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10/14/2013 1:35:00 PM
Kudos Folk Music Showcase launches fall season at Old Town Center for the Arts
Joe Bethancourt, an inductee to the Arizona Music Hall of Fame, has entertained audiences of all ages for decades.  Joe plays almost every folk music instrument you can name, with as many songs and stories to accompany him and his vast repertoire. He will be the headline performer at the Oct. 26 2nd annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase.
Joe Bethancourt, an inductee to the Arizona Music Hall of Fame, has entertained audiences of all ages for decades. Joe plays almost every folk music instrument you can name, with as many songs and stories to accompany him and his vast repertoire. He will be the headline performer at the Oct. 26 2nd annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase.
If You Go ...
What: OTCA Fall Season Fall 2013 Season

When: October - November

Where: Old Town Center for the Arts, 5th Street & Main, Cottonwood

More info: (928) 634-0940 www.oldtowncenter.org


The Old Town Center for the Art is pleased to announce five outstanding concert events coming this fall.

The 2nd annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase kicks off the line-up on Saturday, Oct. 26, followed by the "Funny Bloody Halloween" show featuring the improvised antics of Zenprov Comedy on Halloween Eve, Thursday, Oct. 31.

The Steel Wheels, from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, bring their 'soulful mountain' music to Old Town on Sunday, Nov. 3.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Bresnan Blues Band brings high-energy, blues-inspired originals and blues classics, with a fresh twist, to the stage.

Mark your calendars for the first "Comedy Night in Old Town" featuring three of the top comedians in the state on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Here's a short preview of the fall event schedule, with ticket, time and location information provided below.

The 2nd annual Kudos Folk Music Showcase is your opportunity to hear some of the finest folk and Americana roots music in all of Arizona and experience one of the state's music treasures.

Joe Bethancourt, an inductee to the Arizona Music Hall of Fame, has entertained audiences of all ages for decades. Joe plays almost every folk music instrument you can name, with as many songs and stories to accompany him and his vast repertoire. Joe will be joined by songwriter-guitarist PK Gregory and singer-songwriter Ron McLain for this popular showcase on Saturday, Oct. 26. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7. Kudos Editor Dan Engler will host the event.

Back by popular demand, Zenprov Comedy returns again this year to celebrate Halloween, with new bits, skits, bites, and zombie moves in "A Bloody Funny Halloween." Fast-paced, improvised scenes, created in the moment, based on audience suggestions provide a scary amount of fun and entertainment.

The Munsters on steroids? The Adams Family reincarnated? Boris' spooky laughter punctuated with ghoulish indulgence? Who knows what characters and scenes may appear on this Hallowed Eve, from this highly creative, zany comedy troupe. Come celebrate Halloween with Zenprov Comedy, on Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

The Steel Wheels have enthralled audiences across the country and bring their national tour to Old Town Cottonwood on Sunday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. This four-piece dynamic band marries old time musical traditions with their own innovative sound. Check them out on YouTube. With their favorable comparisons to Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers they've quickly become one of the top festival acts across the country. This concert will sell out so get your tickets early.

Get a big dose of "creative improvisation" with the Bresnan Blues Band on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. With influences ranging from traditional blues, '50s rock and roll, jazz and classic rock, the Bresnan Blues Band puts an expressive stamp on their high-energy performance of originals and classics. Bringing together some of the most accomplished musicians in northern Arizona, The Bresnan Blues Band features Dan Bresnan on guitar and vocals, Lesli Carroll on sax, vocals, and keyboards, Hutch Hutchinson on bass, and Bob Sellani on drums.

On Saturday, Nov. 23, three of the top comics in Arizona will appear in OTCA's first "Comedy Night in Old Town." The show features headliner Tony Vicich, the founder of comedyschools.com, who has been a comic for more than 25 years, including television appearances on Showtime, TNN, Evening at the Improv, Comedy Central, Fox and MTV. Tony has written for some of the top comics in the country, including Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Hicks, Ritch Shydner, and Craig Shoemaker. Don't miss this standup comedy extravaganza. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Mark your calendars and join us for these outstanding events at Old Town Center for the Arts. Tickets are available online at www.showtix4u.com, in Cottonwood at Orion Flour Garden Café, Desert Dancer and Mount Hope Natural Foods; and in Sedona at Crystal Magic. For ticket prices and information and to learn more about the concerts, events and classes at Old Town Center for the Arts, Studio B, and Orion Flour Garden Cafe please visit www.oldtowncenter.org.

Old Town Center for the Arts is located at 633 N. 5th Street (5th Street & Main) in Old Town Cottonwood.

For more information please visit oldtowncenter.org or call Elena Bullard at 928-634-0940.


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