Thanks to our Folk Fest family, our 2021 Festival Season Kick-Off Party was a rousing success! Special thanks to Jeff Bridge and Catalina Craft Pizza for being such gracious hosts, to Bill Moeller for his excellent photography, and to the artists, volunteers, and patrons who made it such a special evening!
Now, join us for a very special evening at Monterey Court! Come on down for an EXCELLENT night of live music, and some of the best food and drinks in Tucson!
at Monterey Court (505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson, AZ, 85705)
WHEN: Friday, October 16 & Saturday, October 17
The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) will be holding their biggest fundraiser of the season at Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile on Friday October 16th and Saturday, October 17th from 7PM to 10PM. Tickets are $20 per night and are available at www.montereycourtaz.com.
The shows will feature several of the Tucson Folk Festival’s favorite performers and all ticket proceeds will benefit TKMA and the Tucson Folk Festival. The musicians have all donated their time in support of TKMA.
Appearing Friday October 16th will be Nick McBlaine & Log Train, Don Armstrong & The Whiskeypalians and Bullwinkle’s Corner.
Appearing Saturday, October 17th will be Petie Ronstadt and Liz Cerepanya, Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers and Heather Hardy & Friends.
TKMA President, Matt Rolland, states, “Monterey Court is one of the key gathering grounds for the Folk and Americana community in Tucson – for both patrons and performers. We’re proud to partner with the Monty for our second fundraiser of the 2021 Festival season. We thank Greg and Kelly for all the tireless work they do to create a safe, welcoming and art-inspired space that showcases Folk Festival performers throughout the year.”
To help ensure the safety of patrons, musicians and staff all Pima County COVID-19 regulations will be strictly followed – tables will be spaced at least six feet apart and capacity will be reduced by 50%. Staff will be wearing face coverings at all times, musicians will be wearing face coverings when not performing, and all patrons are required to wear masks when not seated at their tables.
MEET THE ARTISTS!
Nick McBlaine & Log Train will feature National Flatpick Guitar champion Peter McLaughlin, multi-instrumentalist Alvin Blaine and Evan Dain. They play lonesome old songs, new originals, fiddle tunes, traditional folk, country, bluegrass, swing, and Americana, and they have fun with all of it.
Don Armstrong & The Whiskeypalians. Don has been described as a “Tucson legend” and a “folk treasure”. Recently referred to by the Arizona Daily Star as a “consummate songwriter”, Don and his group have delighted audiences in clubs, concerts & folk festivals around Arizona. His long-awaited solo album, “Mother, Don’t Give Up On Me Now,” was released earlier this year. Alvin Blaine, Slim Rost and Liz Cerepanya will be joining Don for the evening.
Bullwinkle’s Corner is a side project of Wayback Machine co-founder Jim Lipson. Joining him on-stage will be Don Armstrong, Liz Cerepanya, Slim Edelman and Petie Ronstadt. In the great Wayback Machine tradition expect special guests can also be expected including Peter McLaughlin and Alvin Blaine.
Liz & Pete. Liz Cerepanya and Peter Dalton Ronstadt join musical forces to explore material old and new. Liz’s lush and heartfelt voice, intertwined with Pete’s haunting harmonies and rich guitar arrangements captivate the imagination for an experience not to be missed. Their shows feature original music of the late Alan Garr, new compositions by Ronstadt, and longtime favorites.
Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers. Eric is a four-time finalist in the Tucson Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and semi-finalist in the Great American Songwriting Contest. Backed by AZ Blues Hall of Fame/Tucson Musicians Museum member Bruce Halper on drums, “Country-Punk” pioneer Loren Dircks and Tempe music scene veteran Jonny Zapp, The Other Troublemakers have been entertaining crowds throughout the Southwest since 2014.
Heather Hardy. Violinist, vocalist, songwriter, and member of the AZ Blues Hall of Fame. Heather has toured throughout the US and Europe and has been featured on over 200 albums since 1983. She was a member of the internationally acclaimed punk band The False Prophets and was a long-time member of the Sam Taylor Band. Heather will be joined by multi-instrumentalist Alvin Blaine.
COME ON OVER!
WAYS TO SUPPORT
TKMA & The Tucson Folk Festival
FRY’S COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM
To get started, sign up with your digital account, and select Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association (TKMA) as the organization you wish to support. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for your chosen organization every time you shop and use your Loyalty Card and funds will be donated to TKMA at no added cost to you!
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