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Community Center Concert Series

Community Center Concert Series

Concerts are brought to you by the Town of Oro Valley in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Prior to the concert, enjoy a delicious dinner prepared at The Overlook restaurant.

Next event (Monthly): Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm-7:30pm View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:00pm-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:00pm-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm-7:30pm 
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm-7:30pm 

September 21 

Gabriel Ayala | Flamenco Guitarist

A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music.  He earned a Master's Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997, has taught at all educational levels from elementary through college, and serves as a competition adjudicator.

October 19
Tucson Bandstand | Swinging Hits of the 60’s & 70’s

Tucson Bandstand covers the hit songs of the 1960's, better than you remember them!  Founded in July of 2011, Tucson Bandstand was originally a collaboration with Desert Melodies (another great vocal cover group in Tucson) and Tony's Deli to create a sock hop type dinner show. You will hear songs by The Vogues, The Monkeys, Sonny & Cher, The Mamas and the Papas, Elvis, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Roy Orbison, and many other great bands and singers from the Baby-boomer era.

November 16
Lisa Otey & Diana Van Duerzan | Jazz Piano & Vocals

Diane Van Deurzen is a jazz and blues singer from Tucson. Her soulful and angelic voice has brought her rave reviews.  Lisa Otey is a jazz, blues & boogie woogie piano player / singer from Tucson. She has won numerous awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Best Local Performing Artist, and Musician of the Year, and has been inducted into the Tucson Music Hall of Fame and the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame.

March 15, 2018
Copper Moon |  Bluegrass / Americana

Copper Moon plays Country/Americana music featuring originals by Larry Armstrong with an emphasis on classic country and the great singer/songwriters.  Larry Armstrong was learning songs before he learned to ride a bike. The son of local Western Music legend, Dean Armstrong, Larry was exposed to all the greats of his childhood first hand. He went on to earn degrees in music theory and composition and to lead the renegade Country band, Rowdy & the Rivets, in the San Francisco Bay Area in the mid-1970’s.  Copper Moon also includes John Jensen on Lap Steel and/or Six String and (if the moon is right) Doug Parmenter on Drums.

April 19
Little House of Funk | R&B / Jazz / Soul

Little House of Funk is ready to delight Arizona audiences with their unique, high-spirited blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul. Comprised of musicians from all over the country, LHOF open up the door to their eclectic, yet comfortable musical house and welcome you in for a little “WD-40 for the hips.”  Most members perform under a different band name, “Skaky Bones.”

May 17
Rene Taylor | Jazz Vocals

Vocalist Rene Taylor is a true Tucson treasure. She has captivated audiences locally, as well as, nationally and internationally. She has performed in a variety of venues ranging from concert settings, headlining at galas, enamoring audiences on cruise ships to charming private party-goers. In her twenty plus years of performing she has been referred to as a true artist with a sultry voice, amazing talent and a classic style. Rene’s love for jazz started at an early age listening to Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughn, Rosemary Clooney and Ella Fitzgerald.  Rene has a wide range of song selections, which will provide you with a memorable experience and will leave you with a desire to hear more.

Oro Valley Community Center
10555 N. La Cañada Drive
Oro Valley, AZ 85737