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Marmalade Skies

“A Musical Tribute to The Beatles”

Saturday, December 2, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

Admission: Bring an unwrapped toy for the Rural Metro/Foothills Foodbank Toy Drive!

Marmalade Skies “ A Musical Tribute to The Beatles”
Marmalade Skies is a 6-piece tribute band, playing all Beatle music, all night long! Most of the band members have known each other for many years and have played together in various bands and have played in Carefree multiple times throughout the years. “No Boots, No Suits, The Magic’s in the Music”®


Comedy Show Tribute to Veterans and First Responders

Friday, December 8, 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

Admission: Bring an unwrapped toy for Rural Metro/Foothills Food Bank Toy Drive!

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Jill Kimmel is a mom, stand-up comedian, animal rescue activist, voiceover artist, and an actor and has traveled the world since the Spring of 2013 spending holidays and New Year’s Eve performing for our American troops.  Selected by the Armed Forces Entertainment, she has traveled to bases in Germany, Spain, Egypt, Italy, Kosovo and many other countries. She’s a regular on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (her brother) and you won’t want to miss her performance on the new upcoming fall show, “Hart in the City,” starring Kevin Hart.

*Show is appropriate for adults age 18 and older.

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Friday, December 8, 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, immediately following Jill Kimmel.



Saturday, December 9, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. (Fireworks 7:30)

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

Admission: Bring an unwrapped toy for the Rural Metro/ Foothills Foodbank Toy Drive!

Ryan Sims was born and raised in Westfield, Indiana until the age of 16 when he moved to Arizona and attended Cactus Shadows High School.  From the very beginning, Ryan had a passion for all elements of music and performing.  Ryan’s talents developed quickly as he became a skilled, self-taught guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Almost immediately his band received nationwide recognition for their unique blend of trademark originals and revamped cover music. In 2006, EA released their debut album Can I Drive It which sold 10,000 copies in the first year without any label financially backing or promoting the project.  By 2007, Ryan and EastonAshe had reached acclaim on a national level by winning the 2007 Independent Rock Album of The Year award. In back to back years, EA was honored with the Performer of the Year award at the LA Music/ Hollywood Fame Awards in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 Ryan snatched up Singer/Songwriter of the Year at the Phoenix Music Awards.

Prompted by a phone call from Bret Michaels of the band Poison, Ryan participated as a contestant on the singing competition television series ‘The X Factor’ in 2011.  Of the 200,000 hopeful musicians on ‘The X Factor’, Ryan made it to the final 32 before departing.

Ryan’s success on ‘The X Factor’ paved his way to a writing position at the Song Factory in Nashville, Tennessee.  The Ryan Sims Band recently had the honor to perform at the Bottle Rock Napa 2015 Festival, where the line-up included No Doubt, Robert Plant, Snoop Dog, Imagine Dragons, Cage the Elephant and MORE!

Currently Ryan is touring with his own band of local talents – including former EA member Jay Poole, and bass player Kris Johnson as The Ryan Sims Band. http://www.ryansimsmusic.com/photo_gallery/

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Morgan Englund Concert

Opening Entertainment for Jill Kimmel Comedy Show

Friday, December 8, 2:45 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion

Admission: Bring an unwrapped toy for Foothills Food Bank Adopt a Family Program!

Morgan Englund is a former film, stage and television actor (Dylan Lewis on Guiding Light), paramedic, and firefighter. 

Morgan hails from acting royalty on both sides of his family. His Mother, Oscar, and Emmy award-winning actress, Cloris Leachman, Father Director, Producer, Writer, George Englund, and Oscar and Tony Award-winning Uncle, Jack Albertson (Grandpa Joe, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) 

Several years ago, Morgan transitioned back full time into a music career he began decades ago. His intention is to help heal the world through music. He recently recorded a song that honors First Responders called Homeward Bound (A Firefighter’s Song). His vision to complete a music video for the song just came true. Part of the proceeds from the debut single will benefit firefighters in their day to day operations. The single can be purchased from Apple Music and Spotify. The “Homeward Bound” Music video will be released in 2017. Website: http://www.morganenglund.com/

Join the Phoenix Youth Ballet performing in excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite and Elf on a Shelf!

Phoenix Youth Ballet Theatre is the resident non-profit civic youth Ballet company at Arizona Dance Artistry dance studio. PYBT is our Ballet scholarship program, providing performance and dance training opportunities for children in Phoenix. Dancers at Arizona Dance Artistry and in the community are welcome to participate in this Ballet program. We provide Ballet partial-scholarships to all male dancers for weekly class, contact us at info@phoenixyouthballet.com for more information. Our organization participates in several different community service activities each year and hosts ballet concerts to benefit other charitable organizations.