Mon, July 15

New restaurant, bar opening at The Collective Sedona

From left to right:  Nancy Sells, Julie Tatum, Michael Sells, Dyanna Sells and C J Sells. Courtesy photo

From left to right: Nancy Sells, Julie Tatum, Michael Sells, Dyanna Sells and C J Sells. Courtesy photo

September promises to be spectacular with an explosion of activity at The Collective Sedona. Appropriately named “Corner Table,” this 4000-plus square foot restaurant and bar will be open for business after Labor Day, and is targeting its grand opening for early September.

There is a buzz of excitement as C.J. Sells and his family combine their experience and talents in this new venture.

For over 10 years, they have successfully operated Pago’s Pizzeria and Italian Cuisine restaurant, just a few blocks north of The Collective Sedona.

Five of the Sells’ family members will be involved in the management and operation of “Corner Table.”

C.J. and his wife, Nancy, will provide overall general management. Michael Sells and his wife, Dyanna, along with Julie Tatum (daughter of C.J. and Nancy) will oversee the operation of both the restaurant and the bar.

Michael Sells is the head chef, bringing his more than 10 years of experience to “Corner Table” and creating a very diverse and reasonably priced menu.

Examples, just to name a few, include Cajun BBQ Shrimp, Maryland Style Crab Cakes, Green Beans and Roasted Walnut Pate served with warm pita bread, appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, picnic fried half chicken, full rack of BBQ ribs, catfish relleno and fish and chips.

The monthly Art Walk, featuring special music by The Desert Hot Tub Club, is Saturday, September 9th, 5-8 pm.

Grand openings for Eugenia Ortiz Art and Van Loenen Art Gallery will be celebrated. Eugenia will be doing a “live jean painting” in the space next to Magical Mandala Kaleidoscope Gallery.

The bi-weekly Farmers’ Market will continue on Wednesdays, September 6th and September 20th, with an abundance of fresh food and other special products from Da’ Nede’ Farms and more than fifteen additional Arizona local vendors.

Sunday night, September 17, 5:30-9 p.m., the second 3MKi Dinner-Show-Dance will take place in Vista Hall. Dinner will be served, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the 3MKi Band Show “Beatles, Eagles & Other Wild Things” kicks off at 6. Great dance tunes throughout the night will get you out on the dance floor.

Prepay online at Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

For more details and to sign up online go to

The Red Rock Hempfest, bringing together culture, education and celebration is Saturday, September 30 at 10 am. Nashville singer and songwriter, Austin Webb, plus local and national bands, will provide music throughout the day.

There will be guest speakers, food vendors and other vendors showcasing their products, dispensaries sharing their knowledge and a beer garden in which to relax.

Tickets can be purchased online at a discount for $20 or at the gate for $30. You must be 21 or older --- no exceptions.

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Check out what is happening at The Collective --- 7000 State Route 179, Sedona AZ 86351 The Collective Sedona --- the “Heart of The Village.”