First Tucson Flamenco Festivalby Carolyn Classen on Sep. 15, 2009, under Arts, Life
What: 1st Tucson Spanish and Flamenco Festival
Where: Casa Vicente, 375 S. Stone Avenue, Tucson
When: Friday, September 18th, Saturday, September 19th, and Sunday, September 20th
Time: 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Friday and Saturday, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday
Cost: $20 Friday and Saturday, $10 Sunday or purchase all three for $40 (price includes wine
tasting, one glass of sangria).
Other events during the festival: outdoor mercado, cooking demos and classes, wine tasting, tapas and sangria, flamenco workshops. Special guest artists, Fanny Ara, Gabriel Osuna, and Ricardo Anglada will offer these 3-day flamenco workshops in dance, song, and guitar.
Contact: Casa Vicente, 520-884-5253
I’ve seen flamenco dancers in Spain and southern France (at a street festival) but now they are coming to Tucson for this first festival featuring flamenco dancing at Casa Vicente.
Casa Vicente offers Spanish cuisine for lunch and dinner in an authentic, lively atmosphere. There is a separate tapas menu (variety of small Spanish dishes such as fritattas), or a full dinner menu of four different paellas.
This family-owned restaurant cooks authentic dishes in the tradition of Spanish culture and hospitality. So head downtown for a real Spanish/European experience, and the first flamenco festival in Tucson.