Kierland POP’s fifth-annual outdoor festival is Friday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 7 in Scottsdale.
The festival kicks off from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 5, with Live Music on Main Street at Kierland Commons. Stanley Serrano will perform from 10 a.m. to noon, Vinyl Station will perform from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and TEMPO will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. on this day, according to a press release.
Also on Friday, Nov. 5, the Kierland POP Experience will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Westin Kierland Resort, with an immersive sensory experience of sound and taste. During this event, the resort’s Northern Sky Terrace will host soulful jazz music from Doc Jones & Friends and violinist Jonathan Levingston.
The music will be complemented by various resort’s restaurants as well as restaurants from Kierland Commons, the release said.
“Friday night’s Kierland POP Experience is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy live jazz music and taste delicious food and wine from popular area restaurants,” said Derrek Ellis, general manager of The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, in the release.
“Saturday evening’s 5K Fun Run and Walk also allows you to experience the beautiful outdoors during such a perfect time of year for Arizona. The best part of all is that your ticket purchases to these events will benefit some really great causes.”
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 6, the celebration continues with the Kierland POP Festival – a series of free, outdoor activities at Kierland Commons featuring local musicians and artisans, exhibiting and performing artists, painters, and much more.
Attendees can enjoy live music and entertainment, art in unexpected places from SAACA artists, and the opportunity to do some early holiday shopping from an artisan market featuring dozens of local creators and makers selling a variety of beautiful handmade creations.
Also, from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 6, a 5K Fun Run and Walk will take place around The Westin Kierland Golf Club, benefiting local breast cancer nonprofit Check for a Lump. All participants will receive a Night Run T-shirt and a finisher’s medal. Register for the run/walk at https://bit.ly/kierlandpop5k.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 7, the fun continues with the Kierland POP Festival – the Kierland POP Festival –offers a series of free, outdoor activities at Kierland Commons featuring local musicians and artisans, exhibiting and performing artists, painters, and more.
Attendees can enjoy live music and entertainment, "art in unexpected places" from SAACA artists, and an opportunity for early holiday shopping from an artisan market featuring several local handmade creations.
“Whether you want to shop or take in some great modern art experiences and entertainment, this fifth-annual Kierland POP Festival has something for everyone,” said Victoria Buscher, Kierland Commons property manager, in the release.
“It is also a great way to show your support for local artists, creators, makers, and entertainers who have been impacted by the pandemic.”
Presented by the Kierland Master Association – and a collaboration between Kierland Commons, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, The AC Hotel by Marriott at Scottsdale North, and Adventure Fitness – Kierland POP will feature socially-distanced activities throughout Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
All events and experiences will happen in an outdoor, open-air setting while enforcing social distancing; the local ordinance for wearing face masks in any indoor space (masks will be provided to guests who need one); and heightened cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing for all shared spaces.
Hand sanitizer stations will be throughout the properties and individual hand sanitizer containers will be available to guests, noted the release.
Parking is available on-site at both Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. The cost of Friday’s Kierland POP Experience for tickets is $55 per person.
Proceeds will benefit SAFE Action Project, a program of the Arizona Anti-Trafficking Network, which raises awareness of and combats human trafficking in the state.
The cost to register for Saturday’s 5K Night Fun Run/Walk, which benefits Check for a Lump is $30 if registered between Oct. 10-24; and $35 between Oct. 25-Nov. 6.
For more information: kierlandpop.com.