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As the summer heat abates and we begin to emerge from our air-conditioned hideouts, we can all look forward to some great events featuring our talented Cultural Coalition artists. We hope you’ll join us!



Sunday, September 8th
Martini Ranch
7295 East Stetson Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
The first heavy metal Mariachi band is touring the Southwest and their first stop is Scottsdale. Enjoy your favorite metal classics with a Mariachi twist.



Saturday, September 28
Sunday, September 29
Musical Instrument Museum
4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050

Included with paid museum admission, free for Circle of Friend donors.

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 Homage to Lalo Guerrero
12:15-12:45 p.m.
Performance and Storytelling at the Arizona Music Exhibit, United States / Canada Gallery.
Zarco Guerrero will present a delightful performance of Lalo Guerrero’s most well-known parodies.  Zarco and Lalo are not related by blood; instead, they are linked by fate. Zarco will share the compelling story of the two artists’ families and the day that bound the two men together in tragedy and memory.

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Company@ The MIM
1:15-2:00 p.m.
Main Courtyard
The roots of baile folklorico, or folk dancing, are strongly connected with the expression of cultural identity, with styles and costumes reflecting the many diverse regions of Mexico. Come learn a step or two!



October 27th, 1pm-6pm
Margaret T. Hance Park
Downtown Phoenix
FREE and OPEN to the public

Join us for the 2nd annual celebration of Dia de los Muertos in the heart of Phoenix. Masked performers bring our traditions to life in a family-friendly festival filled with music, pageantry, food and art. At sunset, we will all participate in a Procesión and share a moment of silence to remember and honor our loved ones who have passed but who have not been forgotten.


Desert Botanical Garden Fall Music Series
Friday, November 15th, 7-9 pm
Tickets available here

Of Native American, Brazilian and Mexican backgrounds, Quetzal is well-versed in many musical styles and instruments. This young protégé blends Salsa, Jazz, Brazilian, and funk to create a musical experience all will enjoy. Come be a part of the CD Release Concert and be among the first to hear Quetzal’s new work!

This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden exhibit!