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SAN TAN VALLEY — If dancing around in your favorite get-up while belting out rock ballads like “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” and “Two Tickets to Paradise” is a fond memory of yours, you will appreciate the always energetic and heart racing sounds of Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with Eddie Money as they take the stage at the Good Life Festival™ at Encanterra this spring. Festival goers will get to rock hard with Grammy winners and hit makers while enjoying boutique shopping, local festival foods, and wine and craft beer tasting (for ages 21 and older) all on the beautiful grounds of a five-star private resort You can even wear your skinny tie and shoulder pads, we won’t mind.
The concert will be Saturday, Feb. 25. Festival gates open at noon with live music on the main stage starting at 2 p.m., rain or shine. Visit www.TheGoodLifeFest.com for a complete schedule of events; all times are subject to change.
Encanterra Country Club is located at 36460 N. Encanterra Dr., San Tan Valley. Entrance to the community is located on Combs Road, just east of Ironwood/Gantzel.
Tickets are for sale now online — www.TheGoodLifeFest.com. Seating is limited and prices are: $30 - general admission; $40 - reserved seating; $120 - VIP package including festival ticket, dinner, valet parking, and access to the VIP Lounge with private bar, restrooms, and wine/beer tasting.
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. Her three-plus decades of rock and roll, four consecutive Grammy awards, and 4+ octave range vocals make her a bona fide legend. Her music is as unforgettable now as it was at the dawn of MTV when her video for “You Better Run” became the second video ever aired on the music network.
Benatar met Neil Giraldo, a fiery guitarist and arranger, in 1979. The merger of their passion, skills and talent resulted in a string of hits and platinum-selling albums. The duo married in 1983, and has raised their two daughters, Haley and Hana, together while continuing to write and record critically acclaimed music. In 2010 Benatar released her aptly titled autobiography “Between a heart and a Rock Place.” Benatar’s hits include:
o Heartbreaker - 1979
o Hit Me with Your Best Shot - 1980
o You Better Run - 1980
o Fire and Ice - 1981
o Shadow’s of the Night - 1982
o Love is a Battlefield - 1983
o We Belong - 1984
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, N.Y. 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 a string of Top 40 hits. An accomplished musician, Money sings, writes, and plays the saxophone, harmonica and piano. He’s even been known to make appearances in TV and movies, such as “The Drew Carey Show,” “King of Queens” and “Joe Dirt.” Money’s hits include:
o Two Tickets to Paradise - 1977
o Baby Hold On - 1977
o Shakin’ - 1983
o Think I’m in Love - 1983
o I Wanna Go Back - 1986
o Take Me Home Tonight - 1986
o Walk on Water - 1988
More than just great music, The Good Life Festival™ at Encanterra brings together complementary lifestyle experiences - gourmet food, wine and beer tasting, and specialty shopping — to offer people a taste of what living the “good life” is like when you call Encanterra home. For the latest information about the festival, visit www.TheGoodLifeFest.com and www.Encanterra.com, or call Encanterra at (480) 677-8000.
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.
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