It is a tradition every year to have Mother’s Day with Esteban at Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona. Well, it just happened and it was once again a wonderful experience for all!
The Desert Botanical Gardens is one of the best attractions in the Phoenix area without a doubt.
It is a huge multi-acre compound with specimens of every kind of tree, plant and flower in Arizona. In addition, there are beautiful art exhibits there from famous artists. Represented are glass blowers, painters, sculptures and fine artists from every walk of life.
I performed with my band an 11 am brunch concert, followed by autograph signing and another 4 pm concert. The food is just wonderful and it is catered and everybody just loved it. The folks come and they bring the MOM’s dressed in every color of pink. light blue, light green and yellows imaginable. As I peer into the audience from the stage it is a fantastic array of pastels mainly, accented once in awhile by some wild red dress or bright blue bonnet.
I start off with LOVE SONGS for MOM’s. I play old standards with my Esteban arrangements. Songs such as "A Time For Us", "Al Di La" , "Can’t Help Falling in Love With You", followed by a few spirituals, "How Great Thou Art and Old Rugged Cross". Then we liven things up with some oldies like "Runaway" and "Guantanamera" and "Fuego Malaguena" (that was the song from my GEICO commercial. Check it out on my blog). We played with love for the Mother’s of the World in every song and we celebrated that special day for Mom’s in a grand manner.
The autograph lines were long and it was great fun meeting the Mother’s and signing for them. Without our Mom’s, we would all be in DEEP TROUBLE! In fact, we wouldn’t be here at all! So let’s take care of our Mothers always with a lot of love…no matter what they do!!!
Peace to All.
The Desert Botanical Garden hosts one of the world’s finest collections of desert plants. One of only
44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 300,000 visitors each year.
Desert Botanical Garden is excited to present an exhibition by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly: The Nature of Glass will feature new and unique works of glass artfully located throughout the Garden. Dale Chihuly is known for his innovative glass sculptures, and his work is immediately recognizable for its grand scale and vibrant colors.