Canceled: Desert Overture presents One Small Step

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March 14, 2020

Dear Friends of Desert Overture,

With the health and well-being of everyone in mind, the city of Tempe has canceled all public events through April 30.  This includes all events at the Tempe Center for the Arts, including our concert on Sunday March 15.  We understand and fully support this decision.

We are committed to performing One Small Step at a future date.  Why? Because we love this music too much not to!  We are working with TCA to determine another date in August and we will send an update when we have the details nailed down.

If you purchased a ticket for this concert, you will have options available to you and we will send that information when we have the details worked out with TCA.

At this time, our concert on Sunday, June 7 at TCA, D.O. You Remember?, will proceed as planned.

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Desert Overture Live Cultural Entertainment is funded in part by a generous grant from the city of Tempe.

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Desert Overture Member Program

The Desert Overture Member Program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals/couples and businesses to contribute to our success and receive benefits and recognition for your contribution. All members will be listed in each Desert Overture concert program and on our website for the season.

As an arts organization, our gift to the community is unique. We provide a venue for LGBTQ and straight musicians to come together and perform quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy. As a member, you are actively supporting arts in the LGBTQ community and beyond.

Click here to learn more!

Our Benefactors

Individual Members

Desert Overture deeply appreciates the following individuals for their generous support.

Maestro ($500+)
Nancy Lynne
Jeff Parker & John Waldron
John Tompkins & Mitch Picklesimer
Roger May & Tim Edwards

Virtuoso ($250 – $499) 
Jacques Heppell
Leon Kochan

Soloist ($100 – $249)
Peggy Cuker
Steve Skotnicki
Gary Webber
Richard Hamill

Band Geek ($50 – $99)
Kay Powers

Click here to learn more about joining the Desert Overture Member Program!


Business Members

Desert Overture extends our profuse thanks to the following business sponsors for their generous support.

Encore ($1,000+)
Scott Helms

Ovation ($750 – $999)
Jonathan Bengel, EA M.Ed

Click here to learn more about joining the Desert Overture Member Program!


Corporate and Organization Supporters

Desert Overture is grateful to the following companies and organizations for their financial support through their various grant programs: