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Free afternoons of live entertainment start Jan. 13 in Scottsdale

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:00 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will open the 26th season of its free Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert series on Jan. 13 with performances by Marty & The Party Band and Tesoro from noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday A’Fair concerts take place on select Sunday afternoons through the winter and spring in Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Visitors may bring blankets, lawn chairs or picnic baskets.

Each Sunday A’Fair features two bands, along with a fine arts and crafts market, activities for kids and free admission to Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Foods from the grill, sweet-and-savory crepes from Nosh, and cocktails, beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. Free guided tours of the Museum are offered at 1:30 p.m. and of the sculptures in the park at 3 p.m.

Highlights of the 2013 Sunday A’Fair season include Peace and Community Day on Jan. 20 with the RastaFarmers and Jan Sandwich Band and a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 17 with the Bad Cactus Brass Band and Keltic Cowboys. A special community celebration, OrigiNation: A Festival of Native Cultures takes place April 7 in conjunction with Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Discovery India Series.

Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

The 2013 Sunday A’Fair concert schedule is available or (480) 499-8587.

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