YCPAC'S four-show 'sequel series' features Pianomen, John Denver & Run Boy Run

Last Spring, with COVID's shadow lingering and indoor performances still months away, Yavapai College Performing Arts Center tested a four-concert series in Prescott Valley's open-air Theatre on the Green.

The response was ravenous: over 500 attended YCPAC's Mother's Day concert, featuring college bands and orchestras; more than 750 filled the green for the May 23 ABBAFab Concert and December '63 – the Frank Valli tribute concert – sold out. So YCPAC's “Concerts on the Green” series has spawned a fall sequel, complete with Highwaymen, Pianomen, a local favorite and a “Rocky Mountain High.”

The John Denver Tribute Starring Ted Vigil (Sunday, August 22) – Armed with an uncanny resemblance to the iconic 70's star, Ted Vigil puts together a powerful set that channels Denver's anthems to nature and love, like “Annie's Song,” “Sunshine on My Shoulder,” and “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”

Local favorites Run Boy Run (Sunday, September 5) – will bring their distinctive sound to Prescott Valley's Theater on the Green just after Labor Day. Winners of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and favorites from Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion, Run Boy Run's X-person ensemble fuses bluegrass, folk, country and Celtic styles into an evening of captivating melodies and stories well-told.

The Arizona Highwaymen (Sunday, September 19) – A tribute to the country music supergroup that featured Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, these talented performers give each legend his due, then weave their voices together for a memorable night of classic country.

Concerts on the Green wraps its second season with a tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John. In Piano Men: Generations (Sunday, October 3) father/son duo Terry & Nick Davies together to celebrate the original Rocket Man, the New York State of Mind, and the soul of 70's/80's Rock 'n Roll.

All shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $5 for kids 9 to 17. Children 8 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale Monday, June 28 at 9 a.m. For more information, call: (928) 776.2000 or visit the YCPAC website.