Dan Emrey moved to Cave Creek, AZ in 2009 from Lancaster, PA where he was born and raised. Dan has been writing and recording songs and performing live for over 20 years. As a graduate from Shippensburg University (’99), Dan earned a BA in Fine Art with a concentration in Music Theory and Vocal Performance.
Dan held residency performing solo @ JW Marriott-Camelback Inn on Saturday evenings from 2014 through 2019. He has also performed for corporate and private functions at many other venues in AZ including The Grill @ TPC Scottsdale, Dynamite Grille (Troon North Golf Club), R Bar (Hilton Phoenix), McCormick Golf Ranch, Golf Club Scottsdale, Four Seasons @ Troon North, Sangria Lounge (Scottsdale Resort), Cave Creek Road House, Jade Bar Patio (The Sanctuary), Ironwood Clubhouse (Anthem Country Club), Maribel Golf Club and The Hermosa Inn.
Dan has also performed the National Anthem at Cactus League spring training games featuring the Chicago White Sox, KC Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, AZ Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, California Angels and Oakland Athletics.
Dan enjoys giving back to the community by providing entertainment for non-profit events such as HopeKids, Relay for Life, Desert Stage Theatre, Nat’l Heart Foundation: A Heartfelt Affair and Anthem Cares: ACTS.
As a solo acoustic performer and entertainer, Dan has put together a 4+ hour, set list which includes both original and cover songs from a wide variety of artists.
"My husband and I first saw Dan perform at the Camelback Inn a few years ago. His voice is amazing, his playlist is varied and he performed non-stop for 4 hours. We are snowbirds and we make sure to go see him every Saturday during our winter stay in Scottsdale. We highly recommend Dan's performance. You definitely won't be disappointed!"
- Keith and Tina, Ontario, Canada
"Dan, you have now performed at both a party for me and my wedding. My guests keep raving about how amazing you were. They loved your voice, and almost more importantly, how kind you were to all of them. You're simply the best, and the music was perfect for the setting. We appreciate you more than you know!" - Natasha and Brian, Phoenix, Arizona
"We were lucky enough to have Dan Emrey perform at our wedding reception and he did not disappoint! Dan is one of those performers who will make you say, “Wow! He’s really great!” (That’s actually a clean, subdued statement!) Trust me, I say it every time I see him and we're still receiving similar compliments from people who attended our wedding reception!"
- Jethro and Diedre, Terre Hill, PA