Pop Up Concerts

GVR Live! Pop Up Concerts

Pop Up concerts held at various centers and are indoors or outdoors, depending on weather conditions.

 

Pete Pancrazi
Sunday, December 15
6pm
Canoa Hills Ball Rooms

Pete has been “one to watch” in the Phoenix area since moving there in 1990. Through the years, he has cultivated a large and loyal following with a growing repertoire of original compositions, presented in performance alongside straight-ahead and Latin jazz sounds. Audiences enjoy his nimble guitar work and warm vocals in settings ranging from solo performances at venues in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area to the complexity of his quartet at the Desert Botanical Garden jazz series. His holiday show combines his lively jazz beat with amusing family stories to create s heartfelt holiday concert. Come enjoy his twist on everyone’s favorite Christmas songs.

In addition to being a popular performer, Pete is also a sought-after private teacher and clinician. He is a longtime member of the Arizona Commission on the Arts artist roster, and is on staff at Mesa Community College, where he teaches jazz theory, jazz combo and guitar. He has released four CDs, including The Christmas Collection.

 

Back to the Sixties
Friday, January 10
6pm
Las Campanas Ball Rooms

Featuring a variety of songs from the 60s, including:
“A Hard Day’s Night” THE BEATLES
“Help Me Rhonda” THE BEACH BOYS
“Pipeline” THE VENTURES
“Down in the Boondocks” BILLY JOE ROYAL
“Secret Agent Man” JOHNNY RIVERS
“Blue Velvet” BOBBY VINTON
“I Saw Her Standing There” THE BEATLES
“Surfin’ USA” THE BEACH BOYS
“Oh, Pretty Woman” ROY ORBISON
“Boots Are Made For Walkin” NANCY SINATRA
“Kind Of Hush” HERMAN’S HERMITS
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” THE BEATLES
“Love Potion No. 9” THE SEARCHERS
“Seventh Son” JOHNNY RIVERS
And Many More!

 

Eddie Diamond and the AZ Diamond Band
Thursday, March 26
6pm
Las Campanas Ball Rooms
A tribute to the legendary Neil Diamond.

Headquartered in beautiful Scottsdale Arizona, Eddie Diamond and his all-star AZ Diamond band deliver a high-quality professional tribute to Neil Diamond and his timeless music.
Neil Diamond, whose career spans five decades is one of the most successful solo artists of all time, with arguably the most distinctive voice in the business. Eddie and his hand-picked ensemble of professional musicians recreate Neil’s vocals and orchestrations in such detail that few can leave the show without feeling as though they’ve been taken back in time to an era of music we all remember so warmly. Eddie Diamond’s uncanny vocal impersonation of the Rock superstar has taken his tribute act to theaters across the country. Find out why Eddie Diamond is fast becoming America’s favorite Neil Diamond tribute artist.