Every Thunderbird Artists event has live musical entertainment. We are very excited about our line-up for this season. Our featured musician for the 23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, November 4th, 5th & 6th, is steel drummer extraordinaire, Paul McDermand.
Paul plays an assortment of percussion and a variety of musical genres. Enhanced by tasteful orchestration, his exuberant steel drums and soft, sensual marimba lead the listener through a vast array of standard, romantic and popular works.
Brandon Gaesser performs the music of favorite artists from the 1960s-1990s, as well as his original songs. Brandon studied at the University of Miami Frost Music School before moving on to Nashville in 2008.
Played with both hands using a pianistic technique on a stringed instrument, the Chapman Stick is unique, versatile and probably the most expressive musical instrument ever devised.
24th Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, January 20th, 21st & 22nd, features Moodafaruka, along with Brandon Gaesser and Vibhas Kendzia.
23rd Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, March 17th, 18th & 19th, features Paul McDermand, along with Brandon Gaesser and Vibhas Kendzia.
2nd Annual Sculpture & Wine Festival in Fountain Hills, January 13th, 14th & 15th, features Brandon Gaesser and Vibhas Kendzia.
6th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival, February 10th, 11th & 12th, features Brandon Gaesser, Vibhas Kendzia and Michael Kollwitz.
5th Annual Surprise Fine Art & Wine Festival, February 17th, 18th & 19th, features pianist Brandon Gaesser.
13th Annual Fountain Hills Fine Art & Wine Affaire, March 24th, 25th & 26th, features Bob Culbertson and Brandon Gaesser.