The Music Department Faculty at Paradsie Valley Community College are some of the finest music educators and talented performers in the southwest. Each year the music department faculty and invited special guests display their considerable performance ability in fully produced (sound/lighting/video) rock 'n' roll and jazz performances dedicated to some of the most innovate, influential and beloved musical artists and acts of all time. Some of the past concerts have highlighted artists such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, The Who, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, The Women of Rock 'n' Roll, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Dave Brubeck and many more!
The Musical Tribute Concerts at PVCC have become a staple of the annual performance season at the college and have also performed at several community venues including Desert Botanical Gardens, Skye, 910 Live, Joe's Grotto, AZ Pride Festival, Jazz in the Hills, Scottsdale Arts Festival and Tempe Center for the Arts.
Students in PVCC's commercial music program provide support with audio, video, lighting, stage set-up, stage management and promotions for all of the tribute concerts as part of the regular coursework, internships and as paid student workers.
1965 Revisited: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of albums by Bob Dylan and The Beatles, and
7:30pm, Friday, March 26th at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts (Preview Performance)
7:30pm, Saturday, March 27th at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
2:00 pm, Sunday, March 28th at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
The 2015 Fine Arts Fundraiser, titled 1965 REVISITED, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited, and The Beatles' Help! and Rubber Soul. In addition, the performance will also feature some of the biggest hits from 1965 including songs from The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, The Who and much more!
BAD REPUTATION: A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN THAT ROCK!
The musical performance, “BAD REPUTATION: A Musical Tribute to Women That Rock!” features some of the most memorable and beloved female fronted rock songs from the 1960s through 2012. A 14-piece professional band fronted by dynamic vocalists Dierdre Evans, Summer Mouland, Emily Sepulveda and Dale Yeoman will perform works by artists such as Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Grace Slick, Joan Jett, Heart, Pat Benetar, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, The Eurythmics, No Doubt, Paramore, Amy Winehouse, Grace Potter and music more!
1973 ROCKS! - 2013 Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship Fundraiser
7:30pm, Saturday, March 2nd at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
2:00 pm, Saturday, March 3rd at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
The 2013 Fine Arts Fundraiser, titled 1973 Rocks!, features some of the biggest hits from 1973 including songs from Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Carley Simon, The Eagles, Elton John, Lou Reed, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Wings and much more! .
Spirit of '76 - 2014 Fine & Performing Arts Scholarship Fundraiser
7:30pm, Saturday, March 1st at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
2:00 pm, Saturday, March 2nd at PVCC Center for the Performing Arts
The 2014 Fine Arts Fundraiser, titled SPIRIT OF '76, features some of the biggest hits from 1976 including songs from The Eagles, Bob Seger, Queen, KISS, Tom Petty, Boston, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Hall and Oates, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Blue Oyster Cult and much more!