Concerts

Sunbowl Amphitheater

Sundial Auditorium and the Sun Bowl are the venues for a variety of concerts throughout the year. From local favorites to national treasures, RCSC Cardholders and their escorted guests are sure to be entertained all year round! RCSC is proud to present these Sun City Attractions that you’ve just got to see to believe!

Be prepared to show your RCSC Member or Privilege Card with photo (no key fobs accepted) to gain access to all free RCSC Events & Concerts.

Sunday Nights at The Sun Bowl

Sun Bowl Shows are free to RCSC Cardholders and their escorted guests. Please be prepared to show your RCSC Member or Privilege Card (with photo) in order to obtain admittance; no key fobs accepted. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket to the Sun Bowl Concerts. Please note that early reservation of seating space is not allowed and that chairs nearest the stage are reserved for those individuals arriving by buses only. Smoking is only permitted in the parking lot around the Sun Bowl.

In the event of inclement weather, shows are moved to Sundial Auditorium, 103rd Avenue and Boswell Boulevard. For a recorded message regarding venue change, call 623-972-6014.

** Gourmet food vendors arrive 1-1/2 hours prior to all Sun Bowl shows! **

2017 Fall Sun Bowl Concert Series

Thank you, Sun City AZ, for another great Sun Bowl season! We’ll see you again in the spring!


Plan to join us for this very special community event!

United States Navy Band – Sea Chanters Chorus

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 6pm

** Special Sun City AZ Appearance at the Sun Bowl **

The Recreation Centers of Sun City, Inc. are proud to announce a very special appearance of The Sea Chanters, the dynamic chorus of the United States Navy Band, who have appeared throughout the United States, and perform frequently at the White House, the Vice President’s house, and for dignitaries at Washington embassies.

As the official chorus of the United States Navy, and one of five performing units of the United States Navy Band, the Sea Chanters promote the Navy’s proud heritage of the sea. The repertoire of this twenty-voice chorus, accompanied by piano, bass and drums, encompasses all types of choral music, including sea chanteys, patriotic selections, folk songs, sacred hymns, and the diverse sounds of opera and Broadway.

The Sun Bowl Amphitheater, located on 107th Avenue just south of Peoria Avenue, is an open air venue which requires concert goers to bring their own lawn chair and/or blanket for this performance. Seating on the dance floor is reserved for those who are physically challenged. There will be NO gourmet food vendors for this event. In the event of inclement weather, this concert will be relocated to the Sundial Auditorium (103rd & Boswell Blvd). Call 623-972-6014 for a message regarding venue change.


 

2018 Spring Sun Bowl Concert Series

Get ready for more great music when the Sun Bowl Shows return in 2018! Sun Bowl Shows are FREE for RCSC Cardholders and their escorted guests  and your cooperation by presenting your RCSC Member or Privilege Card (with photo) for admittance at these shows is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you back at the Sun Bowl for more great entertainment!

60’s Forever
Sunday, March 11, 2018 @ 6pm

Relive the sounds of the 1960s with Arizona’s #1 60’s Tribute Band right here in Sun City AZ! From The Animals and The Beatles to Van Morrison and Wilson Pickett, you’re in for an evening that’s Born to be Wild until it’s time for Wipe Out. We promise – you’ll know all of the words to all the songs! Let’s start the spring Sun Bowl season with rock ‘n roll just like we like it – uh huh, uh huh!!

Backstage Crew
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 6pm

Sun City AZ is sure to love Backstage Crew – Arizona’s premier classic rock/variety cover band. From the seasoned musicianship, four part harmonies and powerful rhythm section to their on-stage antics, this four-piece Phoenix-based band promises a high-quality, high-energy, interactive and entertaining show.  With a strong emphasis on audience participation, we anticipate SRO on the dance floor all night long!

Nashville Gold
Sunday, March 25, 2018 @ 6pm

Get ready to stomp your boots and sing along as Nashville Gold brings the music of the greatest country artists of all time to the Sun Bowl stage – from everyone’s favorite kings & queens of country to musical outlaws, urban cowboys and honky-tonk heroes. Whether you’re a fan of The Man in Black or want to hear about Friends in Low Places, you won’t want to miss this show!

Come Back Buddy
Sunday, April 1, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Inspired by the legendary “Buddy Holly and the Crickets,” Sun City AZ welcomes this 3-piece band back for an encore performance which promises great dance tunes from the 50s era including Elvis, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison, Ricky Nelson and, of course, Buddy Holly. Shake out the poodle skirt and slick back your ‘do for this no-foolin’ around evening of fun times!

Flipside 45
Sunday, April 8, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Flipside 45 is all about the music – a real live band with real live musicians – in their outstanding tribute to classic hits and forgotten gems from the 60s & 70s with a little 50s & 80s thrown in for good measure! If you like big harmonies, groovy vibes, chiming guitar, punchy bass and tasty drum, you’re going to love Flipside 45!

Mogollon
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 6:30pm

This great band has become a Sun City AZ favorite and they’ll be back for another incredible show that is sure to keep fans on the dance floor all evening. Mogollon (pronounced Mug-e-on) has earned the reputation as one of the premier country rock bands in the west, playing anything from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd and plenty of their own original tunes. Get ready for some amazing down-home Arizona grown entertainment!

Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 6:30pm

Head to the Sun Bowl as Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns bring rhythm, blues & funk back to Sun Ctiy AZ for a night full of energy, soul and non-stop party music. It has been said that nobody stands still when this band takes the stage – so get yourself ready for a set that is sure to please!

The Walkens
Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 6:30pm

The Walkens promise a little bit of everything – from Top 40 to country to classic rock, Motown and more will have the audience on the dance floor all night. “Five stars are not enough! The Walkens are absolutely the best!” Wow!

Chad Freeman & Redline
Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 7pm

Get your country goin’ on as we end the Sun Bowl season with one of the most talented and energetic bands in the west! This group will get the crowd rockin’ for an evening full of highfalutin dancing fun!

Sundial Concerts

Sundial Shows are normally ticketed shows held in the Sundial Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the Lakeview Club Office and all ticketed Sundial shows are open to both RCSC Cardholders & non-cardholders.  RCSC is pleased to announce that we will continue to have reserved seating for all ticketed Sundial concerts in 2018! With video projection screens, you’re guarantee that every seat in the house is a great seat. Tickets are also available at the Sundial Box Office one hour prior to each show.

Doors open at 6:00pm and shows begin at 7:00pm.  Please arrive with adequate time to be seated prior to show time. The Lakeview Clubs Office also takes phone reservations for ticketed shows with credit card only (Visa, MasterCard and Discover) by calling 623-561-4660. The Clubs Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. All free shows in the Sundial Auditorium will continue to be general admission and are intended for RCSC Cardholders and their escorted guests only!

PLEASE NOTE: FM Transmission is now available at 99.1 FM for ALL concerts! Please remember to bring your own device & headphones so as not to disturb others attending.


Winter/Spring Concerts at Sundial – All seats reserved!

Experience a wonderful evening of great entertainment shared with good friends at an unbelievable price!

Season Tickets for the 2018 Winter/Spring Sundial Concert Series will be available for purchase by RCSC Cardholders only beginning on November 1, 2017 (through November 30 only). Tickets for individual shows will be available for purchase by RCSC Cardholders only  beginning on December 1, 2017; non-RCSC cardholders may purchase tickets beginning January 2, 2018 (depending upon availability).

All Sundial shows are at 7:00pm; doors open at 6:00pm. Please arrive with adequate time to be seated!

Gourmet food vendors will no longer accompany Sundial shows; please feel free to bring your own beverages and/or snacks if you prefer. New video screens in the Sundial Auditorium guarantee that every seat in the house is now a great seat!

See the complete line-up for the 2018 Winter/Spring Series below!

Season Tickets – $154 (that’s only $14 per show)

Individual Show Tickets – $17pp for RCSC Cardholders/$20 for non-RCSC Cardholders

View the Sundial Seating Chart (for reference only)

 ** NOTE: All ticket sales are final; no refunds. Season tickets are transferrable should you be unable to attend every show.

2018 Winter/Spring Sundial Concert Series 

One of These Nights – Eagles Tribute
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

One of These Nights promises exactly that… an unforgettable night featuring the music of the Eagles – one of the most successful rock bands of all time! One of These Nights will take you on a journey through all the Eagles’ sounds, from tasteful country rock, complete with full harmonies, to hard rocking tunes that highlight the Eagles’ extraordinary catalogue that earned the band seven #1 singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards and six number one albums.

Ambrosia
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

It was 1970 when four young musicians from the South Bay of Los Angeles came together to create a new invigorating style of music. Exploring the possibilities of progressive, classical and world influences, yet rooted with the soul of the blues and R&B, they created a new sound that was defined and recognized as “Ambrosia.” Originally labeled as American’s answer to the progressive invasion of such English acts as “Yes” and “King Crimson,” the group quickly proved it was all that and more as it’s albums painted aural landscapes covering the gamut of musical styles. Today, the band is more alive and compelling than ever, exploring new musical territory and continuing to wow lifelong fans and new coverts alike!

Motown Magic
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Motown Magic is a solid-gold production that guarantees to have everyone out of their seats and dancing in the aisles! This show jives through the decades of Motown chart topping hit artists and groups like The Temptations, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and more. There’s little doubt the memories will help re-create the “sunshine of your life” and “have a hold on you” before the night is out. Even if your “papa WAS a rolling stone,” there’s not a single reason to “shop around” – cause this show is one you DON’T want to miss!

December ‘63
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to life in this re-creation of a Frankie Valli concert experience, showcasing all of your favorite songs including one-of-a-kind classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades along with the band’s most popular singles from the musical Jersey Boys. This re-creation of a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert will have you reaching for the high notes as December ‘63 takes you on musical journey with stops at every phase of this band’s astonishing career.

The Buckinghams
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

One of the most beloved and respected Chicago bands ever to explode onto the national scene, The Buckinghams’ live concerts pack power into 60s pop rock. Bringing back great memories with chart-topping 60s hits, The Buckinghams also perform popular 70s favorites in their sets, electrifying audiences with high-energy fun. Since 1985, original Buckinghams Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna and their band have continued to deliver fast-paced, solid shows that get crowds up on their feet to enjoy. Their #1 song, “Kind of a Drag” is a stand-out favorite that first made them famous followed by seven more national chart hits, 15 singles and eight acclaimed albums.

When Billboard named them “The Most Listened to Band in America,” The Buckinghams became favorites on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Smothers Brothers’ Comedy Hour, American Bandstand, and more.

Mirage – Visions of Fleetwood Mac
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MIRAGE – Visions of Fleetwood Mac celebrates the classic lineup of this legendary superstar band. Based in Los Angeles, the members of “Mirage” capture the look and sound of Fleetwood Mac live in concert. The band is a spin-off of the highly successful band, “Bella Donna – A Tribute to Stevie Nicks,” which was awarded the highest honor of being praised by the real Ms. Nicks after she heard a live performance by singer Michelle Tyler and the band. “Bella Donna” also appeared on AXS TV after being crowned one of the “World’s Greatest Tribute Bands” and has played to SRO crowds in Sun City AZ previously. “Mirage” focuses squarely on Fleetwood Mac and their greatest hits in this five piece authentic concert recreation. When Mirage/Bella Donna is on the stage, Stevie Nicks is IN the House!

The Echoes of the Platters
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Based out of Las Vegas, Nevada and led by Ty Sweet – who for many years was the lead singer of the Buck Ram Platters, as well as additional Platters groups who toured throughout the world many times. The Platters were one of the first African American groups accepted as a major chart group and were, for a period of time, the most successful vocal group in the world back in the day. The Echoes of the Platters have performed previously in Sun City AZ at the Sun Bowl in 2016. We would like to welcome them back to perform now at the Sundial Auditorium…at the overwhelming request of Sun City AZ residents!

Neon Circus – Brooks & Dunn Tribute
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

When Brooks & Dunn, the undisputed kings of the ’90s line dancing craze, decided to hang up their hats in 2010 after a successful 20-year career on the road it left a big void in the hearts of their fans. In 2011, the concept arose to form a tribute act that would rival the duo’s touring road show and live sound, and Neon Circus was born. Neon Circus has successfully continued the legacy of these country music icons with the help of RK Ford (Ronnie Dunn) and Tim Johnson (Kix Brooks) as they perform at various venues touring the US accurately recreating Brooks & Dunn’s exciting live show down to the last detail. To the delight of millions of country music lovers, Neon Circus continues to honky-tonk up the stage every night, and so, the cowboy legends live on.

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap was one of the most successful musical groups of the sixties. Gary’s unmistakable signature voice garnered six consecutive gold records and top ten Billboard hits including “Young Girl,” “Lady Willpower,” “Over You” and “This Girl is a Woman Now.” Gary also performed on more than thirty network television shows and prime time specials during his career. The Union Gap disbanded in the seventies. In 1974, “Young Girl” was reissued in England where it received a silver record award for attaining a top five position on the pop charts, several years after its initial release.

Gary continues to tour nationally & internationally and has released several albums, including “GARY PUCKETT – LIVE,” and his first ever Christmas CD, entitled “At Christmas.” Sun City AZ is sure to enjoy an evening of wonderful music, memories and masterful entertainment as Gary Puckett takes to the Sundial Auditorium stage.

Harmony – Three Dog Night Tribute
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Coming from Corona del Mar, California, Harmony performed to a packed house at the Sun Bowl back in the spring of 2016 and we’re bringing them back to Sun City AZ’s Sundial Auditorium as requested. You will not be disappointed by this great tribute show, featuring such tunes as “Joy to the World,” “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” ‘Shamballa,” “Eli’s Coming,” and “Just An Old Fashioned Love Song” to name just a few. With 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, they introduced mainstream audiences to Paul Williams, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, Leo Sayer, Laura Nyro and others.

Carla Cooke – Daughter of the Legendary Sam Cooke
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The legendary Motown recording artist Sam Cooke is all about music, religion, romance, and history. His youngest daughter, Carla, crafted her sound in the church similar to her dad. She never sought to use her father’s name but chose rather to build her own reputation and has become her own person, with roots connected through her father’s music. Carla’s style is diverse in Gospel, Christian, R&B, Soul, Pop and the contemporary sound that embraces today’s culture.

With a strong vocal range and warm personality, her stage presence commands the environment wherever she performs. Her CD entitled, “A Time to Remember,” covers renditions of her father’s hits including “A Change is Gonna Come,” “Summertime” and “Lost and Looking” as well as several compositions she has written. Carla proves that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as she gives the listener the raw talent, emotion, beauty and charisma that has her carrying the Cooke family torch musically into the new millennium.