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Help us celebrate a new season with Mesa Arts Center’s Season Kick-off Festival!
Bring the family for live artists demos and hands-on art activities! 
Performance Schedule - TBD
Wells Fargo stage: 
Alliance Pavilion stage: 
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Courtyard: 

Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and R&B. As The Chicago Tribune says, “While many bands strive hard for originality, it’s unlikely that any of them could best Sidewalk Chalk.” Comprised of an MC, vocalist, drummer, bassist, keys player, trombonist and trumpeter, Sidewalk Chalk is driven by an internalized, emphatic statement of purpose, evident in the music from their 2017 release, An Orchid Is Born (Ropeadope Records). This powerhouse group has audiences and critics alike abuzz with excitement, “pushing beyond musical convention to create art that will know no shelf life” (

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Wells Fargo stage: 
7-9PM, Let Freedom Swing Allstars
9-11PM, Jazz Jam Session
Alliance Pavilion stage: 
6-7:30PM, Ioannis Goudelis, Jazz Pianist
9-11PM, Sidewalk Chalk
Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum Courtyard: 
6-7PM, Blaise Lantana
7-9PM, Dennis Rowland Band with Jesse McGuire