Saturday Live Music Festival Veterans Day Weekend -
November 9 , 2013 from 11:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m.
A full day of live music will be offered November 9, Saturday -- featuring several familiar performers popular with Arboretum audiences - and something new as well.
Jim Pipkin plays the opening set at 11:00 a.m. near the Drover Shed. Jim's original songs bring to life miners, outlaws and Arizona characters from Territorial days. Connect with Mesa recording artist Jim Pipkin and join "Pipkin's Irregulars" for downloads, announcements, etc.
Read more about Jim and his Sour Mash for the Soul
3:00 PM Bernie Haley
Celebrating 20 years - The Close Enough String Band
As musician, singer and raconteur Dave Bauman puts it: "this is the Close String Band's twentieth anniversary, so you need to come see them before they get any older! Sometimes we number five members, sometimes six, but it's always more musical talent than should be allowed in one place. Robert Sandstedt, our senior member plays "up-picking" banjo and doubles on musical saw….he's a declared genius at the latter. Bobbie Bookhout sings the high parts plays mandolin, and sometimes, guitar. Rick Sonder, our Californian, is featured on autoharp, doubles on banjo, and by popular demand, doesn't sing. Maxine Eldredge provides harmonies, and plays the best bass we can find at the price. Barbara Herber is fiddler, straw boss and brains of the group. She's also the best voice we've got and is a master (mistress?) of harmonies. Dave Baumann plays guitar, mostly, and tells lies about the rest of band. It's Old Time Porch Music at its best, so come listen -- and be sure to buy lots of CDs."
Autumn foliage begins to show vivid color around the Arboretum by mid-November, just in time for a Saturday when live music from Arizona originals will fill the air. Preview our live music festival on YouTube with our 2009 Music Festival Video
chairs and a picnic lunch, and plan tostay for the day.
Our live music event at the Arboretum makes for a Saturday truly "both
acoustic and eclectic."
November's live music festival is a singular chance to stroll through unique collections of desert plants and arid ecosystems -- while also being treated to five hours of song and music from Arizona musicians playing intimate sets in the demonstration garden, herb garden, rose garden and other beautiful locations throughout the grounds.
Enjoy a stress-relieving massage nearby during the music, therapist Heather Rose will be here with her massage chair, too, with a portion of donations for massages donated to benefit Boyce Thompson Arboretum. To schedule a massage appointment in advance with Heather, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 602.549.2958.
2013 Performers :
11:00 a.m. Mesa recording artist Jim Pipkin near the Australian Drover's Shed
12:00 p.m. Ronnie Glover & Trio Rio
2:00 p.m. Gary Kaplowitz at the Desert Legume Garden
3:00 p.m. Didgeridoo player Bernie Haley
4:00 p.m. Close Enough String Band in the picnic area