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VW buses rally in Jerome Sept. 23-26

By Vyto Starinskas    September 21, 2021   

Like dinosaurs fighting off extinction, more than 200 VW buses will be seen making the pilgrimage up to the 30th annual Jerome VW Bus Jamboree from Thursday, Sept. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 26.

Old Town Center for the Arts reopens, announces fall schedule

   September 21, 2021   

Intermission is over! It has been a long 18 months of COVID-19 for everyone, including concert venues and musicians.

Cottonwood Community Band to play at Phillip England Center in Camp Verde Sept. 26

   September 21, 2021   

The Cottonwood Community Band is happy to announce they will be performing their Fall Pops concert at the Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts in Camp Verde on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m., according to a news release.

Sedona International City of Peace to host 5th annual ‘Human Library’ event set for Sept. 19

   September 14, 2021   

In the Human Library, you “borrow” a person instead of a book. As a “reader,” you listen to and experience truth telling stories shared by “Human Books” who have been challenged by prejudice, according to a news release.

Clarkdale summer concert series to feature ‘Dolce Vita’ Sept. 18

   September 14, 2021   

The Town of Clarkdale’s Concerts in the Park Series continues with Johnny Lingo Zielger’s new music adventure “Dolce Vita” on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clarkdale Town Park gazebo, according to a news release.

‘Winefest 2021’ party set for Sept. 24 at Sound Bites Grill

   September 14, 2021   

As part of its philanthropic efforts, Sound Bites Grill in Sedona is holding its WineFest 2021 Opening Night Party Fundraiser for the Verde Valley Wine Consortium on Friday, Sept. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m., according to a news release.

Scandalous Hands ready to rock Sound Bites Grill Sept. 17

   September 14, 2021   

On Friday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 10 p.m., Sound Bites Grill features Scandalous Hands, a fusion rock band that knows how to rock, playing music from The Beatles, Steely Dan, Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, original tunes and more, according to a news release.

Brandon Decker takes back Sedona with the Vortifest Music Festival

By Vyto Starinskas    September 7, 2021   

Brandon Decker wants to take back Sedona. And he’s doing with rock.

Zenprov comedy’s ‘Laughter: America’s RX’ coming to Sedona Sept. 11

   September 7, 2021   

Zenprov Comedy is back with all-new laughs in their live improvised show “Laughter: America’s RX!” on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre in Sedona, according to a news release.

Classical guitar legend Esteban plays Sound Bites Grill Sept. 4

   August 31, 2021   

World renowned flamenco guitarist Esteban will grace the Sound Grill Celebrity Show Room stage Saturday, Sept. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m., according to a news release.

Sammy Davis, Dan Vega set to play Sept. 3-4 at Bella Vita Ristorante

   August 31, 2021   

Bella Vita Ristorante is serving up some great live entertainment this coming weekend, featuring two of Sedona’s finest performing artists, according to a news release.

‘The Jake & Otis Country Cabaret’ show hosted by Blazin’ M Ranch in September

   August 24, 2021   

Come check out all that’s new at the Blazin’ M Ranch, where guests will enjoy the famous Blazin’ M chuckwagon supper followed by “The Jake & Otis Country Cabaret,” a fun, lighthearted musical melodrama miss-hap, featuring local familiar favorites, as well as some new faces.

Sedona’s Emerson Theater to present ‘i’Mpossible Project’ Sept. 23-25

   August 24, 2021   

In partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Verde Valley Mental Health Coalition and the I Am Worthy Project, Emerson Theater Collaborative presents “The i’Mpossible Project: Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt,” according to a news release.

Cottonwood’s Main Stage set to host ‘Beer School’

   August 24, 2021   

On Thursday, Aug. 26, Main Stage is scheduled to host Beer School starting at 7 p.m., according to a news release.

Verde Valley Sanctuary to benefit from Arizona Women’s Wine Project

   August 17, 2021   

Vin de Filles is an Arizona Women’s Project supported by Page Springs Cellars (PSC), located at the foothills of Sedona. This project was founded during a grape harvest in 2019 by Gayle Glomski, who works at Page Springs Cellars.

Pickin’ in the Pines bluegrass festival set for Sept. 17-19 in Flagstaff

   August 17, 2021   

The Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival is scheduled for Sept. 17-19 this year in Flagstaff, according to a news release.

Sedona Performing Arts Center to host spiritual leader Rikka Zimmerman on Aug. 20-22

   August 17, 2021   

Rikka Zimmerman, a global leader in consciousness, is scheduled to host a three-day workshop at the Sedona Performing Arts Center on Aug. 20-22, according to a news release.

Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival presents ‘Dragstaff Drive-in’ Aug. 14

   August 10, 2021   

Following our two sold out drive-ins over the past year, FlagShakes is bringing back the well-loved event this summer ‒ now with a twist!

Tibetan Buddhist monks to tour Sedona Aug. 11-25

   August 10, 2021   

The Sacred Arts Tour of Gaden Shartse Norling Monastery will be returning to Sedona Aug. 11 through Aug. 25, according to a news release.

‘Music in the Stacks’ returns to Camp Verde Library on Aug. 12

   August 3, 2021   

Music in the Stacks returns at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, in Camp Verde Community Library's fireside room, according to a news release.

Sedona Film Festival, Sedona Philosophy present ‘Media & Propaganda’ lecture series Aug. 8

   August 3, 2021   

The Sedona International Film Festival has partnered with Sedona Philosophy to present a “Media & Propaganda” discussion on Sunday, Aug. 8, at 1 p.m.

Gold King Mine in Jerome brings in the Ring of Fire

By Vyto Starinskas    July 27, 2021   

The Ring of Fire is the latest addition to Don Robertson’s quirky gold mine of unusual metal attractions at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town.

Sedona Arts Academy announces upcoming events

   July 27, 2021   

So, come out, get up on stage, or cheer from the crowd. We’ve reserved the microphone for you to test or perform songs, poetry, and stories in front of an audience, getting instant feedback. Or, just come out to support those who are exploring and expressing themselves creatively. The next Open Mic is taking place August 15th and 29th, 2021 and tickets are at $10. bit.ly/SAA-open-mic-weekly

Old Town Cottonwood: Walking distance to several wine locations

By Jason W. Brooks    July 20, 2021   

On a weekend, or most evenings year-round, you can turn a corner on North Main Street and see and hear a celebration of viticulture.

‘Cosmic Ray’ and Kumara Ford to present ‘From Venus with Love’ in Sedona Aug. 22

   July 20, 2021   

Dr. Raymond A. Keller, a.k.a. “Cosmic Ray,” of Morgantown, West Virginia, the author of the international award-winning “Venus Rising” book series, and Kumara Ford, a.k.a. the “Blue Flame” Venusian emissary resident in Sedona, will be the guest speaker at Unity of Sedona, 100 Northview Rd., from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22.