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Merchant Application

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Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series is a local occasion on the Center's lawn where you can experience the Valley's best bands. Enjoy a laid-back, family friendly event surrounded by unique artist vendors, hot food off the grill, cold drinks at the bar and plenty of good company. Bring your pup and lawn chair for some fun in the sun!

Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series is held on Sundays from noon - 4 p.m. in March.

The 2023 dates are:
March 5, 12, 19, 26 


All media are eligible. The applicant’s work should be of original concept, design and personal execution. Small studio production work under the direct supervision of the applicant is acceptable. Direct supervision requires that the artist oversees production work as it occurs and provides guidance, feedback and assistance. Works displayed must be those of the accepted participants only.
Food vendors may also apply through this application.


The selection process is ongoing from January 1, 2023 to March 1, 2023. The selection panel meets bi-weekly to determine acceptance into the event. Applicants will be sent email notification and all decisions are final.


The merchant participation fee for a single 10'x10' booth space for each event is $50. A double 10'x20' booth space is an additional $50. *Food truck fee is $150. Merchants will be invoiced the Monday prior to the event, and are required to have the booth space paid in full prior to set up.
*Please note that mobile food vendors must have a license through the City of Scottsdale to be eligible to participate. Click on "Mobile Food Vendor" through this link for more information-


Scottsdale Arts promotes Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series to its members and the community through its website, emails, social media, press releases and a printed brochure.


Artists are required to collect and pay the appropriate City of Scottsdale and Arizona sales taxes on all items sold. Each artist must provide a valid sales-tax license prior to participating in Sun & Sounds. Failure to produce a license may result in immediate dismissal from the event. Forms and more information can be found at:


Sun & Sounds participants are required to supply their own display structures. A tent is not required, but the overall display must be professional in appearance. An image of the display is required with the application to determine acceptance and site placement. Booth spaces are approximately 100 square feet, located on the grass and/or walkways of Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Load-in and load-out are easy, and merchants may drive vehicles to the booth spaces to unload.


Scottsdale Arts does not assume responsibility for participants’ works while they are on the grounds, and all items must be secured by the artist. Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series may be canceled due to inclement weather; this decision will be made by Scottsdale Arts staff. If canceled, Scottsdale Arts is not responsible for any costs incurred by the participant. In the event of full cancellation, all prepaid fees will be refunded or credited.

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* 1. Please provide all contact details below:

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* 2. Brief Description of Merchandise-Please included the materials, techniques and processes used or items to be exhibited. Food vendors - please include example menu items and prices.

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* 3. Requested Participation Date(s)

These dates are only requests. Merchants will be considered for dates throughout the series, however merchants may not be chosen for all four (4) days.

Check each date you request.

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* 4. Submit four (4) images: three (3) of the works or items to be sold and one (1) of the booth (required).

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* 5. Image

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* 6. Image

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* 7. Image

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* 8. Please provide the following links:
Website address
Social media

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Sun & Sounds | Free Outdoor Concert Series.

If you have any questions, please contact Whitney Nelson, Festival & Events Manager at 480-874-4671 or
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