Roll into your autumn on a tide of folk and rock harmonies, sung in an intimate setting with close companions, table beverages and four of the finest musicians around. Yavapai College Performing Arts Center invites you to enjoy the Brian Chartrand Quartet, in the second session of its critically acclaimed Cabaret Series, Friday night, October 21, at 7 p.m.

Favorites of the Phoenix club scene and YCPAC’s own Concerts on the Green, the Brian Chartrand Quartet – Chartrand on guitar, with drummer Todd Chuba, keyboardist Lamar Gaines and bassist Mario Mendivil – deftly blends soulful original songs with an extensive rock/folk set list that has captivated crowds everywhere from the Crescent Ballroom to Carnegie Hall.

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“I was very fortunate to be exposed to a lot of different styles growing up.” Chartrand said. “James Taylor had a huge influence on me. I loved all the music and the harmony singing of that late 60’s-70’s scene: Crosby, Stills & Nash, Simon & Garfunkel, Jackson Browne, the Eagles.

“With the Quartet, we mix original songs and covers from previous bands. A lot of early 70’s singer/songwriter songs; some Rock ‘n Roll, and some stuff with a jazzier feel. We cover a lot of great artists and songs, and one leads to pretty easily to the other.”

The Brian Chartrand Quartet has a love of live performance and an impressive versatility that has taken them from the bar band circuit to Scottsdale’s Musical Instrument Museum to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After dialing up their skills to fill Prescott Valley’s open-air amphitheater, the Quartet brings a nuanced show to the bistro-like environs of YCPAC’s 120-seat Cabaret.

“The Cabaret Series has been my most favorite concert experience on our stage.” Dr. Craig Ralston, YC Performing Arts Director of Programming & Development, said. “We bring our audiences close to the artists in an intimate atmosphere that allows for a truly unique experience.”

By turning its 1,100-seat auditorium into a 120-seat Bistro, YCPAC invites Cabaret audiences to join the Brian Chartrand Quartet onstage. Watching comfortably from tables with coffee, drinks or hors d’oeuvres, audiences can catch every chord and nuance from four truly compelling performers.

Tickets for The Brian Chartrand Quartet are $55 general admission, which includes seating at a table onstage, appetizers, desserts, coffee/tea and a cash bar. The Yavapai College Performing Arts Center is located at 1100 E. Sheldon Street, in Prescott. The YCPAC Ticket Office is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Thursdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. For reservations or more information, please call: (928) 776.2000 or visit us online at: