound Bites Grill, and the Barking Frog Grill. Check out the details here, and have a great Easter in Sedona!

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Easter Weekend Events and Entertainment

Sedona International Film Festival Current Attractions

April 18th - April 21st, 2014
2030 W. State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336


Sedona International Film Festival 2014

The Sedona International Film Festival brings great independent film and live events to Sedona all year long, in the state-of-the-art Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Check the film festival website's Coming Attractions page to read the details and see the trailers of these shows or to see what is showing when you come to Sedona.

Current and Coming Attractions:

  • Award-winning 'Breathe In' with all-star cast premieres April 18-23
  • Zenprov does Prescription-Strength Comedy in 'LAUGHTEROL!' April 19
  • Special Earth Day Premiere April 22: 'Rebels With a Cause'
  • 'Anita' film premiere special event one night only: April 24
  • 'Marco Spada' from Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet debuts Sunday, April 27

Unless otherwise noted, all performances are in the Mary D Fisher Theatre, 2030 W. State Route 89A, West Sedona. Visit the film festival website or call 928.282.1177 for show times, ticket prices, and to purchase advanced tickets.

Olde Sedona Bar and Grill Entertainment

April 18th - April 21st, 2014
1405 West Highway 89A
Sedona Arizona 86336

Olde Sedona Bar and GrillThere is always something good happening at Olde Sedona!

When you are in Sedona and looking for fun and entertainment, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill is the place to be! With live bands, DJs and Karaoke, there’s something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue every night of the week. Make sure to check out their events calendar to see what is happening while your in town. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill tonight!

  • Friday Night - Live Band
  • Saturday Night - Great Live DJs
  • Sunday Night - All Star Karaoke
  • Monday Night - Jam Session/Open Mike
  • Tuesday Night - All Star Karaoke

For more information please visit Olde Sedona Bar and Grill.

Sound Bites Grille Entertainment

April 18th - April 21st, 2014
101 N State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
In the Hyatt Pinion Pointe Complex

Sound Bites Grill LogoSedona’s hottest venue for food, fun, and entertainment!

Sound Bites Grill is the fun place to eat, drink, and enjoy top quality live entertainment in Sedona. It’s a unique dining experience with amazing red rock views, great all natural fresh healthy foods, and stimulating entertainment. In the Hyatt Shops at Pinion Pointe at the junction of Highways 89A and 179 (formerly known as the “Y”), Sound Bites also offers dinner specials on Tuesdays, wine tastings on Thursdays, and very special “Supper Club” dinner shows, unique to Sedona.  Come in for lunch or dinner with a view, and check out the Guitar Gallery while you are there. You’ll leave satisfied and smiling!

Upcoming Entertainment Schedule:

  • Friday, 4/18 6-9:30pm, Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Saturday, 4/19, 6-9:30p Dinner and Show Package with World Renown Master Guitarist Esteban and Violinist Teresa Joy Tickets starting at $59 Show Only $39 (7:30p)
  • Sunday 4/20, 11:30-3pm, Special Easter Brunch & Show with Esteban and Teresa Joy, Tickets starting at $49, show Only $39 (1:30pm)
  • Sunday 4/20, 6pm, Susannah Martin, Jazz Vocalist, No Cover. 

Call 928.282.2713 or check out the Sound Bites Grill entertainment calendar for more details.

California Guitar Trio at Old Town Center

Friday April 18, 7:00 PM
5th Street and Main
Cottonwood AZ 86326

California Guitar TrioTHE CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO’S RELENTLESS passion for following the muse has served it well. The acoustic group’s fearless multi-genre explorations have driven 14 albums and nearly 1,500 gigs across its 22-year career. It has also proven that a zero-compromise musical approach can yield an ever-expanding audience. Comprising Bert Lams of Affligem Belgium, Hideyo Moriya of Chiba Japan, and Paul Richards of Utah USA, the group crisscrosses the universes of rock, jazz, world music, surf music, and classical music in its performances and recordings.

CGT’s most recent album, Masterworks [CGT], focuses exclusively on the classical side of the house, featuring works by composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Arvo Pärt, Shubert, and Vivaldi. Accompanying the trio on the project are Tony Levin on upright bass and cello, and Fareed Haque on classical guitar.

$20 advance, $22 door, $25 priority

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Blazin' M Ranch Entertainment

April 18th - April 20th, 2014
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Blazin M RanchChuckwagon Supper and Stage Show
Every Wednesday - Saturday Night

For more than twenty years the Blazin’ M Ranch has been providing visitors and locals alike with memories to last a lifetime! Come for the chuckwagon supper and western stage show, hang around for an authentically replicated Western town with an abundance of attractions and activities sure to delight and entertain! Check out the shooting gallery, get some ropin’ lessons, ride a vintage tractor pull; visit the saloon, one of a kind museum, Old-Tyme photo studio and boutique Western shops, all just twenty minutes from Sedona! Don’t miss a visit to the Blazin’ M Ranch, where “happy trails” are just the beginning. 

Check the Blazin M' Ranch website for more details, or call 800.937.8643 if you have any questions.

Celebration of Spring - Carnival and Egg Hunt

Saturday 4/19/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM $2 entry for kids 12 and under
Multi-use field at Posse Grounds Park

This is much more than just an egg hunt, this is a Celebration of Spring! Join us April 19 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for this fun, action packed event for families and all those in the community that enjoy spring and the beautiful outdoors. Once you arrive, walk to the Posse Grounds Park lower softball field for entrance onto the multiuse field for games and vendors!

Celebration of SpringInflatable toys for kids, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival rides and much more are included with the $2 admission fee for the youth attendees. Some vendors may be charging for their goods. The official egg hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. for children 8 years of age and younger (parents will only be allowed to search with age group 2 and under). Children will be divided by age groups and there are 10,000 eggs waiting to be found! This year find the Golden Eggs and get an additional prize! Children need to bring their own baskets.
- Egg hunt for children 6-8 will be held on the lower softball field at 10:00 a.m.
- Egg hunt for children 3-5 will be held on the lower softball field at approximately 10:10 a.m.
- Egg hunt for children 0-2 will be held on the lower softball field at 10:20 a.m. Parents allowed to assist.
- Scavenger hunt for children 9-12 will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For those siblings 9-12 years of age, we have a fun scavenger hunt to keep you busy starting at 10:30 a.m. Local businesses will be on site with booths set up for viewing/participation as well as various instructors with fun, interactive displays for children to be involved with. The Easter bunny will be on hand for picture taking. This is sure to be a fun event and we invite you all to come on over and enjoy this Celebration of Spring with us.

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Sedona Film Festival Opens Saturday

Featuring 160 films, special guests Susan Sarandon, CNN 2012 Hero of the Year Mariel Hemingway, and Brad Paisley

Sedona International Film Festival 2014

Films From The Joe Show to Waiting for Mamu and Toxic Hot Seat to Le Chef 

The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a powerful lineup of nearly 160 features, documentaries, shorts and special guests, February 22 to March 2. 

Film screening committees reviewed more than 1,000 films from around the world in making the final selections that will be shown on six screens at three venues surrounded by Sedona’s world-famous red rocks and hospitality. 

Wide-ranging documentary subjects include The Joe Show about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Waiting for Mamu, a film by Morgan Spurlock and Susan Sarandon about the CNN 2012 Hero of the Year, Pushpa, and Toxic Hot Seat from Robert Redford’s son, Jamie, about the toxic effect of fire retardant chemicals surrounding us.

Mariel HemingwayAmong the features are Le Chef, a French comedy film starring Jean Reno; Cas & Dylan, a comedy directed by Jason Priestly about a dying doctor (Richard Dreyfuss) planning to check out on his own terms who takes a reluctant detour and winds up on the lam with an anything-but-normal 22-yuear old girl; The Letters, a new film about Mother Teresa based on her real-life letters starring Juliet Stevenson, Max Von Sydow and Rutger Hauer; and Girl on a Bicycle, a German comedy about an Italian driving a Paris tour bus with a German fiancée, a French wife and two Australian children who call him “Papa.” TV, film and stage star Ed Asner will be in Sedona to introduce The Letters, directed by his friend, William Riead.

This year’s Festival also includes the premiere of These Storied Streets from producer Thomas Morgan. Morgan also produced Waiting for Mamu, a remarkable documentary about what it means for a child to grow up in prison and the impact of Pushpa Basnet’s organization on those children. Pushpa, known as Mamu, was CNN’s 2012 Person of the Year. Waiting for Mamu also will screen in Sedona and Morgan will be on hand with his business partner Susan Sarandon, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in a special presentation during “An Evening With Susan Sarandon.” The full list of films can be accessed at

SIFF-Schedule-Banner2Veteran screen actress Mariel Hemingway will present her film, Running From Crazy, a documentary examining her personal journey as the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway. The film stars Jack Hemingway, Langley Hemingway and Margaux Hemingway. The Festival also will welcome Emmy Award nominee Stefanie Powers who will present her one-woman show. In addition, veteran actress Shirley Knight will be honored at the Festival and Academy Award winning producer Kathleen Glynn will be hosting the Filmmaker Conversations Series. Full details of Festival workshops will be announced shortly. Workshops and panel discussions are free and open to the public.

Also scheduled this year is a Tribute to MGM Musicals with awards presented in honor of former films stars and Sedona residents Donald O’Connor and Anne Miller, the Festival’s first Lifetime Achievement Award recipients. Country music star Brad Paisley, whose films have been screened in Sedona, will make a special appearance and present a new project, followed by a Q-and-A session.

Films will run all day beginning Saturday, Feb. 22 on four screens at Sedona Harkins 6, 2081 W. Highway 89A; the Mary D. Fisher Theater, 2030 W. Highway 89A, and the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Sedona Red Rock High School, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road.
Platinum All-Access Passes are $990; Gold Priority Passes are $490; 20-ticket packages are $210, and 10-ticket packages are $105. Full-time students can get the 10-ticket package for $85. Priority Pass holders will be able to select the films they want to see beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 3. 10- and 20-ticket pass holders can select films beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 10. Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Feb. 17 through a new, faster, more efficient ticketing system.

Sedona International Film Festival memberships also are available beginning at $65 for a basic membership. Family memberships for up to four family members living in the same household are $130. Additional membership packages include Cinematographer ($275), Screenwriter ($550), Producer ($1,200), Auteur Society ($5,000) and Legacy ($10,000). Benefits are commensurate with membership-fee levels. Full information is available on the website.

Packages, other than for full-time students, are available online at or through the Festival Box office at (928) 282-1177. Student packages must be purchased through the Box Office and student ID’s are required.
For more information, visit

The Sedona Verde Valley Entertainment Guide

Golden Goose

Casual Fine Dining in West Sedona

December 16th – December 22nd, 2013

Welcome to our weekly Sedona-Verde Valley Entertainment Guide. 

You can always find a good time at Sedona’s regular night life venues, Sound Bites Grille, Olde Sedona Bar and Grill, and the Encore Theater. so check out what they have to offer this week. Plus, the Sedona International Film Festival always has a great selection of independent films to offer. All the details you need are below. 


Blazin’ M Ranch Holiday Show

Blazin M Ranch Holiday Show 2013We love the Blazin M Ranch. It’s good old fashioned, family friendly, western fun. It’s a great stage show coupled with a really good meal. What’s not to like? And from now through Christmas, the Blazin’ M Ranch will be decked from hall to chuckwagon for their holiday show with the Blazin’ M Cowboys. It will get you right into the spirit of the season! Don’t miss this show! 

Guests will enjoy the famous holiday cheer and western hospitality they’ve come to expect from the Blazin’ M Ranch. After sipping on warm drinks in the climate-controlled dining barn and enjoying the famous BBQ fare, guests will be entertained by award-winning musicians during an hour-long Christmas themed Western stage production. The Blazin’ M Cowboys will be performing crowd-favorites such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and a custom classic, “Ghost Reindeer in the Sky,” along with some special surprises you won’t want to miss!

The many Western activities and attractions offered prior to the dinner and show will keep wranglers of all ages happily entertained, and four unique gift shops will provide the opportunity for picking up a memory of your visit or last minute holiday gifts for friends and family.

Call 800.937.8643 for reservations or reserve online at

Sedona – Verde Valley This Weekend 10/18 – 10/20, 2013

This Weekend –  Events and Entertainment
in Sedona and the Verde Valley 

October 18 -20, 2013 

Sedona Rouge


Make your plans for fun this weekend right here! The Sedona Plein Air Festival, featuring the finest Plein Air painters in the country, starts this weekend and runs through October 26th. Sedona OktoberFest! is this Saturday from 5 – 9 pm at Los Abrigados Resort and also on Saturday, A.J. Croce will perform at Mary D Fisher Theatre in West Sedona. 

Or, you could get your cowboy on with a Sunset Horseback Ride and Cowboy Cookout planned for you tonight (Friday) at the M Diamond Ranch and a Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner and Costume Contest to go to at the Blazin M Ranch on Sunday evening. Just click on the ole ‘Read More’ button for all the details!



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The Sedona Verde Valley Entertainment Guide for Oct 14 – Oct 20, 2013

The Sedona – Verde Valley Entertainment Guide for October 14 – 20, 2013

Sedona AZ ScenicWelcome to our weekly Sedona-Verde Valley Entertainment Guide featuring the best of all there is to do in the area this week, including independent film, live entertainment, and a very special event featuring A.J. Croce at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday October 19th, one show only!

Just click on the READ MORE button to get all the details. Have fun with us in Sedona this week!

 (This week’s entertainment guide is sponsored by the Best Western PLUS Inn of Sedona and their “Play Dirty, Sleep Tight” vacation package.)

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Sedona – Verde Valley This Weekend 10/11 – 10/13, 2013

This Weekend –  Events and Entertainment
in Sedona and the Verde Valley 

October 11 -13, 2013 

Happy Friday! Make your plans for fun this weekend right here!

This weekend’s live entertainment features the Olde Sedona Bar and Grill and Sound Bites Grill in Sedona, the Main Stage Theatre in Cottonwood, and great independent film from the Sedona Film Festival.

This weekend’s events feature art shows, festivals, and outdoor celebrations. Of special note, check out the 23rd Annual Sedona Arts Festival, and the Sedona Metaphysical Fair. 

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