The Herberger Theater Center announces its new Art of Celebration Concert Series featuring three concerts on The Pavilion, its new outdoor stage.
Throughout January, the Herberger Theater will present The Stakes, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra, and Los Esplifs, according to a press release.
“The concert series is one of the exciting ways we are continuing to offer diverse arts experiences to our community in this trying time,” said Mark Mettes, Herberger Theater president and CEO, in a prepared statement. “By hosting this wide range of music genres at The Pavilion, we hope to invite new guests to the space and welcome current guests to return.”
The concert series kicks off on Jan. 14 with The Stakes, which have become an institution in Arizona’s local music scene. The band reflects the diverse colors and experiences of the young and the revolutionary, with a realism and authenticity that brings together their unique brand of hip-hop, the release said, adding Sassy and the Sneak Attack will open for The Stakes.
On Jan. 22, Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra takes the stage. Carrying “the musical and social torch that was first lit by the powerful duo of Fela Kuti and Tony Allen, original inventors of the Afrobeat sound,” the group is led by funky heiress Camille Sledge with its 16-strong orchestra.
Closing the series on Jan. 29, is Los Esplifs. Influenced by Cumbia, Fania, Fashion and Psychedelia, Los Esplifs blends nostalgic rhythms with progressive youth culture. Opening for Los Esplifs is Salvador Duran, a Tucson favorite, known for using his art and music to create connections with audiences.
The concert series scheduled on The Pavilion is part of The Art of Celebration series, which focuses on celebrating community and creativity in the space, noted the release.
From festivals and concerts to fully-staged productions and performances, The Art of Celebration unites artists and audiences through diverse experiences that “ignite emotion, stimulate conversation and inspire connections,” the release said.
Following safe and healthy protocols for physical distancing, requiring face coverings and cleanliness, the Herberger Theater will also present Lunch Time Theater and a series of free Performance Pop-Ups by local performers and organizations. Guests will be seated six feet apart from other patrons at the outdoor performances as well as space to socially distance throughout the venue.
More information about enhanced safety procedures can be found at HerbergerTheater.org/Covid-19-Protocols, according to the release.
To purchase tickets: HerbergerTheater.org/the-art-of-celebration-concert-series.
For more information on The Pavilion: HerbergerTheater.org/The-Pavilion.