Music in May: 5 Fridays! 5 Bands! One Big Party!

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Dancing at Music in May in 2018. Photo by Robert Roy Britt

The only thing better than the usual four Fridays of Music in May is when there’s an extra Friday. It happened in 2015, and it’s happening again this year. The public is invited to Anthem’s outdoor amphitheater for the weekly party. Food trucks plan to bring their specialties to the kick-off concert May 3 only.

  • Burgers Amore
  • Satay Hut
  • Flyin’ K BBQ
  • Chef Wade’s Mac’n’Cheese
  • Frosted Frenzy Cupcakes

The Lineup

May 3: Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns
Enjoy funky rhythm and blues covers, from Chicago to Mariah Carey. One of Arizona’s longest-running, successful entertainment ensembles, this group started in Phoenix as the three-piece Cold Shott Blues Band in 1990, founded by bassist Ted “Madman” Kowal. The band has won numerous awards over the years, including Best Local Band in Arizona in 2013, from azcentral.com. They’ve opened for the Robert Cray Band, Alice Cooper and George Benson.

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Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns. Photo courtesy the band

May 10: Neon
Top-notch cover band delivers a wide range of musical styles.

May 17: Radio London
Favorite songs from the `70s, `80s and`90s for dancing.

May 24: Rhythm Edition
Music that appeals to the whole family for one high-energy party.

May 31: City Nights Band
Versatile grooves of different genres and time periods, from Michael Jackson to the Band Perry.

Music in May
7–9 p.m., Fridays in May
Anthem Community Park Amphitheater
41703 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Free admission, free parking

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