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Out & About: Band series delivers sounds of 'Dave Matthews Band'

A living history presentation by the Arizona Rough Riders will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. (Courtesy photo)

A living history presentation by the Arizona Rough Riders will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park. (Courtesy photo)

Band series delivers sounds of 'Dave Matthews Band'

FLAGSTAFF - The Findlay Toyota Tribute Band Series presents Stepping Feet, the premier Dave Matthews Tribute Band on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill Park, Fairgrounds Road.

The 8 to 10 p.m. concert will put DMB fanatics on their feet! Stepping Feet members enjoy interpreting Dave Matthews' music, all while adding a twist with their own personality. Based out of Southern California, Stepping Feet rarely performs outside of its residing area. Flagstaff is honored to have the band perform in front hundreds of its fans in Arizona.

Cost is $15. For more info, call 928-214-6485 or visit www.pepsiamp.com.

Burnett Family Bluegrass to perform Concert in the Park

CLARKDALE - Saturday, Aug. 23, the public is in for a treat when Clarkdale Community Services/Parks & Recreation presents Burnett Family Bluegrass.

They will perform 7-9 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo located at 1001 Main Street, Clarkdale. There is no admission charge.

It was the summer of 1993, in the mountains of Northern Arizona, when Burnett Family Bluegrass was born. The band is made of family members, Brian (dad) on guitar and mandolin, Connie (mom) on stand-up bass, Rachel on fiddle, Jessie on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and banjo and Ryan on banjo, fiddle and mandolin.

This is family music at its best with hard-driving instrumentals and fine-tuned harmonies. The intricate breaks show a deep understanding about intimate musical detail that skyrocket them from good to outstanding in the field of Bluegrass.

After winning the coveted 2004 Telluride Bluegrass Festival band competition, the family was hand-selected by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for a command performance in Nashville. They were showcased at the 2005 IBMA convention held at the end of October. Burnett Family Bluegrass has proven themselves to be one of the up-and-coming bands on the Bluegrass fast track.

The park is located in the center of the town's historic district on Main Street, between 10th and 11th streets.

Remember to bring your own seating and that alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. Vending spaces are available and can be arranged by contacting Community Services at (928) 639-2460.

For more info, call 928-639-2490.

Chamber Singers to present 'One World, Many Voices'

SEDONA - The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers, choir-in-residence at The Church of the Red Rocks and the only semi-professional choir in Northern Arizona, will share a choral concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at The Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bowstring Drive. Admission is free.

The concert One World, Many Voices will feature songs from countries around the world, including Haiti, Venezuela, Serbia, Ireland, India, Australia, and the Philippines. "The choir will sing in fourteen different languages," explains Artistic Director Dr. Ryan Holder, " and it will be a challenge for them to put together in just one week of rehearsals."

This free performance of One World, Many Voices is presented by The Church of the Red Rocks as a gift.

The Sedona Academy of Chamber Singers was created in 2010 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona. For more info, call 928-282-7963.

Arizona Rough Riders bring history to life on Saturday

FLAGSTAFF - A living history presentation by the Arizona Rough Riders will be Saturday, Aug. 16, at Riordan Mansion State Historic Park.

The Arizona Rough Riders is a living history group that brings the Spanish-American War era (1898) to life. Dressed in authentic period dress of the famous Rough Riders, and their ladies, and carrying 100-year-old weapons for the public's examination, the Arizona Rough Riders describe the era, the war, the effects, and the social mores of turn of the century America.

The troop depicted actually came from Prescott 100 years ago. Flagstaff men also went to the war in the famous "cowboy cavalry." The Rough Riders are the most famous "all volunteer unit" in the history of the US Military. About noon, they will present, "History of the Arizona Rough Riders and the Spanish-American War in Cuba."

The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, call 928-779-4395.

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