Celebrate Earth Day and Pay Tribute to Bob Dylan at the OTCA

This post is a press release from the Old Town Center for the Arts

Have you been to a performance at the Old Town Center for the Arts (OTCA) in Cottonwood? The community theater has some energizing shows coming up in April and May, including a Taiko celebration for Earth Day and a local tribute to the great Bob Dylan.


Ken Koshio & Kenzoo, Celebration of the Earth at OTCA

Saturday, April 22nd 2017 - 7:00 PM - TICKETS

Enjoy the soulful and powerful beats honoring Earth Day. The theme of this unique and inspiring show is “Celebration of the Earth” as the art forms of music intertwine to celebrate and experience the diversity of cultures. Since ancient times, Taiko rhythms have set the heartbeat in motion, expressing the melodies and pulse of mother earth.

Koshio’s passion is to create the most rewarding experience possible and to express the importance of our origin.  This amazing collaboration of diverse cultures will be brought to the stage, in tune with the rhythms of nature within our Grand Canyon State of Arizona. Ken Koshio is a world class Japanese Taiko drummer - a Japanese style of percussion that combines music, movement, and spirit.  Ken pushes the boundaries of Taiko through various collaborations, creating an authentic and unique style of music.


12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert

Saturday, May 20th 2017 - 7:00 PM - TICKETS

Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to host, the 12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Party Concert.  Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10, 2016, and he and his music will be honored right here in Arizona.

Dylan fans have known for decades that the songs and music of Robert Zimmerman have transcended what songs and music have always been, that they were poetry and commentary and more, and have endured with meaning for over half a century. The Swedish Academy honored Bob Dylan with its prestigious prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

This year’s “Bob Bash” once again features some of the best musicians in the area, including Larry & Leslie Latour, Tyler Barrett, William Eaton, Tim Young, Gary Simpkins and Mike McReynolds, all performing acoustically. Local poet, Gary Every, will speak about the Nobel Prize. As is tradition, the popular Mystery Tramps, the electric band of Joe Neri, Gregg Gould, Hutch Hutchinson and Matt Fabritz, will rock the house.


New to the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood, Arizona? Check out this recent blog post to learn more about the community organization. 

For more information, please visit www.OldTownCenter.org or contact Elena Bullard, 928-634-0940