Known simply as "Acker Night" in the Prescott community, The J.S. Acker Musical Showcase has become a highlight of the holiday season and one of Prescott's favorite hometown events. Over 100 musical groups performing for three hours in and around the Prescott downtown area.
This free, annual, holiday event showcases the many talented musicians in the Prescott, Arizona area in a most unique way. More than 80 downtown businesses open their doors to host musical groups of every genre, turning Prescott's downtown into a veritable smorgasbord of entertainment for the thousands of patrons who come out to enjoy the event each year. 5:30-8:30 pm, 800-288-7336.
This musical night and Acker on the Plaza are the primary fundraising activities for performing arts scholarships for local youth.
The J.S. Acker Music Park Association is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) established for the advancement of musical culture in the community and to fulfill the wishes of Prescott's benefactor, James S. Acker, in "the promotion of the performing arts, particularly for children". The event is organized by volunteers, performed by volunteers and supported by volunteers.
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