Entertainment in the Prescott Arizona area
Prescott, Arizona appears in the “top” lists for many reasons-greatest place to retire, exceptional outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking and even friendliest town.
But something not so publicized is all the great entertainment and entertainment venues around Prescott, Arizona.
Entertainment venues in Prescott, Arizona
- Prescott Elks Theater– “The Prescott Elks Theater and Performing Arts Center is a classically designed turn of the 20th century opera house seating over 500. Completed in 1905 and listed on the National Register of Historical Places as Elks Building and Theater, it was one of many “Elks’ Opera Houses” across the country.” Most of the time the Elks Theater offers weekly tribute bands. We have seen Elvis, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, The Eagles, Billy Joel and Emmy Lou Harris to name just a few. These so called “tribute” bands are hit and miss but the sound system and intimacy of this small venue is always right on target. The Prescott Elks Theater has a small refreshment stand that offers snacks, popcorn and beverages including beer and wine. Best of all, are the volunteers that assist with seating at every show. These volunteers are always dressed in old western era clothing adding to the feeling like you have truly stepped back in time. Since the remodel a few years ago, the building can also be rented for weddings and special events.
- Yavapai College Performing Arts Center– Located on the Yavapai College campus, this entertainment venue in Prescott is top notch. Still a small venue but appears very stylish and upscale. The Yavapai Symphony holds their regular season performance here and occasionally hosts the Phoenix Symphony. Several ballet and opera performances from the have been simulcast here as well. They have a full line up listed on their website for the 2018-2019 season. As far as musical concerts- Mary Chapin Carpenter, Pink Martini, Chris Botti, Travis Tritt and much more! Music is not the only thing on stage here, comedians like Jay Leno, Paula Poundstone have been on stage here, to name a few. Live theater/acting is always on the calendar and the stage is home to a variety of plays and musicals: Shakespearean plays and Mary Poppins.
- Prescott Center for the Arts– If you are looking to experience local Prescott area talent then check out the entertainment schedule at Prescott Center for the Arts. Another historic building offers a full season of plays with most cast locally. Musical, drama, comedy and more. “PCA has also presented world premieres of four musical productions, one melodrama and numerous children’s and family theatre plays. It also began holding art exhibits and plays for the youth of the area.” The Sacred Heart Church, which now houses the PCA Mainstage Theatre & Art Gallery complex started construction in 1891 so the building itself is really something fun to explore.
- Findlay Toyota Center (formerly Prescott Valley Event Center)- If sporting entertainment is more your thing then you’ll enjoy the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. In this large arena you can see monster truck rally’s, Professional Bull riding competitions, NAZ Suns Basketball, Guns Shows, Home and Garden Shows, Kennel Club Dog shows and more. In the past we have even seen some musical performances by Heart, Amy Grant and Jason Aldean. We’ve been entertained by The Globetrotters here and even the Circus. During the winter months they also open to public for ice skating.
Of course, the Prescott downtown plaza hosts concerts on the square all summer long and there’s always tons of outdoor activities to do in the Prescott area. So if you think we are a sleepy town-think again.
We’ve got plenty to offer if your retired or starting a family and want to live in one of the friendliest towns in America!!
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