Sunday Live Music Festival Veterans Day Weekend -
November 9 , 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

* 10am Gary Kaplowitz, Guitar
* 11am Bernie Haley - Didgeridoo
*12pm Trio Rio - Americana
* 2 pm Mark Fogelson - Minnesota / Arizona Humorist-songwriter
* 3pm Muhlenberg County - Americana
* 4pm Drum Circle - Participatory Percussion!

Musicians and audiences agree the gardens, towering trees and shaded courtyards here at Boyce Thompson Arboretum combine for a lovely venue for live music - particularly in November when temperatures are mild and Fall Color begins to show. Again this year we showcase a range of Arizona performers -- November 9, Sunday -- during our day-long music festival from 10:00am to 4:00p.m. Starting with guitarist Gary "Dr. K" Kaplowitz (in the photo at right),
then Bernie Haley on didgeridoo -- two bands with ace musicians and unique takes on classic Americana -- Minnesota humorist and songwriter Mark Fogelson, and ending with a drum circle for "participatory percussion" the audience is welcome to join. Wwe're pleased to announce the return of Ronnie Glover and Trio Rio; playing a 90-minute set from 12:00 noon til 1:30pm.

We're pleased to welcome Bernie Haley as a new performer this year -- and on the didgeridoo, for a change of pace from our guitar-weighted lineup. Bernie's an Arboretum member who shared his songs on the growling, howling aboriginal instrument last January during our annual Australia Day event.
Another new item this year is our end-of-the-day drum circle, hosted by Cindy Green - and offering anyione who wants to join the chance for an hour's worth of participating percussion. Bring your own drum, or borrow one of Cindy's -- she usually has several extra to share.

Autumn foliage begins to show vivid color around the Arboretum by mid-November, just in time for a day when live music from Arizona originals fills the air. Preview our live music festival on YouTube with our 2009 Music Festival Video

Bring chairs and a picnic lunch, and plan to stay for the day. Our live music event at the Arboretum makes for a Saturday truly "both acoustic and eclectic."

November's live music festival is a singular chance to stroll through unique collections of desert plants and arid ecosystems -- while also being treated to five hours of song and music from Arizona musicians playing intimate sets in the demonstration garden, herb garden, rose garden and other beautiful locations throughout the grounds.

Enjoy a stress-relieving massage nearby during the music, therapist Heather Rose will be here with her massage chair, too, with a portion of donations for massages donated to benefit Boyce Thompson Arboretum. To schedule a massage appointment in advance with Heather, email or call her at 602.549.2958.