Photos courtesy of Peoria Center for the Performing Arts
September promises exciting musical performances at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Dr., in Peoria.
The September Mix, a free live music series, is every Wednesday evening. Showtime starts at 7 p.m., with doors opening an hour earlier.
Sept. 6: The Sugar Thieves: The Sugar Thieves have been winning fans over worldwide with their high-energy, soulful live shows since 2006. Over the years, they have honed their brand of American roots music, creating a sound that is all their own. Moving between blues, country, folk, rock and roll, and elements of jazz, they freely honor the tradition that makes American music so great. The Sugar Thieves have shared a bill with the likes of Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips, The Blues Brothers, Lucinda Williams, Robert Cray, and more.
Sept. 13: Significant Others: Significant Others are an indie rock band based in the Valley, but their members hail from all across the country. The band met while going to school in Arizona. The quartet (singer/guitarist Clayton Patterson, guitarist Michael Glowatski, bassist David Seiler, and drummer Ziggy Ziegler) draws influence from bands like Mt Joy, Wilco, and Oasis. A couple of jam sessions in late 2021 led to a fused collective with the common interest of sharing their sound with the world. Their diverse musical background lends itself to confident tones with wide influences.
Sept. 20: NOLAZ Band: NOLAZ Band plays groove and soul music from New Orleans, LA (NOLA). From The Neville Brothers to Allen Toussaint, The Meters to Harry Connick Jr., and Dr. John to PJ Morton, there is a particular musical character that stems from New Orleans. NOLAZ band channels this energy to bring a little NOLA to AZ (NOLA+AZ=NOLAZ). Since forming in 2018, NOLAZ Band continues to grow in popularity and has performed at The Nash, The Southwest Cajun Festival, Rhythm Room, 528 Live Porch Series, Mesa Arts Center, Crescent Ballroom, Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), and more. The eight-piece band is led by Ted Belledin (keys, sax, vocals) with vocals, horns, and a rhythm section. Based in Phoenix, NOLAZ Band offers upbeat performances, Mardi Gras-themed events, and the option of including a traditional brass band.
Sept. 27: Fayuca: Arizona-based, Fayuca, is a reggae-rock/Latino group, fronted by founding member, Gabo Fayuca. Their sound shifts through genres, while blending modern-reggae melodies with Latin percussion, tied seamlessly by sultry-rock breakdowns, comparable to Sublime, Pepper, Stick Figure, etc. Their music has been featured on MTV, Univision, FOX Sports, and other popular TV networks. Fayuca’s instrumental, “La Venganza,” was handpicked by movie director Robert Rodriguez to be used as the main title theme for El Rey Network’s original series, “MATADOR.” The band has become an international touring act, sharing the stage throughout the United States and Mexico with leaders in their genre like Molotov, 311, Cultura Profetica, Slightly Stoopid, Sublime with Rome, Damien Marley, and many more. While finishing school in Phoenix, Gabo sparked an interest in writing music and forming a bilingual-rock band. Since their first album release in 2006, Fayuca has launched a handful of studio albums. Their songs promote Latino culture, good vibes, and self-identification. Touring tirelessly between writing and recording music, Fayuca strives to inspire people around the world by spreading a message of courage, love, and empowerment.
Each act offers a unique musical flavor, from rock, Latino, soul, and country to jazz, ensuring a diverse sampling for all music aficionados. Enhance your experience with refreshments from the PCPA Concessions.
Don’t miss this golden opportunity to appreciate a medley of local talents. For more information, visit peoriaaz.gov/government/departments/arts-culture/arts/peoria-center-for-the-performing-arts.