Arcosanti, AZ, June 06, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Through September 2008, The Cosanti Foundation and Arcosanti will host "Jazz Without Borders," a series of Jazz concerts on the second Sunday of each month. The second weekend in June includes the Juneteenth Jazz Splash Festival. Milt Cannon and the Prescott Jazz Society (www.pjazz.org) present both the Juneteenth and Second Sunday Jazz events.
Second Sunday jazz events are July 13, August 10, and September 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 including dinner. A Weekend Retreat package is also offered at $95, or the couple price of $120, including dinner, show, overnight room, Arcosanti tour, and continental breakfast.
On June 13 - 15, the series is expanded to an entire weekend in celebration of Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. This year will be the 10th annual Juneteenth Festival held at Arcosanti and will feature live blues, gospel, jazz, reggae, Latin soul, pop, and smooth rap as well as food vendors, youth activities, retail booths, and health screenings. Features include the jazz legend Dick Berk, award-winning vocalist Genevieve, Cannon Fire, Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, Lady J Huston, formerly with Albert 'Blues Boy' King, plus a tribute to the "King of Phoenix Blues," Big Pete Pearson.
Juneteenth will kickoff on Friday, June 13th from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a Freedom Jazz Dance. On Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th, Juneteenth will open at 11:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 per day for adults, $5/day for teens or students, and free for children. VIP tickets are $25/day or $40 for the whole weekend. VIPs gain access to the swimming pool, backstage lounge, and a VIP-only Father's Day performance in the Backstage Lounge featuring Genevieve and Cannon Fire.
Arcosanti is located 65 miles north of Phoenix. Take exit 262 off I-17 and follow the signs for Arcosanti. Maps and other information are available at www.arcosanti.org or by calling 928-632-7135.
Arcosanti, an urban laboratory under construction in the high desert of central Arizona, seeks to reduce humankind’s ecological impact on the earth. Visitor tours are available every day (except major holidays) on the hour from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Visitor’s Center is open from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Famous Soleri ceramic and bronze bells are produced and sold on site.
Contact: Erin Jeffries