Scottsdale Quarter prepares for a series of concerts | Culture & Leisure

The music is back in the Scottsdale neighborhood as the mixed-use complex will once again host live music this fall.

Concerts will be held every Saturday under the palm trees from 5-7pm with a lineup of artists ranging from rock cover bands to dance groups to country acts.

“We were looking for a wide variety of genres that would appeal to different audiences,” said Christina Calhoun, Marketing Director of Scottsdale Quarter. “We have a diverse mix of bands this year ranging from rock and country to reggae and latin, so hopefully there’s something about this lineup that everyone will enjoy.”

In the past, the concerts have been well received by Scottsdale neighborhood shoppers and neighborhood apartment building neighbors.

“We always get such positive feedback from the residents of the two apartment complexes we have here on the property and it’s certainly a nice convenience for them to be able to kind of come downstairs and catch a concert without having to pay. said Calhoun.

Not only do the concerts attract nearby residents, Calhoun said the concerts also increase foot traffic to nearby businesses.

“We’re seeing an increase in foot traffic during concerts and lots of people arriving early to sit down or put down their lawn chairs and blankets to make sure they have a good spot,” Calhoun said. “It’s becoming a weekend routine for people who live in the area.”

A nearby business is already seizing the opportunity as Etta will be selling picnic baskets that customers can pre-order to enjoy during the concert.

“We are delighted to launch this partnership with Etta this year. It’s something we hoped to include in our concert series in the past and eventually we found a partner in Etta who was willing to test it,” Calhoun said.

“What they offer every week is the ability for customers to pre-order a picnic hamper so they can dine al fresco while they enjoy the concert and the picnic hamper includes different restaurant favorites as well as exclusive items they’ve chosen to complement the picnic basket like cold cuts and they also have some great freshly baked focaccia.

Guests can pre-order and pick them up just before the concert, then they listen to music.

While Calhoun is thrilled to see a crowded neighborhood and hear the sweet sounds of live music, she’s mostly thrilled to see the guests gather and let loose to the sound of the music.

“We see a lot of dancing, a lot of people just like to get up and dance and have fun while others like to lay down on a picnic blanket and relax under the palm trees,” Calhoun said.

Remaining concerts:

October 1, Verry Cherry – An energetic rock band blending a modern sound with a classic rock vibe.

October 8, Sugahbeat – A refreshing blend of world beats and contemporary beats,

Oct. 15, Shallow Water – Blends the best of classic hits from the past with your favorite popular hits of today.

October 22, Chad Freeman & Redline – a local band with a unique sound combining classic modern country with a touch of classic southern rock. Over the years they have been able to take the stage for NASCAR, Super Bowl, CMA Fest and countless festivals.

October 29, Rock Lobster – plays the greatest hits from the 80s, 90s and beyond. For nearly two decades, high-level musicianship and electrifying showmanship have made Rock Lobster one of Arizona’s most popular cover bands.

November 5, Desert Dixie – A country rock band with a versatility that spans Bluegrass to Country to Heavy Metal.

November 12, Flying Squirrels – An upbeat trio of vocals, steel drum, guitar and drums/percussion creating a unique blend of instrumentation that permeates every track, no matter the style.

The Scottsdale neighborhood is located at 15279 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

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