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

Cocks Comb near SedonaAugust 29th – August 31st, 2014

Sedona always has a great selection of fun and interesting events to choose from, ranging from art to family fun to metaphysical,  and more. Plus there is always live entertainment and independent film happening when you visit Sedona.

This Weekend’s Weather 

The weekend forecast looks great. We’ve had monsoon storms this week so Sedona is very green but the forecast for the weekend calls for sunny days and no chance of precipitation. Highs will be around 89 or 90 degrees.

This Weekend’s Events 

Boots "N" Boogie - Country Western Dance Party

August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th only
1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
800.937.8643

Blazin M Ranch Logo

Bring your boots and your boogie to the Blazin’ M Ranch in Cottonwood, Arizona on select Fridays this August!

Throughout each evening, performance demonstrations and dance lessons taught by popular DJ and dance instructors from Crush 2 Dance of Sedona, will be interspersed with an opportunity to practice and perfect your newly acquired moves to all the latest and danceable country tunes!

Blazin M Country Dance PartyPrepare yourself for a knee slapping, toe-tapping good time this August 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th only, starting at 6:00 PM and running until 10:00PM. While spinning a wide-variety of country music, seasoned instructors Thomas Felix and Adrienne Harris will assist participants in learning the Arizona 2-Step and several line dances, such as the Cowboy Cha-Cha. Additionally, there will be demonstrations of West and East Coast Swing, Waltz, Night Club 2-Step and more!

A $10 cover per person will be charged for this unique and exciting opportunity to cut a country rug! Light appetizers, spirited and non-spirited beverages will be available for purchase in the Blazin’ M’s Copper Spur Saloon and Spirited Stirrup Barn Bar. Reservations are not required. For information and details, call (928) 634-0334 or learn more at the Blazin' M Ranch website.

Red Rocks Music Festival August 28 - 31 2014

August 28 - 31 2014
Concerts in Phoenix and Sedona
877.733.7257

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014"Extraordinary Classical Chamber and Operatic Music in Phoenix and Sedona"

The Red Rocks Music Festival educates, engages and challenges audiences through a unique collaboration of musicians from leading Arizona performing arts organizations and world acclaimed artists. An integral part of the Festival’s mission is education. Master classes and workshops enable young musicians to learn skills from master musicians. The festival provides outreach educational music programs that inspire students to appreciate and continue their interest in the arts.

This year the festival offers 4 concerts, 2 in Phoenix and 2 in Sedona. 

PHOENIX CONCERTS
Arizona Opera Center, 1636 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

AN EVENING IN PARIS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 1Featuring David Ehrlich, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm, with Works by C. Franck and G.Faure'
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

THE MAGNIFICENT BLEND OF VOICE & STRINGS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 2Featuring Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, Adam Margulies, Baritone (from the movie "The Bohemian"), David Ehrlich, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Jan Simiz, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Friday, August 29, 7:30 pm with works by Mozart, G. Puccini, C. Gounod, J. Massenet, O. Golijov, G. Verdi and H. Villa-Lobos
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

 FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Buy tickets to both Arizona Opera Center concerts (August 28 and 29) for $48 (S&H included)

SEDONA CONCERTS
Sedona Creative Life Center 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336

THE MAGNIFICENT BLEND OF VOICE & STRINGS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 3Featuring Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, Adam Margulies, Baritone (from the movie "The Bohemian") David Ehrlich, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Jan Simiz, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Saturday, August 30, 7:30 pm with Works by Mozart, Dvorak, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, C. Gounod, O. Golijov, and H. Villa-Lobos
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

AN AFTERNOON IN PARIS
Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 4Featuring David Ehrlich, violin, Rami Solomonow, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello and Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Sunday, August 31, 3:00 pm with works by C. Franck and G. Faure'
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

 FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Buy tickets to both Sedona Creative Life Center concerts (August 30 and 31) for $48 (S&H included)!

 

For tickets and more information call 877.733.7257 or visit RedRocksMusicFestival.com

Recommended at the Sedona Film Festival

Recommended this weekend at the Sedona Film Festival
2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

"Third Person" features an all-star ensemble cast directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis ("Crash")

Including: Liam Neeson, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Kim Basinger, Maria Bello and Mila Kunis 

Sedona International Film Festival 2014“Third Person” tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal, in a multi-strand story line reminiscent of Paul Haggis’s earlier Oscar-winning film “Crash”. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome: three couples who appear to have nothing related but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found.

 “Third Person” is much more than a collection of love stories: It is a mystery, a puzzle in which truth is revealed in glimpses, and clues are caught by the corner of the eye — and nothing is truly what it seems.

Harper’s Bazaar calls “Third Person” a must-see. Pete Hammond from Movieline raves “Paul Haggis’ finest film since the Oscar-winning ‘Crash’ and his most personal. Liam Neeson is superb, and it is the most impressive ensemble cast of the year.”

SIFF-ThirdPerson“Third Person” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Showtimes will be 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29-30; and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.

Guided Bird Walk at Red Rock State Park

Saturday August 30th 7 AM
4050 Red Rock Loop Rd
Sedona, AZ 86336

Red Rock State Park - Bird WalksAt Red Rock State Park, bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a “Guided Bird Walk”. Beginning as well as advanced birders are welcome. Rangers recommend that visitors bring their own binoculars (a limited number are available for loan from the Park). Visitors can check out the many birds who make Red Rock State Park their home. The bird-feeding area behind the visitor center, on the Hummingbird Patio, is an excellent spot to start your tour or to take pictures.  Hummingbirds are almost always there to take advantage of the feeders!  Another good viewing point is the visitor center roof. Most of the year-round birds are found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field that is behind the visitor center.  While visitors hike the trails, they will see many birds who call the Park "home". 

This Weekend’s Entertainment

Featured Sedona Entertainment

Old Sedona Bar and Grill Entertainment

Free Live Entertainment & Sports Bar
1405 W. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ
928.282.5670
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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 always something good going on in this lively restaurant, sports bar, and entertainment venue every night of the week. Eat, drink and have fun where the locals’ hang out, Olde Sedona Bar & Grill tonight!

This week at Olde Sedona

  • Saturday - Live DJ
  • Sunday - All Star Karaoke
  • Monday - Jam Session/Open Mike
  • Tuesday - All Star Karaoke

PLUS Happy hour specials daily 4 - 7 pm and 7 big screen TVs with sports on all the time.

Check out their events calendar or call 928.282.5670 to see what is happening while you are in town.

Sedona International Film Festival

At the Mary D Fisher Theatre (unless otherwise noted)
2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona
928-282-1177

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:

  • Italian charmer 'A Five Star Life' premieres Aug. 29 - Sept. 2
  • Recommended: All-star ensemble cast in 'Third Person' Aug. 29-Sept. 2
  • Futuristic thriller 'Snowpiercer' one day only: Sept. 3
  • Award-winning 'Ida' premieres one day only: Sept. 4
  • Sedona Philosophy Circle hosts Ted Grussing discussion Sept. 6
  • The Rat Pack headlines annual Reelin' at the Ranch Sept. 7
  • 'Duran Duran: Unstaged' one night only: Sept. 10
  • Live from NY's 92nd St. Y 'The Real Wolf of Wall Street' 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 10 'Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret' one night only: Sept. 11

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.

Blazin' M Ranch

Get Fired up for FUN!
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
800.937.8643

Blazin M RanchChuckwagon Supper and Stage Show
Wednesday through Saturday Nights

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's website for more details, or call 800.937.8643 if you have any questions.

Sound Bites Grill Entertainment

Fun * Food * Music
101 Highway 89A
Sedona AZ 86336
928. 282.2713
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Sound Bites Grill is the new 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! 

Entertainment Schedule:

  • Friday 8/29, 7-10pm,, Graffiti Gold Show, Tom Tayback and the Daddy O’s, Tickets $20/$25 Door
  • Saturday 8/30, 7-9pm Esteban and Teresa Joy Sedona Dinner Concert, Ticketed Show starting at $79 including Dinner, show only tickets $35
  • Sunday 8/31, 7-9pm Esteban and Teresa Joy Sedona Dinner Concert, Ticketed Show starting at $79 including Dinner, show only tickets $35
  • Monday 9/1, 7-9pm Esteban and Teresa Joy Sedona Dinner Concert, Ticketed Show starting at $79 including Dinner, show only tickets $35
  • Tuesday 9/3, 7-10p, Eric Miller’s Dance Band, $8 Cover

Call 928.282.2713 or check out their website and calendar of events for more details.

Other Sedona Entertainment

Old Town Center for the Arts

Live Music and Entertainment in the Verde Valley

The Old Town Center for the Arts offers live entertainment that ranges from live theater to concerts, and lectures to special events in a dazzling yet intimate venue complete with professional sound and lighting. Conveniently located in Old Town Cottonwood, only 20 minutes from Sedona.  For more information and the Old Town Center's event calendar, call  (928) 634-0940 or visit their website.

Encore Theater Sedona

Encore Theater - Rock N Roll DreamsThe Encore Theater is a beautiful performance venue in the Village of Oak Creek that also features an impressive Rock'n Roll Museum. Rock to Marvelous Marvin Short's band "Rock'n Roll Dreams" and special events. For more information and to purchase tickets, call 928.282.0552 or visit the Encore Theater website

Chamber Music Sedona

“Magical Music in the Red Rocks”

Chamber Music Sedona’s mission is to preserve and foster the appreciation of chamber music in its many forms by producing world-class concerts, and by presenting and supporting community music education programs. Chamber music is the most intimate form of musical expression–grand music on a small scale. Check the Chamber Music Sedona website or call  928.204.2415 for more information.

Studio Live Sedona

“Home of the Sedona Performers Guild”

928.282.0549

Sedona Performing Arts AllianceStudio Live and the Sedona Performing Arts Alliance support the advancement of the performing arts through education, live performances and artist support. Studio Live produces several major performance events throughout the year using various venues throughout the Sedona area as fund raisers for their non profit mission. Check the events page on the Studio Live website or call 928.282.0549 for upcoming events.

Hoppy Grape Lounge at the Sedona Wine and Beer Co.
Sharing the Gifts of Wine, Beer, and
The Main Stage Theatre
A premier music venue and night club in Cottonwood, Arizona
Relics Restaurant and Roadhouse
Fine Dining, Roadhouse and Entertainment in West Sedona

September in Sedona – A Month of Great Festivals and Events

September is a big month on Sedona for major events and things to do. Here are the 7 of the most popular events going on in September, and there are a few more as well. Check them out below. Click on the links or go to our Events Calendar page for more details.

Make your travel plans now. It’s going to be a real fun month in Sedona!

Rythm and RibsAZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival
September 5th and 6th, 2014 at the Cottonwood Kids Park
2 days of fun with a championship rib competition, a micro-brewery beer garden, and great country music.

 

41st Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
Mariachis Fiesta 2010 LRSaturday, September 13th, 2014
“Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” is a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, tastes, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico.

Thunder Valley RallyThunder Valley Rally
September 19th – 21st, 2014
Join the Thunder Valley Rally in historic Old Town Cottonwood (the Bootleg Capital of Arizona) for 3 days of great entertainment and shows, a Miss TVR pageant, bike shows, and breathtaking rides through the Verde Valley.

Celtic FestivalCeltic Harvest Festival
September 20th, 2014
Share the magically rich Celtic culture and history. Shop with merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Eat drink and be merry in our Celtic food court. Enjoy crafts and activities in the special children’s area.

Sedona PRIDE Festival 2014The Annual Sedona – Verde Valley PRIDE Festival
September 25th – 28th 2014
This year’s Sedona/Verde Valley PRIDE Festival is gearing up to be the biggest yet! You are welcome to come join the PRIDE family for a weekend of fun, education, and to show your support for equality! Events include parties, a brunch with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a pool party, a fashion show fundraiser, garden tours, guided meditations and more, including the festival itself on Saturday, September 27th!

Sedona Winefest 2014Annual Sedona Wine Festival
September 27 & 28 2014
Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors galore, and an exclusive Premium Wine Area, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks from the top of Sedona, at the Sedona Airport. Tickets are available now.

Verde_River_51Verde River Day
September 28th 2014
Plan a day of family fun on September 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM and attend the 25th annual Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. This is a perfect fun event to enjoy as a family! Park fees are waived for the day and all the activities are free thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors. Non-profit food vendors will be cooking up a pancake breakfast, Indian Fry bread, hot dogs and hamburgers for nominal fees.

Red Rocks Music Festival – August 28 – 31, 2014

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014“Extraordinary Classical Chamber and Operatic Music in Phoenix and Sedona”

The Red Rocks Music Festival educates, engages and challenges audiences through a unique collaboration of musicians from leading Arizona performing arts organizations and world acclaimed artists. An integral part of the Festival’s mission is education. Master classes and workshops enable young musicians to learn skills from master musicians. The festival provides outreach educational music programs that inspire students to appreciate and continue their interest in the arts.

PHOENIX CONCERTS
Arizona Opera Center, 1636 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

AN EVENING IN PARIS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 1Featuring David Ehrlich, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Thursday, August 28, 7:30 pm, with Works by C. Franck and G.Faure’
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

THE MAGNIFICENT BLEND OF VOICE & STRINGS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 2Featuring Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, Adam Margulies, Baritone (from the movie “The Bohemian”), David Ehrlich, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Jan Simiz, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Friday, August 29, 7:30 pm with works by Mozart, G. Puccini, C. Gounod, J. Massenet, O. Golijov, G. Verdi and H. Villa-Lobos
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

 FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Buy tickets to both Arizona Opera Center concerts (August 28 and 29) for $48 (S&H included)

SEDONA CONCERTS
Sedona Creative Life Center 333 Schnebly Hill Rd., Sedona, AZ 86336

THE MAGNIFICENT BLEND OF VOICE & STRINGS

Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 3Featuring Ariana Wyatt, Soprano, Adam Margulies, Baritone (from the movie “The Bohemian”) David Ehrlich, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, violin; Rami Solomonow, viola; Jan Simiz, cello; Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Saturday, August 30, 7:30 pm with Works by Mozart, Dvorak, G. Puccini, G. Verdi, C. Gounod, O. Golijov, and H. Villa-Lobos
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

AN AFTERNOON IN PARIS
Red Rocks Music Festival 2014 4Featuring David Ehrlich, violin, Rami Solomonow, viola; Thomas Landschoot, cello and Teresa Ehrlich, piano
Sunday, August 31, 3:00 pm with works by C. Franck and G. Faure’
Tickets: $28 (S&H included)

 FESTIVAL SPECIAL! Buy tickets to both Sedona Creative Life Center concerts (August 30 and 31) for $48 (S&H included)!

 

For tickets and more information call 877.733.7257 or visit RedRocksMusicFestival.com

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village – Let the Festival Season Begin!

Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque is a Sedona destination not to be missed.

Tlaquepaque, possibly Sedona’s most loved attraction, is a gorgeous destination in the heart of Sedona that offers some of the city’s best shopping, numerous art galleries, and excellent dining in several different restaurants, all in one location. But even more than that, Tlaquepaque is known for celebrations and festivals that draw people from far and wide.

Fiesta del Tlaquepaque

Fiesta de la TlaquepaqueThe fall festival season begins with the 41st annual “Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” a celebration of Mexican Independence Day, on Saturday, September 13th, 2014. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico. The lively mariachis, the heart-pounding rhythms and beats of Flamenco dancers, and the mouth-watering tastes of Mexico will fill the day.

Continuing a long tradition of fabulous food, music, dance and entertainment for young and old, this year’s Fiesta promises to be extraordinary. Arts and crafts exhibits will abound offering a glimpse into the traditional and present artistry of Mexico. “The artists at the Fiesta are a great expression of the diversity, artistry and spirit of the community,” said Wendy Lippman, Tlaquepaque General Manager and Resident Partner. “Abe Miller, the visionary builder of Tlaquepaque, started this tradition more than 30 years ago and Fiesta attracts people from all over the state and country.”

Festivities Schedule:

  • Mosaico Flamenco will perform in Patio Del Norte from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Jaleo Band will perform in Patio Del Norte from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • Ballet Folklorico de Colores will perform in Plaza De La Fuente at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.
  • Ritmo Latino will perform in Patio De Las Campanas from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Mariachi La Familia Rojas will roam the streets of Tlaquepaque from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and also from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

There will be free face painting and Balloon Twisting for children and adults in the Calle Independencia from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Parking is available at Tlaquepaque and also at the Uptown municipal parking lot with continuous service to and from the Fiesta from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Luminarias, fountain.1.LrUpcoming Festivals and Celebrations

From September through the holidays, Tlaquepaque will host several more celebrations that you will want to participate in. Here’s a short list of what is coming:

  • September 21st – International Peace Day, Peace by Piece Event 
  • October 28th – November 1st – The Marigold Mural Project for Dia De Los Muertos
  • November 1st – 2nd – Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Tlaquepaque
  • December 4th – 6th – Festival of Trees at Tlaquepaque 
  • December 13th – Festival of Lights – The lighting of 6,000 Luminarias
  • December 19th – 20th – Holiday Sweet Stroll at Tlaquepaque

You can find more details on all of these events in the Tlaqupaque events calendar, and we will be publishing the details here as well. But, whenever you are coming to Sedona, don’t pass up the chance to visit Tlaquepaque, Sedona’s most treasured destination!

Sedona in September – Festivals and Events

September is a big month on Sedona for major events and things to do. Here are the 6 biggest events going on in September, and there are a few more as well. Check them out below and click on the links or go to our Events Calendar page for more details, and make your travel plans now. It’s going to be a real fun month in Sedona!

Rythm and RibsAZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival
September 5th and 6th, 2014 at the Cottonwood Kids Park
2 days of fun with a championship rib competition, a micro-brewery beer garden, and great country music.

 

41st Annual Fiesta del Tlaquepaque
Mariachis Fiesta 2010 LRSaturday, September 13th, 2014
“Fiesta del Tlaquepaque,” is a celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The charming plazas, patios, and streets of Tlaquepaque will be dressed in a festive wash of color, music, tastes, and dancing in the spirit of old Mexico.

Thunder Valley RallyThunder Valley Rally
September 19th – 21st, 2014
Join the Thunder Valley Rally in historic Old Town Cottonwood (the Bootleg Capital of Arizona) for 3 days of great entertainment and shows, a Miss TVR pageant, bike shows, and breathtaking rides through the Verde Valley.

Celtic FestivalCeltic Harvest Festival
September 20th, 2014
Share the magically rich Celtic culture and history. Shop with merchandise vendors for everything from Celtic souvenirs to the finest products imported from Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Eat drink and be merry in our Celtic food court. Enjoy crafts and activities in the special children’s area.

Sedona PRIDE Festival 2014The Annual Sedona – Verde Valley PRIDE Festival
September 25th – 28th 2014
This year’s Sedona/Verde Valley PRIDE Festival is gearing up to be the biggest yet! You are welcome to come join the PRIDE family for a weekend of fun, education, and to show your support for equality! Events include parties, a brunch with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a pool party, a fashion show fundraiser, garden tours, guided meditations and more, including the festival itself on Saturday, September 27th!

Sedona Winefest 2014Annual Sedona Wine Festival
September 27 & 28 2014
Enjoy scrumptious Sedona cuisine, live music, vendors galore, and an exclusive Premium Wine Area, while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the majestic red rocks from the top of Sedona, at the Sedona Airport. Tickets are available now.

Verde_River_51Verde River Day
September 28th 2014
Plan a day of family fun on September 28th from 9 AM to 3 PM and attend the 25th annual Verde River Day at Dead Horse Ranch State Park. This is a perfect fun event to enjoy as a family! Park fees are waived for the day and all the activities are free thanks to the many exhibitors and sponsors. Non-profit food vendors will be cooking up a pancake breakfast, Indian Fry bread, hot dogs and hamburgers for nominal fees.

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
928.204.4744
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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 www.GregLawson.com

First Friday in July Gallery Tour

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

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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
928-282-4838
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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

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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
800-582-7245
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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
928.282.4500

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.”

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  • 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
800-582-7245
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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

928.301.3004

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
928.282.7038.
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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.

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The 2014 Poetry Slam Season Begins January 11

Sedona Poetry SlamWhat is Poetry Slam?
Poetry slam is a competitive artistic sport founded in Chicago in 1984. Poetry slam has become an international artistic sport, with more than 100 major poetry slams in the United States, Canada, Australia and Western Europe. The Sedona Poetry Slam was founded in 2009.

The 2014 Sedona Poetry Slam
In the Sedona Poetry Slam, all poets perform three original poems over three rounds. Each performance is allotted three minutes, plus a 10 second grace period. Poetry slams are judged by five randomly chosen members of the audience who assign numerical value to individual poets’ contents and performances, ranging from 0.0 to 10.0. Poets compete for cash priizes.

Sedona’s Poetry Slam Season includes 6 open performances from January through April and culminates in May with the Grand Slam performance where a team of 4 poets (and an alternate) will be chosen to represent Sedona at the National Poetry Slam in August. 

The 2014 Sedona Poetry Slam Schedule

  • Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, March 8, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, March 29, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, April 26, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Saturday, May 17, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $12.
  • Grand Slam on Saturday, June 7, at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Tickets $15.