Canal Convergence Launch Party Featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Event Notes:

  • Tickets are general admission and standing room only
  • Every person, regardless of age, will require a ticket
  • Attendees should wear comfortable shoes, layered clothing for outdoor event

Event Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m.

Location: Soleri Plaza, Scottsdale Waterfront

Single Admission: $50

Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light is now a 10-day event, featuring 10 interactive, light-based installations and dozens of activities, including workshops, artist talks, guided tours and music and dance performances. Get a sneak peek of the event, which runs from Nov. 9–18 at the Canal Convergence Launch Party on Thursday, Nov. 8, with a night of special programming, including live music by Dirty Dozen Brass Band and a preview of all the artworks, including the Floatus fire show by Phoenix’s own Walter Productions. Two complimentary beverages are included with each ticket, and additional beverages are available to purchase from the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Tent.

Soleri Plaza is at the Scottsdale Waterfront on the west side of Scottsdale Road, just south of Camelback Road.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Celebrating over 40 years since its founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including bebop jazz, funk and R&B/soul. This sound, described by the band as a “musical gumbo,” has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across five continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists, from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones. Forty-plus years later, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band is a world-famous music machine whose name is synonymous with genre-bending romps and high-octane performances.


Screen Printing Workshop with Eli Richard | Photo by Sean Deckert

Throughout all 10 days of Canal Convergence, Scottsdale Public Art will present a range of educational activities, hands-on workshops and family-friendly events at the Scottsdale Waterfront and various locations around Scottsdale. Descriptions of activities and workshops, dates, times and locations coming in September.


In the midst of experiencing cutting-edge public art, performances and workshops, visitors will also be invited to learn all about the artists of Canal Convergence 2018 in a series of artist talks at the Scottsdale Waterfront and various locations around Scottsdale. More information about artists, dates, times and talk locations coming in September.


Live outdoor dance performances will take place during Canal Convergence. More information about performers, dates, times and locations coming soon.

Artist Talk with Choi+Shine Architects

Event Date: 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31

Location: Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen at Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
6114 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Admission: FREE

Join Choi+Shine for a fascinating artist talk, featuring an introduction to the ARIZONA! project, a slide show of previous work, reflections on their inspirations, information about their design and fabrication techniques and a discussion of their views on art and design in general. Following the presentation there will be a question-and-answer session and a crochet demonstration in conjunction with project volunteers. Weft & Warp will provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres.