Welcome to David M. Player Center for the Arts Online
Our goal with this website is to give you the latest information on upcoming shows and events. Below, you can find a list of all of our upcoming events. You are able to purchase tickets online and pay for them from the comfort of your own home. Gift Certificates are also available. Our site will include valuable information to help our friends, as well as potential events that are wanting to rent our facility.
Thank you to this year's Sponsors: Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, E.A. Glass, Quality Inn & Suites, CKC Construction & Materials, Majik 100.7 KJIK, Basha's, Johnson Motors, CMI Quick Copy, Eastern Arizona Courier, Vining Funeral Home, Casa Manana, Country Financial, Bushman Dental, Velocity Builders, Eastern Arizona Ag Center, Trophies 'N Tees, Brand Source, Smith & Taylor Automotive, Sodalicious, Mann Mortgage, Sparks HomeStore, and Firing Pin Gun and Pawn.
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15
The Player Center and the Safford Boys Basketball team are proud to bring you METALHEAD, Arizona’s Original and Longest Running Hair Band Rock Show!
They’ve been rocking audiences since 2003 and they ain’t about to stop any time soon!
This is your chance to support the SAFFORD BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM and see an awesome rock and roll show!
Jacome Flamenco: Musicians and Dance
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM Adult Pricing: $10, $15
world renowned Flamenco dance troupe is based right here in Arizona.
The unbridled energy, inspiration and excitement of Jácome Flamenco’s
singers, dancers and musicians take audiences on a whirlwind journey of
Andalucía. You feel the rhythm, hear the song, smell the wine and see
the beauty of a distant culture encouraging you to join in. The art of
flamenco explodes onstage and audience shouts of “Olé!” become part of
the experience, part of the passion of flamenco. Internationally
acclaimed touring company, Jácome Flamenco was formed in 2003 by Chris
B. Jácome, Artistic Director & Composer. The company has held
concerts in many sold-out theatres from performing to over 6,000
audience members at the Redlands Bowl in California to presenting at
Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. International performances
include Mexico, Canada, Spain and Indonesia.
Heart By Heart
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM Reserved Pricing: $15, $25
In 2013, bassist Steve Fossen and drummer Michael Derosier were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as original members of Heart. That 70"s-era lineup brought to the world the massive radio hits Magic Man, Crazy On You, Dreamboat Annie, Barracuda, Kick It Out, Heartless, Straight On, Dog & Butterfly, Even It Up and much more. Now Fossen and Derosier are back together with HEART BY HEART, a new band featuring powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek, multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist Lizzy Daymont, and legendary Seattle guitarist Randy Hansen. Honoring the magic and power of the music of Heart, this incredible lineup considers it their responsibility to bring the songs to the stage in their original form.
According to Fossen, “We don’t see it as our task to modify or update these classic tunes that Heart fans love and have listened to all these years.” After every show, fans express their appreciation for HEART BY HEART's ability to bring back the memories by playing the songs as written and recorded. Having Mike and Steve on stage gives HEART BY HEART an authenticity no other Heart Tribute can match.
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15, $25
GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three highly trained tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound that can only be described as “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson. Critics have called GENTRI’s sound “strong, brave, and inspiring” as well as “anything but boring.”
GENTRI’s self-titled, debut EP was released March 31, 2015. The record spent 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on two different Billboard charts, including three weeks at No. 2 on both the Classical and Classical Crossover charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition. The Gents’ later released their full-length album, RISE, which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover Charts, right behind John Williams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Andrea Bocelli. Their latest full length album, Finding Chrsitmas, has also charted in the top 10 on multiple Billboard charts, as well as appeared multiple times in the iTunes top 10 holiday album list, (right alongside other artists such as Michael Bublé and Pentatonix).
GENTRI has performed alongside world-renowned talent, including international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and legendary rock band Journey. Other notable events include performing at the Governor of Utah’s annual gala, as well as performing the national anthem for the Utah Jazz, San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies. GENTRI also was recently featured on an Emmy- Award-Winning television Christmas special with YouTube sensation Lexi Walker that was broadcast to over 20 million homes.
Follow the Gents on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@GENTRImusic), and download their music on iTunes/Amazon.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM Adult Pricing: $10, $15
A modern day 6 piece ensemble which is made up of piano, violin, cello, clarinet, oboe and a female vocalist is geared up with a new set of rules that delivers the unexpected. Inspiring and energetic, New York-based chamber music ensemble SHUFFLE Concert changes the rules of performance as we know it. Conceived by SHUFFLE’s artistic director and pianist, Eliran Avni, SHUFFLE Concert was born while Avni was exercising on the elliptical machine at the gym. His MP3 player jumped from a Pretenders song to the first movement of Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony, nearly causing him to lose his balance… and thus, the idea for SHUFFLE Concert was born! Unique to SHUFFLE Concert performances is the manner in which the program is selected. The audience is invited to actively participate in the selection of works to be performed by choosing from a menu of over 30 works derived from 15 different styles, with works ranging from solos and duos, to trios, quartets, quintets and sextets. Genres vary from classical, baroque, and romantic, to Jazz, pop and Broadway. The result is a highly engaged audience and a high energy performance.
Friday, February 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM General Pricing: $15, $25
For more than two decades, HOTEL CALIFORNIA has touched the hearts of fans all over the world, by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award winning sounds of the Eagles. See how a spirited blend of originality and the pursuit of excellence have taken HOTEL CALIFORNIA to a level of international recognition normally reserved only for gold and platinum recording artists.
This dynamic, highly acclaimed show incorporates their very own world renowned vocal harmony, and authentic instrumentation, including all specialty instruments in a stage spectacle that is both modern and exciting. Each concert presents an exciting, showcase of The Eagles megahits such as “Take it Easy” “Heartache Tonight” and of course “Hotel California” as well as selected titles from the solo works of Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh.
The magic and mystique of this truly timeless music, is as powerful as it is captivating. So join us now on a trip down a dark desert highway, feel the cool wind in your hair, and experience Grammy award winning sounds….. Relax it’s time to check into the HOTEL CALIFORNIA.