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Bella Vita to host Jerry McFarland and Ron Barnes this weekend

Jerry McFarland (Courtesy/Bella Vita Ristorante)

Jerry McFarland (Courtesy/Bella Vita Ristorante)

Originally Published: August 2, 2023 2:48 p.m.

It’s another great musical treat this weekend at Bella Vita Ristorante hosting two top-notch musical acts on its outside patio stage.

On Friday, Aug. 4, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., its Jerry McFarland once again

weaving his musical stories and wooing his audience with songs everyone can relate to.

He is a seasoned professional singer/songwriter with a plethora of songs played and sung with the poise and confidence.

He covers a wide array of styles from soft Latin inspired Jazzy Bossa Nova to soulful Rhythm & Blues Classics.

Take your pick. Oldies, Rock, American Songbook, Folk and Classical, Elton, Petty, Billy Joel and The Beatles punctuate his original songs with skill and precision.

Career highlights include sharing the stage with great artists such as Bill Medley of the famed Righteous Brothers, The Drifters and many other recognized performers.

His fans love him, and locals mark their calendars whenever he is booked to play so as not to miss his fabulous performances.

On Saturday, Aug. 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., it’s newcomer Ron Barnes hitting

the stage.

A lifelong musician, a former music instructor and a solo artist, he has performed nationally and over-seas, working with, and opening for many national artists.

He plays the saxophone, trumpet, keyboard, flute and also sings offering a variety of musical genres including; easy listening jazz, soul, blues, C&W and Motown as well as many classic R&R and dance cover tunes when appropriate.

The last time he performed at Bella Vita Ristorante, his first performance on the outside patio stage, he made such a splash people are still talking about it.

Barns is a consummate professional who knows his stuff, playing hits from every musical era and genre.

Make it a point to watch him play and enjoy a fine Italian meal as well

Be there or be square to enjoy a beautiful night of live music and fine dining under the canopy of Sedona’s nighttime stars.

For reservations and specific directions to the restaurant visit BellaVitaSedona.com or call 928-282-4540.