North Mountain Visitor Center

Dolan Ellis Concert April 8th

April 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Mountain Visitor Center
12950 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85022



Save Our Mountains Foundation at the North Mountain Visitor Center Presents Dolan Ellis in Concert on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.


Dolan Ellis has served as Arizona’s Official State Balladeer for the past 50 years.  He was first appointed in 1966 by Governor Sam Goddard and has been reappointed by the past 13 Arizona Governors.

Traveling more than a million Arizona miles in his specially equipped jeeps, Dolan has explored every corner of Arizona.   He has written hundreds of songs about Arizona people, places, and things and has won awards for his Arizona photography.

Dolan is an original member of the Grammy Award-winning 60’s folk group, The New Christy Minstrels.  After touring with the group for 50 years, he recently retired in 2015.   Along with his Grammy Award, he has been inducted into the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame.  Dolan’s 12 guitars and various career items are on display at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM).

Dolan’s work has been entered and documented into the Congressional Record by Senator John McCain.  You can hear audio clips of Dolan’s Arizona songs and performances and see many historical video clips at  These are also available on Facebook and YouTube.

As wonderful as these awards and titles are, nothing means as much to this great musician and folklorist as being The Balladeer. He even wrote a song about it:

I write the songs but not for fame
My songs belong to the sun and rain
Forget my face, forget my name
Just call me The Balladeer

Tickets are $20 for this event and may be purchased at the NMVC Gift Shoppe from March 19, 2017 . The night of the concert tickets are limited availability. Tickets may be purchased online using our PayPal account at with a small surcharge of $5.00 per ticket purchased. For more information please call the Gift Shoppe at 602-343-5125 and mention Dolan Ellis Tickets.

This is a fund-raising event for Save Our Mountains Foundation to continue the efforts to purchase more land for the Preserve system in Phoenix, educate the public about our precious resources of the Preserves, our history and culture of the West and to maintain the NMVC.

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