Tucson Premium Outlets and Southern Arts & Cultural Alliance continue their creative collaboration that brings free, weekly music to Tucson.
Don't miss some of Southern Arizona's finest local musicians at Tucson Premium Outlets this Fall and Winter. A creative collaboration between Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, the family-friendly concerts bring opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents to the community.
The popular free concert series, held every Saturday evening September 7 – December 28 will feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands. The concerts will be held each Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mountain Court at Tucson Premium Outlets. Coupled with delicious food from Market Hall and over 60 stores offering extraordinary savings, the evenings provide the perfect outing for the whole family.
"Events like these are exactly what Mountain Court was designed for, and we are thrilled to welcome families out to gather and enjoy the space as it gets cooler in the evenings," said Amy Lee Hunter, Director of Marketing and Business Development with Tucson Premium Outlets. "We have an excellent lineup of performers that we can't wait for our shoppers to enjoy. While at the center, shoppers can sign up to be a VIP and receive additional savings on top of already discounted prices at their favorite stores like Coach, Guess, kate spade new york, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Sunglass Hut and more!"
The concerts are a creative collaboration between Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, creating opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents to the community, impacting local economic development, and providing community exposure to the arts.
Jacob Acosta Band (Southwest Folk Pop and Southern Rock)
Jacob Acosta has been a national performing artist in Arizona for over a decade. He has worked with legendary producer, John Vanderslice, been featured on NPR, and played dozens of festivals across the U.S. Since 2008, Acosta has released 12 records in the styles of blues, indie-shoegaze, pop, deep house, americana, and folk under his own name as well as with Mason, HYTS, Roll Acosta, and Race You There. On his newest release, Desert Sounds, Acosta performed and recorded piano, voice, guitar, timpani, keyboards, bass, and auxiliary percussion. Acosta also recreates and arranges his musical masterpieces live as a looping soloist and a full band. Desert Sounds is a cinematic ode to the Southwest desert with a collection of musical stories that pay tribute to Arizona and the greater Sonoran region.
ROH Band (Variety show that’ll rock your socks)
ROH Band is a six piece band that has been actively performing in Tucson since 2005. They bring a diverse variety of music and entertainment in many genres of music including Classic Rock, Blues, R & B, Funk, originals, and classic hits from the '60s to today. They bring great female and male vocal energy and their passion for music comes across in their dynamic live performances.
OnesAll is a dynamic funk/rock band from Tucson, AZ. This band, featuring a family of musicians, has opened for headline classic rock bands to progressive jazz artists. The band entertains its solid fan base by fusing thick, funky grooves, tight vocals and exciting rock sounds in inspiring cover and original music.
Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy (Blues and Soul)
Heather Hardy has been playing the violin for 46 years. During her long career, she has studied at the Manhattan School of Music under Raphael Bronstein as well as with well known Jazz violinist and author, Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Heather was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and Tucson Musicians Museum in 2016. This recognition was certainly influenced by her 20 year collaboration with Sam Taylor, Jr., a legendary blues artist who was inducted into AZ Blues hall of Fame in 2000 as well as the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Currently based in Tucson, her most recent CD release is "Heather Lil' Mama Hardy LIVE in Tucson".
Adam Townsend (Pop)
Adam Townsend is an old soul, and draws inspiration heavily from soul, Motown, blues and folk music. Originally from Tucson, he spent six years honing his craft of songwriting, performing, and producing in San Diego. Now back in Tucson, you'll find him playing at many popular locations around Arizona and Southern California. With his debut album "All My Fires", Adam is presenting a culmination of 10 years of songwriting and inspiring stories about his life and passions. Inspired by his contemporary and classic pop and soul musical inspirations, Adam spent a month in Nashville, TN recording at the legendary Bomb Shelter Studio where he realized his lifelong dream of producing a full length album.
October 12, 2019
Way Out West (A Musical Celebration of the Southwest Borderlands)
Way Out West calls their music "Bordergrass," a blend of Western Swing, Bluegrass, and Mexican border sounds. They cover classic songs by Roy Rogers, Marty Robbins, and Bob Wills as well as their own original compositions that are well-written, fun, and danceable. They have performed in Germany, Switzerland, and England and the American Southwest. They have five studio CDs to their credit. Please join Way Out West for an energetic, enjoyable evening under the stars.
Wendy and the Boys (Multi-Genre Covers)
Grab your dancing shoes and all your friends because you’ll want to move and groove to the sounds of Wendy & The Boys – Tucson’s classic cover band featuring your favorite Motown songs to classic rock, pop, and country. Six seasoned musicians will take you on a trip down memory lane playing your favorite tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s & ‘90s and much more, all while putting some pep in your step and a smile on your face. Plus, you never know…you might end up on stage singing with the band!
Nick McBlaine & Logtrain (Bluegrass, Americana, and Swing)
Alvin Blaine, Nick Coventry, Peter McLaughlin, and Evan Dain bring a blend of acoustic styles, with instrumentals and vocals reminiscent of the old time country and bluegrass bands, but with an unpredictable repertoire and spontaneous presentation that delight their audience.
Whose Blues (Blues and Rock)
Whose Blues offers a mix of blues standards, bluesified rock standards, and other cool songs that happen to fit our style. Featuring Bluesman Jim Nashu on guitar and vocals and ace harp player/vocalist Terrence Kelly (TK), the band presents a very accessible program. Drummer Rich Bonner keeps things in check and bassist Scott Lukomski bridges the rhythm. You'll hear upbeat danceable stuff and hardcore slow blues!
Tiny House of Funk (Funk - Blues)
Tiny House of Funk is ready to delight Arizona audiences with their unique, high-spirited blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul. Connie, Troy, Mike and Gary open up the door to their eclectic, yet comfortable musical house and welcome you in for a little “WD-40 for the hips.”
Heart and Soul (Contemporary Rock/Pop with tons of soul)
Heart & Soul perform an eclectic mix of current music with their own unique spin ranging from Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, to classics from Michael Jackson and some ‘80s music. They take the framework and bones of each song and make it their own. Throughout Tucson, they’ve been a longstanding favorite band for the past 10 years.
Guitarras Latinas (Latin Fusion)
Would you like to stroll the beaches of Brazil, dance the streets of Havana, and experience the electricity of Sevilla, all in one day? Guitarras Latinas takes you there, with an inspiring “musical tour” of Latin America. With beautiful flamenco guitars, spicy castanets, romantic vocals, and dynamic Latin percussion, Guitarras Latinas transports you to Venezuela, Old Mexico, the Andes, and more. No need to bring a passport! Join Guitarras Latinas and experience a cultural journey through Latin America.
Eric Schaffer and the Other Troublemakers (Alt-Country/Americana)
For the past 6 years, Eric Schaffer & The Other Troublemakers have been entertaining crowds throughout Arizona and beyond. With a musical style that flows between Country, Folk, and "Singer-Songwriter," they play a mix of well-crafted original songs, classic covers, and deep cuts, all of which feature their trademark two, three, and four-part harmonies.
Carnivaleros (A melting pot of sonic chorizo gumbo)
The Carnivaleros stir up a giant melting pot of sonic chorizo gumbo that combines moody Eastern European motifs and strains of Western movie themes along with quirky stories of the American experience laced with rhythms of Zydeco, Tex-Mex, and swing. Bandleader and songwriter Gary Mackender heads up the ensemble playing accordion, telling stories, and singing lead. Other musicians include Karl Hoffmann on bass along with a revolving cast of other great Tucson musicians.
Desert Melodies (Winter and Holiday Favorites)
Desert Melodies is Tucson's most eclectic cover group with an extensive repertoire that includes music from all decades and almost every genre. You can hear their Winter and Holiday performances every year at Tohono Chul, The Botanical Gardens, and Oro Valley Marketplace.
Bryan Dean Trio (Funky Blues you can dance to!)
Bryan Dean Trio offers more than good music; they are an experience. Even if you’ve seen them perform numerous times, no two shows are alike. The band believes in improvisation rather than exact repeats of the tunes to keep the audience captivated. They won the last Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation Blues Challenge. They advanced to the semi-finals when competing with 110 bands nationwide in International Blues Challenge. Each member is an honoree of Arizona Blues Hall of Fame, and Dean and Gilmore were inducted into Tucson Musicians Museum. They have opened for many international acts such as Kim Wilson, Coco Montoya, George Thorogood, and Dr. John. The band has three critically acclaimed albums: "Pink Elephant," "Sobriety Checkpoint," and "Live at Boondocks." They are currently working on their fourth release.
Black Cat Bones (Blues & Rock)
Tucson-based Blues and Rock five-piece band Black Cat Bones is making a name for themselves for their signature mix of classic blues and rock with R&B, featuring smooth vocals and blues jams. The band features Charles Pitts (vocals), Jeff Daniels (bass), Dan Laetsch (drums), Gary David (guitar), Richard Rivera (guitar). Fans of BB King and Johnny Winter will love this band.
Concert schedule is subject to change. Please visit www.saaca.org for updates.
Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series
When: Weekly, Saturday Evenings 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 Marana Center Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742
Phone: (520) 797-3959
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Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote engagement in arts and culture, helping our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages.
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