Popular local musician Leila Lopez at 2nd Saturday Downtownby Carolyn Classen on Jul. 11, 2013, under Arts, Life
Local Tucson musician Leila Lopez will be performing at the Scott Avenue Stage from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on July 13, for 2nd Saturday Downtown. I’ve heard her soulful guitar folk music at other venues, and she is certainly uplifting and entertaining. Her website:
http://www.leilalopezsongs.com/fr_home.cfm. The Scott Avenue Stage is between Congress and Broadway, and features free entertainment as well as food vendors.
Leila grew up in Tucson Arizona, surrounded by a musical family and slowly began to cultivate a passion towards music at an early age. Encouraged by her family, Leila began to play Guitar when she was eight years old, and eventually moved on to learn the bass guitar, piano, cello, drums, banjo and mandolin.
Leila’s music was recognized in 2008 during the Tucson Area Music Awards (TAMMIES) receiving an award for best female vocalist, and again in 2009 winning in both the female vocalist category, as well as an award for best folk artist.
In 2010 she won best female vocalist, best songwriter as well as best new release for her newest album Fault Lines.
Beat the heat by appreciating the cool sounds of Lopez, during the cooler temperatures of the summer evening downtown.
Website with event schedule for 2nd Saturday Downtown’s urban festival on July 13: