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Music in May returns for fourteenth season


ANTHEM – Music in May is back for its 14th season. Each Friday, a free concert will be held at the Anthem Community Park. Four bands will perform a variety of classics and modern favorites.

Attendees at these free, family-friendly events are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, picnics, and flashlights. Food trucks will be on-site for the opening performance, and an ice cream truck will be available at the following performances.

This year’s lineup includes:

May 6: Shining Star
After weather forced the cancellation of last year’s performance, Shining Star is set to make their Music in May debut. The group will perform songs by Michael Jackson, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars, Beyonce, LMFAO, and numerous others.

May 13: Groove Merchants
This ten-piece ensemble composed of musicians from across the Phoenix area has established a commanding stage presence through years of performing together. Their wide-variety repertoire boasts tunes from the 40s to today, drawing crowds to the dance floor. Fans of rock, soul, R&B, and contemporary hits will enjoy the band’s high-energy show.

May 20: True to Life
Get ready to dance as this Scottsdale-based group takes the stage. Describing themselves as a high-energy dance and cover band, True to Life has gained fame performing at venues across the Western United States, as well as on several top-tier cruise ships. For 15 years, True to Life has entertained audiences with an eclectic mix of music ranging from Top 40 to disco and country to blues.

May 27: Arizona Moonshine Band
Adding a little country flavor to the lineup, Arizona Moonshine Band brings a fast-paced presence to the stage as they play a mix of today’s hits and yesterday’s favorites. From Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean to Merle Haggard and Johnny Cash, nothing is off the table. This group adds to their show with audience participation, prizes, and a personalized music experience.

Concerts will take place in the Amphitheater at Anthem Community Park, located at 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy. To learn more about Music in May, visit