In its third season, the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance 2010 La Encantada Summer Concert Series features performances by 11 well-known acts that begin Friday, May 14, with The Bryan Dean Trio.

Shows take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays from May to October in the lower-level courtyard at La Encantada shopping center at Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue.

The Bryan Dean Trio incorporates elements of funk, jazz, rock and R&B into its blues repertoire, a release said. Other acts through the summer are Julie Anne, Joe Bourne and Friends, Amber Norgaard, Soulero, The Last Call Girls, Los Esquineros and Amilcar Guevara, the Jive Bombers, Heather Amelia Quartet, Jovert! and Bill Ganz and his Western Band.

Individual tickets cost $10 in advance and $11 the day of the show. Additionally, season tickets for the 11-concert series cost $88, offering savings of 20 percent.

Concert-goers also can redeem their ticket stubs at La Encantada restaurants for exclusive savings on dinner and drinks, the release said.

Proceeds from the Summer Concert Series benefit arts education programs and activities SAACA sponsors in local schools and at its community festivals and programs held throughout the year.

To produce the series, SAACA partners with title sponsor La Encantada, a Westcor shopping center, and the Tucson Federal Credit Union.

2010 La Encantada Summer Concert Series

7-9 p.m. Fridays, May to October

La Encantada Shopping Center, northwest corner of Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue

$10 in advance, $11 day of show; season tickets (11 concerts) $88 – 20-percent discount


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