April showers bring May flowers, and live music in the city of Scottsdale follows right behind. Any month is the right month to visit Scottsdale (the weather is pretty much always perfect here), but the June music scene is looking particularly appealing. Check out just a small sampling of the city’s early summer acts below, then get out there and have some fun.
Spring Music in the Garden Series - Papago Park, just a few minutes from Downtown Scottsdale, provides the stunning venue. The music is provided by a wide range of artists in June, starting with The Shri Blues Band on the 1st and wrapping with Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns on the 29th.
Free Sunday Night Concert Series - You might be on vacation, but there’s never any harm in “free.” Visit Scottsdale in June and take the whole family to McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park any Sunday night between 7:30 p.m. And 9 p.m. for a free concert. Local bands play the tunes, train rides and carousel rides are $2 each and there’s food for the taking as well. Well, for the paying, that is. The food, to be clear, is not free. Sorry.
Kierland Summer Concert Series – If some free is good, more free is better. The first four Saturday nights in June (Saturday the 30th is part of the Fourth of July holiday weekend) in the city of Scottsdale offer more chances to take in free live music at the Kierland Commons. “Apple: A Beatles Tribute Band” kicks things off on Saturday, June 2nd from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is, again, free.
Million Dollar Quartet – At ASU Gammage, located on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University, you’ll have several chances (June 5-10) to go back in time to December 4th, 1956. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee and Carl Perkins are the “stars” of this show, just like they were then. It’s more than just a concert. The production is good for ages 6 and up, runs just shy of two hours and doesn’t bother with an intermission.
The city of Scottsdale has plenty to offer for music lovers in June, and no matter what your music taste calls for, you’ll find it within easy driving distance of your vacation rental. The best part? Most of these shows won’t break the bank. Please note, however, that the Million Dollar Quartet doesn’t literally include time travel. It’s extra for that.