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Prescott Idol, concerts offer summer evening downtown delights

To the delight of a lively audience gathered in the courthouse plaza, Prescott Idol contestant Al Slade sings and dances to the classic Engelbert Humperdinck song, “Quando Quando Quando,” on June 14, 2018. The Idol competition is part of the 2018 Summer Concert & Movie Series being offered in downtown Prescott through the end of August. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

To the delight of a lively audience gathered in the courthouse plaza, Prescott Idol contestant Al Slade sings and dances to the classic Engelbert Humperdinck song, “Quando Quando Quando,” on June 14, 2018. The Idol competition is part of the 2018 Summer Concert & Movie Series being offered in downtown Prescott through the end of August. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

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.

“I love to sing and I’m a dancer,” Slade said with a playful smile. “You only get one chance, so I dive in. I think it went well tonight.”

Based on the cheers and lively applause, it seemed most of the audience agreed.

Slade performed during the June 14 show. The next Idol performance will be Thursday, June 28.

The Idol competition is part of the 2018 Summer Concert & Movie Series being offered in downtown Prescott through the end of August.

The Prescott Idol finale will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

Anyone interested in competing in the talent competition, or voting for a contestant, can visit www.967thewolf.com and click on the Prescott Idol logo or CLICK HERE.

The public is invited to enjoy the free concert series performances taking place Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on the plaza. You can bring a chair, blanked or sit on the courthouse steps.

Summer night movies are shown each Wednesday at the Elks Theatre with admission of a cash donation of your choice.

Following is a list of the remaining dates and events:

2018 Summer Concert Schedule & Movie Series Schedule

Tuesdays

JAZZ ON THE COURTHOUSE PLAZA 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

June 26 - Prescott Jazz Summit All Star Big Band

July 10 - Larry Kantor Quartet

July 17 - Desert Cats

July 24 - Steve Annibale

Aug. 7 - Jeff Weisel & The Cool Azul

Aug. 14 - Mike Vax Quintet

Aug. 21 - Scandalous Trio and Friends

Aug. 28 - Goodwin Street Gang

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Prescott Idol contestant Al Slade sings and dances to the classic Engelbert Humperdinck song, “Quando Quando Quando,” on June 14, 2018. The Idol competition continues June 28 on the courthouse plaza and is part of the Summer Concert Series. (Richard Haddad/WNI)

Thursdays

PRESCOTT IDOL 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

June 28

July 12

July 26

Aug. 9

Aug. 23

Aug. 30

Sept. 6 - Prescott Idol Finale at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Thursdays (Every third Thursday)

CENTRAL AZ CONCERT BAND 7 to 8:30 P.M.

June 21

July 19

Aug. 16

Fridays

LIVE MUSIC CONCERTS 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

July 20 - Llory McDonald & Combo Deluxe

Aug. 3 - Vacation Day

Aug. 17 - Five in the Wheel

Aug. 24 - The CheekTones

Wednesdays

MOVIES AT ELKS THEATRE 7 P.M. (Cash donation)

June 20 - Guardians of the Galaxy

June 27 - Tombstone

July 11 - Grease

July 18 - Dirty Dancing

July 25 - Despicable Me

Aug. 1 - Ghostbusters

Aug. 8 - Mama Mia

Aug. 15 - Out of Africa

Aug. 22 - Top Gun

The 2018 Summer Concerts Series is presented by: City of Prescott Office of Tourism, Greater Prescott Outdoors Fund, El Gato Azul World Bistro, 105.1 The Talker, Rewind, 107.5 Kolt Country, 96.7 The Wolf, Elks Theater Performing Arts Center.

For more information about the series, contact Kathy August at kfaugust@gmail.com, or call 928-713-1254.