CHANDLER — Phoenix Premium Outlets has announced the lineup for its spring concert series.
A creative collaboration between Phoenix Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the family-friendly concerts bring opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents to the community.
The free weekly performances are on Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Arroyo Court at Phoenix Premium Outlets, 4976 Premium Outlet Way, Chandler.
“Community is a cornerstone of our philosophy at Phoenix Premium Outlets,” said Danielle Nelson, director of marketing and business development, in a press release. “The concert series is a weekly event the whole family can enjoy, and we are proud to provide this regular opportunity to support local talent.”
The line-up for concerts is:
- Jan. 13, The Moonlighters, a trio playing oldies dance favorites from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Featuring strong vocals and hot guitar licks, The Moonlighters love interacting with audiences, telling stories about cars and memories of a bygone era and keeping the party rockin’ all night long. They include a wide range of oldies and soft rock material spanning from the Beach Boys and Jimmy Buffett to Jim Morrison, The Eagles, and George Strait.
- Jan. 20, People Who Could Fly, an indie pop band based in Phoenix, the group draws influence from acts such as Walk the Moon, The 1975, Cage the Elephant and Two Door Cinema Club. The group has performed with national acts including Rick Springfield, Howard Jones, Roger Clyne, Death Cab for Cutie, and Fitz and the Tantrums.
- Jan. 27, The Illumin80s, a group that transports audiences back to that unforgettable 1980s era. Performing songs from the biggest names, from Journey to Foreigner to Cheap Trick, the Illumin80s gets audiences singing and dancing along.
- Feb. 3, Sunday at Noon, a raucous four-piece rock band which writes and performs high-energy, pure rock music with the goal of connecting with fans on a personal level. They draw inspiration from Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and Queen of Stone Age, but their sound is a unique blend of youthful exuberance, impressive classic guitar riffs and richly expressive vocals.
- Feb. 10, Frosty & The Silver Tones. With a band credo of “Let’s have fun tonight” Frosty & The Silver Tones is a high-energy show band that plays everything from ’50s & ’60s rock to LynyrdSkynyrd, John Mayer, John Lee Hooker, Chris Stapleton, Georgia Satellites and more.
- Feb. 17, Guitarras Latinas. With beautiful acoustic guitars, romantic vocals and dynamic Latin percussion, Guitarras Latinas transports your heart and soul to Barcelona, Old Havana and Rio de Janeiro. The band’s shows feature their signature mix of familiar covers with a Latin feel — from Hotel California, to the Gypsy Kings and Santana — to classic Latin music repertoire.
- Feb. 24, Greg Spivey Band. Known for his sense of humor, Spivey and his four-piece ensemble play a mix of current and older country as well as some classic rock.
- March 3, Carmela Ramirez y Más. An award-winning Latin band takes audiences on a musical journey tracing the roots of Afro-Cuban and Latin Caribbean music, its arrival in North America and how it has become one of the most popular forms of music today.
- March 10, The Illumin80s
- March 17, Guitarras Latinas
- March 24, Mason, a Tucson-based blues rock group with a newly released album, “Midnight Road.” Featuring the soulful vocals of Jacob Acosta, the modern retro style they’ve sculpted is reminiscent of rock music of the ’60s, with Hendrix-like vocals, bracing guitar solos, Zeppelin-esque drums and overdriven bass much like Muse or Royal Blood. The 10 original tracks on Midnight Road are all stripped down, short blasts of blue-collar blues, heavy on the rock with some contemporary flash.
- March 31, What’s The Big Idea. Phoenix’s funkiest jazz trio, What’s The Big Idea plays a traditional jazz repertoire while bringing modern music from the likes of Radiohead and Pink Floyd into the jazz realm.
- April 7, Lane Change. Led by a dual vocal powerhouse in Myles Vann and Lizzie Shafer, the band’s infectious guitar riffs, driving bass lines and pounding grooves breathe new life into the rock genre. Straightforward lyrics are soulfully delivered, and their complex harmonies create a fresh yet familiar sound. Rounding out the lineup are guitarist Jake Galambos and drummer Cameron Holladay, blending a mix of influences into an exciting and eclectic show.
- April 14, The Moonlighters.
- April 21, Come Back Buddy, a three-piece rock ’n’ roll band inspired by the legendary Buddy Holly and the Crickets. The trio’s repertoire includes the music of many artists from the ’50s era including Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and, of course, Buddy Holly.
- April 28, Greg Spivey Band.
- May 5, Sunday at Noon.
- May 12, Nina Speaking, a four-piece cover band with an extensive song library and a flexible sound that will take audiences back to that most excellent era of music that was the 1990s.
- May 19, People Who Could Fly.
- May 26, Come Back Buddy.
For more information please visit– www.saaca.org