The Annual Tucson Folk Festival ... Free to the Public Since 1986
Hi Everyone – In our generous town, we regularly have fund-raisers for people in need. This week on Saturday and Sunday both we have fund-raisers that I listed first each day, so take a look and see if you can stop by to support these good causes. We all have tough times on occasion, and we can count on each other to help us through. Thanks to all of you who volunteer their time and resources to make this a wonderful town to live in!
Thursday, July 6 and Friday, July 7:
Jack Neubeck, Katherine Byrnes and Daniel “Sly” Slipetsky do tunes by award-winning composer Leslie Bricusse including “What Kind of Fool Am I?” and “Pure Imagination.” Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr. Reservations/info: invisibletheatre.com or 882-9721.
Butch Diggs at Geronimo Plaza, Main Gate Square, 7:30 – 9:30. FridayNight Live – Free Jazz Summer Concert Series. 814 E. University Dr.
Jay Faircloth at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Acoustic guitar, from 60’s to today. 3850 S. Old Spanish Trail.
Mustang Corners at Borderlands, 7 pm. Americana. 119 E. Toole.
The Muffelettas at Finis’ Landing, 8 pm. Funky vocal music for the masses. 5689 N. Swan.
Amosphere at Rockabilly Grill, 8 – 12. Dance band – blues, funk, rock, reggae & more! 3700 N. Oracle.
Al Foul at the Parish, 9 pm. Americana folk/country/rock & roll. 6453 N. Oracle.
Sunset Red at The Edge, 9 – 1 am. Classic rock, country, pop. 4635 N. Flowing Wells Rd.
Corey Spector at Loews Ventana “Cascade Lounge”, 8 – 11 pm. Fun, classic rock show!
Mustang Corners, at Borderlands, 7:30 pm. Americana. 119 E. Toole.
Mike Hebert Prison Band 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.
Saturday, July 8, 8 pm and Sunday, July 9, 2 pm:
An Evening with Steve Ross, from NY, who sings standards, Gershwin, Porter, Sondeim, and a tribute to Fred Astaire. NY Times once called him the “crown prince of NY cabaret.” Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Dr. Reservations/info: invisibletheatre.com or 882-9720.
Saturday, July 8:
10 Band Summer Concert, benefit for Eddie Corral, (family member of Bryan Dean) at Rockabilly Grill, 4 pm. Line-up: Brian Berggoetz, Joyce Luna Zymeck, Usual Suspects, Johnny Ain’t Right, Mother’s Lament and Organic Funk Alliance, Bryan Dean Trio with Nod & Friends, Top Dead Center, Eric Charles. Prizes! $10 suggested donation. 3700 N. Oracle.
Boney James at Desert Diamond. Grammy-nominated sax-man. ddcaz.com.
Joe King Carrasco at Club Congress, 7:30. King of Tex-Mex Rock & Roll. $10/$12.
Song Behind the Story at The Rialto, 8 pm. Group of Tucson songwriters perform including Monica Mendez, Lake Skouras, Andy Hersey, Billy Shaw Jr., Jay Faircloth,Kayleigh Wazlker, Mark Edward Miller, John Soland, Andrew Cooper, Caiden Brewer, Jason Curtis, Robert Moreno, Jahn Hawk & Kiko Jacome. Great article in Caliente this week about all of them! www.rialtotheatre.com.
The Coolersat Monterey Court. $5. 7 – 10 pm. 505 W. Miracle Mile. Rockin’ blues, R&B and more! Dancing! 207-2429 for reservations.
Classical music of India with Steve Oda & Ty Burhoe, 7 pm. at Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation. Oda plays the Sarodie, a 25-stringed lute & Burhoe plays the tabla, a melodic pair of drums. A Guren Purnima Celebration Concert. 3182 N. Swan. tucsonharmonium.com.
Tom “TJ” Morgan at Catalina Craft Pizza, 6:30 -9:30 pm. 15930 N. Oracle, Catalina, AZ.
Rich with Risa at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Picking and Singing: Authentic Bluegrass Music at Kirk-Bear Canyon Public Library, 3 – 4 pm. Country and blues blended with English, Irish and Scottish traditional ballads. Free. 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd. 594-5275.
Corey Spector Stillhouse Bar & Grill, 7 – 10 pm. Fun, classic rock show! 9155 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Connie Brannock’s Tiny House of Funk, 7 – 10 pm. at Hotel Tucson City Center. 475 N. Granada. 623-2000.
Lord Silverplume at La Cocina, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Singer/songwriter – originally from London, does folk, blues & alternative original music. 201 N. Court.
Tortolita Gutpluckers at Borderlands, 7:30. Guerilla Bluegrass. 119 E. Toole.
Josh McCormick at Kief-Joshua Vineyards, 1 – 4, 370 Elgin rd. in Elgin.
The Jits at Fini’s Landing, 8 pm. 5689 N. Swan.
Honky Tonk Sweethearts: A Salute the the Great Ladies of Country Music. 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.
Sunday, July 9:
Cochise County All Stars at a house concert/fundraiser to benefit their singer Amy Langley, who has had a string of bad luck over the last year and needs “A Leg Up!” 6:30 pm. $10 suggested donation. The Burgerito food Truck will be there. 815 S. Gollob. Hosted by Jacki Arthur and Susie McLellan.
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). www.tucsonfolkfest.org.
Lisa Otey and Diane VanDeurzen at Hacienda del Sol Resort, 5 – 8 pm. Our favorite Wild Women! 299-1501 for reservations.
Sunday Patio Sets at The Mint, 3:00 Paul Charles, 4:15 Greg Aiken & Dave Lehrman. 3540 E. Grant.
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 and Americana. 3850 E. 44th St.
Luz de Luna at The Playground 11 am. 278 E. Congress
Kevin Pakulis Official at Borderlands, 2:30 – 4:30 pm. One of Tucson’s favorites! Blues, country, folk, rock – he does it all! 119 E. Toole.
Corey Spector at The Living Room, 11 – 2. Fun, classic rock show! 2905 E. Skyline.
Corey Spector at Noble Hops in Oro Valley, 5:30 – 8:30. Fun, classic rock show! 1335 Lambert Ln.
Don “Nod” Nottingham & Jamar Harmon, 7 – 9 pm at Best Western Royal Sun Inn. R&B/jazz/blues. Guest musicians, too! 1015 N. Stone.
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.
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, July 10:
Bryan Dean Trio at Rockabilly Grill. 3700 N. Oracle. 888-1900. Bluesy/indie/rock.
Miss Olivia Trio at The Parish, 7 – 9 pm. Jazzy, funky, R&B, blues country sounds. 6453 N. Oracle.
Jazz Guild Jams at Elliotts On Congress, 9 – 12 am. 135 E. Congress. 622-5500.
AJ’s Rockabilly Ruckus at Best Western Royal Sun, 7 – 9 pm. 50’s style rockabilly with AJ Goazales singing and Ross Gillis on percussion.
Tuesday, July 11:
Matthew Scott at Monterey Court, 6:30 – 9:30. Singer/songwriter- influenced by the British rock scene. 505 W. Miracle Mile.
Jazz Night at Sky Bar – 6:30 Tom Walbank and special guest at 8. Great blues harmonica! 536 N. 4th Ave.
Connie Brannock’s Swingset at Best Western Royal Sun, 7 – 9 pm. Blues, jazz, funk. 1015 N. Stone.
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 Shooters, 7 – 10 pm. 3115 E. Prince Rd. facebook@shootersopenmic.
Wednesday, July 12:
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!
Los Streetlight Curb Players at Public Brewhouse, 7 pm. Reggae, rock, funk, Latin, soul, world music. 209 N. Hoff.
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! 7:30. 5954 E. Speedway.
Thursday, July 13:
Oscar con di Luvioat Monterey Court, 7 – 9:30 pm. Oscar Fuentes teams up for an evening of Latin-inspired rock & pop. 505 W. Miracle Mile. 207-2429 for reservations.
Kevin Pakulis at The Cafe in Sonoita, 5 – 7 pm. Blues, country, rock, folk – he’s the best at it all! 3280 AZ Hiway 82, Sonoita. 520-455-5044. cafesonoita.com.
Alex Weitz & Gibb Mandish Quartet at Hotel Congress – award-winning jazz saxophonist & a distinguished jazz drummer joins other talented musicians for a night of highly refined jazz creations. Doors, 7 pm. $10
Cadillac Mountain at Nimbus Brewery, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Bluegrass! 3850 E. 44th St. 745-9175.
Louise LeHir at La Cocina, 6:30 – 9:30. French psych-pop influenced Americana. 201 N. Court.
Salvador Duran at Hotel Congress Plaza, 7:30. at Saguaro Corners, 6 pm. Country, bluegrass, folk/rock. 3750 S. Old Spanish Tr.
Naim Amor 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.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, from Ireland, fiddle and guitar duo, traditional with elements of jazz and classical. Berger Performing Arts Center. Tx at Antigone Books and The Folkshop. www.inconcerttucson.com.
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.
Saturday, October 28:
Cassie and Margie MacDonald, from Nova Scotia, at Berger Performing Arts Center, 8 pm. Sisters play fiddle, guitar, keyboards, mandolin, sing and dance! Celtic and American tunes. Tx at Antigone Books and the Folkshop. www.inconcerttucson.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.
A Night With Janis Joplin, 7 pm. at the Fox. A tribute to the legend! www.foxtucson.com.