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

Cocks Comb near SedonaOctober 17th – October 19th, 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 and the Verde River Valley.

'Ales on Rails' - Oktoberfest on the Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad
Every Thursday through Sunday in October
800-582-7245

Verde Canyon Railroad - Ales on RailsThere are parties and shindigs and then there are Oktoberfests, the grandest, most tuba-intensive bashes of them all. Of course the Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails ride starting at 11 a.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.

Saying good-bye to summer should not be done quietly. Even the beer, brats, sauerkraut, pretzels and strudels are dancing the polka. Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without free-flowing beer and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. We showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts. What Are you waiting for? Learn more and book your Ales on Rails Fall Color Tour now!

10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival

OCTOBER 18–25, 2014
All over town!
See the Sedona Plein Air website for details

Sedona Plein Air Logo 2014A full week of events and workshops

Presented by Sedona Arts Center, the SEDONA PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL pays homage to the spirit and innovation of the great French Impressionists whose paintings were based on the belief that "you should trust your eyes" to capture the beauty that surrounds you. As with the old masters, contemporary plein-air artists paint from life in the out-of-doors (en plein air), capturing moments in time that reflect the ever-changing colors, light and shadows, temperature and shifting elements.

Sedona Plein Air 2014There is no setting more perfect than Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon in late October to find vibrant, unexpected scenic beauty. It is truly an artist's paradise. 30 award-winning artists, selected from among the best of the best, have accepted invitations to participate in this showcase. They are coming from all over the United States to spend eight days painting en plein air, and to share with observers their incredible talent and unique experiences with this challenging art form.

SCHEDULE

MAIN STREET PAINT OUT - Saturday, October 18 1:00–4:00 p.m.
HISTORY OF PIGMENT - Sunday, October 19 Free Materials Presentation.
PAINT-OUT IN JEROME - Tuesday, October 21
WINE AND ART TOUR PAGE SPRINGS CELLARS - Wednesday, October 22
KEYNOTE WITH JIM MCVICKER - Wednesday, October 22 7:00 p.m.
A CONFLUENCE OF THE SENSES - Thursday, October 23
AWARDS NIGHT - Friday, October 24
FINAL PUBLIC SALE - Saturday, Oct 25

Visit the  Sedona Plein Air Festival website for a list of workshops and more information.

'Old West Fest' - A Free Day at the Blazin M Ranch

Celebrating 20 years of FUN with a FREE Day at the Ranch
1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
928-634-0334

Blazin M Ranch Old West Fest

The good folks at Blazin’ M want to say “Thank you!” as they celebrate 20 years of fun, with an Old West Fest, free and open to the public on October 18. Plan now to stop by the ranch between 11 AM and 2 PM for good old-fashioned activities for the whole family. In traditional Blazin’ M style, there will be cowboy music, roping lessons, tractor pull and visits to the critter corner as well as added child-friendly carnival games, a bean-bag toss, and potato sack races with the Blazin’ M staff being ably assisted by volunteers from Buena Vista Children’s Services. Lunch will also be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to BVCS.

“We would never have gotten started, much less maintained a viable business for 20 years, were it not for outstanding community support,” says Lori Mabery, Managing Partner for Mabery Ranch Company, the family that founded Blazin’ M. “We want to say thanks to our communities and make this an annual event in October.”

Though Blazin’ M is only open 150 days per year on average, nearly a million people have enjoyed this family-friendly western village and dinner show so far. Before the show, guests can enjoy the museum, saloon and activities ranging from target shooting, to shopping to old-time photography. Situated on the banks of the Verde River behind a rustic ranch fence, the Blazin’ M Ranch welcomes visitors from as far away as China and as nearby as their Old Town neighborhood to enjoy dinner and see the show. With its beautiful and unique setting inside Dead Horse Ranch State Park, along with the recreated Old West town, the 9-acre ranch feels like a step back in time, yet it is situated within a mile of Main Street in Cottonwood.

“Saying thank you is more than a gesture,” says Mabery. “Some of our best ideas have come from customer recommendations.” Mabery says with a smile, “The suggestion box is always open.”

For more information on Blazin’ M, contact Lori Mabery at 928-634-0334 or go to the website at blazinm.com.

Chamber Music Sedona presents Shanghai String Quartet

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:30 P.M. - St. John Vianney Church
St. John Vianney Church
West Sedona, AZ
928.204.2415
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Shanghai String QuartetSunday, October 19, 2014 - 2:30 P.M. - St. John Vianney Church

The Shanghai Quartet is renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations. Its elegant style of melding the delicacy of Eastern music with the emotional breadth of Western repertoire allows it to traverse musical genres, from traditional Chinese folk music and masterpieces of Western music, to cutting edge contemporary works.

For more information and tickets, visit Chamber Music Sedona.org

"A Woman's Hand" Live Theatrical Production Returns to the Blazin' M Ranch

Back by popular demand, Sunday evenings in October!
1875 Mabery Ranch Road
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
928-634-0334

A Womans HandA Woman’s Hand is a special live theatrical production filled with music, laughter, tears, and a whole lot of pioneer women’s soul. Back by popular demand after a sold out run earlier this year, the show will run every Sunday evening from October 5th through November 9th.

The show includes the Blazin’ M’s signature chuck wagon dinner, along with pre-dinner activities and attractions, and guests can engage with colorful Old West living history characters that will showcase the hard work, challenges, triumphs and everyday hardships of women in the 1800’s. The show features women who helped weave the fabric of Sedona and the Verde Valley. Their stories are heartwarming, often heartbreaking, and rich with spirit. Audiences will enjoy hearing directly from these historical women who come alive on stage. Meet the first African-American woman to own a business in Jerome, a saloon hall Soiled Dove from Flagstaff, a Chinese singsong girl, Latina Apolonia Chavez and Sedona Schnebly.

Learn more about this very special production on the Blazin M Ranch website. For dinner and show reservations call (928) 634-0334 or book on-line. Gates open at 5:00PM for pre-show activities and actor/audience interactions. Dinner is served at 6:30PM. The hour-long show starts at 7:30PM. Adults: $35.95+tax, Seniors: $32.95+tax, Children (3-12). $19.95+tax.

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

  • Thursday - Thursday Night Football
  • Saturday - College Football All Day, Entertainment at 9PM
  • Sunday - NFL All Day and All Star Karaoke 9PM
  • Monday - Monday Night Football, Jam Session/Open Mike 9PM
  • Tuesday - All Star Karaoke 9PM

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.

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 fun place to eat, drink, and enjoy top quality live entertainment in Sedona. It’s a unique dining and supper club 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 , 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:

  • Wednesday 10/22, 6-9pm, Eric Miller Latin Jazz Guitarist, No Cover
  • Thursday 10/23, 6-9pm, Miller, Martin and Ki, Susannah Martin, Robin Miller and Patrick Ki, No Cover
  • Friday 10/24, 7-10p, Graffiti Gold Show with Tom Tayback and the Daddy O's, Tickets starting at $25
  • Saturday 10/25, 7-9p, Esteban Sedona Concert featuring Teresa Joy & Emilio Santiago, starting at $35
  • Sunday 10/26, 7-9p,Esteban Sedona Concert featuring Teresa Joy & Emilio Santiago, starting at $35
  • Monday 10/27, 7-9p, Esteban Sedona Concert featuring Teresa Joy & Emilio Santiago, starting at $35

Call 928.282.2713 or check out their website and Entertainment Calendar for more details.

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:

  • Rory Kennedy's award-winning 'Last Days in Vietnam' Oct. 19-23
  • 'Love Is Strange' starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina premieres Oct. 17-23
  • 'The Drop' starring James Gandolfini premieres Oct. 24-29 
  • Comedian Dan Nainan live onstage Oct. 24-26
  • All-star cast in 'Days and Nights' premiering Oct. 25-29
  • 'Now: In the Wings on a World Stage' with Kevin Spacey - Oct. 26
  • Film Festival and Chamber Music team up to present 'Amadeus' encore Oct. 27
  • 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' returns to the big screen Oct. 30
  • Sedona Friends of the Forest and Sedona Film Festival team up to present 'DamNation' Nov. 5

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.

We have more Sedona and Verde Valley entertainment venues on our Entertainment PageTo list your event or entertainment on this page every week, contact us at 928.282.1396 or by email

Sedona Celtic Harvest Festival 2014

Sedona Celtic Harvest FestivalMaking the Red Rocks Ring on Saturday September 20th 2014.

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage.

Let us share with you our rich culture and history. Shop with our 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.

Celtic Harvest Festival 2014Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Celtic festivals year after year. Come and experience the rich traditions that we Celtic folk hold dear to our hearts. Enjoy “Celtic Ways” featuring workshops on Celtic art; artisans demonstrating their craft; music and dance; food and beverage vendors. Celtic tradition always includes good food, music and libation. Enjoy a vast selection of Celtic beers, single malt Scotch, mead and wine. Make new friends and greet old ones.

The festival runs from 9:30 AM tp 5:30 PM at the Verde Valley School in the Village of Oak Creek. The day will be packed with music, entertainment on 2 different stages, Celtic athletics,  and other events. Check the festival website for details and to buy tickets. It’s going to be a day of great fun for everyone!

Ales on Rails – Oktoberfest 2014 on the Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad - Ales on Rails

SEDONA AREA BEER TASTING TOUR

There are parties and shindigs and then there is Oktoberfest, the grandest, most tuba-intensive bashes of them all. Of course Verde Canyon Railroad never misses out on a good time so they roll out their popular Ales on Rails starting at 11 a.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October.

Saying good-bye to summer should not be done quietly. The party starts at 11:00 a.m. on the depot patio with a mouthwatering luncheon of German sausages, sauerkraut, potato salad, pretzels and strudel, all served to the rhythmic tunes of a polka serenade. The 1:00 p.m. train whistle signals the continuation of the party as it moves onto the rails with specialty beers served onboard, including Verde Canyon Railroad’s own private-labeled brews, crafted in Sedona by the renowned Oak Creek Brewery.

Of course it wouldn’t be a true German celebration without a wide selection of flavorful beers and once again Verde Canyon Railroad delivers the finest. We showcase local rich-crafted ales, lagers, porters and stouts; an array of flavors to match the pageantry of color that awaits in the Canyon.

ALES ON RAILS EVENT DETAILS
When: Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 11am all October
Starting: Thursday October 2nd at 11am
$10 logo beer glass comes with five beer tastings
Over 15 different brews to sample
Ending: Sunday, October 26th
Standard train fares apply and lunch is sold separately.

Learn more and book your Ales on Rails Fall Color Tour now!

Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival

Rythm and RibsThis is going to be a great festival!

The 9th Annual AZ Rhythm & Ribs Country Music Festival and has expanded to 2 days with a championship rib competition, a micro-brewery beer garden, and great country music this Friday and Saturday September 5th and 6th.

The Ribs
The event has been selected as a tour stop for the Great American Cookout and will host 25 professional BBQ competitors as a part of the Arizona State BBQ Championship. Come hungry!

The Rythm
The Music Festival will feature great country artists, headlined by Kristian Bush of Sugarland for you to enjoy from the Micro-Brew Beer Garden with 25 micro-brews attending. There is also a Kids Zone with plenty of fun rides and games for the kids to stay entertained.

Tickets
Tickets are now on sale for this two day event, for September 5-6, 2014. Single day tickets start at $15 with multi-day tickets available, and you won’t want to miss a single minute. Children 12 and under are free with an entire section devoted to kids thanks to AZ Inflatable Rides. A private tent for our VIPs (Very Important Place) will have extra amenities including catered food, beverages, cigars and front row access to the concert.

For more info and to purchase tickets online, visit AZRhythmandRibs.com

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!