Prescott Office of Tourism - October 2013 Newsletter

Prescott Office of Tourism Newsletter
October 2013

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Smokey Joe's Cafe
October 12 at 7:30 pm
Yavapai College
Performing Arts Center
 Don't miss the Prescott premiere of this worldwide performance phenomenon that rocked Broadway for a solid five years.
With nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, like Hound Dog, Love Potion #9Yakety Yak, Charlie Brown, and Jailhouse Rock, Smokey Joe's CafĂ© will have you clapping, singing and on your feet
 with joy and nostalgia.
Pre-Show Dinner Available for this Performance. Visit or
 call the box office 928-776-2000 to make reservations. 

  October 19  9 am - 5 pm
Heritge Park Zoological Sancturary Prescott

Featuring animal encounters, interpretive games, special animal feedings, shows and well as interpretive games and crafts provided by ZooTeens.
Visit for additional information. 

Dustbowl Revival
at the Highlands Center for Natural History
October 20 2:00 p.m.

"Americana swing so fun I went back to see them  again the next day."
 -- Rob Sheffield, ROLLING STONE

The Dustbowl Revival, a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930's to form a spicy roots cocktail, comes to The Highlands Center for a very special afternoon concert celebrating the Folk Sessions 10 years. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music.
For additional information, visit

The Phoenix Symphony
in Prescott
2013-2014 Concert Season
October 27

Yavapai College Performing
 Arts Center
 Enjoy Berlioz, Beethoven and Strause conducted by Thomas Wilkins.  During his conducting career, Wilkins has been featured with orchestras throughout the United States, including the Dallas Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic, Houston Symphony and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C.
Wilkins is also a frequent guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony, the New Jersey Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Recently he debuted with the Utah Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Rochester (NY) and Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestras.  
To purchase tickets and for information on additional performances, go to

Yesterday Once More
Tribute to The Carpenters
October 27  7 pm
Historic Elks Opera House

Yesterday Once More is a stunning tribute to The Carpenters, the biggest-selling group of the 70s. Karen and Richard's melodic pop produced a record-breaking run of hits on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts. Their catalogue includes CLOSE TO YOU, RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS, GOODBYE TO LOVE, YESTERDAY ONCE MORE
and many others. 
Yesterday Once More features the amazing vocals of Anne Davies and her uncanny likeness to Karen's angelic voice. Here's an opportunity to re-live your own yesterday once more. Experience the music, memories and amazing talents of Karen and Richard Carpenter in the TAD production, Yesterday Once More.
For more information, please visit

 Following is a sample of events taking place in Prescott during the coming month. For a more comprehensive calendar of events, as well as information about lodging, dining, outdoor adventure, shopping and more, please visit our website at

35th Annual Folk Music Festival
October 5-6  10 am-5 pm
Sharlot Hall Museum
415 W. Gurley St., Prescott

Sharlot Hall Museum's 35th annual Folk Music Festival is Arizona's oldest such gathering, featuring an amazing array of top folk-music talent performing on multiple stages, complemented by workshops and impromptu jam sessions throughout the shade-covered museum grounds. For more information, call 928-445-3122 or visit

Dogtoberfest &
Pet Adopt-a-thon
October 6  10 am - 4 pm
Courthouse Plaza 
Downtown Prescott

All day demonstrations, training classes, caricature drawings, dog adoptions, canine good citizenship certification, t-shirts to bling for you and your pet, low-cost micro chipping & vaccinations, pet photos, pet tags and more.  Meet with over 30 non-profits and dog rescue organizations. 

Contests with great prizes ($10 entry fee, additional entries $5).  All entries receive a Dogtoberfest tote bag!

Be sure to wag on over to the Doggie Pit Stop to Rotate the Tread (Nail Trims), Degreasing (Ear Cleanings), and Air Pressure Check (Pet Weigh).

Guaranteed a doggone great time for all!  For more information, call Becky Karcie 928-777-1349.

Shakespeare's Hamlet 
October 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center Prescott

Enjoy an evening of Shakespeare, presented by one of the world's finest theatrical ensembles.

Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and current Producing Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard's Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 137 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and ten foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Alumni members include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Ogden Stiers.

"The Acting Company endures as the major touring classical theater in the United States."
  - The New York Times

Pre-Show Dinner Available for this Performance.  Call the Box Office 928-776-2000 to make reservations. 

22nd Annual Fall Fest in the Park
October 12-13  9 am - 4 pm
Courthouse Plaza, Downtown Prescott

Arts & Crafts Show with over 100 vendors including fine art, jewelry, food and much more. Enjoy the show under the cool American Elm trees around The Historic Courthouse Plaza.
For more information, call 928-445-2000 or visit 

Prescott's Great Outdoors 
Festival & Expo
October 12-13 9 am - 5 pm
Watson Lake Park
Come see and enjoy the many outdoor and water-based recreational opportunities, organizations, retailers, equipment, and resources in the Prescott area.  Check out the latest equipment for enjoying the outdoors at the Expo and Festival!

Prescott's Great Outdoors is a family-oriented event with music, food, vendors, clinics and demonstrations, recreational activities, and displays.
For additional information, please contact City of Prescott Parks & Recreation at 928-777-1590.

Teresa Joy
October 12   7 pm
Historic Elk's Opera House 

Esteban is one of the few remaining classically trained students of Master Andres Segovia, the Father of the Guitar. And all the while during his studies in Spain, Esteban immersed himself in the local flamenco clubs. From his experience he creates a truly unique style that has brought him accolades from around the world. 

Esteban's passion and explosive style of playing is a must see live, and accompanied by his daughter, violinist Teresa Joy, they weave a beautiful mosaic of music from their hearts to yours. Each performance is a truly unique experience, and can never be duplicated. From classical, to the golden age of rock n roll, you will be transported on a musical journey that will enliven the spirit.

For more information, call 928-777-1370 or visit