February 7
The Music of Jerry Riopelle
www.celebritytheatre.com
This rock legend’s band is joined by members of the Gin Blossoms, Walt Richardson, Ray Herndon, Francine Herndon, Michael Nitro and Chuck E. Baby among others.

February 7
Concert in the Garden
www.dbg.org
The outdoor series at Desert Botanical Garden continues tonight featuring the Big Pete Pearson Blues Band.

February 7
Rocket Man
www.qcpac.com
Colte Julian portrays Elton John and teams up with a live band and backup singers for this tribute to the artist’s greatest hits.

February 7
Toby Mac
www.gilariverarena.com
The Christian hip-hop recording artist brings his Hits Deep Tour to Gila River Arena. that classical music can be cool, the hip-hop violin duo incorporate jazz, rhythm and blues, rap and pop into their own unconventional and unforgettable sound.

February 8
Animal
www.scorpiusdance.com
This original show created by Scorpius’ Director, Lisa Starry, is inspired by her love of animals and passion for their well-being. A portion of ticket sales will benefit local animal charity, Lost Our Home Pet Rescue.

Through February 9
Performers at The Nash
www.thenash.org
First Friday: Joel Oroz Quintet, February 7; Sonrisa, February 8; Jazz Matinee: Sherry Roberson, February 9; Jam Session: Beth Lederman, February 9.

Through February 9
Music of ABBA with Rajaton
www.phoenixsymphony.org
Experience an explosion of sound, light, dance and sheer grooviness at the Music of ABBA concert featuring The Phoenix Symphony and Finnish pop sensation Rajaton in their Phoenix Symphony debut. Dance in your seat to favorites like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “Mamma Mia” performed live.

Through February 13
Performers at MIM
www.mim.org
Ladysmith Black Mambazo, February 7-8; Leo Kottke, February 9-10; Terry Riley with Gyan Riley: Live at 85!, February 12; Lloyd Cole: From Rattlesnakes to Guesswork 2020 Tour, February 13.

February 8
Dermot Kennedy
www.arizonafederaltheatre.com
The Irish singer/ songwriter is a rising star, best known for his singer “Outnumbered.”

February 8
Latin Music Meets Latin Lit
www.asukerr.com
Violinist Francesca Anderegg and composer Reinaldo Moya weave contemporary Latin American music with readings from Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Márquez in Letras Sonoras: Readings and Music from Latin America.

February 8
Nellie McKay: Sister Orchid
www.chandlercenter.org
Multi-talented artist Nellie McKay brings her renegade songs, charming melodies and cutting wit for an unforgettable concert. Her silky voice and unpredictable music conjure images of another time, yet she sharply tunes her performance to the social consciousness of today.

Through February 8
Performers at The Van Buren
www.thevanburenphx.com
Dashboard Confessional: 20 Year Celebration, February 7; Restless Beats, Black Tiger Sex, Machine, Vampa and Blanke, February 8.

Through February 9
Arizona Bach Festival
www.arizonabachfestival.org
The acclaimed Arizona Bach Festival in Phoenix celebrates the magnificent and time-tested works of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Performances feature members of the Phoenix Symphony as well as the Phoenix Chorale held at various Valley venues.

February 8-11
Arizona MusicFest
www.azmusicfest.org
The annual festival continues with performances by Back to Bacharach on Friday, MozART Group on Sunday and The Hot Sardines on Tuesday.

February 9
All That Jazz
www.mesaartscenter.com
Toes will be tapping as Salt River Brass marches into the big-band era.

February 9
Scottsdale Philharmonic
www.scottsdalephilharmonic.com
The orchestra performs music by Beethoven, Bizet and Rossini, featuring pianist Qingqing Ye.

February 9
Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Songs of Peace & Love
www.chandlercenter.org
For more than 50 years, five-time Grammy Award-winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with their uplifting vocal harmonies and dance moves. Known for their a cappella vocals on Paul Simon’s Graceland, this World Music group shares their hopeful message with audiences of all ages through their music and storytelling.

February 10
Queen Tribute Concert
www.azbroadway.org
This month’s concert series at Arizona Broadway Theatre begins with Queen Nation: A Tribute to Queen on Monday, February 10.

February 12
Las Cafeteras
www.asukerr.com
The band’s Afro-Mexican beats and traditional instruments document stories of a community seeking justice and love.

February 13 – 16
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
www.balletaz.org
Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of dreams, illusion, love and fantasy comes to life with fun-loving characters, quarreling fairies and mistaken identities by the talented Ballet Arizona dancers. This new production features choreography by Artistic Director Ib Anderson, new sets and costumes and live music by The Phoenix Symphony.