Hi Everyone – Well, this week is proof that living in the Ol’ Pueblo in the summertime is not for sissies! Hope your coolers and conditions are working! There’s lots to see and hear, as usual, so wait for the monsoons while supporting and enjoying live music!
Thursday, June 22:
Gordon Lightfoot at The Fox Theatre, 8 pm. Legendary singer/songwriter and musician. www.foxtucson.com.
Alice Cooper at AVA at Casino Del Sol.
Circus #9 at Monterey Court, 7 – 9 pm. Progressive acoustic group from East Tennessee with influences of bluegrass, Americana, & folk. Award-winning musicians. 207-2429 for reservations. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Joanne O’Brien – A Sentimental Journey – The Doris Day Songbook, 7 pm. at Green Valley Recreation West Center. “The Carol Lombard of Cabaret.” gvrec.org.
Corey Spector at Saguaro Corners, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Fun, classic rock show! 3750 Old Spanish Tr.
Connie Brannock’s Swingset at Cafe A La C’Art, 6:30 – 8:30. Soul, pop, jazz & blues. 150 N. Main – courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art.
Gabrielle Pietrangelo, Thoger Lund & Ben DeGain, 7:30 at Cafe Coronet. 402 E. 9th St.
Craig Green Band at Ermanos, 8 pm. Rock songwriter. 220 N. 4th Ave.
Jamie’s Gang at the Radisson Suites, Breeze Patio, 6 – 8 pm. Classic rock, blues and country tunes, plus some new favorites! 6555 E. Speedway.
Salvador Duran at Hotel Congress on the Plaza, 7:30.
Friday, June 23:
Bad News Blues Band, 7 – 10 at Monterey Court. $5. 207-2429 for reservations. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Greg Morton Band at La Cocina, 6:30 – 9 pm. Great bluegrass, new grass and more! 201 N. Court.
Freddy Parish’s Country Club at La Cocina, 9:30 -11:30 pm. Freddy does honky-tonk shuffles, Appalachian folk, & sweet country ballads. Featured guests every week. 201 N. Court.
Mustang Corners at Reid Park Zoo, 6 pm. Americana music.
Organic Funk Alliance at The Mint, 8:30 pm. Funky soul jazz. Bryan Dean, Kiko M., Ralsh G., Doc Holladay on Hammond B3.
Neaman Lyles at Friday Night Live, the FREE Summer Jazz Concert Series, 7:30 – 9:30 in Geronimo Plaza, Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.
Joyce Luna at Delectables, 6:30 – 9:30. Contemporary folk singer/songwriter, poetic songs, lovely voice. 533 N. 4th Ave.
In Tha Zone at Rockabilly Grill, 8 pm – 12 am. Funk, R&B, cumbia – dance music! 3700 N. Oracle.
Michael P and Mighty Joel Ford at the Parish, 9 pm. Blues/country/R&B/soul. 6453 N. Oracle.
Shell Shock at Chicago Bar, 8 – 12. $5. Classic rock by Vintage Rockers!
Desert Treasure at Fini’s Landing, 8 pm. 5689 N. Swan.
Corey Spector at Loew’s Ventana “Cascade Lounge”, 8 – 11 pm. Fun, classic rock show!
Desert Harvesters at Tap & Bottle, Happy hour, 5 pm. 403 N. 6th Ave.
Cornerstone Band Dance Party at the Playground, 7 pm. Classic rock, country, blues, oldies, with some Latin jazz. . 278 E. Congress.
Tommy Tucker at Borderlands, 7 pm. Blues. 119 E. Toole.
The Metros at The Playground, 6 pm. 278 E. Congress.
Austin Owen (Los Puckos) at Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, 7 pm. 11 S. 6th Ave.
John & Jeanne Ronstadt at El Saguarito Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 – 9:30. Great folk group! NW corner of Prince and Campbell.
Tom Walbank at Congress Hotel, 7 pm – on the Plaza. Great blues harmonica!
Pete Swan Trio, Friday Night Jazz at Cushing St. Bar, on the patio, 6 – 9 pm. 198 W. Cushing.
80’s & Gentlemen at Brother John’s Beer Bourbon and BBQ, 9 pm – 12 am. 867 6787.
Lost Hombres at Hi Falutin Restaurant, 5 – 9. Fun band – bluegrass, country, old rock and more! E side of Oracle, S of Ina.
Wild Ride at Oracle Inn, 7 – 11 pm. Western dance band. 305 E. American Ave., Oracle, AZ.
Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25:
Flagstaff Folk Festival – 5 stages – lots of great music, and a great weekend to go north, where it is cooler! flagfolkfest.org.
Dolan Ellis, 2 pm both days at AZ Folklore Preserve in Hereford. AZ’s Official State Baladeer. “Arizona’s Songs & Stories.” arizonafolklore.com.
Saturday, June 24:
ROH Band at Monterey Court. $5. 7 – 10 pm. 505 W. Miracle Mile. Classic & original dance rock. Special guest, Willy Smith. 207-2429 for reservations.
KT Classics at Catalina Craft Pizza, 6:30 -9:30 pm. An acoustic & electric rock group performing Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eagles, CCR,Simon & Garfunkle, Jackson Brown & more! 15930 N. Oracle, Catalina, AZ.
The Presidio Boys at AZ Rose Theatre Summer Saturday Nights, 7:30 – 9 pm. Country/Gospel Quartet. 4500 N. Oracle. www.arizonarosetheatre.com.
Few Miles South, at Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, 7:30 pm. 5 piece band – blends traditional & modern country sounds with sonic influences ranging 330 E. 7th St.
Connie Brannock’s Mama Sings Jazz at Cafe a La C’art, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Jazz and soul. 150 N. Main Ave, courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art.
Heather Hardy at the Greer Jazz Festival in Greer, AZ, 7:30 pm. If you’re in the mood for a drive – it’s much cooler up there and a great festival!
The Wayback Machine at La Cocina, 7 – 9 pm. Fusing tight vocal harmonies with music from The Grateful Dead, hippie rock, reggae, Latin, blues, honky tonk, zydeco, ska, New Orleans style funk, and more! 201 N. Court.
Wally Lawder, The End of the Universe As We Know It Show at Delectables, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Doing his last show at Delectables, award-winning singer/songwriter does “Folk fusion” – amazing voice, beautiful, original songs. 533 N. 4th Ave.
Caiden Brewer at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Los Streetlight Curb Players at Borderlands, 7:30. 119 E. Toole.
Kroeler and Rovnak at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 1 – 4, 370 Elgin rd. in Elgin.
Corey Spector at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, 6 – 9, Terazza Patio Lounge. Fun, classic rock show!
Priority One Band at Loew’s Ventana Canyon, 8:30 – 11:30. Cascade Lounge – dancing music!
Vinyl Tap at Rockabilly Grill, 8 – 12 am. Classic rock from 60’s – 80’s. 3700 N. Oracle.
The Music of the Blues Brothers, 3 & 7 pm at Gaslight Music Hall. 13005 N. Oracle., Oro Valley. gaslightmusichall.com.
Flipside at The Maverick, 8 pm. Country music and dancing! 6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Jeff Lewis Trio, Saturday Nite Jazz at Cushing Street Bar, on the patio. 7 – 10 pm. . 198 W. Cushing.
Neon Prophet at Chicago Bar, 9:30 pm. Reggae. 5954 E. Speedway.
Frank n Steel at Oracle Inn, 7 – 11. 305 E. American Ave, Oracle, AZ.
Sunday, June 25:
Nancy Elliott with Don Armstrong and Jon Messenger, All wonderful singer/songwriters, 10 am – 1 pm. Sunday Brunch Performance at Monterey Court. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Nancy McCallion & the Scarlet Lettermen at Monterey Court, 6 – 9. Rock, jazz & blues. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429 for reservations.
Kindred Spirits at Delectables Restaurant, 4 – 7 pm. CD Release Party – “The Essence” – Guy Gabriel, John Camm, Louise Davis. 533 N. 4th Ave. Great harmonies, original music.
Lisa Otey and Diane Van Deurzen at Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5 – 8 pm. Our favorite Wild Women! 299-1501 for reservations.
Sunday Patio Sets at the Mint – indoors this week! 3:00 – Wicked Bad Girls and a Boy 4:15 Matt Bruner with Sabra Faulk.
Sophia Rankin at Brewd, 9 – 11 am. Great new singer/songwriter. Beautiful voice and songs! 4960 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
Mik and the Funky Brunch at La Cocina, 12:30 – 2:30. Multi instrumentalists – hi-energy performance. 201 N. Court.
Larry Armstrong and CopperMoon at Nimbus Brewery, 5:30 – 8 pm. Country, folk & Americana.
Amber Norgaard at Dos! 2 – 5 pm. Piano, guitar, great vocals, original songs! 4 Plaza Rd., Tubac, AZ.
Kenny Alan Erickson, singer/songwriter, with Greg Rogan on bass at Delectables, 11am – 2 pm. Originals, old-time, blues, swing, folk, bluegrass, country. . 533 N. Fourth Ave.
Kevin Pakulis at Borderlands, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. One of Tucson’s favorites! Blues, country, folk, rock – he does it all! 119 E. Toole.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – KXCI Presents! at 191 Toole, 8 pm. Together for 35 years, celebrating its new CD “Twenty Dozen” – blends R&B, jazz, funk, Afro-Latino grooves & Carribbean sounds.
Smoky Bones Band, 7 – 9 pm at Best Western Royal Sun Inn. Classic rock from the 60’s – now.
Rich Rodrigues Acoustic Brunch at Saguaro Corners, 10:30 am. 3750 S. Old Spanish Rd.
Andy Hersey at The Parish, 7 pm. Country, bluegrass, folk/rock. 6453 N. Oracle.
Chris & Hadji – Last Sunday Revival at Tap & Bottle, 5 pm. 403 N. 6th Ave.
Corey Spector at The Living Room, 11 – 2 pm. Father’s Day Brunch. 2905 E. Skyline. Fun, classic rock show!
Rene Taylor at Pastiche Modern Eatery, 6 – 9 pm. Jazz. 3025 N. Campbell. 325-3333.
Hot Club of Tucson at Hotel Congress, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Great gypsy jazz band. 662-8848
Rudy Cortese at Heirloom Farmers Market at Rillito Downs, 8 – 11 am. Classical, comical, country, bluegrass – everything!
Open Mic at the Hut on 4th Ave., 6 – 8 , hosted by Joel Leland and Rudy Cortese.
Monday, June 26:
Dawn & Hawkes from “The Voice” house concert at Catalina Concerts in Saddlebrooke. Pot luck, 5:30 – concert, 7 pm. For info: www.CatalinaConcerts.info.
Bryan Dean Trio at Rockabilly Grill. 3700 N. Oracle. 888-1900. Bluesy/indie/rock.
Tucson Musicians’ Club at The Hut on 4th Ave, 6 pm. Performances by local musicians.
Miss Olivia Trio at The Parish, 7 – 9 pm. Jazzy, funky, R&B, blues country sounds. 6453 N. Oracle.
Michael Lamonge at Best Western Royal Sun Inn, 7 – 9 pm. Blues musician.
Totally 80’s! Vol 1 – Tribute to 80’s Music with Janee Page & Mike Yarema. 7 pm. at Gaslight Theatre, 7010 E. Broadway. gaslighttheatre.com.
Jazz Guild Jams at Elliotts On Congress, 9 – 12 am. 135 E. Congress. 622-5500.
Tuesday, June 27:
Wicked Bad Girls & a Boy plus The Holy WhoWhos, at Monterey Court, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Ukele band and band from Phoenix. A fun time! 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Native American Flute Concert with Kathryn Twinfeathers at Joel D. Valdez Library, 12 – 1, 101 Stone Ave.
Jazz Night at Sky Bar – 6:30 Tom Walbank and special guest at 8. Great blues harmonica! 536 N. 4th Ave.
Tommy Tucker at Elliott’s on Congress, 8 – 10 pm. 12-string guitar and vocals. 135 E. Congress. 622-5500.
Open Jam w/ Deacon at Chicago Bar, 8:30 pm. blues & rock – Everyone welcome – bring your instrument. 5954 E. Speedway.
Open Mic at Delectables, 8 – 11. Sign-up at 7. Originals only, please. 533 N. 4th Ave.
Open Mic at Shooters, 7 – 10 pm. 3115 E. Prince Rd. facebook@shootersopenmic.
Wednesday, June 28:
Andrew Bird and Margaret Glansky, KXCI Presents! 8 – 11 pm. at The Rialto. Singer/songwriter/violinist combines small-group swing, German lieder, New Orleans jazz, gypsy, folk & rock into his distinctive style. rialtotheatre.com.
Kate Hay & Dan O’Rourke at Monterey Court, 7 – 10 pm. Nashville touring duo – Indie folk. For reservations, 207-2429. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Amber Norgaard at El Saguarito Mexican Restaurant, 5:30 – 8:30. Piano, guitar, great vocals, original songs! NW corner of Prince and Campbell.
Corey Spector at The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Fun, classic rock show!
Jay Faircloth at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Acoustic guitar – from 60’s to today. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Austin Counts at Public Brewhouse, 7 pm. Blues, country, R&B and soul. 209 N. Hoff.
Snake Oil Gypsy at Best Western Royal Sun Inn, 7 – 9 pm. Country, Southern rock & blues.
Ivan Denis at Cafe A La C’art, 5 – 7 pm. Sort of folk, blues/country sound – guitar, vocals. 150 N. Main – courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art.
Miss Lana Rebel and Kevin Michael Mayfield at La Cocina, 6:30 – 9 pm. Original songs – American folk, blues, & country.
Tony Frank Trio at Delectables, 8 pm. Jazz. 533 N. 4th Ave.
Street Blues Family at Hotel Congress, 8 pm. Free! Neo-soul-jazz-hiphop ensemble.
AZ Roadrunners Traditional Jazz Jam, 6:30pm at Viscount Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, 745-6500.
Bad News Blues Band at Chicago Bar – great blues! 7:30. 5954 E. Speedway.
Thursday, June 29:
Titan Valley Warheads at Monterey Court, 6 – 9. Bluegrass & western music in the traditions of Bob Wills & Earl Scruggs. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429 for reservations.
Hank Topless at La Cocina, 6:30 – 8:30. Hybrid of hard 60’s Nashville & early country blues.
Cadillac Mountain, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. at Nimbus Brewery, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Bluegrass band. 3850 E. 44th St. 745-9175.
Salvador Duran at Hotel Congress Plaza, 7:30.
Andy Hersey at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Country, bluegrass, folk/rock. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Rich Hopkins & the Luminerios at Tap & bottle, 8:30 pm. 403 N. 6th Ave.
Swingset at Cafe A La C’Art – Tucson Museum of Art, 150 N. Main. Connie Brannock, Jazz and blues. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 628-8533.
Friday, June 30:
Air Supply at Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita. Popular folk/rock group from the 70’s. ddcaz.com.
Sunday, July 2:
Hot August Night – Neil Diamond Tribute Dinner Show at Old Tucson, 6 pm. with Dean Colley. 201 S. Kinney Rd. oldtucson.com.
Thursday, July 6:
Martina McBride at the Fox, 7:30. CMA & ACM Award-Winner. www.foxtucson.com.
Saturday, July 8:
Boney James at Desert Diamond. Grammy-nominated sax-man. ddcaz.com.
Sunday, July 9:
TKMA: The Next Generation – A TKMA Summer Celebration Fundraiser at Monterey Court, 5:30 – 9 pm. Featuring Young Performers from the 2017 Tucson Folk Festival: Hot Club Jr, Roman Barten-Sherman, Sophia Rankin Trio & Elizabeth Tighe & Friends with Special Opening Act: Kevin Pakulis! ($10 Suggested Donation)
Saturday, July 15:
Craig Morgan at Desert Diamond. Country singer. ddcaz.com.
Tuesday, July 25:
Little River Band at The Rialto, 8 pm. Famous Australian band from the 70’s and 80’s brings new energy and arrangements to their classic hits! www.rialtotheatre.com.
Dwight Yoakam at AVA at Casino del Sol Resort and Casino, 5655 W. Valencia Road. tickets.casinodelsol.com.
Wednesday, August 2:
Tracy Lawrence at Desert Diamond Casino. Country star. Tickets through startickets.com.
Sunday, August 13:
Wynonna & The Big Noise at Fox Theatre, 7 pm. Roots & Revival Tour. www.foxtucson.com.
Saturday, August 19:
Live and Let Die – Tony Kishman as Paul McCartney, hits from the Beatles and Paul McCartney’s solos. 7:30 pm. at The Fox. www.foxtucson.com.
Friday, August 25:
TKMA End-Of-Summer Bash & Membership Kick-Off at Mercado San Agustin, 6-10 pm. (Details to Come!)
Tuesday, August 29:
Pink Martini at Centennial Hall. Popular music group does classical, Latin, jazz, & classic pop.
Wednesday, September 6:
David Bromberg at the Rialto Theatre. www.rialtotheatre.com.
Kansas Leftoverture Tour, 7:30 pm at the Fox. www.foxtucson.com.
Tuesday, September 12:
The Colton House Trio (Peter McLaughlin, Chris Brashear, Todd Phillips) at Copper Hall at Hotel Congress. (a seated show!). 7:30. Songs from the Colorado Plateau. Ticket at Antigone, Dark Star Leather, the Folk Shop, Congress Hotel.
Friday, September 15 – Sunday, September 17:
Pickin N the Pines Bluegrass Festival in Flagstaff, AZ. Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Tim O’Brien, Mountain Heart, and much more! www.pickininthepines.org.
Sunday, September 17:
Mike Agranoff house concert at Catalina Concerts in Saddlebrooke, Pot luck, 4 pm, show 5:30 pm. For info: catalinaconcerts.info.
Three Dog Night at the Fox. 7 pm. www.foxtucson.com.
Wednesday, September 20:
Jason Isbell, Grammy award winning Americana music artist at the Rialto. www.rialtotheatre.com.
Thursday, September 21:
Ben Folds at The Rialto Theatre. Singer/songwriter – Meshes the classical and pop world. He’s just amazing! www.rialtotheatre.com.
Saturday, September 23:
Jesse Colin Young & Martin Barre Band, 8 pm. at the Fox. www.foxtucson.com.
Friday, September 29:
Laura Alaina, at Desert Diamond – “American Idol” finalist in 2011 with her 2nd CD release tour. ddcaz.com.
Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1:
Oro Valley Music Festival at The Golf Club at Vistoso. Brooke Eden, Drake White, LeAnn Rimes, Michael Franti and more! Tickets go on sale May 20. www.orovalleymusicfestival.com
Sunday October 1:
Jackie Bristow house concert at Catalina Concerts, in Saddlebrooke. Pot luck, 4 pm. Concert at 5:30. Donation $15 – $20. www.catalinaconcerts.info.
Thursday, October 5:
Take Me to the River, 7:30 pm at the Fox. Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues. www.foxtucson.com.
Sunday, October 8:
Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet, 7 pm at The Fox. www.foxtucson.com.
Friday, October 13:
KC & The Sunshine Band at Centennial Hall, 8 pm. Award-winning band that has topped the charts since the 70’s! uapresents.org.
Monday, October 16:
Shawn Colvin & Her Band: A Few Small Repairs 20th Anniversary Tour, 7:30 at The Fox. www.foxtucson.com.
Wednesday, October 18:
Home Free, 8 pm. at the Fox! All-vocal country sensation – 5 man band do no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. (these guys are great!) www.foxtucson.com.
Sunday, October 22:
Steven Stills and Judy Collins Chasing Rainbows Gala, Fox Theatre, 7 pm. VIP Dinner, 5 pm. www.foxtucson.com.
Tuesday, October 24:
Sarah Jarosz at The Fox, 7:30 pm. Award-winning folk/roots singer/songwriter. www.foxtucson.com.
Sunday, October 29:
Blaine Long house concert at Catalina Concerts in Saddlebrooke. 4 pm pot luck, concert at 5:30. For more info: www.catalinaconcerts.info.