MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the latest in entertainment, brought to you by the PebbleCreek Activities Office. All Events are at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater, unless indicated otherwise. All concerts/comedy shows are priced at $25, unless otherwise noted. Click on the posters for more details!
Oct. 6, 2017 - Mirage – Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Second show added at 3 p.m.
Mirage – Visions Of Fleetwood Mac, celebrates the classic lineup of the legendary superstar band. Base, d in Los Angeles, the members of Mirage capture the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac live in concert. The band is a spinoff of the highly successful band, “Bella Donna – A Tribute to Stevie Nicks,” which was awarded the highest honor of being praised by the real Stevie. Nicks after she heard a live performance by singer Michelle Tyler and the band. "Bella Donna" also appeared on AXS TV after being crowned one of the “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands.” Mirage focuses squarely on Fleetwood Mac and their Greatest Hits in this five piece authentic concert recreation. The show features Michelle Tyler as Stevie Nicks, Bob Weitz as John McVie, Bruce Lawrence as Lindsey Buckingham, Tuzy Ellis as Christine McVie and Richard Graham as Mick Fleetwood. Second show on sale now online and at the Activities Office.
Oct. 10-13, 2017 – Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Bus Trip - $850 pp/double, $1050 pp/single. Check only, please. This incredible tour includes: Ground transportation, three night’s accommodations, breakfast daily, two dinners, two visits to the Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe and Albuquerque sightseeing as outlined below. Itinerary:
Day 1 - Travel from the Valley to Acoma Sky City. Check into the Acoma Sky City Resort and Casino. A dinner buffet is included this evening.
Day 2 - A buffet breakfast is included at the hotel. Today you will tour the Acoma Pueblo, including the new Sky City Museum. Then you will travel the scenic Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe, the oldest seat of government in the United States. Famous for its unique mix of Spanish and Indian cultures, the rows of streets of Santa Fe are lined with buildings of distinctive design, adobe houses and interesting shops. Our visit to this historic city features the Palace of the Governors and Historic Square. Check into the Comfort Inn and Suites in Rio Rancho. Dinner is included.
Day 3 - A deluxe continental breakfast is included at the hotel. It’s an early morning today as you view the Mass Ascension where almost 800 balloons ascend into the morning air. After the launch, watch the flying competition amongst the balloons. This afternoon enjoy a city tour, including Old Town, San Felipe de Neri Church and the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Return to the Balloon Fiesta for the Special Shapes Glow and After-Glow Fireworks. Dinner is on your own at the Balloon Fiesta.
Day 4 - A deluxe continental breakfast is included at the hotel. Then depart for home.
NOTE: Airfare is additional.
Oct. 29, 2017 - Bette Midler Tribute
Sherie Rae Parker is the #1 Bette Midler impersonator in the world with performances from Las Vegas to cities and countries around the world. Major production shows, to name a few: “Legends in Concert,” “American Superstars,” “Stars in Concert” (in Berlin), “Serendipity” (a musical comedy), “A Really Big Show” and “Tribute the Concert” have made Sherie their best Bette. “I feel a special closeness to Bette,” Sherie remarks. “Our voices are a lot alike. I love her humor and energy on the stage. Her style and ability to take me to another place…It’s always a challenge! I am definitely having a great time!” Tickets for the 3 p.m. show are on sale now online and at the Activities Office; $25
Nov. 1, 2017 - Chic Boutique - Tuscany Falls Ballroom; 1 - 6 p.m.
Tickets available the day of the event, the cost is a donation of 3 or more canned or boxed food items per person. Bar will be open , and appetizer plates will be available for purchase. Clothing, Jewelry, Purses, Cosmetics, Skin Care, Wigs, Scarves, Accessories & More! Don ‘t miss it…
Nov. 5, 2017 - Bus Day Trip to Wild Horse Pass Casino including Doobie Brothers tribute concert!
Join us for a bus day trip to Wild Horse Pass Casino on Nov. 5, 2017, including lunch, casino time and a Doobie Brothers tribute band in concert, all for only $25!
Enjoy a fabulous day out at the fun Wild Horse Pass casino on Sunday, Nov. 5. Included is a comfortable bus ride to the Casino, lunch in Ling & Louie’s or Café 247 restaurant where you will choose from a wide variety of menu options. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. At 3 p.m. you will take your assigned seat in the beautiful Ovations LIVE! Theater to see, Listen to the Music: The Doobie Brothers Tribute, a full 90 minute show. The bus will leave PebbleCreek at 9 a.m. and will depart the Casino at 5 p.m., after the concert. A ticket for the show and a lunch coupon will be provided.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 28, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Activities Office and are $25 per person. Space is limited to 54 participants. Reservations limited to 4 spots per person. Listen to the music is a complete re-creation of the famous rock band The Doobie Brothers back in the 70’s. The show brings back the famous line-up of Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Tom Johnston and Tiran Porter (considered by most to be the “ALL-STAR” lineup). The group re-creates the era with exact instruments, costumes and looks. You can’t help but get sucked in and believe it’s the real guys they portray
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, 2 p.m. – PebbleCreek Salute to Veterans
The program will include the Luke Air Force Base Color Guard’s Presentation of the Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, Guest Speaker: Major Benjamin E. Carlson, USAF. Service Songs, God Bless the USA, a Presentation of Patriotic Quilts by PC Quilters , Recognition of Sandra Hand and her special Veterans slide show. It will also feature singers Carol Palmer, Nancy Davis and Kathy Mitchell. Tickets are $5. Cash only, donation to a veteran-themed charitable organization(s). On sale at the Activities Office Sept. 27 at 9 a.m.
Please plan to stop by one of the Clubhouses or if you are a Cox subscriber tune to channel 1960 to view the patriotic slide show organized by Sandra Hand with the assistance of her husband David. She began this project nearly two years ago, collecting photos from PebbleCreek veterans and their loved ones. She put her heart into hundreds of hours of work to honor these great men and women who served our country. The show will run in a continuous loop beginning at midnight Nov. 11, for 24 hours. The slideshow will also be running as you enter the Theater before the Nov. 11, 2 p.m. program and we encourage everyone to stay and view the full show at the conclusion of the program.
Nov. 21 - Nov. 24, 2017 - A San Diego Thanksgiving Trip - $950 pp/double, $1275 pp/single. Check only, please.
What better way to enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday than spend it by the Pacific Ocean in San Diego! Enjoy the sites of the city at a leisurely pace. Not to worry about your holiday meal, we have that covered as you cruise the bay and have a scrumptious meal. Come join us for a stress free couple of days! On sale now in the Activities Office. Day 1 Depart Sky Harbor Airport for your flight to sunny San Diego! Arrive at your destination and take a quick shuttle to the Embassy Suites on the Bay – Downtown. Your hotel is in a perfect location with-in walking distance to many attractions, restaurants and shopping opportunities. Dinner is on your own this evening after you enjoy a complimentary managers reception at the hotel. You can walk to Seaport Village or the Old Gaslamp District where you will find plenty of options to eat. Day 2 A wonderful breakfast is included at the hotel. Today we have included the Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour ticket. There is a stop at Seaport Village right by the hotel. Explore the city at your leisure. Some sites to see are Old Town where you can visit the Whaley House, Presidio Park and the Old Town Market. Another great stop is Balboa Park with its many museums, gardens and attractions you can spend the whole day and not see it all! The trolley can also take you to San Diego Zoo, Hotel del Coronado and Little Italy. Enjoy dinner on your own. Day 3 Happy Thanksgiving! Breakfast is included at the hotel. Relax and enjoy the morning. Head to the pier for your fabulous Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise on the Hornblower Inspiration! (Vessel is subject to change) Your cruise is from 3:00pm-5:30pm and boarding begins at 2:30pm. Welcome aboard with a glass of champagne or sparkling cider and then sit down for a wonderful Thanksgiving Buffet Feast with all the trimmings as you cruise the stunning San Diego Bay. And for your entertainment enjoy the DJ for music and dancing! Day 4 Breakfast included at the hotel. This morning we have included admission to the USS Midway Museum. Enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom and peace. The museum houses over 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircraft. Depart for the airport for your flight home! This Tour Includes: • Round Trip Air from Phoenix • Hotel Transfer • 3 Nights lodging in San Diego • 3 Breakfasts at the hotel • 1 Day - Hop on Hop off Trolley • Thanksgiving Dinner Cruise on Hornblower Cruises • Admission to the USS Midway
New! Dec. 1, 2017 - Desert Botanical Garden and Mill Avenue Craft Fair Bus Trip
Shop for those one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts at the Tempe Festival of the Arts, one of the Top 100 Classic & Contemporary Craft Shows in the nation. Then enjoy a magical night as the Desert Botanical Gardens come to live with the soft glow from more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the vibrant sounds and sights of live entertainment throughout. The Mormon Temple Light Display is also included. $99 per person. On sale now at the Activities Office, 9 a.m. Estimated Trip Times: TBA
Dec. 5, 2017 - Texas Tenors: Deep In The Heart of Christmas -- Three shows; 1, 3 and 7 p.m.
Emmy Award Winners and Billboard Top 10 Recording Artists The Texas Tenors ride back into town with their heart warming and touching holiday concert "Deep in the Heart of Christmas." From seasonal favorites like “O Holy Night” and “Joy to the World” to The Righteous Brothers' “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin',” The Texas Tenors bring a unique blend of music to the stage with thrilling harmonies and award winning arrangements. Make some new Christmas memories with The Texas Tenors. On sale Oct. 26 in the Renaissance Theater at 8 a.m.; $65
Dec. 8, 2017 – So This is Christmas concert
Christmas is the most joyful time of the year and nothing celebrates the holiday as big and as bold as TAD Management's "So This Is Christmas!" We have Christmas songs, Christmas trees, a stage full of incredible talent, and real snowfall in your venue! That's right ... we will be dropping snow on your audience. Now that's what the magic of Christmas is all about! Celebrate your holiday season with the best seasonal show around and give your audience a Very Merry Christmas! Tickets go on sale Oct. 3, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and in the Activities Office.
New! Dec. 11, 2017 - Zoo Lights, Dinner & Mormon Temple Lights Bus Trip
The magical, colorful sights and sounds of the Phoenix Zoo's holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More then 3.8 million lights glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays. An early dinner at Organ Stop Pizza and a stop at the Mormon Temple Light Display. $99 per person. On sale at 9 a.m. now at the Activities Office. Estimated trip times: 3:30 – 8:30
Dec. 22 - 26, 2017 - Nashville Christmas Trip - $1899 pp/double, $2230 pp/single. Check only, please.
Come join us for a spectacular Christmas in Nashville. You will be staying at the Opryland Hotel which is an attraction all to itself during the holidays. Christmas shows are included for your enjoyment and plenty of time to see the sights of Music City! On sale now at the Activities Office.
Day 1 Arrive in Nashville and take the Gaylord Opryland shuttle to the hotel. Check into the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Enjoy a free evening on your own or shopping at Opry Mills or head to famous Music Row. Day 2 Breakfast is included at the hotel and today, between 9am-5pm at your leisure. We have included the Hop on Hop off Trolley / Bus today. You can tour the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Hatch Show Print experience (Both admissions included) Evening and dinner are on your own. Day 3 Take the hotel shuttle bus to the General Jackson Showboat Holiday Luncheon Cruise down the Cumberland River. The General Jackson Showboat is named after the first steamboat to operate on the Cumberland River in 1817 which was named after President Andrew Jackson. Dinner on your own this evening before you board the hotel shuttle for the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium for a fabulous Holiday show!! Return to your hotel or stay downtown for Honky Tonkin. Day 4 MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! Breakfast is included at the hotel. At your leisure, visit ICE! And Halls of Trees at the hotel. Evening - Reserved seats for the Larry Gatlin Christmas Dinner Show, located in the Tennessee Ballroom of the hotel Day 5 Check out of the hotel and head to the airport for your flight home! This Tour Includes: Round Trip Air from Phoenix *, Hotel Shuttle service to select areas, 4 Nights lodging at the Gaylord Opryland hotel.*, 4 Breakfasts at the hotel, Hop on Hop Off one day ticket, Admission to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Admission to the Hatch Experience, Lunch Cruise on the General Jackson Showboat, Larry Gatlin Dinner Show, Ticket to the Grand Ole Opry Holiday show
Updated Dates! Dec. 30 – Jan. 3 - New Year’s in Memphis at the Guest House at Graceland Trip
Located on a beautifully landscaped property, the newly renovated Guest House at Graceland will be your home for four nights as you celebrate the New Year. Included are a Gala New Year’s Eve party, a tour of Graceland, Rock n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studio, Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, the Lorraine Motel, Memphis Hall of Fame, and eight meals. Price includes airfare to Memphis. $2350 pp/double, $2850 pp, single. On sale now at the Activities Office.
New! Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance, details TBA – on sale Nov. 8* in Activities (*note new on sale date)
Dec. 31, 2017- Jan. 2, 2018 trip – Rose Parade Bus Trip - $595 pp/double, $725 pp/single. Check only, please.
The Granddaddy of Them All - The Rose Parade. The "Parade of all Parades" will be making its way down Colorado Boulevard in grand style on New Year's Day and you'll have great seats along the parade route for up-close-viewing. It's a sensory event you won't want to miss. See the giant floral floats. Smell the aroma of the millions of roses and other flowers and hear the marching bands fill the air with robust sounds. Day One: Depart the Valley and travel to Southern California. Lunch is on your own enroute. There will be a stop at the Mission Inn in Riverside, which is fabulously decorated for the holidays. Continue to Diamond Bar and check into the Holiday Inn. An East Coast New Years Eve Dinner & Toast (at 9 p.m. - midnight on the East Coast) is included. Day Two: A boxed breakfast is included this morning. Depart early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. Reserved seats are included. Lunch is on your own at Universal City Walk followed by a visit to Hollywood. A casual dinner is included this evening. Day Three: Breakfast is included this morning at the hotel. See the floats up close and personal this morning at Victory Park. Then return home. Tour Includes: Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation, Two night’s accommodations at the Holiday Inn, Breakfast daily, dinner nightly, Reserved Grandstand seating at the Tournament of Roses Parade, Viewing of the floats after the parade, East Coast New Years Eve Dinner (toast at 9 p.m. – midnight East Coast time), Universal City Walk and Hollywood. $595 pp/double, $725 pp/single - Check only. On sale now at the Activities Office.
New! Sunday, Jan. 7 - Those British Girls – on sale now, online and at Activities
THE BEST OF BRITISH Pop Superstars including #1 hits from Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, The Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, and of course, Adele! THOSE BRITISH GIRLS is a hit-filled concert that takes you on a journey through the music of the UK’s Ready Steady Female Star Vocalists of the 1960s through to the chart-topping and record-breaking Superstars of today! Britain was the World’s undisputed Pop Culture hub of the 1960s, and although male groups dominated the UK charts, each of the top four recording labels had their own female Superstars, including: Petula Clark, Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, The Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse…and of course…Adele. Get ready for a night out where the boys take a backseat, and the ladies take center stage! STARRING: Laura Berger, Payton Bioletto, Mariela Deangelis, Kayla Kenzior and Crystal Stark. On sale now online and at Activities; $25
New! Sunday, Jan. 14 - The incredible show, Artrageous on sale Sept. 26, 2017, online and at Activities
A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS - Artrageous is a one of a kind interactive performance that incorporates many different art forms on the same stage. The audience will get to experience live art, music, dance, life sized puppetry, and get to be part of the show. The images created include well known pop icons. On sale Sept. 26, 2017 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
New! Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 - Ambrosia, the original band! Two shows only! 3 & 7 p.m. -
'70s hit-makers - on sale Oct. 5, 2017, online and at Activities; $35
Ambrosia is an American rock band formed in southern California in 1970. Ambrosia had five Top 40 hit singles on Warner Bros. Records released between 1975 and 1980, including the Top 5 hits "How Much I Feel," “You’re the Only Woman” and "Biggest Part of Me." Most of the original band members have been active with the group continuously for the past 25 years to the present day. Ambrosia currently tours internationally and has worked in the past and present with Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Alan Parsons, Bruce Hornsby, and most recently Michael McDonald, among other notable artists. In 2015 the group released a new single and plans to release an album of all-new material soon. On sale Oct. 5, 2017 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $35
New! Jan. 26, 2018 - Utah Dance Company presents: Hollywood: A Ballroom Dance Tribute to the Silver Screen - 7 p.m. - Renaissance Theater
Don’t miss out on the show of the year, Friday, Jan. 26, as the Utah Ballroom Dance Company returns to PebbleCreek with their award-winning showcase, Hollywood: A ballroom dance tribute to the silver screen. This one night only dancing spectacular will treat audiences to breath-taking lifts, hundreds of beautiful costumes, enchanting theatrical story lines and a variety of ballroom dances that will captivate your heart. Hollywood features dances like the elegant American Foxtrot to Gene Kelly’s, Singing in the Rain, the intense Spanish Paso Doble to the music from The Legend of Zorro, the exotic Cuban Mambo from Dirty Dancing and so much more. This 90 minute on-stage production has both majestic and scintillating choreography performed by some of the top ballroom dancers in the world. The Utah Ballroom Dance Company is the United States National Formation Champions in both Latin American and Standard ballroom dancing. They have toured throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and Latin America receiving numerous accolades for their performances. The company maintains a touring program that typically reaches more than 75 cities across the United States and internationally. With more than 100 performances each year, this professional-level ensemble delights, entertains, and uplifts thousands worldwide. Hollywood will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, in the beautiful, Renaissance Theater. Tickets on sale online or at the Activities Office, 9 a.m. Oct. 30. $25 For more information on the Utah Ballroom Dance Company, visit www.utahbdc.com.
Feb. 10, 2018 -- Bob Seger
TURN THE PAGE is an incredible re-creation of the Live Bob Seger Experience performed by The Sam Morrison Band. Every effort has been made to make sure that each song is performed exactly as you remember it and that it is delivered with all the passion and excitement you would expect in a Bob Seger show. With over four decades of hit songs and millions of albums sold worldwide, Bob Seger has truly written the soundtrack for our generation. Quite simply, it’s the music of working class America. Songs like "Old Time Rock and Roll" and "Night Moves" remind us of everything good about Rock 'N' Roll and proves that Seger deserves his place in the Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame. Close your eyes and be transported back in time to Detroit’s Cobo Hall as the Sam Morrison Band delivers all your favorite Seger Classics right where they belong ... LIVE and in CONCERT! On sale Oct. 24, 2017 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25.
New! Feb. 14, 2018 -- Valentine’s Day Dance featuring Rhythm Edition Band!
Love is in the air … grab your favorite dance partner, neighbors and friends and be ready to celebrate all things love this Valentine’s day. Our menu is still being planned, so stay tuned for details. After dinner get ready to dance the night away to the sounds of the incredible, Rhythm Edition Band. Since 1990, this ultimate dance and party band has been entertaining Arizonans. Band leader Dennis Fike and his team of professional musicians provide a wide range of musical styles and know how to make you boogie all night. Tickets go on sale Jan. 3 at 9 a.m. in the Activities Office. Pricing TBA.
New! Feb. 16, 2018 - Kinky Boots bus trip to the Orpheum Theatre
Join us for this special Friday evening when we board a deluxe motor coach bound for the beautiful Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix to see the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical, Kinky Boots for an 8 p.m. show. We have been able to secure seats in the lower orchestra, center seating. Based on a true story and the indie film of the same name, KINKY BOOTS is the winner of six 2013 Tony Awards® and features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper. This is the story of Charlie Price who has suddenly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save the family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Don’t be fooled by the title – there’s no foul language in Kinky Boots, this inspirational show is about the importance of kindness, understanding, and friendship. Running time is 2 hours 20 minutes; this includes a 15 minute break at intermission. Tickets go on sale Oct. 25, 2017 at 9 a.m. in the Activities Office, cash or check only please; $85. 4 ticket limit per person. Bus will depart PebbleCreek at 6 p.m. from the front of the Armed Forces Plaza.
Feb. 18, 2018
-- Vox Fortura
Vox Fortura are the newest Classical Crossover group from the United Kingdom. Recently seen as Semi Finalists in Britain’s Got Talent they stormed the competition with a powerhouse display of vocal panache and sheer class. With plans already in motion for an extensive tour of the USA in 2018, now is the time to bring this amazing show to your venue! Described by fans as "the next Il Divo," Vox Fortura are bringing classical vocals back into the mainstream. Filling every wow factor performance with personality and style and able to perform almost any era or genre of music in their iconic crossover style, they perform everything from the music of Elgar and Bizet’s Pearl Fishers to David Bowie, John Legend and Ed Sheeran. Their celebrity status never fails to attract excited fans and with a huge following already, Vox Fortura have been invited to share their heart warming music with VIP audiences all over the world. On sale Oct. 31, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
Feb. 23, 2018 - December '63
The music of FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS comes to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience. DECEMBER '63 showcases all your favorite songs from Frankie Valli including the classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades along with the most popular singles from the Broadway blockbuster musical, The Jersey Boys. This re-creation of a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as our cast and band take you on musical journey with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys! In 1962, the group released their first album, featuring the single "Sherry," which was not only their first charted hit but also their first number-one song. The Four Seasons followed up “Sherry” with several million selling hits, including "Big Girls Don’t Cry," (their second #1 hit), "Walk Like A Man," (their third #1), "Candy Girl" and several others. From 1962 to early 1964, only The Beach Boys matched the Four Seasons in record sales in the U.S. The Four Seasons were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. They are one of the best selling groups of all time having sold 175 million records worldwide. Come out and enjoy a night of timeless classics! On sale Nov. 3, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
March 11, 2018 -- Donna Summer
LAST DANCE is a salute to the music of Donna Summer. Spend the evening with powerhouse performer, Crystal Stark, as she and her 10-piece band capture the generation-defining sound and energy of the legendary Donna Summer. Last Dance features such classics as "Dim All the Lights," "MacArthur Park," "Bad Girls," "Enough is Enough," and more. Not only will you relive the music that inspired the masses, but you will have a rare glimpse into Donna’s earlier Gospel background. So break out your bell bottoms and get ready for an evening of "Hot Stuff!" On sale Nov. 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
March 18, 2018 -- Garth Brooks
The Garth Guy: A third-generation country musician/singer/songwriter, Dean Simmons began his career as a tribute artist in 1994. Star of AXS TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands and the world famous Legends in Concert, Dean presents a respectful and incredibly accurate tribute to country music icon Garth Brooks. On sale Nov. 9, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
New! Monday, March 19, 2018 – Hockey Bus Trip to Arizona Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames
Calling all Hockey fans! Join us for a Monday evening on the ice when we board a deluxe motor coach and head over to Gila River Arena in Glendale to watch the Arizona Coyotes take on the Calgary Flames. Seating will be in the lower level and our group is going to have the opportunity for four lucky participants to sit in the penalty box during warm-up and one other person will be able to take a Zamboni ride during one of the period breaks. Winners will be selected at random. If our group exceeds 50 participants, the Coyotes will invite us all to sit on the player’s bench after the game and take a group photo! Tickets go on sale Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. in the Activities office; $65.
March 25, 2018 -- Glenn Miller Orchestra featuring the Flyboys
The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Glenn disbanded his musical organization in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. There, he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous live and radio shows. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, never to be seen again. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world. The Flyboys are a unique four piece vocal group featuring effortless vocals and sublime harmonies, reminiscent of the Four Freshmen and TAKE 6. Their sound and class will whisk you back to the golden age of big bands and jazz groups of the 30s and 40s, but this is where vintage meets modern. In a fusion of unforgettable showmanship, picture Pharrell Williams crooning with Judy Garland, Ricky Martin meets Cab Calloway, and Maroon 5 grooving with Ella Fitzgerald. The FlyBoys features world class performers from London’s West End who have appeared in shows such as Evita, Spamalot, Mamma Mia, Once, Ghost, and many, many more! Audiences have not only raved about the show but have come back for the second performance to experience it all over again. There is nobody in the world doing what these guys do. If you are looking for something utterly special and incredibly unique then look no further. Performing timeless classics alongside their own brand of modern jazz and swing, they will give you a night you’ll never forget! Four amazing singers – One unique sound! On sale Nov. 21, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $35
April 15, 2018 -- Jimmy Buffet
Jimmy Buffett is the world’s most famous beach bum. He has marketed his love of beaches, bars, boats, and ballads into a billion-dollar business. He has sold more albums and filled more concert venues than most musical superstars. He has written best-selling books and has a string of successful Margaritaville store/cafes. Buffett’s fans are affectionately known as Parrot Heads. They are found in every demographic and walk of life and are among the most loyal fans in the world. The tropical appeal and “state of mind” known as Margaritaville exists in all of us. It may be the lure of the tropics or some other “parrotdise”, wherever Jimmy’s music can take you there, and so can this show. Barrie has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. He has also traveled many of the same roads and even played some of the same places Jimmy played on his road to fortune and fame. He takes the show goer on a musical tour through an ‘ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETT.” Barrie sings all the “songs you know by heart” like “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” and the national anthem of all Parrot Heads, “Margaritaville.” He also performs songs Jimmy recorded like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” and the C,S,N&Y’s nautical hit “Southern Cross” as well as contemporary hit recordings like his duet with Alan Jackson, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” and Zac Browns “Knee Deep.” Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band member and alumni ROGER BARTLETT (Original Duo Partner and Lead Guitar Player with Jimmy Buffett) is featured in the show making this the most credible and authentic Buffett tribute show anywhere. Other Coral Reefer Band members that can appear include MIKE UTLEY, ROBERT GREENIDGE, DOYLE GRISHAM, AMY LEE, FINGERS TAYLOR, TC MITCHELL, and others depending on their tour schedule with Jimmy. According to the Coral Reefers, “ADVENTURES IN PARROTDISE is the next best thing to being at one of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts.” This is the only Jimmy Buffett tribute show to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom at a major Las Vegas Hotel/Casino. It is also the first choice for major corporate events at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Las Vegas. Not a Parrot-Head? You will be when this show is over. Fins up! On sale Dec. 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
May 11, 2018 -- Peter, Paul & Mary
MacDougal Street West, a Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band, consist of Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, Rick Shore and Bill Rice. The flowering of a new, vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s; folk music is how it is referred to today. Legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era were first heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street. Today, great folk music still lives on in the band, MacDougal Street West. The urban vibe of Greenwich Village now emanates from Arizona and will be a delight for music lovers when this incredible band brings Peter, Paul and Mary alive at the Renaissance Theater. On sale Jan 9, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
May 18, 2018 -- Nashville Gold
Nashville Gold featuring the music of the greatest country artists of all time. Each facet of country music is included – from everyone’s favorite kings and queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes. Ironically, what is now considered a pop music phenomenon, referring to acts by a single name, has been part of the country music culture for decades. Think about it. Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Willie, Patsy, Brooks, Dunn, Reba, Buck, Garth and so many other highly identifiable and influential country artists of our time. You’ll hear all the hits and feel like you’ve got a front row seat at the Opry House or in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The one thing they had in common was to create unforgettable county music and you’ll hear it all in Nashville Gold. From the earliest days of what was referred to as ‘Hillbilly Music” thru the Grand Ole Opry, Singing Cowboys, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, The Nashville Sound, Outlaw Country, and Urban Cowboy, right up to today’s New Country, no era of good ol’ American music is left behind. Featuring an amazing band and some of the most talented vocalists touring today, Nashville Gold will bring back all those great memories. Whether you’re a fan of The Man in Black or want to hear about the guy with Friends in Low Places, don’t miss Nashville Gold. On sale March 27, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
June 8, 2018 -- Not Fade Away The Ultimate Buddy Holly Tribute
When you look out over the landscape of tribute bands, you may notice that there are a lot them dedicated to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party. So you might wonder, what is so different about Not Fade Away? Not Fade Away was created out of survival, but not the survival of the players in the band. The band’s young members have played to audiences in national tours and regional productions of various shows. Not Fade Away was created out of the survival of this incredible, legendary and important music created well over 50 years ago. Having also been a part of many standard tribute shows, Not Fade Away wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today’s music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music’s place in history and the impact it had on the world. They’re not just looking to dwell on “The Day the Music Died”. These greats were more than their last night on earth, they were the pioneers of rock n’ roll. They gifted an energetic new kind of music, changing the landscape for an entire generation of music listeners and music makers alike. Not Fade Away hopes to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years. On sale April 3, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
July 27 -- Teen Idols
Nothing stirs-up old memories like revisiting the music of our teen years. TEEN IDOLS take you on a memorable stroll down lover’s lane in a romantic concert tribute where girls in poodle skirts swooned and “dreamboats” with pompadours had hearts throbbing across America. Some got their start on American Bandstand and others made it on the strength of a single smash-hit that propelled them into the stratosphere and engaged fans worldwide. Relive “Teen Idol Fandemonium” as the sights and sounds of Bobby Vee, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Dion and many more make your heart go pitter-patter just as they did when their voices first rang out of AM radio speakers and a piece of American became engrained in our minds forever! On sale April 24, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
Sept. 21, 2018 -- The Glen Campbell Story (Tribute Concert)
On sale May 15, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
, 2018 -- Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience
On sale May 22, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
Oct. 27, 2018 -- Halloween Dance
On sale TBD at Activities; $10
2018 Artist Series
Jan. 6, 2018 - Karen Grainer, Impressionist
Jan. 20, 2018 - The Tom & Shondra Show - A Musical Extravaganza!
Feb. 3, 2018 - Doo-Wah Riders
Feb. 17, 2018 - Dan Nainan “World’s Cleanest Comedian”
March 3, 2018 - Keyboard & Komedy, starring Deborah Offenhauser, concert pops pianist with musical trio
March 17, 2018 - New Odyssey – Back by Popular Demand! 3 Guys – 30 Instruments
Current subscription holders can renew for the 2018 series through April 30, 2017. New subscribers can submit applications at any time, however, those applications will only be considered after current subscribers are renewed. The series is $115 per person and show times are either 4 or 7 p.m. 2018 Series Tickets will be available for pick-up in October 2017.
Tickets that are available online may be purchased at: tickets.pebblecreekhoa.org
All concerts/comedy shows are priced at $25, unless otherwise noted.
For more information contact the Activities Office at 623-535-9854
Source: Traci Baker, Director of Community Activities