Because of it's beliefs in social and environmental issues, Old Town Center for the Arts (OTCA) recently received a Bronze Certification from the Arizona Sustainability Alliance. This award reflects OTCA's efforts in moving away from non-renewable or toxic resources, respecting ecosystems, as well as considerations for human and community needs.
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.
Upcoming Events at the OTCA
Saturday, March 11th 7:00 PM
Formed in 2011, The Sonoran Dogs have exploded upon the bluegrass scene. The "Dogs" headlined the 2014 and the 2015 Prescott Bluegrass Festivals, and headlined the 2014 Tucson Folk Festival.
The Sonoran Dogs have performed at California's Summergrass, Parkfield, and Blythe Bluegrass Festivals, and for the San Diego Folk Heritage. They also performed at the Reno Nevada Bower's Mansion Festival, and Colorado's Fruita Fall Festival. The Sonoran Dogs are regulars at Arizona festivals in Flagstaff, Sedona, Tucson, Marana, Wickenburg, and Casa Grande. The group is made up of seasoned veterans who have come together to enjoy bluegrass music and friendship. They play a collection of traditional bluegrass standards, new-grass, Americana, folk, Celtic, and original compositions. Every concert is different, as they often improvise the set to follow the mood of their audience. It makes for a fun and dynamic show! - MORE INFO
7th Annual Blues Fest
Saturday, March 25th 7:00 PM
The Blues Fest brings together the best Blues Musicians in Arizona, and has sold out early in previous years, so get your tickets early!
Headlining the event will be the Chuck Hall Band. Chuck Hall has been a mainstay in the Arizona music scene for since 1984, and was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2000. Throughout his career as a songwriter, guitar virtuoso and charismatic showman, Hall has written nearly 150 songs - most of his band's playlist is original material. He has garnered such accolades as "Best Blues Guitarist" in Arizona, and "Best Song" (Young Boy) by Soundboard Magazine. - MORE INFO
Ken Koshio and KENZOO -
Celebration of the Earth
Saturday, April 22nd 7:00PM
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. Taiko is a Japanese style of percussion, which combines music, movements ans spirit.
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. - MORE INFO
Bob Dylan Birthday Concert
Saturday, May 20th 7:00 PM
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 at the 12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert.
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. - MORE INFO