SEDONA MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Sedona Music & Entertainment
One of the most wonderful things about Sedona is the community support for the arts. I’ve was serenaded by the haunting melody of a beautiful Native American flute in the far reaches of Boynton canyon once, and another time stumbled upon an African Zulu Reggae band in a now extinct coffee shop. The restaurants, coffee shops, and the red rocks welcome artists who make up a large part of the heart and soul of Sedona.
I share a few of my favorites below. I’m pretty sure you’ll love them too! Be open to explore and discover a few of your own… you won’t be disappointed!
There are countless local artists with incredible talent. Just look at the “events calendar” on many local establishments and you’ll find them. The people I’ve listed here are friends and favorites! Check out their websites for performance dates, times, and downloads.
Robin Miller – Robin Miller is a Sedona icon and multi-instrumental recording artist. His repertoire includes over 17 CDs featuring acoustic and electric guitar, synthesizers, electronic keyboards, baby grand, and mandolin, rock, heavenly music, and original vocals.
Robin picked up his first guitar at age seven and formed his first band at age fourteen. He toured with famous spiritual authors, won the “New Age Music of the Year” award, and Dannion Brinkley, near-death survivor, and author of “Saved by the Light,” said that Robin’s music “was the closest thing to what he heard in heaven.”
Enjoy Robin’s music at one of the many local establishments where he performs, and be sure to visit his website for a vast array of heart-opening, soul soothing downloads.
Eric Miller – Eric Miller is an accomplished and well-traveled world guitarist. After journeying throughout France, Italy, England, Ireland, Eric arrived in Spain and fell in love with the art of flamenco. Upon his return to the United States, he continued to study and perform.
Eventually, he was drawn to the music of Brazil and immersed himself in the bossa nova and samba, adding Brazilian Jazz guitar to his ever-growing World Music repertoire. Catch one of Eric’s many performances around town and don’t forget to visit his website for an incredible array of world music.
Patrick Ki – Patrick Ki’s journey began in the island paradise of Hawaii, where he spent his youth amidst the gentle rhythms of the ocean and beautiful sounds of Hawaiian music. If you listen closely to his unique artistry, you can recognize the influence of the island “slack key” guitar.
Guitar Magazine says, “”Patrick’s musicality renders his technique invisible. What the listener gets is pure melody, harmony and rhythm, along with a sense of wonder as to how easily the music connects on all levels.”
Susannah Martin is an incredible acclaimed vocalist whose styles range from jazz, pop, classic rock and brazilian/latin jazz. Her fluid, sultry voice is colored with jazz and r&b, along with a spicy international flair ignited by her multi-lingual singing in latin styles. Her keen vocal control, joy of rhythm, free emotional palette and skills at improvisation and scat-singing raise her performances to scintillating heights. Susannah performs in a multitude of Sedona bands at many local establishments. Her soulful performances have brought me tear tears while her energetic vocals will make you need to get up and dance.
Miller, Miller, Martin & Ki – In addition to their busy solo recording and performing careers, Robin & Eric Miller, Susannah Martin and Patrick Ki join to create a popular band whose rich lead vocals & harmonies, virtuoso acoustic guitars and a groovy beat box fire up classic rock hits!
Enjoy their renditions of The Eagles, Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Sting & much more, bluesy originals & spicy latin tunes (bossa, flamenco, salsa).
This entertaining band is notorious for their musical fun and frolic and their high-energy tribute shows, including ‘The Boomer-ama Blast’, ‘Psychedlic 60s’, ‘Sensational 70s’ and ‘Acoustic Jolly Rockin’ Christmas.’ If you’re lucky enough to see them perform you’ll leave dancing, singing, and smiling!
There are so many places to enjoy live entertainment in Sedona! Explore on your own or check out a few I’ve personally visited & enjoyed below…
Sound Bites Grill – Sound Bites offers casual fine dining with stunning Red Rock views inside and on the patio, as well as some of the best entertainment in the area. Enjoy original and classic entrees, fine wines, craft beers, vegan entrees, and delicious desserts. Located in the Hilton Plaza (Shops at Pinon Pointe) above the junction between 89A and W89A.
Vino de Sedona – Enjoy one of over 800 fine wines or craft beers, fancy kombucha (for designated drivers), gourmet cheese platters, and tapas in this casually elegant wine tasting shop. Amazingly talented local musicians often play here, giving you plenty of reason to stay and chat with friends – old or new. Watch a game, listen to live music, or just stop by for an casually elegant sip and snack. After an hour in here, you’ll feel like you’ve met a new family in Sedona. Along W89A.
The Sedona Creative Life Center – This beautiful facility just up Schnebly Hill Road hosts a variety of spiritual classes, creative classes, local and nationally known speakers, and talented performing artists. I teach here and have visited many times for blessings, classes, and phenomenal concerts.
The Secret Garden Cafe – Tucked in by the fountain and moose statues in Tlaquepaque, the Secret Garden offers delicious homemade sandwiches and salads, near the rose garden, amidst a sweet indoor/outdoor garden setting. Great food. Great coffee, amazing desserts, and a lot of love make this place truly special. You’ll often enjoy entertainment on the patio.
Tlaquepaque – Known as “Sedona’s Arts & Crafts Village,” Tlaquepaque is a replica of an old Spanish town complete with courtyards, beautiful trees and flowers, fountains, wonderful shops, and restaurants. In addition to the shops, there are many festivals that feature live musical performances.