PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

AUNT B, THE COLOR 8, THE DEADBEAT COUSINS, DANIELLE DURACK, SETH LOVELESS, SERENA NICOLLE, SHAWN JOHNSON

Fri, December 8, 2017

12:00 pm (event ends at 5:00 pm)

Phoenix Center for the Arts

Phoenix, AZ

FREE

This event is all ages

PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
PHOENIX FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Phoenix Festival of the Arts returns to Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix, December 7-9, 2018. Phoenix Center for the Arts is proud to present the seventh annual event, featuring more than 150 art and food vendors. It’s a perfect time to shop for local art and celebrate the season.

Live entertainment, taking place on 3 stages, includes local bands, solo artists, dancers, choral groups, spoken word artists, comedians, art demonstrations, and more!

The Phoenix Mural Project, a hands-on community art project organized by acclaimed local muralist, Hugo Medina, is a signature component of the Festival, allowing community members to paint and create alongside professional local artists.

The Family Zone, presented by the Phoenix Center for the Arts Teen Artist Guild, provides fun, free activities for families all day long. Activities include face painting, the teen art show & sale, and lots of fun with Phoenix Youth Circus Arts

Beer and wine, sponsored by Hensley Beverage Company, can be carried throughout the Festival grounds. Food vendor lineup to be announced in the coming months.

The Festival Main Stage, sponsored by Rebel Lounge, includes some of the best local bands in town. The Entertainment Pavilion, sponsored by Muse, features art demonstrations, circus performances, dance ensembles, spoken word poets, choral groups, and more! The Acoustic Stage, sponsored by Soliloquies, will offer up some amazing up-and-coming solo and duo acts from around the Valley.
THE DEADBEAT COUSINS
After years of playing with different bands and trying all different genres, Mat Shaker had discovered his love for Blues music. In September of 2016 he decided to form a new project to focus solely on the more "Blues based" songs he had written.

When the idea of a new band was realized, Mat immediately went to his Cousin Braden Mckinnon who he has been playing music with for years. The two began playing and it was immediately apparent that they were onto something.

They then decided to ask their long time friend Randy Day who has played in many bands with Mat over the years if he would be interested in joining the group. Randy's musical knowledge and skills solidified the groups sound and made him the 3rd member. Something was still missing and it wasn't until they added their 4th and final member, Jaren Soelberg (who has played in many bands throughout the years) that their lineup felt complete.

The band has been able to lock down a sound of their own that gives a Blues Rock feel with their wide variety of songwriting skills and catchy tunes that will have everyone singing along. With heavy influences from other artists such as The Black Keys, Gary Clark Jr., and The Shouting Matching they are sure to be a staple in this genre and provide music that all will enjoy.
SETH LOVELESS
SERENA NICOLLE
Venue Information:
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
http://phoenixcenterforthearts.org/