The lights go dim, the music starts and the curtain rises. The Chandler Center for the Arts has been entertaining the valley with musical performances, legendary comedians, unique dance productions and world cultural artist for 25 years.
Come and celebrate the 25 year anniversary of the Chandler Center for the Arts during their free weekend of celebrations. For three days kicking off on Friday August 22 till Sunday August 24. Festivities will feature youth musical groups with a mixture of metal, Rap, Folk, punk pop, classic indie and reggae.
Musicians from all over the world make up the exciting ensemble Todo Mundo. Bad Cactus Brass Band from Phoenix brings the vibe of Mardi Gras, Spice and flavor are the rhythmic sounds of ¡FlaMEXico and The Music of Motown with Joe Bourne will take you back to the soulful sounds of the 60’s with songs from the Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye.
The Chandler Center for the Arts has a little something for everyone during their free three day 25th anniversary celebration. A source of family and community entertainment the Chandler Center for the Arts strives to maintain a vast understanding of the community by providing trendsetting, state of the art, tech savvy and innovative performances. This is not always an easy task but with General Manager Michelle Mac Lennan on board the future is bright.
Mac Lennan has 25 years of experience working in arts and administration which plays a vital role in setting the direction for the center. Keeping the public’s interest can be a challenge. Mac Lennan said, “Biggest challenge of the last five years and the challenge of our future is audience behavior. This is a different reality with technology and people’s ability to curate their own content from home having people step outside of a place and be entertained when they can do it in their own home has proven to be a challenge.”
The Chandler Center for the Arts supports and relies on their dedicated and loyal members who have been with them for years but with a growing demographic toward a more youthful audience. The Chandler Center for the Arts focus on its youth through family and outreach programs to bring in sophisticated arts and educational opportunities that serve the interest of the youth.
New works is something that the center is always searching for Mac Lennan said, “We use our smaller theaters for new works last year we brought in a group from Japan on the first international tour called Siro-A-Technodelic. They are the Blue Man group of Japan. A high tech driven performance we are looking for those artist to engage a different demographic that have a lot of cross over potential.”
Something special that you will only see at the Chandler Center for the Arts is the blending of world events that changed history as part of the 25 year anniversary celebration. In November the center will host a free film event called “Rocking the Wall” a documentary on how rock-n-roll music impacted in bringing down the Berlin Wall on the 25 anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
The Chandler Center for the Arts gives the community that something special, a live performance. Come, experience and celebrate art, culture and entertainment during the free three day 25 year anniversary celebration. In the heart of downtown chandler located at 250 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler, Arizona 85225. Friday August 22-24 times vary for additional information click Chandler.