Date: January 17, 2018
Location: Mesa Arts Center, 1 E Main ST, Mesa, Arizona, 85201
Pianist Marc-André Hamelin is known worldwide for his unrivaled blend of consummate musicianship and brilliant technique in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the rarities of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries – in concert and on disc.
The Mesa Arts Festival is the best place to kick-start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list. Snack on culinary delights as you stroll through the wide array of handmade offerings from local, regional and national artists. Enjoy fun for the whole family with artist demonstrations, roaming entertainers and two stages packed with amazing talent.
FREE parking and admission!
Date: December 8-9
Time: 10:00 am
The Mesa Arts Festival is the best place to kick-start your holiday spirit and finish off your shopping list. Snack on culinary delights as you stroll through the wide array of handmade offerings from local, regional and national artists. Bring the whole family for free children’s activities. It’s not a festival without entertainment so we’ve got two stages packed with amazing talent.
FREE parking and admission!
Date: November 2, 2018
Mesa Arts Center has partnered with The Nash, jazz venue in downtown Phoenix, to offer a series of jazz café-style events in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Courtyard. Sound in the Ground: Nash Nights at MAC kicks off with legendary percussionist, Joe Saylor, best known for his work with Jon Batiste and Stay Human on October 5. Then, on November 2, see Phoenix native blues, jazz, R&B, gospel singer Francine Reed who’s currently touring with Lyle Lovett. Finally, the series wraps up with Cuban jazz trumpeter and composer Josiel Perez.
Fade the lights and turn up the music. Every third Saturday from October to May MAC’s campus is taken over by a new artist with a unique, crazy fun theme – complete with live art, live music, great eats, and tasty adult drinks.
Curated by: Martin Taylor with Taylor Family Circus
Live performances by the Taylor Family Circus
A fire show
Flamenco!… the Studio
Live murals by spark paint artist Roger Johnston
Spanish and Flamenco guitarist Ricardo De Cristóbal
Halloween costume contest & prizes
Presented by Mesa Arts Center as part of the Performing Live Series
July 28, 2018
Jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham is a renowned drumming virtuoso, percussionist, composer, producer, educator and master clinician whose life has been dedicated to musical exploration and creative expression. He’ll be joined by his band The Crosswinds Project as they revisit his 1974 album, Crosswinds.
The Art of Three in Conversation and Song With Billy Cobham, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter
July 25, 2018
Location: Piper Theater
An unforgettable evening of rich conversation and music with three living legends, Billy Cobham (drums), Ron Carter (bass), and Kenny Barron (piano), delving into the Art of the Rhythm Section.