The Town of Oro Valley and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance have partnered to bring live music to residents for over 20 years. The Oro Valley Concert Series supports local musicians with the opportunity to perform monthly in the community’s largest shopping center. The series supports a range in music genres, from country to rock and jazz to classical. The Oro Valley concert series truly has something for every taste of music. Concerts are free to attend. Audience members are invited to bring their own chairs.
When he’s belting out the lyrics to some of the most danceable Motown, cumbia and 1970s-era hits, you won’t find George Howard standing in one spot on stage. He’s likely to climb down from the stage to sing and dance along with those enjoying the show. “We love to entertain and have fun,” said Howard, the lead singer and founder of the George Howard Band. “I’d tell people coming to one of our shows to bring their dancing shoes — they’ll want to dance.” The George Howard Band sings the blues, rhythm and blues, and top hits by Al Green, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, B.B. King and Stevie Wonder, among others. Howard was recently inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, Tucson Music Awards Hall of Fame and the Tucson Musicians Museum. His passion for music has led him to work on outreach programs for children, and he’s the president and founder of the Tucson Musicians Museum.