The Performances at the Museum series runs from Sept, 2019 through May, 2020 with an occasional summer show.
Music Through the Decades is the theme for the 2019 - 2010 season. Enjoy music that complements our featured exhibit: Walking Mill Avenue. Join us for outstanding performances with everything from classical and rhythm & blues to rock and roll. Enjoy a casual evening with local musicians in an up close and personal setting.
Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
“Music through the Decades”
Chapito Chavarria Orchestra
In 1923, Chapito Chavarria was 9 when he began playing violin in a band led by his father, Pablo, who had moved the family to Tempe. Eventually, Chavarria developed his own sound, a combination of Latin tropical and American big band. For four decades beginning in the late 1940s, Chavarria was the top draw in the Valley's Latino music scene. If you danced in a Latino club in Phoenix in the 1950s, you were probably dancing to the Chapito Chavarria Orchestra. The orchestra still plays around Phoenix at festivals and cultural events. Join us for this special performance. Free, fun and family friendly
Saturday, October 12 at 7 p.m.
The Robby Roberson Trio
Robby Roberson sings original musical stories steeped in reality, imagination, happiness and sorrow – delivered through the musical strings of multiple instruments. He is the winner of the Songwriter Contest at the Tucson Folk Festival and a finalist in the band contest at the Pickin in the Pines Music Festival. As the Robby Roberson Trio, Robby has the lead vocals and plays guitar, dobro, mandolin, banjo, lap steel and harmonicas; Arlienne Scofield has supporting vocals and percussion and Eddie Garnero plays the electric and acoustic bass and sings supporting vocals. As always, meet them in a QnA session after their set. Free, fun and family friendly.