- General admission and standing room only.
- We encourage all patrons to RSVP, but please note that no ticket is required.
- Attendees should wear comfortable shoes, layered clothing for outdoor event.
Event Date: Thursday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m.
Location: Soleri Plaza, Scottsdale Waterfront
Join the biggest arts-centered party in the Valley at the Canal Convergence 2018 Launch Party! The night includes a concert by recording artists Dirty Dozen Brass Band with the Sara Robinson Band opening. You’ll also be able to preview all the artworks and experience the first firing of the Floatus fire show by Phoenix’s own Walter Productions before Canal Convergence officially starts. Food trucks (Pho King, Beignet Babe, Dilla Libre) will be on site and beverages will be available for purchase from the Two Brothers Beer and Wine Tent.
Schedule of performances:
5:30 p.m. — Sara Robinson Band
6:30 p.m. — First Floatus fire show by Walter Productions
7 p.m. — Dirty Dozen Brass Band
8:30 p.m. — Second Floatus fire show by Walter Productions
Soleri Plaza is at the Scottsdale Waterfront on the west side of Scottsdale Road, just south of Camelback Road.
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.
The Sara Robinson Band delivers a solidly rock ‘n’ roll sound, influenced by legends like Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, but twisted through a modern filter. From heavy rockers to emotional ballads, this Valley-based four-piece performs music that is both epic and deeply felt.