Entertainment

Friday, October 27th, 2017

FAMILY STAGE

  • 6:00PM: Danzarte Danza Folklorica
  • 7:15PM: The Studance Lab
  • 8:15PM: Sugar Water

MAIN STAGE

  • 6:00PM: Back Nine Bandits
  • 7:30PM: The Haymarket Squares
  • 9:30PM: Chuck E. Baby and the Allstars

Saturday, October 28th, 2017

FAMILY STAGE

  • 12PM: Mysterioso (part of Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show) Click here for more information on the festival page
  • 12:45PM: L.I.G.H.T. Foundation
  • 1:45PM: Take 5 Dance
  • 2:30PM: Costume Contest Click here for more information on the festival page
  • 3:00PM: Barrel WarsClick here for more information on the festival page
  • 4:00PM: Village Inn Pie Eating Contest – Click here for more information on the festival page
  • 4:45PM: Littleton Fine Arts Academy
  • 5:30PM: Anderson Institute of Music
  • 8:00PM: Larry Carr & the Scooby Doos

MAIN STAGE

  • 12:00PM: Lois Zozobrado
  • 1:45PM: Line Dancing Lesson with Valerie Peery
  • 4:00PM: Desert Knights Band
  • 5:30PM: Blaine Long
  • 7:30PM: DL Marble
  • 9:30PM: Ashley Wineland

18588840_10211014265410560_5039156820657538103_oDanzarte Danza Folklorica was built from the love of Art! They teach Folklorico Dance and History to children 7+ years old, no experience needed. They can perform for a variety of events -Weddings, Quinceaneras, Corporate Events, Festivals, etc. Check out their new location at  6442 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, Arizona or visit their Facebook page for more information.

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The Studance LAB was founded in January 2016 and specializes in Street Dance offering classes in Hip-Hop, Breaking, Popping, Locking, Choreography as well as an open session on Friday’s that is FREE for all of their registered students! They also specialize in Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tumbling and Fitness classes. Classes are offered for dancers ages 3+ with separate classes for adult aged dancers still looking to dance and have a great time! The Studance LAB studio is located in the heart of Avondale, in a close community of family owned businesses.  Stop in today and visit us for all the information on our classes and prices or visit us online at www.StudanceLAB.com for more information about faculty and classes!

Photo 1The Back Nine Bandits are three seasoned musicians, all with an affinity for golf,
originating from the west valley area of Phoenix. The Back Nine Bandits offer a wide variety of musical styles, such as rock, country, blues, jazz and rhythm & blues, so there’s always something for everyone. They pride themselves on the ability to cater to the crowd, whatever the venue or occasion, with their extensive song list. New material is being added on a weekly basis. Each member of the Back Nine Bandits has a long history in the music business.

  • Dave Jones (Guitar, Vocals), who hails from central Ohio, has a strong background in blues, gospel, rock and country and plays many different styles of music in various bands in the Midwest and the Phoenix area. He knows how to “fill the holes” with his tasteful guitar licks. He also contributes vocally with his spot-on harmonies and raucous lead vocals.
  • Rick Axelrad (Drums, Vocals), the back beat of the group on drums, had been playing since a teenager in Texas. He performed in in his own band and sitting in with numerous big name bands the 70s, After taking a break, Rick is back at it with the Back Nine Bandits adding his rock-steady beats and the occasional vocal.
  • Steve Russell (Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Lead Vocals), a multi-instrumentalist who has been playing music in some iteration or another, fills out the Back Nine Bandits roster. While filling out the bottom end on bass guitar or acoustic guitar with his own custom backing tracks (He is affectionately known as “Lord of the Tracks”), offers a wide variety of vocal stylings in many different genres, such as country, rock, blues and R&B.

Haymarket SquaresThey Haymarket Squares are Arizona’s finest purveyors of punkgrass. Righteous anger meets 4-part harmonies and bluegrass instruments for a moshpit hoedown! They started as a trio in 2009 and have since played more than 500 shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe. They have developed a loyal following among folks who appreciate rabble-rousing lyrics wrapped in a catchy melody. Known for long sets and short songs, a typical Haymarket Squares show features ecstatic dancing, blindingly fast mandolin, and broad smiles.

Chuck E Baby

 

Chuck E. Baby & the Allstars consist of Chuck E. Baby, Billy Marovich, Randy Smith, Mark Long, and Tom Corbin.  Voted as the Best Party Band in Arizona (Azcentral.com “Best Of”), this group has been performing the Phoenix club scene for years.  They share an eclectic style that includes rock, blues and swing that will get you dancing.

Western Dance Instructor Line Dancing

 

Join dance instructor Valerie Peery at the Main Stage for a fun line dancing lesson on Saturday afternoon. All are welcome to participate in the line dancing lesson (no experience required).

 

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The Anderson Institute of Music & Performing Arts specializes in providing professional level education and professional level education and professional level performance opportunities in voice, instrument, dance, acting, musical theater and songwriting.  

 

Larry Carr PhotoLarry Carr Jr. Was born in Nashville Tennessee 1976. Music has been part of his early childhood. His musical influences are Country, Motown, pop culture and early forms of Rap. His musical interest pan towards Blues, Pop, Alternative rock and Country. He continues to hone his musical skills as a student of the Anderson Institute of Music & Performing Arts and as a singer/songwriter with Skywalk Records. Larry is affectionately known as the “Tennessee Bloodhound” and performs throughout the West Valley of Phoenix. He will be releasing an EP Album worldwide in November 2017 with a full album to debut in February 2018.

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Under the leadership of Doug Deatherage, the Desert Knights band has won awards such as the Arizona country music associations vocal group of the year and 1st place in the  Payson country music festival.  Doug Deatherage, also known as  “The fiddler” won the Arizona Country Music Associations National  Instrumentalist of the Year in 1993 and 1994. Doug  has opened up for country greats such as David Frizzell, Toby Keith, Jerry Reed, Waylon Jennings, The Dixie Chicks and has worked with country music’s hall of fame Hank Thompson. Visit the Desert Knights Band website or Facebook for more info.

 

20689926_10154794998678862_5526890675525969006_o You may recognize Blaine Long as a former member of Team Blake during Season 11 of The Voice. As a singer-songwriter, Blaine Long has been on a musical journey for more than 15 years.  Born and raised in Arizona, Blaine discovered guitar, singing and especially songwriting while on the run from a strict Christian upbringing and the seeming conventions of daily life. After fronting original bands during the ‘90s, he started perfecting his solo acoustic skills and began playing solo at coffee shops and bars, moving around to Boulder, San Diego, and wherever music would take him. Blaine released Honey in My Coffee in June 2010, an album describing the achievement of a happy home life over the struggles of typical self-destructive musician’s lifestyle. This was followed up by Rescue Your Doubt in January 2011. His latest album, Rose, released in April 2012 is honest, raw, and poetic. Today Blaine Long’s music is marked by warm and soulful vocals and a powerful rhythmic acoustic guitar style. His honest songs are a treat whether he’s playing solo, as a duo with Dilli on harmonica, or with a full band.

16864876_10154357192787129_2799963033989551924_nLike a backcountry crossroad, the songs and music of singer/songwriter D.L. Marble are a rich tapestry of uniquely American influences unlike that of any modern artist. Like many of the original country stars, D.L.’s music combines the best of several American genres. With influences ranging from Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wiley Hubbard and Roger Clyne to Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffet, the D.L. Marble sound blends Country, Indie Americana, Rock and Blue-Eyed Soul with a heavy dose of vivid storytelling to create a rare sound that appeals across the demographic spectrum while simultaneously growing the loyalty of current fans.The characters that populate his stories come from a background that is as raw as America itself. Raised by a single mom while his dad spent decades in a Texas prison, D.L. picked up a guitar while attending an Arizona high school and discovered his true calling.
After stints as a successful real estate agent, police officer and housing contractor, D.L. decided to fully commit to his calling. The result was a debut album title “Not the One” that was a critical success – earning an Album of the Year #22 ranking on the 2012 Americana Music Show and a #25 ranking on Alternate Roots Magazine’s 2012 Route 66 Americana Chart.He is as comfortable doing an acoustic set in a 50-seat tavern as he is in front of a 10,000 seat stadium, and has shared these various stages with many contemporary country and Americana artists including Joe Nichols, Craig Campbell, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Turnpike Troubadours, Black Berry Smoke, Hayes Carll, Lukas Nelson and POR, David Allen Coe, Josh Abbott Band, John Evans Band, Roger Clyne and the Peace makers, States-burro Review, Band of Heathens, Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland, Cody Canada, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motor Cars and Aaron Watson among others.

Ashley WinelandWhether she is singing and performing, raising money to help veterans, or donating her time to animal welfare organizations, Ashley Wineland is leaving an impression on everyone whose path she crosses. The busy country artist from Glendale, Arizona, became fascinated by storytelling through music after her father gifted her studio recording time for her 13th birthday. This was the beginning of what would develop into a full-fledged, full-time music career.Ashley first made a splash in the Southwestern music scene with the release of her patriotic song, “Red, White & Blue,” which honored the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. The video for the song quickly racked up over 50,000 hits on her YouTube channel — and caught the attention of the local CBS affiliate. Ashley made the decision to donate all of the song’s proceeds to various charities supporting our country’s veterans. She quickly realized that her music could be a catalyst to raise awareness for this, and another cause close to her heart — animal rights. To date, she has worked tirelessly volunteering for numerous charities, lending her voice and her time to support their platforms.Her critically-acclaimed debut CD, “Family Business,” featuring her original compositions, garnered significant airplay on radio stations worldwide. However, it was her live performances and engaging stage presence that caught the attention of the music industry…and some significant endorsements — Ashley was named the very first “Alvarez Breakthrough Artist,” and recently, was upgraded to “Pro Artist” status. Corral Boots soon followed, signing Ashley as one of their celebrity spokespeople.Ashley became a frequent guest on television and radio shows and often is the subject of print media. She graced the cover of the global music publication ION Indie Magazine in December 2014 and appeared inside in a feature article, and additionally, captured the cover of City To Country Magazine (Sept/Oct edition) in 2016. A favorite on the festival circuit, Ashley has appeared at Ostrich Festival (supporting Parmalee), Road to Country Thunder/Country Thunder, and West Valley Fair and Music Fest (supporting John Michael Montgomery) — with recent appearances in 2017 at both West Valley Fair and Sun City Fair (supporting the Grammy Award-winning band Diamond Rio). She also headlined at the legendary country venue Reo Palm Isle in Longview, Texas — on whose stages have performed icons such as Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and a plethora of other music icons.Her follow-up video to “Red, White and Blue,” “No Prince Charming,” was filmed in her beloved Arizona, with the Superstition Mountains serving as a scenic backdrop. In keeping with the storytelling aspect of country music, “No Prince Charming” depicted the timeless tale of “good cowboy versus bad cowboy”. This classic theme resounded with her fans — as “No Prince Charming” debuted at Number 2 on iTunes in the category of “Best New Country Music.” And when you are talking “numbers” in relation to Ashley Wineland — her social media following has surpassed 180,000 fans. She also recently realized an immensely impressive reach of over 1 million on Facebook in a single week!An Official CMT Artist and now National Recording Artist, Ashley looks forward to having her music reach a larger audience and growing her fan base even larger, booking more appearances, continuing to write music and taking the next exciting steps in her journey! 2017 is already shaping up to be a milestone year for Ashley. With the release of her hit single, “She’s Gone” — along with the official video by the same name already amassing over 250K views –the recent arrival of her highly-anticipated second CD “Simple Life,” headlining the”She’s Gone” National Tour — plus attaining her fist IMDb credit for her role in the dramatic series “Youthful Ambition” (Directed by Terence Gordon) and appearing supporting the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at Children’s Hospital at Seacrest Studios, there’s no sign of slowing down for Ashley Wineland!Learn more about Ashley Wineland and her music at www.ashleywineland.com, and follow this country sensation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AshleyWinelandMusic