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Sundial Auditorium and the Sun Bowl Amphitheater are the venues for a variety of concerts throughout the year. From local favorites to national treasures, RCSC Members/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! Please be prepared to show your RCSC Member or Privilege Card with photo (no key fobs are accepted) to gain access to all free RCSC Events & Concerts.

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

Sundial Concert Series

Performances in the Sundial Concert Series are ticketed shows held in the Sundial Auditorium with reserved seating. Tickets can be purchased at the Events & Entertainment Office at the Sundial Center and online. Video projection screens guarantee that every seat in the house is a great seat!  Doors open one hour prior to each performance. Please arrive with adequate time to be seated.

Reservations for ticketed shows are also available with credit card only (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) by calling 623-561-4680. The Events & Entertainment Office at Sundial is open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

*** 2023 Sundial Ticketed Concert Series ***

All ticket sales are final but tickets are transferrable if you should be unable to attend.

CLICK HERE for Step-by-Step Ticket Purchase Instructions. You must log onto the RCSC Web Portal to purchase concert tickets. Not an RCSC Portal User? Click Here to get started!

Click Here to View the 2023 Sundial Concert Seating Chart

Get the complete 2023 Winter/Spring Sundial Concert Schedule here (Printable PDF)

SHOW TIMES: All Sundial Concerts are on Wednesdays. Doors open at 5:00pm; Show Time at 6:00pm

Ray Charles & Friends featuring Pete Peterkin
January 4, 2023

Direct from Las Vegas, Pete Peterkin stars in “Ray Charles & Friends” – a retrospective of the career and greatest hits of the legendary pianist, singer and groundbreaking recording artist Ray Charles. One of Legends in Concert’s signature performers and an “America’s Got Talent” finalist, Peterkin is recognized as one of the world’s most accomplished celebrity impressionists. This show highlights some of the greatest soul performers of the decade and a fine way to start off the Sundial 2023 Concert Series!

C, S, N & Young Tribute
January 11, 2023

The Neil Deal, featuring Dennis Neil, promises a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tribute performance unlike any other. You’ll be taken back to a gentler time, when rock hits from this great band (along with chart-topping solo tunes) provided the soundtrack to our lives.

Revisiting the Orbison Years featuring Mark Barnett
January 25, 2023

Featuring the exceptional vocal talent of Mark Barnett, take an incredible journey back in time with “Revisiting the Orbison Years.” Professionally performing the songs of Roy Orbison since 1991, Marks’s musical career began in his father’s band, “The Johnny Barnett Show” at the early age of 13. With an awesome style and vocal range that captures the singer’s classics such as Only the Lonely, Crying, Pretty Woman, In Dreams and Running Scared as well as Roy’s many other hits, Mark’s transformation into Roy is complete with the looks, voice and the feel of this magnificent performer.  Just close your eyes and listen to the haunting ballads and you’ll find yourself transported back to yesteryear.

Echoes of the Platters featuring Ty Sweet
February 1, 2023

Echoes of the Platters is an amazing and versatile group featuring Ty Sweet. Collectively, the bands accomplishments are endless: Broadway, the big screen, accompanying multi-platinum artists and headlining on some of the greatest stages known. Along with astonishing musical arrangements their amazing voices blend beautiful harmonies and capture the authentic sound we all remember. Let’s give a warm welcome to this encore performance.

6 Guitars
February 8, 2023

You are sure to be amazed by Chase Padgett and his unique “6 Guitars” show that includes Blues, Jazz Rock, Classical, Folk & Country along with a bit of comedy for an evening of fun for everyone.  Chase is most well known for being a semi-finalist on Season 1 of Fox’s newest unscripted singing show “Alter Ego.”

Motown Miracles
February 15, 2023

Let’s welcome back to the Sundial stage “The Motown Miracles” featuring Sydney Justin, with the sound that has always had an overwhelming appeal to all ages, races, nations and cultures. This is one R&B show you won’t want to miss as they highlight their extensive repertoire of multiple classic hits and exhilarating performances with unforgettable hits like “Ooh Baby Baby,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Second That Emotion,” “Tracks of My Tears” and many more. The Miracles are simply better than ever!

The Karen Carpenter Story featuring Chole Foston from the UK
February 22, 2023

Get ready for this stunning tribute to the Carpenters – the biggest selling group of the 1970s. More than just creators of beautifully crafted and hugely successful hit records, siblings Karen and Richard produced a record-breaking run of hits on the American Top 40 and Adult Contemporary charts. The Carpenters recorded 11 albums, five of which spawned top 10 singles. Their catalog includes “Close To You,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “Goodbye To Love” and “Yesterday Once  More” – just to name a few. And featuring the amazing vocals of Chloe Foston and her uncanny likeness to Karen’s angelic voice.

Toast – Tribute to Bread
March 1, 2023

TOAST – The Ultimate Bread Experience faithfully re-creates all the hits of the 1970s hit band, Bread, as well as the solo work of its founders David Gates and James Griffin. With a surprising fidelity rarely heard from a live tribute band, their sound is often described as “spot on” to the original recordings.

Kool KC Tribute Band
March 8, 2023

Be ready to party with this exciting 10-piece dance band with horns direct from Vegas, under the direction of Rusty Hamilton. This visually animated and choreographed show features the music and hit songs from KC and the Sunshine Band and Kool & the Gang including some of the best funk and R&B party hits such as Get Down Tonight, Ladies’ Night, Celebration, Boogie Shoes, Hollywood Swinging, That’s the Way (A-ha I like it), and Please Don’t Go. Tonight is the night to get down and get funky!

Two Divas & a Piano – Elton John & Cher Tribute
March 15, 2023

Gene Sironen (as Elton John) and Heidi Thompson (as Cher) bring a unique energy to the stage with their special mix of comedy, duets, audience participation and more. ​This tribute act combination promises a stunningly spectacular show as both Cher and Elton each have six decades of hits dating back to the 1960s and are loved by audiences of all ages around the world. You’ll be treated to many of their best chart-toppers including Crocodile Rock, Believe, Saturday Night’s Alright, If I Could Turn Back Time, and duets such as Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Rescue Me and Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me. This show guarantees an evening of top-notch entertainment.

Righteous Bros Tribute
March 22, 2023

Calling all fans of blue-eyed soul! You’re sure to love every moment as another “direct from Las Vegas” show comes to Sun City. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Unchained Melody” are just two hits from one of the greatest duos in rock history. When Bill Medley himself says, “Thanks for keeping our music alive!” you can be certain this show is definitely another must-see performance that you won’t want to miss!

It Takes Two – Rod Stewart & Tina Turner Tribute
March 29, 2023

Let’s end the Sundial Concert Series with these two great tribute performers! Las Vegas-based Rob Caudill has mastered the look, mannerisms, and voice of legendary rocker Rod Stewart and backed by his “Tonight’s The Night Band” you’ll enjoy tunes from a repertoire of more than 100 Stewart songs (everything from the early years of The Faces to the Great American Songbooks), and a wardrobe of loud, custom-made suits that match Rod Stewart’s attire to a tee. Rob shares the stage with Tina Turner Tribute artist Cookie Watkins, often described as explosive, alluring, electrifying, sultry, and sassy! Strut your stuff and enjoy this final show of the season.

Sunday Nights at the Sun Bowl 

Sun Bowl Shows are free to RCSC Members/Cardholders and their escorted guests. Please be prepared to show your RCSC Member or Privilege Card (with photo) in order to obtain admittance; positively 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! **

We’re looking forward to more great LIVE music in Sun City AZ for your listening and dancing pleasure at the Sun Bowl Amphitheater this spring. All Sun Bowl Shows are FREE for RCSC Members/Cardholders and their escorted guests. Your cooperation by presenting your RCSC Member or Privilege Card (with photo) for admittance at these shows is greatly appreciated (no key fobs accepted). We look forward to seeing you at the “Bowl” for more great entertainment!

2023 Spring Sun Bowl Concerts

Click Here for a printable PDF of the complete spring line-up!

The PolyestersRELOCATED TO Sundial Auditorium – DOORS 5PM | SHOW 6PM
Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 6pm

We’ll start the Spring 2023 Sun Bowl season by welcoming to Sun City “The Polyesters” – Southwest’s Premiere Disco Party Band. This band was put together by five child musical sensations that were all children of several huge disco stars of the 1970s. Let’s get the party started!

Hi-Fi All Star Dance BandRELOCATED TO Sundial Auditorium – DOORS 3PM | SHOW 4PM
Sunday, March 12, 2023
We’re moving this show over to Sundial (due to Italian Festival) and we’re absolutely certain that this show will be a totally good-time for all. From disco, rock, pop classics and country, the Hi-Fi All Star Dance Band is sure to get the dance floor hopping with non-stop great tunes.

Classic Jukebox
Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 6pm

Classic Jukebox is Phoenix, Arizona’s most dynamic four-piece variety dance band, specializes in vocal harmonies as they play a variety of Rock, Country, Oldies, Surf, R&B, party, and slow dance songs.  This promises to be a memorable experience for all!

Uncle Click
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 6pm

Named the “Top Classic Rock/Country Rock Band” in the Phoenix area by Gigmasters, we’re pleased to bring back Uncle Click who have been rocking the southwest for more than 15 years. With familiar, upbeat cover tunes spanning several musical genres, this band is what great shows at the Sun Bowl are all about: rockin’ the house!

US Navy Sea ChantersSpecial Monday Concert
Monday, March 27, 2023, at 6pm

The Sea Chanters are the United States Navy’s official chorus.  The Sea Chanters are frequently found at the center of our most important national events, including inauguration day performances and state funerals.  They have played a vital role in comforting the nation in times of mourning, including appearances at memorials for the astronauts of the space shuttle Columbia and the presidential wreath laying ceremony at the September 11 United Airlines flight 93 crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Learning to Fly (Tom Petty Tribute)
Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 6:30p

Join us in welcoming “Learning to Fly” – a Tom Petty Tribute band that has been rockin’ the greater Phoenix area with 40 plus years of classic rock/party hits from one of the great rock musicians starting in the 1970s with his band The Heartbreakers and into the 1980s with The Traveling Wilburys. Come out for a special evening of super hits.

The Fabulous Decades
Sunday, April 9, 2023 at 6:30pm

Get ready for all the great dance hits from “The Fabulous Decades” Band. We are certain there will be songs you know and love – no matter what your age! Put your hands together and we’ll this band to the Sun Bowl. Let’s show them we know who to have a great time.

Outside the Line (Motown Variety)
Sunday, April 16, 2023 at 6:30pm

RCSC is pleased to bring back Phoenix-area’s most soulful variety band to the Sun Bowl. Smooth moves together with the great Motown sound promise to have the audience reminiscing about the Motor City and hits that topped the charts.

The Elements
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 6:30pm

Welcome The Elements Band to Sun City – Arizona’s Top-40 Variety Dance Band performing R&B, Motown, Rock, Funk, Pop, and Country Hits including cover songs by Journey, Pat Benatar, DNCE, Bruno Mars, Wilson Pickett, Stevie Wonder, Commodores, KC and the Sunshine Band, Santana and many others.

Yesterday Once More
Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 6:30pm

We’ll end the Sun Bowl season with an encore performance from Yesterday Once More Variety Rock & Roll Show and Dance who play classic rock and roll music/doo wop and R and B tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Another beautiful evening under the stars with dancing and fun – once more!

Summer Concerts at Sundial

These special concerts are free for RCSC Members/Cardholders and their escorted guest only. Relax indoors in air conditioned comfort with these great performances. Summer Concerts at Sundial are general admission seating with special reserved areas for your dancing pleasure.

Show time is 6pm; Doors open at 5pm. Please be prepared to present your RCSC Member or Privilege Card for entry; key fobs not accepted.