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Kornukopia Calendar: June 22-July 1

Everything else that's happening in the Prescott area, June 22 through July 1.

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Good times, good tunes at Prescott Bluegrass Festival; continues Sunday

Bands play on Goodwin, musicians jam on the grass

In the sea of bluegrass fans listening to the Sonoran Dogs play their first set at the 37th annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival Saturday, June 23, was Gina Kritchevsky, who said she’s been a bluegrass fan for about 30 years.

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Jam out at Bluegrass Festival this weekend

The only free bluegrass festival in the Western US

The 37th annual Prescott Bluegrass Festival, the only free bluegrass festival in the Western United States, returns this weekend with performances by a number of bands along with the chance for musicians to jam together.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tribute returns to Elks

The salute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – known as “Love the One You’re With,” starring Five Way Street – returns to the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center this weekend.

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Prescott Idol, concerts offer summer evening downtown delights

As evening cools the air, a sizable audience cheers as Al Slade sings and dances to the classic Engelbert Humperdinck song, “Quando Quando Quando.” Slade is one of the many local contestants sharing their talents in the 2018 Prescott Idol competition being held three Thursday nights each month in the courthouse plaza.

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Jazz Splash continues Sunday

Festival sees inaugural workshops, clinics

The Prescott Jazz Society’s 20th annual Juneteenth Jazz Festival continues today, June 17, with more clinics, workshops and performances at Arcosanti, near Cordes Junction at Highway 69 and Interstate 17.

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Kara Grainger performs two nights at The Bird Cage

Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist Kara Grainger is performing for two nights this weekend at the Bird Cage Saloon.

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Jazz Society puts on 20th Annual Jazz Splash Juneteenth Celebration

The Prescott Jazz Society is putting on the 20th annual Juneteenth Jazz Festival this weekend as a celebration of freedom, said Jazz Society President Milton Cannon.

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Prescott Chorale presents ‘Return to Dresden’ Saturday

Reprises Hasse’s ‘Messe in d minor-1751’

The Prescott Chorale is continuing its mission providing audiences opportunities to experience diverse choral music with its upcoming concert, Return to Dresden.

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Jazz Summit puts on concert series this year

The Prescott Jazz Summit will have a series of concerts for its eighteenth year, instead of the three-day- weekend festival it had previously, and the first in that series of concerts is this weekend.

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Fleetwood Mac tribute show returns to Prescott

Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac” is returning to Prescott, once again performing at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center this weekend.

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Summer Concert Series, three months of music

There’s some new bands along with some old standbys as the Prescott Downtown Partnership and City of Prescott present the first act in the Summer Concert Series Friday, June 1.

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All Our Exes Live in Texas play in Prescott

All Our Exes Live in Texas, 2018 Australian Grammy and recipients of the Best Roots and Blues Album are heading to Prescott for the first time ever, performing at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

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Doll Skin, Co-Op headline inaugural PV Music Festival May 19-20

Doll Skin, signed by Megadeth’s David Ellefson, and Co-Op, led by Alice Cooper’s son Dash Cooper, are set to headline the inaugural, two-day Prescott Valley Music Festival this weekend.

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Dave Stamey returns for Elks show

Though he’s performed in Prescott a number of times, Dave Stamey is returning for his second solo show, this time at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

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Camerata singers perform spirituals, American folk songs on Saturday

The Camerata Singers are performing a concert on Saturday of spirituals and American folk songs, which the group’s music director, Dan Boyce, said is out of the norm compared to what the group usually performs, but he likes to challenge the singers.

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Esteban returns for Mother’s Day show

Esteban is coming back to Prescott for another Mother’s Day show at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

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Maria Valdes joins Phoenix Symphony

Soprano Maria Valdes and baritone Rod Gilfrey are joining the Phoenix Symphony at the orchestra’s final concert of the season Sunday, May 13.

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Yavapai Youth Choirs hold spring concert

The Yavapai Youth Choirs’ spring concert, “Unbroken Circle” is this weekend and the culmination of the newest ensemble’s first season, according to director Arlene Hardy.

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Comedy show raises money for Special Olympics

John Gunby, coach for the Bradshaw Mountain Special Olympics golf team, has organized a comedy show to raise money for local Special Olympics programs.

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Crystal Stark salutes Donna Summer

Crystal Stark is returning to Prescott to perform a salute to Donna Summer, known as the Queen of Disco, at the Elks Theatre and Performing Arts Center Saturday.

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Eagles tribute band – The Boys of Summer – plays in PV

The Boys of Summer, nationally-touring Eagles tribute group, is performing in Prescott Valley for the first time Friday.

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Jazz bands, choirs liven up Yavapai College

The Yavapai College Performing Arts Department’s upcoming shows feature the Yavapai Youth Choirs, the Choral Union and the college’s jazz bands, the Roughriders and Trailblazers.

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Kingston Trio performs at Yavapai College

The Kingston Trio, one of the most prominent groups to come out of the pop-folk boom that began in the late 1950s, is performing at Yavapai College this weekend.

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Music, brews accompany races at Whiskey Off-Road

This weekend is the annual Whiskey Off-Road, and, as always, it’s accompanied by live music and a beer garden.