Saturday Live Music Festival November 14
from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

* 10am Mark Fogelson - Minnesota / Arizona Humorist-songwriter
* 11am Jim Pipkin
*12pm Bernie Haley - Didgeridoo
* 1 pm pm Millie Davis & Russ Braman - Americana
* 2 pm Gary Kaplowitz - Guitar

Musicians and audiences agree our 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 14, Saturday, 2015 -- during our day-long music festival from 10:00am to 4:00p.m. Starting with guitarist Minnesota humorist and songwriter Mark Fogelson at 10am, then Mesa recording artist Jim Pipkin at 11:00am in front of the Drover's Shed in our Australian forest collection.
Bernie Haley plays didgeridoo and flute music again this year -- and Gary "Dr. K" Kaplowitz (in the photo at right),
has an afternoon set, with the show-closing set by Scottsdale chanteuse Millie Davis. Don't miss Bernie Haley on didgeridoo, a change of pace from our guitar-weighted lineup. Bernie's an Arboretum member who shares his ability to coax growling, howling, haunting sounds from the aboriginal instrument again in January 2016 during our annual Australia Day event.

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 holding camp chairs -- invite friends and bring a cooler and your picnic lunch, plan to stay for the day. Our live music event at the Arboretum makes for an autumn day 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.