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THE GOOD LIFE FESTIVAL AT ENCANTERRA TO ROCK THE VALLY
Spring Concert Series Announced, Tickets on Sale to the Public Feb. 6
SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. (Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012) – The Good Life Festival™ at Encanterra is bringing another season of foot-tapping, hip-swaying music to the Southeast Valley with the kick off of its spring concert series, beginning this month. Featured performers will include Bachman & Turner, Styx, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Eddie Money, Foghat, and a return of The Guess Who.
In 2011, the concert series presented renowned artists such as Kenny G, Three Dog Night and Chicago. Concert goers enjoyed festival food from local vendors, specialty boutique shopping, an outdoor art show, and wine and craft beer tastings.
“Those who attended The Good Life Festival at Encanterra last season were enchanted by our breathtaking outdoor setting paired with exceptional talent, food and wine,” said Hal Looney, Arizona Area President for Shea Homes Active Lifestyle Communities. “Where else in the Valley can concert goers enjoy their favorite musicians, while walking the grounds of a five-star private resort?!
“Our goal for 2012 is to raise the bar even higher. The artist lineup, food and beverage, and specialty shopping will keep our guests happy and coming back for more,” Looney added.
The festival will run February through May and will be held at the Encanterra Country Club, 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley, AZ 85140. Entrance to the community is located on Combs Road, just east of Ironwood/Gantzel. Map: http://bit.ly/Encanterramap
All shows will be held on Saturdays, gates open at noon, and festival dates include:
- Feb 25 – Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Eddie Money
- March 31 – Bachman & Turner with Foghat
- April 14 – Styx with The Guess Who
Ticket prices are $30 for general admission, $40 for reserved seating, and $120 for VIP package. The VIP package includes a festival ticket, dinner, valet parking, and access to the VIP Lounge with private bar, restrooms, and wine/beer tasting. For ticket sales, visit www.TheGoodLifeFest.com.
Become a fan of The Good Life Festival™ on its Facebook page for pre-concert give-aways and post-concert photos – www.facebook.com/TheGoodLifeFestival.
PAT BENATAR & NEIL GIRALDO:
Always a rule breaker and a trail blazer, Pat Benatar remains a bold and distinctive artist both on stage and on record. Today, after more than three decades of rock and roll and four consecutive Grammy awards, she’s a bona fide legend. Songs like “Love is a Battlefield,” “Heartbreaker” and “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” are as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV when Benatar emerged, fearless, fighting and forging a path for other female rock stars around the world. Benatar met Neil Giraldo, a fiery guitarist and arranger, in 1979. The duo not only married and raised a family together, but also produced some of rock’s greatest anthems from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s.
Eddie Money is a rock and roll icon who has been making music and delivering it to his fans since the mid 70s. Having come from a long line of police officers, Money joined the police force as a young man back home in Long Island, New York. It wasn’t long before the lure of music drew him to California. Money studied under legendary vocal coach Judy Davis and became of prodigy of his famous manager Bill Graham. The early days of MTV and music videos launched Money into stardom with hits, including “Two Tickets to Paradise,” “Take Me Home Tonight” and “Walk on Water.” An accomplished musician, Money sings, writes, and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano.
BACHMAN & TURNER:
The Canadian rock group will be taking care of business at The Good Life Festival™ at Encanterra when they perform songs from their latest album, “Bachman and Turner,” and their previous, most remembered classics, including “Takin’ Care of Business,” “Roll on Down the Highway” and “Let it Ride.” Bachman & Turner has a long standing history of writing and performing, and can boast five Top 40 albums and six Top 40 singles in a decade’s time.
Foghat began their career in 1971 as a bunch of rather unpretentious young Brits with a fondness for American blues and ‘50s rock and roll. By the middle of the decade, they had evolved into a major touring and recording act, playing a pumped-up brand of boogie-rock to arena-size audiences. Their looks grew flashier, their sound fattened and filled out, yet the roots-rock core of the band remained ever-present under the surface. Boasting five gold records as well as hit classics “Fool for the City,” “Love Ain’t Nothin’ but Trouble,” “Slow Ride” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You,” Foghat continues to tour with original band member, Roger Earl and additions Charlie Huhn, Bryan Bassett, and Craig MacGregor.
THE GUESS WHO:
Best known for an edgy sound that today defines the classic rock genre, The Guess Who is coming back to The Good Life Festival™ at Encanterra by popular demand. They topped the U.S. charts with their 1969 release “American Woman,” earning them the honor of being the first Canadian group to have a No. 1 hit on the Hot 100. Other hits include “These Eyes” and “No Sugar Tonight.” Their name, which came about in 1965 as part of a marketing ploy by their recording label at the time, was not officially registered until 1977 and originally included a question mark. Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Guess Who was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987.
From the South Side of Chicago, Styx is the quintessential American rock band. In fact, Styx likely will go down in history as being one of the most successful bands of the era thanks to a fondness for soaring rock and power ballads that earned the band four consecutive multiplatinum albums from 1977-1981. A cornerstone of their sold out shows is the chance for the crowds to sing along to songs like “Too Much Time on My Hands,” “These Are the Best of Times” and “Mr. Roboto.” So come sail away with Styx at The Good Life Festival™ at Encanterra.
THE GOOD LIFE FESTIVAL™:
Experience the “good life” in a whole new way at The Good Life Festival™ and Festival Series. The main event is hosted at Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley, Ariz., while the Series takes place at Encanterra, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes (Nipomo, Calif.) and Trilogy at The Vineyards (Brentwood, Calif.). These public festivals consist of concerts including local and national acts on outdoor stages, and a variety of activities, which may include specialty shopping, wine tasting, spa and golf demonstrations, and gourmet food. For the latest information about the festival, visit www.TheGoodLifeFest.com or call (800) 685-6494.
Encanterra Country Club is a 745-acre gated residential community located in San Tan Valley. This all-ages resort community recently debuted Trilogy at Encanterra, an age-qualified neighborhood within the community. Encanterra’s architectural elements center on Old World charm and authenticity with New World design and technology. Life at Encanterra revolves around the more than 60,000-square-foot stunning private club, La Casa, and a private, Tom Lehman signature designed 18-hole championship golf course. All homeowners at Encanterra Country Club and Trilogy at Encanterra have social membership privileges at La Casa. For more information about Encanterra Country Club visit Encanterra.com.
ABOUT TRILOGY BY SHEA HOMES ACTIVE LIFESTYLE COMMUNITIES:
Trilogy communities are high-end resort communities offering a new choice in living to those looking for an exciting lifestyle that revolves around wellness, exploration, continued learning, and close personal connections. Architecturally superior product design and amenities reflect the changing needs of the baby boom generation, including business services, world-class clubs, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a diverse range of recreation and education opportunities. Trilogy is committed to addressing boomers’ growing concern about our environment and energy usage, and now offers energy efficient homes across its portfolio, delivering substantial energy savings to home owners while reducing each home’s carbon footprint by up to 48 percent. More information is available by visiting www.TrilogyLife.com or calling (800) 685-6494.