Update! A new show has been added to our Music on the Green series. Still Above Ground will be performing Wednesday, April 6.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City West’s Music on the Green series will continue in 2022 as a great lineup of musical artist are scheduled to visit the R.H. Johnson Great Lawn during the months of January, February, March and April! All shows are free admission and begin at 6 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and favorite beverage and join us for a night of great music!
The R.H. Johnson Great Lawn is located at the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center, behind the Administration Building.
If you go
- Free admission
- Wednesdays, Jan. 5 and 19, Feb. 9 and 16, March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20
- R.H. Johnson Great Lawn
- All shows start at 6 p.m.
- Bring your lawn chairs
- Wednesday, Jan. 5 – Torres & Hendrix
- Wednesday, Jan. 19 – Priscella Rose Band
- Wednesday, Feb. 9 – John Gamber
- Wednesday, Feb. 16 – Country Crossing
- Wednesday, March 9 – Apexx Band
- Wednesday, March 23 – Classic Attitude
- Wednesday, April 6 – Still Above Ground
- Wednesday, April 20 – West of the Blues
Scheduled to perform
Click on the tabs below to learn more about each artist
Wednesday, Jan. 5 - Torres & Hendrix
Torres & Hendrix is the musical duo from Phoenix. Mike Torres (guitar) and Amanda E. Hendrix (vocals) have performed in the Valley for many years.
Guitarist and songwriter Mr. Torres’ lengthy credits include performing with such artists as Michael McDonald, Al DiMeola, Spyro Gyra and The Miracles; recording his own album of percussive rhythms (Primero); and dates at Las Vegas hotels and venues throughout the Southwest.
Some of his latest efforts have resulted in a tribute to one of his guitar heroes – the legendary Santana. Mike’s new show, “Evil Waze,” captures Santana’s magic with such classics as “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” “Europa” and more.
Wednesday, Jan. 19 - Priscilla Rose Band
The Priscilla Rose Band is the West Valley’s hottest new group! This quartet plays dance favorites from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, including vintage rock and standard hits from Elvis to The Eagles.
Lead singer and keyboardist, Priscilla Pinches, has more than 30 years performance and experience teaching students of all ages. She is currently a piano and voice instructor at the Music & Arts Center in Glendale, and the Sun City Piano Club, as well as a member of the Praise Band at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Phoenix. She has performed at the White House under two administrations.
Guitarist and vocalist Rich la Rose began his music career playing KISS songs in his parent’s basement. He is also music director for the Praise band at Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, Phoenix.
Ray Carter sings and plays upright bass in a swingin’ style, then switches to electric to keep your feet moving. He has performed with the Isley Brothers, Mary Wells of “My Guy” fame and legendary jazz drummer Lewis Nash.
Drummer Greg McWhorter will keep your fingers snapping and your toes tapping.
Wednesday, Feb. 9 - John Gamber
Crooner John Gamber is a familiar face and voice, having performed throughout the Valley for many years. He began his career the evening his wife dragged him to a dinner theater audition (where she also performed) – and the rest is history! Upon moving to Sun City West, John was recruited to perform at the Skye restaurant in Peoria where he opened for The Drifters, The Tokens, Jay and the Americans and many others.
Wednesday, Feb. 16 - Country Crossing
Country Crossing was formed several years ago with a debut at the “So You Think You Have Talent” program at the Kuentz Recreation Center Courtyard. They have also performed for our Sizzling Summer series. Since that time, they have shared their talents at the Lecture Hall, area nursing homes, club events and local libraries. Country Crossing performs contemporary and traditional country tunes, as well as folk, Gospel and bluegrass genres. All members of the trio are Sun City West residents. Frank Menolascino is featured on guitar, Darlene Kehler plays bass and Steve Kehler plays the mandolin and harmonica along with providing vocals. Country Crossing will have you tapping your toes, laughing in the aisles, and singing along to old time favorites!
Wednesday, March 9 - Apexx Band
For the last 2 decades, the Apexx band has been performing in clubs, wedding receptions, private parties, restaurant patios and community festivals. The band consist of a group of fine musicians and a superb female vocalist. This combination gives the band the freedom to deliver favorite tunes with ease. Also, they are blessed with the ability to alter the instrumentation to suit the occasion.
Wednesday, March 23 - Classic Attitude
Rock on to Arizona’s premier Classic Rock Band performing hits of the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s and beyond from artists like Lynryd Skynryd, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and many more.
Classic Attitude features 4 seasoned musicians, George Andrews, Mark Hollingworth, Bill Wallace and Michael J Myers. Together these guys play the classic rock you remember and with a little attitude.
Wednesday, April 6 - Still Above Ground
Local band “Still Above Ground” takes the stage on Wednesday April 6 at the Music on the Green. The band plays rock and roll (mostly 60’s and 70’s) and some Country Western.
They have six members: Cheryl Uhles (band co-founder) plays bass. Dave Carlson (co-founder) plays rhythm guitar and vocals; Ed Tannheimer plays lead guitar and vocals; JR Lampley plays percussion; Shelly Hilton is our female vocalist; and Kevin Husen is our male vocalist.
Their variety of style will sure get you to dance! So come prepared to dance and enjoy an evening of music and all that is fun!
Wednesday, April 20 - West of the Blues
West of the Blues is a Sun City West based rock band! Rockin’ the ’60s and blues, they play all the songs you love to hear. They feature an exciting electric sound of a medium-sized band. WOTB plays cover songs as well as originals that will make you want to get up and dance!…or just sit back, listen and reminisce.
WOTB has been active in Colorado since 2003 and now here in Arizona, playing at local clubs, benefits, and private functions to the delight of their fans. Come out and hear the music that truly moves you!
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Hi Doc. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in performing.
Hi Joan. All shows start at 6 p.m.
For those of us who are new to SCW, where is “the Green”?
Hi Sharon. Our Music on the Green series takes place at the R.H. Johnson Recreation Center,19803 N R.H. Johnson Blvd, in the grass lawn behind Member Services.
Just where is that? How do you enter the area
Is a schedule available for the Kuentz musical programs on Wednesday!
Hi Trish. The January schedule for Talent Spotlight can be found here: https://suncitywest.com/featured-posts/january-talent-spotlight/
Sonoran Blues Rock (residents of SCW) would also be interested in performing, but we have been told that Jolene is no longer the correct contact for the Music on the Green series. Who should we contact going forward? Thank you for your help!
Hi Christine. Please contact Julie Shawcross at 623-544-6583 or email@example.com for the Music on the Green series.
The so-called SCW performances by SCW residents is not true in some cases. More than one band members live outside SCW.
Hope they pay the rec fee