Hi Everyone – Check out the Oro Valley Music Festival coming in September – I’m amazed every year with the entertainment they bring in – 15,000 people attended last year – probably more this year and their space is limited so you need to get a ticket soon! www.orovalleymusicfestival.com.
Thursday, May 18:
Craig Plotner at Monterey Court. Singer/songwriter/guitarist from Tucson’s past – back to visit! “Just Me & My Guitar.” Visit him on Facebook for his music. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429 for reservations.
Salvador Duran at Hotel Congress Plaza, 7:30.
Tow’rs at Hotel Congress – folk rock husband & wife duo from Flagstaff. Doors at 7 pm.
Cool Breeze at Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center, Steel Drums. 10555 N. LaCanada Dr. Oro Valley. Bring a chair.
Cochise County All-Stars at Elvira’s, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Anything from Hank Williams to jazz to county. 256 E. Congress.
Motown Magic at Casino del Sol, 8 pm. 5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Cadillac Mountain at Nimbus Brewery, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Bluegrass! 3850 E. 44th St.
The Coolers at RJ’s Replay, 8 – 11:30 pm. 5769 E. Speedway. $5. Blues.
Andy Hersey at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Country, bluegrass, folk/rock. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
KYKLO , 7 pm at Cafe Coronet. Traditional music from the Old World. 402 E. 9th St.
Jim Howell Band at Tap & Bottle, 8:30 pm. 403 N. 6th Ave.
Mitzi Cowell at La Cocina, 6:30 – 8 pm. Folk to blues to rock n roll. Soulful & Bluesy. 201 N. Court.
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, May 19:
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds at Centennial Hall. Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. 8 pm. 621-3341.
The Jits & Greyhound Soul, 7 – 10 at Monterey Court. Alt roots rock, indie rock, funk, rap, blues & soul. 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.
Eb Eberlein at Delectables, 6:30 – 9:30. Original roots, folk music. 533 N. 4th Ave.
Amber Norgaard at Michelangelo’s Ristorante Italiano, 7 – 9 pm. 420 W. Magee Rd. Piano, guitar, great vocals, original songs.
Straight-Up at Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market, 6:30 – 9 pm. Jazz. Free! 11 S. Sixth Ave.
Jay Faircloth at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Acoustic guitar, music from 60’s to today. 3750 N. Old Spanish Tr.
Al Foul at the Parish, 9 pm. Rock-a-Billy & blues. 6453 N. Oracle.
Cochise County All-Stars at Hotel Congress on the patio, 6:30 – 9:30. Could be anything from Hank Williams to jazz, blues, or country!
The Angel Perez Project at Casino del Sol, 9 pm. Rock, country, spanish, flamenco. 5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Bryan Dean Trio at Fini’s Landing, 8 pm. Bluesie-indie-rock. 5689 N. Swan.
Heart & Soul at the Playground, 6 pm.
Swingset at Cafe a La C’ Art, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Connie Brannock and her blues band! 150 N. Main – courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art.
Sunset Red at The Edge, 9 – 1 am. Classic rock, country, pop, etc. 4635 N. Flowing Wells Rd.
The Coolers at RJ’s Replay, 8 – 11:30 pm. Horn-fueled frenzy! 5769 E. Speedway.
Tom Walbank at Sky Bar. Great blues!
John & Jeanne Ronstadt at El Saguarito Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 – 9:30. Great folk group! NW corner of Prince and Campbell.
Tom Walbank at 5:45, Congress Hotel – on the Plaza.
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. Country dance band. 305 E. American Ave, Oracle, AZ. 896-3333.
Saturday, May 20 – Sunday, May 21:
Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s Official State Baladeer, 2 pm both days at AZ Folklore Preserve in Hereford. “Arizona Songs & Stories” arizonafolklore.com.
Saturday, May 20:
Leftover Salmon, KXCI Presents! at the Rialto, 9 – 11:30. Americana music, slipping into influences from rock n roll, folk, bluegrass, cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz & blues. www.rialtotheatre.com.
Tohono O’odham Waila Festival, 4 – 9 pm. at Desert Diamond Casino, 1100 Wl. Pima Mine Rd. 4 local waila bands create a distinctive sound that has come to define Tohono O’odham’s waila tradition. Free! www.ddcaz.com.
Mariachi Festival and Wine Tasting at Patogonia Lake State Park, 9 – 9 pm. $20. 400 Patagonia Lake Rd.
3rd Saturday Music Night at Roadrunner Coffee, 6 – 9. Local musicians – open mic – call Bobby R at 275-8530 for a 15 minute slot. Always a lot of fun and good food and drinks while you listen! 9665 N. Thorneydale.
Little House of Funk at Monterey Court, 7 – 10. $5. Connie Brannock and her great, funk band! 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429 for reservations.
A Tribute to John Denver Dinner Show presented by Old Tucson in the Grand Palace, 6 – 9 pm. 201 S. Kinney Rd. Performed by Jim Curry. oldtucson.com.
Eric Shaffer and The Other Troublemakers at Oracle Patio Cafe, 7 – 9 pm. Live in the Courtyard. $25 for buffet dinner and the show – must have reservations! 896-7615. 270 American Ave in Oracle.
Cochise County All Stars at Plaza Palomino – outdoor courtyard. 8 – 10 pm. Bluegrass/country classic & everything else. www.plazapalomino.com.
Corey Spector at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Fun, classic rock show! 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Dan Stokes – brunch at Cafe Coronet, 11 am. Dan’s interpretation of the classics. 42 E. 9th St. cafecoronet.com.
Flipside at the Maverick, 8 pm. Country dance band.
The Rainy Daze Band at Fred’s Arena Bar & Steakhouse, 6 – 10 pm. 9650 S. Avra Rd. rainydazeband.com.
Tommy Tucker at Borderlands, 7 pm. 12-string guitar and vocals. 119 E. Toole.
Kyklo at Mercado San Agustin, 6 – 9 pm. Music in the Courtyard. Traditional music from the Old World.
Stuart Oliver at Delectables, 8 pm. Original, acoustic Americana music. 533 N. 4th Ave.
Connie Brannock and Tiny House of Funk at Cafe A La C’art, 6:30 – 8:30. 150 N. Main – courtyard of Tucson Museum of Art.
Those Beatles Guys at Rockabilly Grill, 7 – 11 pm. Covers of the Beatles. 3700 N. Oracle.
Kevin Pakulis with Chuck’s Band Wagon at Finis’ Landing, 8 – 11pm. 5689 N. Swan.
A Tribute to the Music of George Strait, 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.
Neon Prophet at Chicago Bar, 9:30 pm. Reggae. 5954 E. Speedway.
DJ Supetown at Oracle Inn, 8 – 11 pm. 305 E. American Ave., Oracle, AZ.
Sunday, May 21:
Ryanhood Benefit Concert at Vineyard Christian Community, on the lawn, 7 – 9 pm. Folk/folkrock. Benefit for Teen Challenge Springboard Home for Teenage Girls in Crises. 625 N. 2nd Ave.
Arizona Boys Chorus, Music Under the Stars, at DeMeester Band Shell/Reid Park, 7 – 9 pm. Free.
Nancy Elliott and Eric Laubach, 10 am – 1 pm. Sunday Brunch Performance at Monterey Court. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Raymond Sierra Memorial Concert, 5 – 10 pm. at Monterey Court. Ray was a friend of TKMA and the Tucson Folk Festival and many others! Lisa Otey & Diane Van Deurzen, Kevin Pakulis Band, Mitzi Cowell Band featuring Sabra Faulk, Heather Hardy & Gary Mackender, Determined Luddites. (and more!) 505 W. Miracle Mile. Reservations, 207-2429.
Sunday Patio Sets at The Mint, 3:00 Bright & Childers Quartet; 4:15 Tari Tennace & Justin Freitag.
AZ Grand Opry, 6 pm. at Gaslight Music Hall. Country music classics with local country music veterans & a few talented up & comers. 7 pm. 13005 N. Oracle.
Connie Brannock’s Mama Sings Jazz at Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5 – 8 pmon the Terraza. 5501 Hacienda del Sol Rd. 229-1501 for reservations.
Mik and the Funky Brunch at La Cocina, 12:30 – 2:30. Multi instrumentalists – hi-energy performance. 201 N. Court.
Not Your Average Acoustic Show with Tony Falcon at Chicago Bar, 6 – 9 pm. Reggae, Top 40, Classic Rock. 5954 E. Speedway.
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 – 4 pm. One of Tucson’s favorites! Blues, country, folk, rock – he does it all! 119 E. Toole.
Heather Hardy & Alvin Blaine at Public Brewhouse, 290 N. Hoff. 5 pm. Amazing musicians – fiddle, guitar, vocals.
Rich Rodrigues acoustic brunch at Saguaro Corners, 10:30 am. Guitarist – Spanish sound. 3750 S. Old Spanish Rd.
Andy Hersey at The Parish, 7 pm. Country, 6453 N. Oracle. bluegrass, folk/rock.
Corey Spector at Sullivan’s Steakhouse, 6 – 9 pm. Fun, classic rock show!
Mariachi Luz de la Luna at the Playground, 11 am. 278 E. Congress.
Hot Club of Tucson at Hotel Congress, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm. Great gypsy jazz band. 662-8848
Ivan Denis at Royal Sun Bar, 7 pm. 1003 N. Stone. Folk, blues/country sound.
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, May 22:
Return to Woodstock, 7 pm at Gaslight Theatre. Re-live three days of Peace & Love in two hours! 7010 E. Broadway. thegaslighttheatre.com.
Ali Dineen & Hannah Sassoon at Cafe Passe, 7 pm. on a giant tour, featuring local musician Jesse Williams. Original music, ballads, rags, blues, and folk songs. 415 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson Musicians Club at The Hut on 4th Ave. Meeting/performances 6 – 8:20 – all time slots taken for this month. To see the schedule, go to www.tucsonjamz.com.
Bryan Dean Trio at Rockabilly Grill. 3700 N. Oracle. 888-1900. Bluesy/indie/rock.
Andrew Gardner at Flycatcher, 9 pm. 340 E. 6th St.
Rebecca Carlson at The Parish, 7 – 9 pm. Classic Blues & Jazz. 6453 N. Oracle. Jazz, R&B singer.
Jazz Guild Jams at Elliotts On Congress, 9 – 12 am. 135 E. Congress. 622-5500.
Tuesday, May 23:
Nancy & Neil McCallion, 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Monterey Court. Americana singer/songwriters. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Jazz Night at Sky Bar – 6:30 Tom Walbank and Naim Amor. Great blues harmonica! 536 N. 4th Ave.
Clay Koweek – Tuesday Prix Fixe, 7 pm. Country, classics & originals. Cafe Coronet, 402 E. 9th St.
Corey Spector at the Rincon Grill at the Forty-Niners, 6 – 8:30 pm. Fun, classic rock show! 12000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tommy Tucker at Elliott’s on Congress, 8 – 10 pm. 12-string guitar and vocals. 135 E. Congress. 622-5500.
For Love or Absinthe at Best Western Royal Sun, folk/rock/,Americana. 7 – 9 pm. 1015 N. Stone.
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, May 24:
The Krystil Jade Collective at Monterey Court, 6:30 – 9:30. Pop, blues, dancing! . 505 W. Miracle Mile. For reservations, 207-2429.
Amber Norgaard and Sabra Faulk duo show at El Saguarito Mexican Restaurant, 5:30 – 8:30. Two favorite Tucson musicians! NW corner of Prince and Campbell.
Corey Spector at The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Fun, classic rock show!
2Lazy2Ranch at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Western band. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Naim Amor at Cafe Coronet, 7 – 9 pm. 402 E. 9th St.
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.
AZ Roadrunners Traditional Jazz Jam, 6:30pm at Viscount Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, 745-6500.
Bad News Blues Band at Chicago Bar – great blues band, 7:30. 5954 E. Speedway.
Thursday, May 25:
Titan Valley Warheads, at Monterey Court, 6:30 – 9:30. Bluegrass & Western Music in the tradition of Bob Wills & Earl Scrubbs. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429.
Kyle Riabko: Bacharach Reimagined at Green Valley Recreation West Center. Solo performance with guitar. 7 pm. gvrec.org.
Paul Jenkins at Cafe Coronet, 7 pm. 402 E. 9th St.
Corey Spector at Vero Amore, 6 – 9 on the patio. Fun, classic rock show! 2920 N. Swan.
Jamie’s Gang at Radisson Suites, Breeze Patio, 6 – 8 pm. old favorite classic rock, blues and country tunes. 6555 E. Speedway.
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.
Andy Hersey at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Country, bluegrass folk/rock. 3750 S. Old Spanish Trail.
Hank Topless at La Cocina, 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Hard 60’s Nashville & early country blues. 201 N. Court.
Salvador Duran at Hotel Congress on the Plaza, 7:30.
Saturday, June 3:
Freebo and Alice Howe house concert at Susan Schauf’s home, dinner at 6, music 7 – 10 pm. Freebo is a very talented, nationally-known singer/songwriter of folk, country, rock and blues. He bring Alice Howe from Boston whose musical roots go back to the folk scene of the 60’s. Bring a chair and dish to pass. $20. Reservations and info: 520-297-8413; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, June 4:
Nikki Talley house concert at Catalina Concerts in Saddlebrooke, 4 pm potluck, 5:30 pm show. Traveling NC singer/songwriter with guitar & clawhammer banjo, and adding husband Jason Sharp on guitar & harmony vocals. For registration and info: www.CatalinaConcerts.info.
Roy Bookbinder at Monterey Court, 7 – 9. One of a kind Tin Pan Alley Bluesman with a zillion stories to tell. $13/$15. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429 for reservations.
Tuesday, June 6:
The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band at the Fox Theatre, 7:30 pm. Two Blues Legends share the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime night of music. www.foxtucson.com.
Saturday, June 10:
Cabaret Boheme, HipNautique, Sirena, Tucson Tribal Belly Dance Collective for a Benefit to Rebuild Wildlife Rehabilitation “After The Fire.” 6 – 9 pm. at Sky Bar, 536 N. 4th Ave.
Friday, June 16:
Jason Mraz at Centennial Hall, 8 pm.
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.
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.
Friday, June 30:
Air Supply at Desert Diamond Casino, Sahuarita. ddcaz.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.
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.
Wednesday, August 2:
Tracy Lawrence at Desert Diamond Casino. Country star. Tickets on sale May 20 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.
Tuesday, August 29:
Pink Martini at Centennial Hall.
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.
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.