As if the prospect of a Sunday afternoon dedicated to the soothing combination of wine and jazz isn’t motivation enough, here are a few extra reasons to attend the Scottsdale Fall Wine & Jazz Festival at El Pedregal, one of the best Scottsdale attractions around:

Wine and Jazz Festival The Price. Admission is free, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy a Sunday afternoon sipping wine, browsing the shops at El Pedregal and listening to smooth jazz under an Arizona-blue sky at this premier Scottsdale attraction.

The Experience. The festival is sponsored by Scottsdale’s own AZ Wines, a small local bottle shop specializing in hard-to-find brands, so you know your wine-tasting experience will be unique and diverse. Food and wine-tasting tickets are available for purchase on-site.

The Setting. Lined with palm trees, the raised outdoor concert stage and amphitheater at El Pedregal provides an intimate concert experience you won’t soon forget. Plus, when the concert is over, the bustling shops of El Pedregal are only a few steps away.

The Music. The lineup of local musicians is top notch. October begins with Mother’s Favorite Child, the Phoenix Music Award winner for best rhythm & blues group. Other October artists include acoustic and electric guitar wizard Anthony Mazzella, the Latin Jazz stylings of Sirocco (featuring David Marq on saxophone), the Motown sound of Silhouette and the contemporary Urban Quartet, who will be playing your favorite hits from bands like U2 and The Rolling Stones.

The Scottsdale Fall Wine & Jazz Festival is a two-month long celebration that takes place each Sunday afternoon from late September through late November. Located just north of Scottsdale on North Scottsdale Road near the town of Carefree, the shops at El Pedregal are an easy Sunday drive from downtown.

When it comes to Scottsdale attractions, the Scottsdale Fall Wine & Jazz Festival at El Pedregal is a real standout. If you’re looking to enhance your Scottsdale trip with a relaxing Sunday afternoon full of food, music and shopping, the choice is easy!