Phoenix Rising to Rock Out at Sunset Concert Series

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(Apple Valley)– The Heritage Victor Valley Medical Group Sunset Concert Series will continue Thursday, July 23 when Phoenix Rising takes the stage at the Apple Valley Civic Center Amphitheater from 6 to 9 p.m. The band’s eclectic sound of classic soft rock, oldies and country is expected to draw visitors from all over the Victor Valley.

Band founder Arturo Espinosa started the band with his brother, J.R. Espinosa, in Victorville more than 25 years ago. Deeply moved as a child by his father’s soulful Mariachi vocals, as well as the influence of 1950s oldies in his childhood, Arturo’s music tendencies drifted toward country and soft rock as he played with a variety of musicians throughout the High Desert and San Bernardino County over the last two decades.

Phoenix Rising is no stranger to the Apple Valley stage. They have performed at Concerts in The Courtyard, Freedom Festival and are repeat performers at the Sunset Concerts. Other local events the band has played include the San Bernardino County Fair, the Victorville Spice of Life Festival, Hesperia Days and many more.

While the music is playing, park visitors can choose from an array of food choices and a beer garden. The park has inclined lawn seating, so concert goers should bring blankets or portable chairs. No pets are allowed within the concert seating area and smoking is prohibited in any Town park. This week’s concert is also supported by featured weekly host Armstrong-Fairway Insurance.

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The entertainment line-up for the rest of the summer includes:

  • July 30 – Hard Days Night (Beatles Tribute)
  • August 6 – Neon Nation (‘80s Tribute)
  • August 13 – Four Shadows Fall (Positive Alternative)

Civic Center Park is adjacent to Apple Valley Town Hall and across from Super Target in the Apple Valley Commons shopping center. Parking and admission are free. Visit or call (760) 240-7000 x7071 for more information.

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