Last spring, with Covid’s shadow lingering and indoor performances still far away, the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center tested a concert series at Prescott Valley’s open-air Theater on the Green.
The response has been ravenous: over 600 attended YC Music Department’s Mother’s Day concerts; more than 750 filled the lawn for the May 23 ABBAFab concert; and December ’63 — the tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
Now YCPAC’s initial Concerts on the Green series has spawned a fall sequel, complete with PianoMen, an Arizona favorite, and a “Rocky Mountain High.”
John Denver Tribute Starring Ted Vigil
Sun. August 22
Armed with an uncanny resemblance to the iconic ‘70s star, Vigil puts together a powerful set that channels John Denver’s anthems to nature and love, including “Annie’s Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulder” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
Run Boy Run
Sun. Sept. 5
These local favorites will bring their distinctive sound to Prescott Valley on Labor Day weekend. Winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and favorites from Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, Run Boy Run fuses bluegrass, folk, country, and Celtic styles into an evening of captivating melodies and stories well told.
The Arizona Highwaymen
Sun. Sept. 19
A tribute to the country music supergroup that featured Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, these talented performers give each legend his due, then weave their voices together for a memorable night of classic country.
Sun. Oct. 3
Concerts on the Green wraps its inaugural season with a tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. Father/son duo Terry and Nick Davies join to celebrate the original Rocket Man, the New York State of Mind, and the soul of ‘70s and ‘80s rock‘n’roll.
Shows will be held at Prescott Valley Civic Center’s Theater on the Green, 7501 E. Skoog Blvd., and start at 7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for kids 9 to 17. Children 8 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 28 at 9am. For more information, call 928-776-2000 or visit the YCPAC website at ycpac.com.