Bands plug in at Watson Lake Park
The second annual "Music for Wonder" to benefit the arts curriculum at Mountain Oak School will take the stage from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 20, at Watson Lake Park in Prescott.
A variety of accomplished Prescott bands will perform, as well as the internationally acclaimed blues band SHRI, which just returned from its 12th annual European tour.
Director and producer Ines Vitols organized the first Music for Wonder this past year at the Elk's Theater.
"Each year I'd like to focus on a different theme. This year's theme is a family open air concert," Vitols said. "I firmly believe that a picnic with family and friends in a beautiful spot such as Watson Lake Park and listening to good music are important for us as individuals and for the Prescott community as a whole."
Michael Goodluck, a well-known Navajo flutist and storyteller, is returning from the first show to open and close the concert.
The Super Silliest Band will delight children with its traditional and original songs. Also bringing fun and happy tunes to the event is Liz Meyer and her Barrio Ramblers. The show will also feature the CheckTones. Vitols, who is the fiddler in the band, describes their music as "a blend of rock 'n' roll, country and blues."
The Arizona-based Blues group SHRI travels annually throughout North America and Europe attracting attention with its gutsy and faithful renditions of R&B, Chicago and Delta Blues. SHRI has played some of the most prestigious festivals in Europe with blues and jazz dignitaries such as Taj Mahal and James Brown.
Tickets are $10 per person, $5 for teens 15-18 and kids are free. Tickets are available at Mountain Oak School at 124 N. Virginia St. in Prescott and at New Frontiers Marketplace. All proceeds benefit Mountain Oak School.
Additional information about "Music for Wonder" is available by calling 830-4888 or at Mountain Oaks School 928-541-7700 or www.MountainOakSchool.org.