The Arts Council presents a variety of events throughout the year, at the Coconino Center for the Arts and in other venues around Flagstaff. At the Center, you’ll experience art exhibitions, compelling concerts, and more. Around Flagstaff, we host performances on downtown Flagstaff’s Heritage Square, concerts in the idyllic setting at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, and Navajo Rug Auctions at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Upcoming Events

Oct
25
Fri
Jim Malcolm @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Oct 25 @ 7:30 pm

Living Tradition Presentations and the Flagstaff Arts Council present

Jim Malcolm                        

‘One of the most outstanding talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years’ The Independent 
‘Quietly, unforcefully and undeniably stunning’ Mojo 
Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Traveling the world with his guitar, harmonicas and engaging wit, he sing the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted orgs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded a an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland and in any style.”
Though he now works solo, Jim was lead singer with the world-renowned and multi-award-winning Old Blind Dogs for eight years, a fantastic experience with some of Scotland’s finest musicians, taking him to the most prestigious festivals in North America and all over Europe.
With family roots in Perthshire and Strathclyde, Jim has been a professional musician since graduating from Edinburgh University. Hi first arena was the folk music scene in Scotland, where he gigged in almost every town and isle from Berwick to Benbecula and from Stranraer to Lerwick. Working solo or in various bands and combo in far flung pubs, hotels and clubs toughened him up for a future life on the road.
Solo tours in England, Ireland, Denmark and Germany followed, including musical adventures in some off-the-charts places like Uganda.
The opportunity to join the already established Celtic folk/rock band Old Blind Dogs saw Jim further explore countries on the European continent and North America, traveling as far as Alaska and Hawaii. Over his eight years with the band, Jim recorded three studio albums and a live CD. Jim’s 2011 release Sparkling Flash sees a band reunion ‘across the ether,’ as several Dogs members make a guest appearance on the CD.
As a solo performer with ten solo CD to his credit, Jim can mix it with anyone out there. A well as a renowned singer, he is the top handful of simultaneous guitar and harmonica players in the world. He plays guitar mostly in the folk guitar tuning dadgad in both fingerpicking and plectrum styles.
His concerts are always highly entertaining, peppered with funny stories and observations, in the great tradition of Scottish artists through the ages. Jim has been featured many times on radio and television on both sides of the Atlantic, unfazed by cameras and completely at home behind the microphone.

The show will take place on Friday, October 25, 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $22 on the day of the show. 

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Oct
26
Sat
The Accidentals @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm

Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present

The Accidentals

Named among Yahoo Music’s “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2017,” The Accidentals’ adventure began in their hometown of Traverse City, MI. The female-fronted, multi-instrumentalist power trio, The Accidentals (Sav Buist, Katie Larson, and Michael Dause) kicked off 2018 with the release of their debut album, Odyssey, with Sony Masterworks. They followed the album release with two-hundred days of touring nationally, seventeen festivals, sync placement with Turner Classic Movies, FOX sports, and a RAM Trucks BANDvan #tourtough commercial.

They released their latest single, “Heavy Flag,” produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana Del Ray, The Decemberists) in October, and they aren’t slowing down going into 2019. They are currently scoring an indie film, touring, teaching workshops across the country, and releasing new music.

PopMatters says you can’t define them by comparison to any one band, comparing them to a mash up of influences including, “The Beatles, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Ani Difranco, Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, etc.” NPR says “they display equal interest in the focused musical forms of indie rock and pop and the expansive potential of orchestral arrangements, jam band open-endedness and impressionistic singer-songwriter expression,” adding, “they might be the most compelling songwriters of our time.”

The show will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 on the day of the show, with a $40 VIP ticket option. VIP tickets include early access, swag and a preferred seats in the first two rows.  Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Nov
8
Fri
Hoot & Holler @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council presents

Hoot & Holler

Brought together by a mutual love for American folk music, Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) have been entertaining audiences all over the U.S. with their tight duo sound since 2013. They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene for two and a half years, they could not help but heed the call of the open road, and spent the better part of 2016 touring nationally while living in their camper van “Irene”. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. Their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Both are Berklee College of Music alumni, and the listener can expect the polished technique of conservatory training, in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed.

Hoot and Holler has shared a bill with the notable acts: Ricky Skaggs, Michael Daves, Red Tail Ring, The Revelers, The Brother Brothers,  The Steel Wheels, Tatiana Hargreaves, Roochie Toochie and The Ragtime Shepherd Kings, Charm City Junction, Twisted Pine, and Lula Wiles.

The show will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019, doors are at 7:00pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 Advance and $18 Day of Show. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Nov
9
Sat
The Brothers Reed @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm

The Brothers Reed

Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until five years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.

With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.

Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original. Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

Through an exhaustive tour schedule that includes nearly 300 shows per year, the Brothers Reed have quickly risen to regional renown and tour extensively throughout the U.S. With four studio albums released (Sick As Folk, 2015; Monster In My Head, 2016; Three, 2018; Caught in a Dream, 2019) a full band live release (Live at the Buckhunters Ball: Callahan, CA, 2017), The Bros show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Find all tour dates, merch., and videos at thebrothersreed.com. All albums available on every major streaming site or at thebrothersreed.com

The show will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019, doors are at 7:30pm and the show will start at 8pm. Tickets are $15 advance / $18 day of show and can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Brothers Reed

Nov
16
Sat
The Blues Road to Memphis @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm

Northern Arizona Blues Alliance presents

The Blues Road to Memphis

The Northern Arizona Blues Alliance (NAZBA) in partnership with the Coconino Center For The Arts, is proud to announce a very special evening of acoustical blues music, The Blues Road to Memphis. The event will feature the regional winners of the 2019 International Blues Challenge and take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Saturday, November 16. All proceeds will benefit NAZBA and the Flagstaff Arts Council, both non profit organizations.

The International Blues Challenge (IBC) is an annual event hosted and produced by the Blues Foundation in Memphis Tenn. Over two hundred and fifty solo/ duo artists and blues bands world wide come together to compete for the prize of being recognized as the best up and coming blues band and solo/ duo artists. An artist or band is only invited to compete at the “IBC’s” on Beale St. Memphis Tenn if they have won their local affiliate’s IBC competition.

The Blues Road To Memphis will showcase the 2019 duo / single regional International Blues Challenge (IBC) winners from both the Phoenix (Phoenix Blues Society) and Northern Arizona (NAZBA) areas. These artists will be traveling to Memphis Tenn this January to represent Arizona in some of the best original acoustic blues music.

The Blues Road To Memphis Featured Artists:

Joe Kopecki, 2018, 2019 winner of the Phoenix Blues Society IBC solo/duo category. 

“Innocent Joe” Kopecki is a masterful guitarist, singer and songwriter of the blues. When he is not busy fronting his own band, Innocent Joe and the Hostile Witnesses, Joe can be found performing his original blues music as a solo artist on the best well known blues festival stages in Arizona. The Chandler Jazz Festival, Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival, Sedona Red Rock Blues Festival 2 and the Camp Verde Blues Project Show are some of the 2019 “big stage gigs” that Joe has performed at. In late summer Joe finished his studio album, “Just Me and My Innocent Self.” This is Joe’s 2nd album and the songs were inspired and written to showcase his talent when he competes in Memphis Tenn this winter. The album has charted on the Roots Music Report under the category of acoustic blues music and has received critical acclaim and airplay in both the United States and abroad.

The Swamp Poets Duo, 2019 winners of the Northern Arizona Blues Alliance IBC solo/ duo category.

Chris Berry and “Tall” Paul Epoch are the Swamp Poets Duo. They have been performing together for over twenty years. Chris is the vocalist and guitarist of the duo while “Tall” Paul is is recognized as one of the best harmonica players in the state of Arizona. Whether they are performing as a duo or in their current band configuration, The Electric Swamp Poets, their swampy New Orleans influences can always be heard in their original blues music. Besides being a session player with some of the music industry’s greats, Chris has a long list of studio production and album design credits for such names as Billy Preston, Delbert McClinton and the Stone Temple Pilots to just name a few. “Tall Paul” too has laid down many tracks in the studio for different musical projects and has many theatrical credits to his name as an accomplished actor. Together, the Swamp Poets Duo always have good times with their high energy mix of acoustic blues.

The show will take place on Saturday, November 16th 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7pm. Tickets are $15 advance/ $18 day of show. (Arts Council Members receive 10% discount! Contact the CCA for details.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Learn more about Northern Arizona Blue Alliance (NAZBA) 

More about the the International Blues Challenge:

The International Blues Challenge represents the worldwide search for those blues bands and solo/duo blues performers ready for the international stage, yet just needing that extra big break. Each affiliated Blues Society of The Blues Foundation has the right to send a band and solo/duo musician(s) to represent its organization at the IBC.

The IBC is judged by blues professionals from across the world who have years of experience in listening to, producing, and creating blues music. The Blues Foundation has established a set of criteria by which all competing musicians are evaluated throughout the five days of the IBC.

Affiliated Blues Societies are required to stage a live regional preliminary IBC competition, with the winner of that event representing the organization in the International Blues Challenge held annually in Memphis, TN along historic Beale Street. While affiliated Blues Societies are encouraged to follow The Blues Foundation’s structure and rules during their local challenges, each organization is free to structure its preliminary rounds as it sees fit, as long as a true challenge between multiple musicians takes place resulting in a single band and/or solo/duo artist(s) being identified.

 

 

 

 

Nov
20
Wed
Interference Series: Master Korean Percussionist Dong-Won Kim @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm

Interference Series:

Master Korean Percussionist
Dong-Won Kim                      

The Interference Series is pleased to welcome master percussionist Dong-Won Kim as a featured artist alongside local artists. Over the last three decades, Dong-Won has studied various forms of traditional Korean percussion music including farmer’s drumming and dance, shamanic music, and Pansori accompaniment. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S.A., Canada, Japan, and many other countries.
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He is a member of “The Silk Road Ensemble,” led by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, who describes Dong-Won as follows: “Every pore of his being is devoted to expressing the deep emotion he feels for traditional Korean culture. Its philosophy, physicality and spirituality are organic to Dong-Won’s art. It is an inspiration to make music with him.” Dong-Won has helped to forge new possibilities for Korean music, performing with many international musicians steeped in idioms including western classical music, jazz, and creative improvised music.
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The show will take place on Wednesday, Novmember 20, 2019, doors are at 7:00pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 general and $5 for students. 

 

 

 

 

Feb
1
Sat
The Senators w/ Rebekah Rolland @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council presents

The Senators
w/ Rebekah Rolland

EP RELEASE SHOW!

*This show was postponed from 9/28/19. All ticket sales for the original date will be honored. 

Phoenix-based folk band The Senators recently left the desert to go to the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, a long-time cultural hotbed of folk art and musicians including The Band, Bob Dylan, and Joni Mitchell. After sending a homemade demo to one of their idols, producer Simone Felice (Felice Brothers, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers), The Senators were invited to record the album at Simone’s studio – an old converted barn.
The band recently released three tracks from that album as the Promised Land EP, collaborating with acclaimed, Phoenix-based Fortoul Brothers for visuals, and is currently preparing to release their full sophomore album.

The Senators have showcased in major US markets, opened for Phillip Phillips and other national acts, are licensed for overhead play in all N. America Starbucks locations and have been featured on Billboards Next Big Sound charts.

Rolland steps into a new season with Mary / Louise, bookend to her 2018 debut solo release and prelude to upcoming collaborative songwriting project with longtime partner and bandmate, Matt Rolland.

Lauded as “a creature of perpetual musical motion” by the Columbia Tribune, Rolland’s songwriting first took flight in Tucson-based band Run Boy Run, and has since been featured on Spotify’s official “New Roots” playlist and honored by the International Acoustic Music Awards. PopMatters listed her solo debut, Seed & Silo, on its “20 Best Folk Albums of 2018” and Americana UK calls it “a slice of folk perfection.”

Characteristic of some of the most forceful and compelling voices in folk music, her writing succeeds in building worlds of dust and clay, worn pages and weathered pearls, highways and high rises, the faces and hands, the trials and triumphs that make up the stories of the past and the present.

The show will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019, doors are at 7:30pm and the show will start at 8pm. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Feb
6
Thu
An Evening with George Winston @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm

Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present

An Evening with George Winston

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. Restless Wind is a portrayal of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with an idiosyncratic grace.

George Winston’s classic albums, Autumn and December, are perennial favorites, along with Winter into Spring, Summer, 2017’s Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit, as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. He released his 15th solo piano album, Restless Wind, via Dancing Cat Records/RCA Records in 2019. The album is available now at GeorgeWinston.com.

The show will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are tiered $45, $55, or $65 depending on the section. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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Feb
23
Sun
Flor De Toloache @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 23 @ 7:30 pm

Greenhouse Productions and the Flagstaff Arts Council present

Flor De Toloache

Latin GRAMMY Winners Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All­-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is lead by singers Mireya I. Ramos (founder) & Shae Fiol (founding member). Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache’s members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Australia, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music.

Over the course of the last few years, Flor de Toloache’s performances have illuminated world renowned stages in Europe and India. In November 2015, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performances to sold out audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, they continued to captivate crowds in the U.S. at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, DC 930 Club and Nashville’s Ryman Theater (The Grand Ole Opry).

Flor De Toloache’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” in 2015.  The group’s live performances were praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The New York Times. Following a highly praised NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”,  their collaboration with rock supergroup The Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and BBC 2’s Later with Jools Holland.

Flor de Toloache is currently working on a new record for label oneRPM, the first single for which is released on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, 2019. The band’s new album, scheduled for release in May 2019.

Oh, and one more thing: early in the new year, keep an ear out for a very special single release collaboration between Flor De Toloache and R&B superstar Miguel

The show will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2019, doors are at 6:30pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. Tickets are $20 advance/ $22 day of show. (Members recieve 10% discount! Contact the Center for details.) Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Coconino Center for the Arts. All ticket sales are final – no refunds will be issued.

Concert-goers can save on hotel rooms with our partner, Embassy Suites in Flagstaff. Use booking code: ART to save 20% on your next visit to Flagstaff! Visit: tinyurl.com/y8t7rxvy to book today.

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