The latter part of the summer can be challenging. It's already been hot for several months and you're getting tired of movies and bowling -- and how expensive those activities can be. The great thing about the free concert series at the Chandler Center for the Arts is that you can make it a family activity. Summer concerts take place in the evening, in air-conditioned comfort. You'll hear bands and musicians performing various genres of music. There will be pop, rock, jazz and more.
It isn't just about summer, though. The Chandler Center for the Arts presents other free programs, presented by the Chandler Symphony Orchestra. These classical or chamber music concerts are also suitable for all ages and are presented earlier in the day.
2014 Free Summer Concert Weekend
Friday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. - Plugged In, featuring nine of the best youth bands in the Valley
Saturday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - an open house community day: a fan bag for the first 200 families, face painting, make and take art projects, balloon artists, vendor booths, videos and live music. Performers on three stages: Bad Cactus Brass Band, Todo Mundo, Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli AZ, and ImprovMANIA. Other Community Day performers include Chandler Symphony, Copperstar Theatre, JC & Laney, Youth American Ballet Company, Simon Wong, Westhills Brothers and Chris Gummow.
Saturday, August 23 at 7:30 p.m. - The Music of Motown starring Joe Bourne
Sunday, August 24 at 3 p.m. - ¡FlaMEXico! combining Spain’s Flamenco and Mexico’s Mariachi.
2014-2015 Chandler Symphony Orchestra Schedule
Friday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 5 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, November 9 at 3 p.m.
Friday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 at 3 p.m.
Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m.
2015 Chamber Music Series
Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Details for All Free Concerts
Where: Chandler Center for the Arts is in downtown Chandler. Here is a map with directions.
Tickets: No tickets are required. All seating is first come, first served. Foyer doors open about one hour prior to performance. Tip: people will line up early to get in!
How much: General admission is free. Donations are accepted. How much should you donate (if you can)? $5 per child, $10 per adult, $15 per family is suggested.
How long: Performances last about an hour.
More Information: To find out more about each specific program and the musicians performing, visit Chandler Center for the Arts online or call 480-782-2680.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.