MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the latest in entertainment, brought to you by the PebbleCreek Activities Office. All Events are at 7 p.m. in the Renaissance Theater, unless indicated otherwise. All concerts/comedy shows are priced at $25, unless otherwise noted. Click on the posters for more details!
March 6, 2018 - Algodones Day Bus Trip on sale now at Activities; $85
Travel south of the border to Algodones for shopping, discount prescriptions, glasses, leather goods, art work and other goods and services. Estimated departure time is 8 a.m., with an estimated return time of 6 p.m.
March 11, 2018 - Donna Summer - Two shows - 3 and 7 p.m.
LAST DANCE is a salute to the music of Donna Summer. Spend the evening with powerhouse performer, Crystal Stark, as she and her 10-piece band capture the generation-defining sound and energy of the legendary Donna Summer. Last Dance features such classics as "Dim All the Lights," "MacArthur Park," "Bad Girls," "Enough is Enough," and more. Not only will you relive the music that inspired the masses, but you will have a rare glimpse into Donna’s earlier Gospel background. So break out your bell bottoms and get ready for an evening of "Hot Stuff!" On sale now online and at Activities; $25
March 13-16, 2018 - Discover Navajo Bus Trip - on sale now at Activities; $750 pp/dbl, $995 pp/single
Ya' at' 'eeh. Hello. And welcome to the Navajo Nation. This cultural kaleidoscope takes you to Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and Canyon de Chelly National Monument. Experience the culture, traditions, and history of the Navajo. Estimated departure time is 7 a.m., with an estimated return time of 6 p.m.
March 17, 2018 - New Odyssey – Back by Popular Demand! 3 Guys -- 30 Instruments - Artists Series
When New Odyssey hits the stage be prepared for a polished trio that’s versatile, funny, novel, talented, family-oriented and awesome in presentation. New Odyssey has been together for over 30 years and has performed at literally thousands of functions, always to complete satisfaction and rave reviews from every audience. They say the “secret to their success” has been their ability to adapt to any audience. Watching New Odyssey is an all-encompassing experience presenting outstanding arrangements of almost every style of music while performed on 30 different musical instruments. With a unique combination of great music, audience participation, sheer zaniness and a little mayhem that you won’t find in most shows, along with a few surprises during this show, every audience member will walk away wanting more!
March 18, 2018 - Garth Brooks Tribute - Two shows - 3 and 7 p.m.
The Garth Guy: A third-generation country musician/singer/songwriter, Dean Simmons began his career as a tribute artist in 1994. Star of AXS TV’s World’s Greatest Tribute Bands and the world famous Legends in Concert, Dean presents a respectful and incredibly accurate tribute to country music icon Garth Brooks. On sale now online and at Activities; $25
March 19, 2018 - Hockey Bus Trip to Arizona Coyotes vs. Calgary Flames
Calling all Hockey fans! Join us for a Monday evening on the ice when we board a deluxe motor coach and head over to Gila River Arena in Glendale to watch the Arizona Coyotes take on the Calgary Flames. Seating will be in the lower level and our group is going to have the opportunity for four lucky participants to sit in the penalty box during warm-up and one other person will be able to take a Zamboni ride during one of the period breaks. Winners will be selected at random. If our group exceeds 50 participants, the Coyotes will invite us all to sit on the player’s bench after the game and take a group photo! Tickets on sale now in the Activities office; $65.
New! Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Phoenix Suns Bus Trip - vs. Detroit Pistons - 7 p.m. game time Includes special PebbleCreek group perks!
The ticket price includes roundtrip motor coach transportation on the special Fox Sports Bus, a lower level seat, a special SUNS T-shirt gift just for our group and viewing the pregame warmup from courtside. Your game tickets will not arrive until about a week before the game date. Your friendly Activities staff will communicate with you when tickets are ready for pick-up. On sale now at the Activities Office $60 pp.
March 25, 2018 - Glenn Miller Orchestra featuring the Flyboys - Two shows - 3 and 7 p.m.
The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since. The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. Glenn disbanded his musical organization in 1942 at the height of its popularity to volunteer for the Army. There, he organized and led the famous Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band. It went to Europe to entertain servicemen performing numerous live and radio shows. On December 15, 1944, Major Miller took off in a single engine plane from Europe to precede his band to France, disappearing over the English Channel, never to be seen again. Today, the 18 member ensemble continues to play many of the original Miller arrangements both from the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Just as it was in Glenn’s day, the Glenn Miller Orchestra today is still the most sought after big band in the world. The Flyboys are a unique four piece vocal group featuring effortless vocals and sublime harmonies, reminiscent of the Four Freshmen and TAKE 6. Their sound and class will whisk you back to the golden age of big bands and jazz groups of the 30s and 40s, but this is where vintage meets modern. In a fusion of unforgettable showmanship, picture Pharrell Williams crooning with Judy Garland, Ricky Martin meets Cab Calloway, and Maroon 5 grooving with Ella Fitzgerald. The FlyBoys features world class performers from London’s West End who have appeared in shows such as Evita, Spamalot, Mamma Mia, Once, Ghost, and many, many more! Audiences have not only raved about the show but have come back for the second performance to experience it all over again. There is nobody in the world doing what these guys do. If you are looking for something utterly special and incredibly unique then look no further. Performing timeless classics alongside their own brand of modern jazz and swing, they will give you a night you’ll never forget! Four amazing singers – One unique sound! On sale now online and at Activities; $35
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Opening Day Diamondbacks Bus Trip on sale Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. at Activities - $65
April 15, 2018 - Jimmy Buffett - Two shows - 3 and 7 p.m.
Jimmy Buffett is the world’s most famous beach bum. He has marketed his love of beaches, bars, boats, and ballads into a billion-dollar business. He has sold more albums and filled more concert venues than most musical superstars. He has written best-selling books and has a string of successful Margaritaville store/cafes. Buffett’s fans are affectionately known as Parrot Heads. They are found in every demographic and walk of life and are among the most loyal fans in the world. The tropical appeal and “state of mind” known as Margaritaville exists in all of us. It may be the lure of the tropics or some other “parrotdise”, wherever Jimmy’s music can take you there, and so can this show. Barrie has been performing Buffett’s music for almost as long as Buffett himself. He has also traveled many of the same roads and even played some of the same places Jimmy played on his road to fortune and fame. He takes the show goer on a musical tour through an ‘ALL YOU CAN EAT BUFFETT.” Barrie sings all the “songs you know by heart” like “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” and the national anthem of all Parrot Heads, “Margaritaville.” He also performs songs Jimmy recorded like Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl,” and the C,S,N&Y’s nautical hit “Southern Cross” as well as contemporary hit recordings like his duet with Alan Jackson, “It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere” and Zac Browns “Knee Deep.” Jimmy Buffett Coral Reefer Band member and alumni ROGER BARTLETT (Original Duo Partner and Lead Guitar Player with Jimmy Buffett) is featured in the show making this the most credible and authentic Buffett tribute show anywhere. Other Coral Reefer Band members that can appear include MIKE UTLEY, ROBERT GREENIDGE, DOYLE GRISHAM, AMY LEE, FINGERS TAYLOR, TC MITCHELL, and others depending on their tour schedule with Jimmy. According to the Coral Reefers, “ADVENTURES IN PARROTDISE is the next best thing to being at one of Jimmy Buffett’s concerts.” This is the only Jimmy Buffett tribute show to play an indefinite engagement in a main showroom at a major Las Vegas Hotel/Casino. It is also the first choice for major corporate events at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Las Vegas. Not a Parrot-Head? You will be when this show is over. Fins up! Matinee on sale now online and at Activities; $25
April 24-27, 2018 - National Parks of the Southwest Bus Trip on sale now at Activities; $650 pp/dbl, $850 pp/single
Visit Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Lake Powell on this kaleidoscope of colors National Parks getaway.
Enjoy a Canyons Adventure Cruise on Lake Powell Colorful scenery and spectacular formations abound in Zion and multicolored mesas. Up to 60 colors have been distinguished at Bryce Canyon in the limestone walls and spires. Also visit Valley of Fire. Estimated departure time is 8 a.m., with an estimated return time of 6 p.m.
New! May 4, 2018 - Class of ’68
Top Hits from Exactly 50 Years Ago! This annual salute to the Billboard Top 100 singles from 50 years ago features chart toppers from 1968. On sale March 6 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
May 11, 2018 - Peter, Paul & Mary
MacDougal Street West, a Peter, Paul and Mary tribute band, consist of Ron Skelton, Mary Alberts, Rick Shore and Bill Rice. The flowering of a new, vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s; folk music is how it is referred to today. Legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era were first heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street. Today, great folk music still lives on in the band, MacDougal Street West. The urban vibe of Greenwich Village now emanates from Arizona and will be a delight for music lovers when this incredible band brings Peter, Paul and Mary alive at the Renaissance Theater. On sale March 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
May 18, 2018 - Nashville Gold
Nashville Gold featuring the music of the greatest country artists of all time. Each facet of country music is included – from everyone’s favorite kings and queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes. Ironically, what is now considered a pop music phenomenon, referring to acts by a single name, has been part of the country music culture for decades. Think about it. Tammy, Conway, Loretta, Willie, Patsy, Brooks, Dunn, Reba, Buck, Garth and so many other highly identifiable and influential country artists of our time. You’ll hear all the hits and feel like you’ve got a front row seat at the Opry House or in the Country Music Hall of Fame. The one thing they had in common was to create unforgettable county music and you’ll hear it all in Nashville Gold. From the earliest days of what was referred to as ‘Hillbilly Music” thru the Grand Ole Opry, Singing Cowboys, Western Swing, Honky Tonk, The Nashville Sound, Outlaw Country, and Urban Cowboy, right up to today’s New Country, no era of good ol’ American music is left behind. Featuring an amazing band and some of the most talented vocalists touring today, Nashville Gold will bring back all those great memories. Whether you’re a fan of The Man in Black or want to hear about the guy with Friends in Low Places, don’t miss Nashville Gold. On sale March 27, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
June 8, 2018 - Not Fade Away The Ultimate Buddy Holly Tribute
When you look out over the landscape of tribute bands, you may notice that there are a lot them dedicated to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper and their infamous Winter Dance Party. So you might wonder, what is so different about Not Fade Away? Not Fade Away was created out of survival, but not the survival of the players in the band. The band’s young members have played to audiences in national tours and regional productions of various shows. Not Fade Away was created out of the survival of this incredible, legendary and important music created well over 50 years ago. Having also been a part of many standard tribute shows, Not Fade Away wants to create a new show that will keep this music relevant, give it edge, bring it into today’s music scene, while not forgetting the importance of the music’s place in history and the impact it had on the world. They’re not just looking to dwell on “The Day the Music Died”. These greats were more than their last night on earth, they were the pioneers of rock n’ roll. They gifted an energetic new kind of music, changing the landscape for an entire generation of music listeners and music makers alike. Not Fade Away hopes to revamp and re-gift those songs to a new generation so that they may last another 50 years. On sale April 3, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
July 27 - Teen Idols
Nothing stirs-up old memories like revisiting the music of our teen years. TEEN IDOLS take you on a memorable stroll down lover’s lane in a romantic concert tribute where girls in poodle skirts swooned and “dreamboats” with pompadours had hearts throbbing across America. Some got their start on American Bandstand and others made it on the strength of a single smash-hit that propelled them into the stratosphere and engaged fans worldwide. Relive “Teen Idol Fandemonium” as the sights and sounds of Bobby Vee, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Paul Anka, Pat Boone, Ricky Nelson, Dion and many more make your heart go pitter-patter just as they did when their voices first rang out of AM radio speakers and a piece of American became engrained in our minds forever! On sale May 24, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
Updated! Aug. 3, 2018 - Slowhand -- The Eric Clapton Experience
Slowhand – The Eric Clapton Experience recreates a Clapton concert with music that spans his sensational career and contribution to Rock ’n’ Roll! Eric Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame -- once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. He ranked fourth in Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 "Guitarists of All Time." Clapton has sold more than 38.5 million albums in the USA including 23 top 10 singles and 15 top 10 albums, and to this day, continues to tour and play to sold out arenas all over the world. On sale May 1, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
Updated! Aug. 24, 2018 - Dog and Butterfly - A Tribute to Heart -
On sale June 12, 2018
Dog and Butterfly is the ultimate and best tribute to HEART! Formed in 2004 by leader Lizann Warner, the members of Dog and Butterfly have won praise from Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart as well as from Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen (original guitarist & bassist) who also joined the group on stage in Washington in 2010. 'Your recreation of music, photo sets, and style are amazing, what a truly dedicated tribute band. Proud that we influenced you in such an intense way, we are truly honored, humbled and proud!!!' -- Ann & Nancy Wilson of Heart. 'It's heartwarming to see the amount of effort you all have put into creating accurate, inspired remakes of magical music ... I feel honored to be part of a band that could inspire such a deep-felt delivery and honest reproduction ... I thought that was me playing for a minute.' -- Roger Fisher (Guitarist & founding member of Heart). On sale at 9 a.m. June 12 online and at Activities; $25
Sept. 21, 2018 - The Glen Campbell Story (Tribute Concert)
From The Beach Boy's "Pet Sounds" album to the movie "True Grit" or with the unforgettable "Rhinestone Cowboy," Glen Campbell has influenced pop culture and the music scene more than most. He is a true legend of music and known as one of the best guitarists in the world, with a soaring voice that could keep you entranced for hours. During his 50 years in the music business, Campbell released more than 70 studio albums. He sold 45 million records worldwide and accumulated 12 gold albums, four platinum albums, and one double-platinum album. He placed a total of 80 different songs on either the Billboard Country Chart, Billboard Hot 100, or Adult Contemporary Chart, of which 29 made the top 10 and nine reached number one on at least one of those charts. Among Campbell's hits are "Universal Soldier," his first hit from 1965, along with "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife," "Galveston," "Rhinestone Cowboy," and "Southern Nights." The Glen Campbell Story is a spectacular concert celebrating the life and the music of this legend. On sale May 15, 2018 at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
, 2018 - Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience
All Chicago, all the time. Featuring former touring member of the band Chicago, Kenny Cetera, younger brother of Peter and contributing vocalist on Chicago 17, still the band’s #1 all time grossing record. Kenny and his seven-piece horn ensemble are all seasoned veterans of the music industry and focus on presenting material from the band’s most relevant and creative years of original music, '68 through '85. Their show is great for young and old alike and sure to be an event you'll want to see again!
On sale August 2, 2018, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
Nov. 2, 2018 - The American Bombshells
The American Bombshells are a glamorous retro trio with a fun modern twist! As seen on TV and all over the world, this incredible act is full of showmanship, powerhouse vocals dancing feet and witty banter! On sale Sept. 6, 2016, at 9 a.m. online and at Activities; $25
2018 Artist Series
Jan. 6, 2018 - Karen Grainer, Impressionist
Jan. 20, 2018 - The Tom & Shondra Show - A Musical Extravaganza!
Feb. 3, 2018 - Doo-Wah Riders
Feb. 17, 2018 - Dan Nainan “World’s Cleanest Comedian”
March 3, 2018 - Keyboard & Komedy, starring Deborah Offenhauser, concert pops pianist with musical trio
March 17, 2018 - New Odyssey – Back by Popular Demand! 3 Guys – 30 Instruments
Current subscription holders can renew for the 2018 series through April 30, 2017. New subscribers can submit applications at any time, however, those applications will only be considered after current subscribers are renewed. The series is $115 per person and show times are either 4 or 7 p.m. 2018 Series Tickets are now available for pick-up in the Activities Office.
Tickets that are available online may be purchased at: tickets.pebblecreekhoa.org
All concerts/comedy shows are priced at $25, unless otherwise noted.
For more information contact the Activities Office at 623-535-9854
Source: Traci Baker, Director of Community Activities