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Welcome to David M. Player Center for the Arts On-line

Safford CFA is proud to present our newly remodeled website. Our goal with this website is to give you the latest information on upcoming events. You are able to purchase on-line tickets and pay for them from home. Gift Certificates are also available. Our site will include valuable information to help our friends, as well as potential events who are wanting to rent our facility.


Thank you to this years SPONSORS: Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, E. A. Glass, Quality Inn & Suites, CKC Construction & Materials, McMurray Communications, Basha"s, McDonalds, Johnson Motors, CMI Quick Copy, Eastern Arizona Courier, Vining Funeral Home, Casa Manana, The Wear, CenturyLink, Country Financial, Bushman Dental, Eastern Arizona Ag Center, Trophies "N Tees, and Brand Source.

Gila Valley Idol : Year Ten

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Gila Valley Idol 2015 competition began January 29th at Pollock’s Western Outfitters, the first of seven preliminary events, leading up to the Finals at the David M. Player Center For The Arts on March 26th.

Gila Valley Idol has become the area’s premier amateur talent competition. Based loosely on American Idol, the local version is produced by the McMurray radio stations----Kat Kountry 94.5 and Sunny 102. The major local sponsors of the event are the Valley Telecom Group, National Bank of Arizona, Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold and McDonald’s. The seven preliminary competitions each contribute three finalists, for a total of 21 entries in the finals.

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The winner receives $1,000 in cash. There are also prizes for runners-up.
The MC for the event is Kat Kountry personality, McMurray Communications Operations Manager and local musician Reed Richins.

Judges this year include 2014 winner Olivia Crockett, 2013 winner Jessica Curtis, 2012 winner Ethan McBride, 2008 winner Adam Crohn, along with former finalist Cindy Anaya and McMurray Communications" Davis Nathan.

Additional preliminary locations include Safford Bowl, The Morenci Club, Sparks Home Store, Kempton Chevrolet, The Bull Pen & Freedom Ford. Prizes and t-shirts provided by Richard’s Music, Sparks Home store and Trophies & Tees.
For audio and video from all of the past and present Gila Valley Idol events, go to

Mariachi Pasión
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

General Pricing: $15, $25

Mariachi Pasion was formed in April 2002. While the group itself is in its infancy, the members of the group have performed with a variety of well-established mariachi's throughout Arizona. 

The heart of Mariachi Pasion is the common love and respect for mariachi music; the soul of the group is the desire to perform in an all female mariachi. Having performed at various private and corporate functions, Mariachi Pasion is proud to share the beauty and emotion of mariachi music.

You can also purchase your ticket from an SHS Spanish Club student.

Jo Dee Messina
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 8:00 AM

General Pricing: $25, $35

Jo Dee Messina fans will soon get what they’ve been clamoring for as the multiplatinum; award winning country singer//songwriter has just announced that her new full-length album will be released Tuesday, March 18. With its title ME chosen by fans, the album marks Jo Deeʼs most personal album to date as she wrote or co--wrote many off the songs and will release it on her own newly established label, Dreambound Records. For the first time in her career, Jo Dee is able to boldly do things her own way and pave her own path to success..

Spring 2013 found the fiercely independent, outspoken, and driven artist free from a long--term rerecord deal. Jo Dee became free to make the album she wanted,, so the forward-thinking country star took to the crowd--funding website to create a new full-length album for her fans, with her fans. The “My time Our music” campaign allowed her backers to be involved with every step that goes into creating and rerecording tithe album, and opportunities to be rewarded with exclusive content and one-off-a-kiind opportunities. Throughout tithe process, her fans helped Jo Dee surpass her $100,000 goal, making her campaign the most successful one to come out of Nashville and at the time off completion, the 15tth largest funded music campaign in history. The fans were given a voice Via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Stage-It,, her fans selected which songs would be included on the album,, submitted artwork for her label logo, selected the album title ME and chose the albums first single “Peace Sign.”

Although this album is a fresh start frr Jo Dee, she is no stranger to the entertainment world. Debuting in 1996 with the hit single Heads Carolina, Tales California, she has charted 9 number one singles, 16 Top 40 singles, and sold more than 5 million records worldwide. Overall, ME is a journey. It’s honest. It’s funny.  Itʼs sad. Itʼs life. At this point in her life, Jo Dee isnʼt

Afraid. She’s a woman, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend and an incredibly gifted vocalist and all that awaits her.

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