Live Arts Events in Greater Sedona

On Stage & Screen…


Saturday, April 11

Chamber Music Sedona Presents
Spring Salon Musicale
‘Bernstein at 100!

Michael Brown, piano
5:30 PM Performance
In a Private Home

A favorite among Sedona audiences, renowned pianist-composer Michael Brown will perform a salon recital celebrating the centenary of Leonard Bernstein, including selections from “West Side Story” and other dazzling works by composers who inspired the American icon. The concert will be held in the intimate setting of a private home.

Brown was recently appointed as the Composer and Artist-in-Residence at the New Haven Symphony, which will premiere his new symphony in 2019, and has received numerous other commissions from a variety of musicians and orchestras. He earned dual bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano and composition from The Juilliard School, and currently resides in New York City with his two 19th-century Steinway D’s, Octavia and Daria.

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Thursday, April 11

Sedona Film Festival Presents
Live! On Stage
Anthony Vozzella In Concert

Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 PM

Professional recording artist and concert guitarist Anthony Mazzella will be performing a concert of his original music at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. 

The show will feature music from Mazzella’s solo CDs Ritual, Heavenly Guitar, Unity and Electric Fingerstyle Guitar.

Billboard Magazine describes Mazzella as “the new generation of guitar hero” and Guitar One magazine voted him “one of the top ten guitarists in the country”. He has released six CDs and currently performs regularly statewide in Arizona.

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Saturday, April 13

Sedona Film Festival Presents
Teri Bays Live! On Stage
‘Joan Chittister: Her Story,

My Story, Our Story’
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona

Saturday, April 13, 7:30 PM

Teri Bays is bringing her one-woman show “Joan Chittister: Her story, My Story, Our Story” back home to Sedona for a one-night performance at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m.

Now with images, this performance precedes Bays joining Chittister herself for the prestigious Joan D. Chittister Lecture/Event series in Erie, PA, whose past distinguished guests have included Maria Shriver and Cokie Roberts.

A timely piece, “Joan Chittister: Her story, my story, our story” addresses issues around women, abuse, identity and overcoming adversity. Joan Chittister is an international speaker on subjects of peace and justice.  A co-founder of the Women’s Global Peace Initiative, and a radical Benedictine nun of Erie, Sister Joan has authored sixty books on justice, peace and equality and is a courageous and passionate voice in the Roman Catholic Church.  She has appeared with Oprah on Super Soul Sunday as well as NOW with Bill Moyer

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Saturday, April 20

Old Town Center for the Arts
9th Annual

“Old Town Blues Fest”
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, Mar. 23, 7:00 PM

Join us for an ecstatic and rhythmically explosive evening of song and dance from the Sufi Qawaali tradition blended with a twist of Bhangra and driving Aboriginal funk. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Baraka Moon delivers pulsing, soulful and spiritually charged dance music with a positive message of peace for the whole world! 

“Leap into the fire of this magic music!Uniting influences from mystical Sufi trance songs, Indian ragas, African beats and the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo.

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Saturday, April 20

Zenprov Comedy Presents: 
“Holy Smokes”
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona
Saturday, April 20, 7:30 PM

Through a cosmic synchronicity, the counterculture holiday of cannabis liberalization known as “4/20” happens to fall on the religious holiday of Passover, also on April 20. What’s a Sedona comedy troupe to do? Celebrate both in a show Zenprov Comedy has dubbed “Holy Smokes!” This one-night only performance happens at 7:30 p.m., April 20 at The Mary Fisher Theater in Sedona.  

Zenprov is the best comedy troupe in Arizona,” said Mr. Patrick Schweiss, Executive Director of the Sedona International Film Festival. “At their last sold out show in March, people were laughing so hard their cheeks were hurting.”

Similar to the improvised TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Zenprov performs fast-paced, spontaneous comedic games created in the moment—always based on audience suggestions and hands-on fun with willing participants. Unlike sketch or standup comedy, nothing is scripted or rehearsed ahead of time. It’s completely spontaneous and never the same show twice. 

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Saturday, April 27

Yavapai College presents
Emmet Cahill
“Ireland’s Next Great Tenor in Concert”
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, April 27, 7:00 PM

People of Irish ancestry, fans of Celtic music, or anyone moved by the power of a talented balladeer will want to mark Saturday, April 27 on their calendars. That’s when tenor Emmet Cahill – the breakout Irish singing sensation – will bring his stirring voice to Cottonwood’s Old Town Center for the Arts.

Presented by the Old Town Center and Yavapai College Performing Arts, Emmet Cahill is the 26 year-old County Westmeath native who took the Emerald Isle by storm. A musical prodigy at the age of five, Emmet trained at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, which named him its “Most Promising Young Singer” in 2010. A winner of multiple national singing competitions who has performed in Dublin’s National Concert Hall, he was named the Irish Music Association’s “Irish Tenor of the Year” in 2013.

Emmet’s appearance will mark the final performance in Yavapai College Performing Arts Center’s 2018-19 Verde Valley Series. YCPAC established the Verde Valley Series in 2016, to share the talents of outstanding live performers with audiences across Yavapai County.

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Saturday, April 27

The Sedona Poetry Slam
Christopher Fox Graham, Host
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 PM

The Sedona Poetry Slam brings high-energy, competitive spoken word to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.

A poetry slam is like a series of high-energy, three-minute one-person plays, judged by the audience. Slam poetry is an art form that allows written page poets to share their work alongside theatrical performers, hip-hop artists and lyricists. All types of poetry are welcome on the stage, from street-wise hip-hop and narrative performance poems, to political rants and introspective confessionals. Any poem is a “slam” poem if performed in a competition. All poets get three minutes per round to entertain and inspire the audience with their creativity.

Poets in the Sedona Poetry Slam come from as far away as Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, competing against adult poets from Sedona and Cottonwood, college poets from Northern Arizona University and youth poets from Sedona Red Rock High School.

Mary D. Fisher Theatre is located at 2030 W. SR 89A, Suite A-3, in West Sedona.

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Sunday, May 5 & 19

Cottonwood Community Band
Sunday, May 5
Admission: Free
3 PM – Performance
Phillip England Center for the

Performing Arts
210 Camp Lincoln Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322


Sunday, May 19
Admission: Free
3 PM – Performance
Mingus Union HS Auditorium
1801 E. Fir Street
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Standing room only crowds have caused the Cottonwood Community Band to change its performance venues. This festive, free May 5th 3 PM performance will be at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts, in Camp Verde. The May 19 concert will be at the Mingus Mountain High School Auditorium in Cottonwood.

Composer, conductor and tuba player, Sy Brandon, brings over a half-century of professional experience to the position of conductor of the Cottonwood Community Band. Composition honors include the Arizona Commission on the Arts selecting him to compose the official band composition celebrating Arizona’s Centennial during 2011-12.

The original band consisted of eight members. Through the years, the band grew to its current 50 musicians ranging in age from gifted high school students to devoted retirees in the community. They hail from Sedona, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Camp Verde and throughout the Verde Valley.

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Saturday, May 18

Old Town Center for the Arts
14th Annual
‘Bob Dylan Birthday Concert’
Old Town Center for the Arts
5th St. & Main, Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Saturday, May 18, 7:00 PM

This popular tribute to the music of Bob Dylan is performed annually by some of the best musicians in the Verde Valley area, celebrating the birthday of one of the most legendary, iconic and influential musicians in the history of modern American music

Joe Neri, founder and director of OTCA’s “Bob Bash,” returns from his new home in New Mexico, to continue the tradition of a great night of great music performed by great musicians.

The show will feature performances by local musicians Tyler Barrett,Tim Young, Suzie Schomaker, Gina Machovina and Ron McLain.

You’re invited and get your tickets early for this sell-out event.Come on out and celebrate the music that is Bob Dylan. Who knows? … maybe Bob will stop by to party with us.

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Saturday, May 25

The Sedona Poetry Slam
Christopher Fox Graham, Host
Mary D. Fisher Theater
2030 W. Hwy. 89A in W. Sedona

Saturday, May 25, 7:30 PM

The Sedona Poetry Slam brings high-energy, competitive spoken word to the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.

A poetry slam is like a series of high-energy, three-minute one-person plays, judged by the audience. Slam poetry is an art form that allows written page poets to share their work alongside theatrical performers, hip-hop artists and lyricists. All types of poetry are welcome on the stage, from street-wise hip-hop and narrative performance poems, to political rants and introspective confessionals. Any poem is a “slam” poem if performed in a competition. All poets get three minutes per round to entertain and inspire the audience with their creativity.

Poets in the Sedona Poetry Slam come from as far away as Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff, competing against adult poets from Sedona and Cottonwood, college poets from Northern Arizona University and youth poets from Sedona Red Rock High School.

Mary D. Fisher Theatre is located at 2030 W. SR 89A, Suite A-3, in West Sedona. Tickets are $12. For ticket16s, call 282-1177 or visit SedonaFilmFestival.org.


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