Outdoor Stages

GVR Live! Outdoor Stages

Dana Louis and the Glorious Birds
West Center Courtyard
Sunday, November 19
6pm

The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana Louise is a new songstress astonishing audiences with her vibrant, melodic vocals, adept finger-picking and cool sound. Now touring her debut album, she is joined by the Glorious Birds — Adams Collins on the vibraphone and 5-string banjo, Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood from Trout Fishing in America on guitar, percussion and bass. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection. http://www.danalouisemusic.com/

GVR Members $5, Guests $8, General Public $10

Carols, Cocoa and Community with Saguaro Sunset Trio
West Center Courtyard
Sunday, December 3
2pm

GVR invites the Green Valley community to come together for a holiday event to support local Green Valley charities. GVR will provide the music and cocoa with the Green Valley community supplying the kindness so we can give everyone a happy holiday in Green Valley. Saguaro Sunset Trio performs in the West Center Courtyard for this afternoon holiday celebration. The group will play a wonderful blend of easy listening bluegrass, country, folk with a variety of festive favorites to celebrate the holiday season. Share your blessing with friends and neighbors while helping others. Admission is a nonperishable food item, clothing, blankets, pet food, pet beds or anything that will make the holidays brighter for a person or animal in need.
GVR is proud to host this special event with the hope bringing people together and spreading joy throughout our community. Tickets are necessary for admission to this event and it is recommend that tickets be reserved in advance.

Django Shredders
Canoa Ranch Ramada
Sunday, February 25
6pm

Guitarists Alex Ciavarelli and Rudy Marquez met as undergraduates in the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies program at San Diego State University where they are currently in their senior year. This exciting duo performs The Life and Legacy of Django Reinhardt which traces the beginnings of gypsy jazz through its modern evolution. The duo demonstrates the brilliant technique that earned them the name “Shredders” while they harmonically keep one foot in the past and one in the present. With influences such as Bireli Lagrene, Andreas Oberg, Stochelo Rosenberg, and of course Django Reinhardt, the duo has engaged audiences from DjangoVegas to the San Diego Gypsy Jazz Festival.

GVR Members $5, Guests $8, General Public $10

Back to the Fifties
Santa Rita Springs Fiesta Deck
Sunday, March 25
6pm

Back to the Fifties is a rock ‘n’ roll extravaganza created by veteran performer Jerry Prunty. He has produced entertainment for many years and clients include Chevrolet, Con-Agra, Kent Feeds, Airstream and FMCA. Jerry originated the show in 1982 when he and his family built their 600-seat theater at Lake of the Ozarks resort area. They performed the award-winning show for 18 years, six nights a week, from May through October at their home in the Ozarks. In addition to playing at home, Prunty and his family have toured extensively in the Midwest, Arizona, Texas and Florida. Back to the Fifties is great fun with all the best rock ‘n’ roll hits from the 50s and 60s. The show features hits from Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Paul Anka and many more.

GVR Members $5, Guests $8, General Public $10

Cool Breeze & Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet
Canoa Hills Picnic Area
Sunday, April 8
6pm

Cool Breeze and the Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet are exciting groups based locally in Tucson, AZ. These groups are made up of talented musicians who have spent years playing and teaching music all over the country, and right here in Arizona. Cool Breeze is led by TSO musician Homero Cerón with pianist Amilcar Guevara, bassist Mike Levy, percussionist Danny Brito. Cool Breeze plays a variety of Caribbean and Latin inspired music but always with a jazz twist. Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet, founded by Homero Cerón and Amilcar Guevara in 2014, began as an informal “rehearsal” band which grew into something so much more. The nonet plays Afro-Cuban music with a few Puerto Rican and South-eastern Mexican influenced numbers. Their music also includes improvised solos incorporated throughout their performances. Both groups truly enjoy sharing their love of each of these unique musical styles with audiences everywhere. For this performance, Cool Breeze will perform the first set and the Tucson Latin Jazz Nonet will perform the second set.

GVR Members $5, Guests $8, General Public $10