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Events & Entertainment staff is excited about the return of live entertainment to Sun City AZ for RCSC Cardholders & their guests.

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! 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.

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; 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! **

2022 Spring Sun Bowl Concert Series 

Click Here for a printable PDF of the 2022 Spring Sun Bowl Concerts

We’re looking forward to more great LIVE music in Sun City AZ for your listening and dancing pleasure at the Sun Bowl Amphitheater! All Sun Bowl Shows are FREE for RCSC 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 coming soon!

Strait Country
Sunday, March 6, 2022 @ 6pm

Let’s start out the Sun Bowl concert series with return of the Kevin Sterner and the Strait Country Band with the critically acclaimed “A Tribute to the Music of George Strait” show which promises to showcase hit after hit from an amazing 60 Number One Hits and over 80 Top Ten Hits, also includes some of George’s lesser known gems. We’re certain it will be “Love to the End, Amen” as the stage lights go down when the show is over.

Outside the Line (Motown Variety)
Sunday, March 13, 2022 @ 6pm

RCSC is pleased to present the Phoenix-area’s most soulful variety band making their first appearance at the Sun Bowl. Smooth moves together with the great Motown sound will have the audience reminiscing about the Motor City and hits that topped the charts.

Thaddeus Rose Band
Sunday, March 20, 2022 @ 6pm

Let’s put our hands together and get up on our feet with an encore appearance from this sure-to-please great dance band – Thaddeus Rose! With state-of-the-art sound and funky stage presence, we’re certain that this show will be full of musical fun and excitement.

Backstage Crew
Sunday, March 27, 2022 @ 6pm

Billed as “Arizona’s Premier Classic Rock / Variety Cover Band,” Backstage Crews returns to the Sun Bowl to perform everything from Classic Rock and Country to the Black Crows and Black-Eyed Peas. From their seasoned musicianship, four-part harmonies and powerful rhythm section to their amazing on-stage presence, this five-piece band promises a high-quality, high-energy, interactive and entertaining show, with a strong emphasis on audience participation including lots of great dance numbers.

Sunday, April 3, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Let’s welcome back another crowd favorite, Mogollon (pronounced Mug-e-on) who has earned the reputation as one of the Premier Country Rock Entertainment groups in the West and lives up to those high standards with every Sun City AZ performance to date. They can play just about anything – from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd to their own original songs. We can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed.

Flipside 45
Sunday, April 10, 2022 @ 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!

Faded Jeans
Sunday, April 17, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Let’s welcome back “Arizona’s Party Band” and a Sun City favorite – Faded Jeans – as they wow with a genre-hopping playlist that keeps the audience dancing throughout the show. And calling for more at the end of the night. With songs ranging from Classic Rock, R&B, Pop, Oldies, Country, 70’s Funk, Rockabilly, and Blues, with each song is performed true to style and certain to be fun time for all!

Main Event
Sunday, April 24, 2022 @ 6:30pm

We’ll finish the Spring Sun Bowl Series with an encore performance from the Main Event – a 9-piece full horn band that performs everything from Motown and Rock, to Funk and Big Band. A little something for everyone as we say “We’ll see you back here in September” for more great music. Have a good summer!

Summer Concerts at Sundial

These special concerts are free for RCSC 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 in the east and west halls of the Auditorium for your dancing pleasure.

Show time is 7pm; Doors open at 6pm. Please be prepared to present your RCSC Member or Privilege Card for entry; key fobs not accepted.

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 located at the Sundial Center (when appropriate).  Jumbo 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.

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


*** 2022 Sundial Ticketed Concert Series ***

Purchase Tickets at the Events & Entertainment Office at Sundial,

by phone at 623-561-4680 or at the box office just prior to show.

View the 2022 Sundial Seating Chart here (for reference only)

The Recreation Centers of Sun City is super excited to offer two shows for each performance starting in 2022 – a matinee concert at 3pm and an evening show at 7pm (doors will open at 2pm and 6pm respectively), which will allow for smaller, more intimate audiences and greater opportunities for physical distancing.

Season packages and individual show tickets will be available for each performance (individual performance tickets do not go on sale until Monday, November 15. Season packages will no longer be available after November 12.  Please note that season ticket packages cannot be a combination of matinee and evening shows; they must be for all afternoon or for all evening shows. Purchases may be made in person at the Sundial Events & Entertainment Office or by phone at 623-561-4680 (you must speak with a live Events Agent).

CORRECTION:  Tickets can only be purchased by: (1) in person at the Events & Entertainment office located at Sundial beginning at 8:00 a.m.; or (2) by telephone 623-561-4680 and you must speak with a live agent.  Email requests to purchase tickets will not be accepted.

Cost for Season Ticket Packages – $216 per RCSC Cardholder ($18/pp/show) or $240 per RCSC Cardholder for Premium Seating ($20/pp/show) On sale through Friday, November 12, 2021 to RCSC Cardholders only (limit one series/card).

Cost for Individual Tickets – $20 per RCSC Cardholders; $25 for guests of RCSC Cardholders
On sale Monday, November 15 through Friday, December 31, 2021 at noon.

Should any tickets remain available as of Monday, January 3, 2022, they may be purchased by non-RCSC Cardholders.

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

Click Here for a printable PDF of all 2022 Sundial Ticketed Concerts

The Chicago Experience
Wednesday, January  5, 2022

Chicago – the remarkable band with 23 gold albums (five at #1), 21 top-ten singles and a staggering 100+ million albums sold. Celebrate the music and majesty of the original “rock and roll band with horns” as we welcome The Chicago Experience to kick-off the Sundial 2022 Winter Concert season

Featuring two vocalists that blend seamlessly with amazing horn and rhythm sections, TCE recreates the signature sound of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, featuring hits such as “Saturday in the Park,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is,” and many, many more. This will be an evening of the greatest hits from the greatest band of all time.

Bobby Wilson, son of “Mr. Excitement” Jackie Wilson
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Let’s welcome back to Sun City AZ Bobby Brooks Wilson, the son of legendary R&B/soul singer Jackie Wilson. This talented entertainer received high critical acclaim long before learning that he was the rightful heir to the legacy. It wasn’t until long after he had begun performing in his own right that Bobby realized that the talent flowed naturally – he was actually the son of Jackie Wilson. A truly amazing life story. Every music lover will definitely want to catch this absolutely outstanding show as Bobby thrills audiences with the amazing traits and talents of his father. A three-time Grammy Balloted Artist with four Top 10 hits, the family legacy continues and this show promises to be a true Vegas performance that you won’t want to miss!

Aretha, The Queen of Soul
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

“All Hail the Queen!”  Charity Lockhart, hailed as one of the finest vocalists in the country, stars in this spectacular homage to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time, Aretha Franklin.

Franklin’s iconic career spanned six decades, inspiring and influencing generations of aspiring musicians and vocalists. In her life, she recorded countless classics, garnered 18 Grammy Awards, The Presidential Medal of Freedom (the USA’s highest civilian honor), and earned the #1 spot as Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of The Greatest Singers of All Time. This stunning concert stars the immensely talented Charity Lockhart, accompanied by her spectacular 10-piece band as they celebrate the legendary life and music of Aretha Franklin! Let’s show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T and “Jump to It” as we bow to the Queen!

December 63’ – Tribute to Frankie Valli
Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons comes to life in this one-of-a-kind concert experience. December ’63 showcases all your favorite songs from Frankie Valli including the classics that have been thrilling audiences for decades. This re-creation concert will have you reaching for the high notes as the cast and band take you on musical journey with stops at every phase of the careers of Frankie and the boys! In 1962, the group released their first album, featuring the single “Sherry,” which was not only their first charted hit but also their first number-one song. The Four Seasons followed up that up with several million-selling hits, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (their second #1 hit), “Walk Like A Man” (their third #1), “Candy Girl” and several others. From 1962 to early 1964, only The Beach Boys matched the Four Seasons in record sales in the U.S. Come out and enjoy a great performance featuring the timeless classics for this great band.

Rock Me Gently
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

From Jim Croce to Dan Fogelberg, Carole King to James Taylor, Rock Me Gently (formerly known as “Time In A Bottle”) returns to Sun City AZ with this encore tribute performance – an unforgettable, stunning two hours show featuring some of the greatest American music to come from the 1970s. Mellow out and enjoy soft rock sounds from a much more peaceful, gentler time in our lives!

Manilow & Streisand
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 

Two illustrious careers collide in this sweeping tribute to a pair of unmistakable musical voices. Featuring pop hits, show tunes and all-around unforgettable melodies, the combination of Barry Manilow and Barbra Streisand is sure to take any listener on a trip down memory lane.

Terry Davies has spent the better part of a decade lending his creative and musical talents to tributes such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Sedaka, ABBA, and the incomparable Barry Manilow. The mix of his classic vocal style and personable crowd interaction has been winning over audiences on stages across the country.

Sharon Owens has been recreating the sound and style of Streisand since the year 2000. Over the past two decades, she has amassed a list of commendations including “Best of Las Vegas” during her 6-year residency on the Strip, finalist on ABC’s “The Next Best Thing,” appearances on Access Hollywood, Extra and in People magazine and TV guide, as well as sold out shows on the West End in London.

Featuring hits such as “Ready To Take A Chance Again,” “Can’t Smile Without You,” “Evergreen,” “Enough Is Enough” and “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”, this two-in-one concert is a must-see for fans of Babs and Barry alike!

You’re the One – Tribute to Blood, Sweat & Tears
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Get ready for a show that celebrates the great multi-genre band Blood, Sweat & Tears and contemporaries that produced funky, horn-rich recordings. In addition to hits such as “Spinning Wheel,” “Lucretia Mac Evil,” and “Gotta Get You Into My Life,” this performance will feature selections from the Grammy-winning band that will please music lovers of all ages and musical preferences. Starring the dynamic Charlie Hall and featuring a full horn and rhythm section, you’ll think that the original BST is onstage with this spot-on tribute.

The Broadway Concert Experience featuring Jeri Sager & Johnny Williams
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The Broadway Concert Experience brings to the stage the greatest blockbuster hits of Broadway and the West End in one massive show. From “West Side Story” to “Les Miserables” and “Oklahoma” to “The Phantom of the Opera,” this show will appeal to music and concert lovers everywhere. Enthusiasts of show tunes won’t want to miss this performance!

Linda Ronstadt starring Laura Berger
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Linda Ronstadt is recognized as one of the most important and popular interpretive singers of the 1970s, having earned a succession of platinum-selling albums and chart-topping singles. Throughout her career, her easy and laid-back pop infused by her folky roots set her apart from her contemporaries, as she effortlessly moved into the 1980s, and has remained a fixture in the hearts of the legion of fans who love her! With over 30 studio albums, eleven Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, an Emmy Award, and more, Linda is one of the most prolific and beloved singers of all-time. Laura Berger’s tribute/portrayal is a show with of this Arizona native star.

Britain’s Finest – The Complete Beatles Experience
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Britain’s Finest is an experience unlike any other. You may have seen Beatles tribute acts before, but this time you’ll be in awe of the enthusiasm and energy for which they are recognized and remembered. After every performance, audience members are struck at first by the incredible recreation of those oh-so-familiar songs the world has come to love, but then become mesmerized by the off-the-cuff humor and the cheeky banter that takes place between songs.

Britain’s Finest was featured twice on AXS TV’s “The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands,” they held the top four spots in the Volume 5 compilation song chart of the same name available on iTunes. On Chris Carter’s Sunday morning’s “Breakfast with the Beatles” show on KLOS 95.5, Chris Carter said, “Interviewing Britain’s Finest must have been what it would’ve been like interviewing the Beatles,” which was a huge compliment. Britain’s Finest was also featured in an article by Niki Payne on CBS Los Angeles, Best Tribute bands in LA. She wrote, “Britain’s Finest is as close to the real deal as you may ever find in this lifetime.” Lee DeCarlo, recording engineer for John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” album said after a performance at a private event, “You guys are really great, you remind me so much of the lads.”

One of These Nights Eagles Tribute
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Let’s welcome back to Sun City AZ, the crowd-pleasing, ever-popular Ultimate Tribute to America’s Favorite Band, The Eagles! One of These Nights promises exactly that….an unforgettable performance featuring the music of the Eagles – one of the most successful rock bands of all time!

MJ Deja vu – Tribute to Michael Jackson 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Bearing a remarkable resemblance to the “King of Pop,” Justin Dean has performed in multiple venues across the country entertaining fans with his amazing performance as one of the top Michael Jackson tribute artists. He has performed extensively in Las Vegas as the star of ‘MJ Live” (A Michael Jackson Tribute Concert) for 3-1/2 years, in addition to performing in theaters all over the world. Justin has also had the privilege to share the stage with multiple celebrities including Prince, Jenifer Lopez, Kool and the Gang, Huey Lewis and the News, Richard Marx, and 80s star Tiffany – just to name a few. A celebrity favorite, Justin has performed for Michael Jackson’s father – Joe Jackson, Majestik Magnificent, Megan Good, Frank Caliendo, Travis Payne (Michael Jackson’s choreographer), Tatiana Thumbzten, and many more, all of whom raved about his remarkable performance!