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Dec
11
Fri
Acker Night 2020-CANCELLED @ Downtown Prescott
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Acker Night 2020-CANCELLED @ Downtown Prescott

Parades and Acker Night Events Cancelled

Boot Drop To Be Decided At a Later Date

 

 

Prescott, Arizona (November 24, 2020)—Due to ongoing concerns about rapidly increasing COVID-19 numbers, the City, the Prescott Chamber, Prescott Downtown Partnership, and Acker Night Committee jointly decided to cancel their events, including the Holiday Light Parade and Bonfire Festival; The Christmas Parade, and Acker Night.   The Courthouse Lighting will be held “virtually”, with online video of the traditional ceremony.   The Whiskey Row Boot Drop will delay their decision until December 21.

 

The decision by the organizations was made in consultation with Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Chairman Craig Brown, the Yavapai County Community Health Services department, Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli, and the Prescott Police Department.   Due to rapidly increasing numbers, there was concern about the availability and safety of public safety personnel who would be called to support these large events.

 

“While I am deeply disappointed, this is a decision we had to make, in the interest of public health,” said Mayor Greg Mengarelli.  “We at the City are concerned about the availability of police officers, and appropriate allocation of these resources at a time when positive cases are increasing.”

 

Here is a list of event cancellations:

 

  1. Downtown Holiday Light Parade and Bonfire Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 28.
  2. Prescott Christmas Parade, originally scheduled for Saturday, December 5.
  3. Acker Night, originally scheduled for Friday December 11.

The Courthouse Lighting will proceed virtually on December 5 at 6 p.m.  For details about the virtual event, go to Prescott.org.

 

“Although the traditional events will not take place this year, Arizona’s Christmas City spirit will continue on,” said Prescott Chamber President and CEO Sheri Heiney.  “You can enjoy the historic Yavapai County Courthouse in all its festive glory.  The lights are on from December 5th through January 17th.”

Prescott Downtown Partnership Executive Director MJ Smith said that now more than ever it’s important to support businesses respectfully and responsibly.  “

 

 

“We are sorry that these important events have been cancelled,” said Scott Currey, with the Acker Night Committee.  “However, we stand with the other event organizers and the City to help keep Prescott safe over the holidays.”  Refer to www.ackernight.com to get the latest info about a 2020 Christmas City Special, produced by Raven Sound Studio, to be aired on Acker Night, December 1.

 

As of this press release, the 10th Annual Whiskey Row New Year’s Eve Boot Drop is still slated to take place on December 31, 2020 on Montezuma Street. Organizers will be working with the City and County to make a final decision on holding the event as it approaches. “We’re discussing having some form of the Boot Drop, if not the full event. People are just really ready to say goodbye to 2020 and we hope we can give them the opportunity to celebrate in some way. We want it to be safe though and we’ll keep people posted on our social media outlets as to any changes,” stated Matt Brassard of M & M Entertainment, the event planner.

Dec
12
Sat
Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra-Home for the Holidays
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra invites our community to come together virtually to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy performances, interviews, along with fun demonstrations to celebrate the holidays December 12th at 7pm!

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra invites our community to come together virtually to celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy performances from our talented FSO musicians, interviews with conductor Charles Latshaw and special guest artists, along with fun holiday presentations to celebrate the season on December 12, 2020.

Home for the Holidays is a virtual event designed to be enjoyed from the safety of your home. Delight in holiday music videos with our talented FSO musicians, filmed on location at the Lowell Observatory and the Museum of Northern Arizona, while you indulge in a mouth-watering take-home meal with Chef Mike Schmitz from the Tinderbox Kitchen. Merry “how-to” videos will guide you through how to make a classic holiday dessert or find new ways to decorate your home. Jeffrey Biegel, “one of the world’s greatest and most talented pianists,” will perform his holiday favorites as he speaks with Maestro Charles Latshaw about his fond memories of performing with the FSO. In addition, an exciting Home for the Holidays online auction with dozens of items perfect for the gift-giving season will commence. Many more exciting holiday presentations are planned for the event so don’t miss out!

Dec
18
Fri
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra -Nutcracker Ballet 2020
Dec 18 @ 10:57 pm

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the Nutcracker Ballet 2020 online December 18th – 31st. In collaboration with the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, the ballet will be available to view on the FSO website, www.flagstaffsymphony.org/nutcracker2020, to ticket holders beginning December 18 through the end of the year.

This year’s virtual show features the extraordinary music of Peter Tchaikovsky performed by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Charles Latshaw, and featuring the captivating dancing of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, choreographed by Andrew Needhammer.  This beloved Flagstaff holiday tradition features a sparkling party, a dramatic battle scene, and a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, all experienced through one of the most outstanding symphonic scores ever written.

“The Nutcracker is a treasured tradition for so many good reasons — it’s extraordinary music, the choreography is spectacular, and it’s a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. Talented dancers from Flagstaff’s own NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, along with the marvelous musicians of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, come together every year…even during a pandemic…to share this Christmas time classic with our community. This year, we look forward to seeing you online!”  says Conductor Latshaw.

Tickets are $25 for a 72-hour viewing period online and are available for pre-order now at  www.flagstaffsymphony.org/nutcracker2020! Additional donations for family and group viewing are appreciated. The FSO is grateful to their generous sponsors for this special Nutcracker 2020, including Kinney Construction Services, The Orpheum Theater, and the Arizona Snowbowl. For more information, visit the Symphony’s website, Facebook page, or call the office at 928-774-5107.

ABOUT THE FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of 65 musicians that reaches an audience of more than 14,000 each season. In its 71st season, it is the largest and most active nonprofit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.

Dec
23
Wed
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra -Nutcracker Ballet 2020
Dec 23 @ 10:57 pm

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the Nutcracker Ballet 2020 online December 18th – 31st. In collaboration with the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, the ballet will be available to view on the FSO website, www.flagstaffsymphony.org/nutcracker2020, to ticket holders beginning December 18 through the end of the year.

This year’s virtual show features the extraordinary music of Peter Tchaikovsky performed by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Charles Latshaw, and featuring the captivating dancing of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, choreographed by Andrew Needhammer.  This beloved Flagstaff holiday tradition features a sparkling party, a dramatic battle scene, and a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, all experienced through one of the most outstanding symphonic scores ever written.

“The Nutcracker is a treasured tradition for so many good reasons — it’s extraordinary music, the choreography is spectacular, and it’s a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. Talented dancers from Flagstaff’s own NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, along with the marvelous musicians of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, come together every year…even during a pandemic…to share this Christmas time classic with our community. This year, we look forward to seeing you online!”  says Conductor Latshaw.

Tickets are $25 for a 72-hour viewing period online and are available for pre-order now at  www.flagstaffsymphony.org/nutcracker2020! Additional donations for family and group viewing are appreciated. The FSO is grateful to their generous sponsors for this special Nutcracker 2020, including Kinney Construction Services, The Orpheum Theater, and the Arizona Snowbowl. For more information, visit the Symphony’s website, Facebook page, or call the office at 928-774-5107.

ABOUT THE FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of 65 musicians that reaches an audience of more than 14,000 each season. In its 71st season, it is the largest and most active nonprofit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.

Dec
30
Wed
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra -Nutcracker Ballet 2020
Dec 30 @ 10:57 pm

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the Nutcracker Ballet 2020 online December 18th – 31st. In collaboration with the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, the ballet will be available to view on the FSO website, www.flagstaffsymphony.org/nutcracker2020, to ticket holders beginning December 18 through the end of the year.

This year’s virtual show features the extraordinary music of Peter Tchaikovsky performed by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, led by Conductor Charles Latshaw, and featuring the captivating dancing of the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, choreographed by Andrew Needhammer.  This beloved Flagstaff holiday tradition features a sparkling party, a dramatic battle scene, and a whimsical journey to the Land of Sweets, all experienced through one of the most outstanding symphonic scores ever written.

“The Nutcracker is a treasured tradition for so many good reasons — it’s extraordinary music, the choreography is spectacular, and it’s a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. Talented dancers from Flagstaff’s own NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, along with the marvelous musicians of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, come together every year…even during a pandemic…to share this Christmas time classic with our community. This year, we look forward to seeing you online!”  says Conductor Latshaw.

Tickets are $25 for a 72-hour viewing period online and are available for pre-order now at  www.flagstaffsymphony.org/nutcracker2020! Additional donations for family and group viewing are appreciated. The FSO is grateful to their generous sponsors for this special Nutcracker 2020, including Kinney Construction Services, The Orpheum Theater, and the Arizona Snowbowl. For more information, visit the Symphony’s website, Facebook page, or call the office at 928-774-5107.

ABOUT THE FLAGSTAFF SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to enrich, engage, and inspire our community through the performance of orchestral music. Founded in 1950, the FSO is a regional orchestra of 65 musicians that reaches an audience of more than 14,000 each season. In its 71st season, it is the largest and most active nonprofit performing arts organization in northern Arizona.