Fox Theater Offers Several Noteworthy Upcoming Performances!by Jim Gressinger on May. 22, 2012, under Performing Arts, Theater, Upcoming Local Events
The Fox Theater downtown Tucson is one of my Southern Arizona favorites. You can enjoy a fine dinner at Caffe’ Milano next door, or Cafe’ Poca Cosa around the corner, and then a great performance in the historic theater. Always a delightful night to remember.
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 pm
Taj Mahal is a seriously influential 20th century blues composer, instrumentalist, and vocalist with a 4-decade career playing American Blues music that has, over the recent past, expanded to represent music from the Caribbean, Africa, and Latin America.
Marshall Tucker Band
Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 pm
It was 1973 when the Marshall Tucker Band became one of the founders of Southern rock music. In their hay day (1973-78) they produced hits such as “Can’t You See,” “Heard it in a Love Song”, “Searchin’ for a Rainbow,” “Fire on the Mountain”, and “24 Hours at a Time”.
The members of the band have changed over the years, but founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, is still at the helm. Reviews of their recent performances have been glowing.
Friday, June 1, 8:00 pm
Performing with her musical partner, guitarist David Rawlings, their music has been described as sparse and dark, reminiscent of Appalachian, Bluegrass, and other rural genres. Gillian co-produced and sang two songs for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The platinum album won Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. Their seemingly simple songs can be delightfully and sometimes stunningly complex.
Riders in the Sky
Friday, June 15, 8:00 pm
A few weeks ago at Old Tucson, Neighbor Roy & I, along with a couple of hundred other old folks, had the privilege of being entertained by the Sons of the Pioneers. If you don’t know who this Western music group is, you’re probably under the age of 60.
But for those of you who grew up with Gene Autry & Roy & Dale Evans, Riders In The Sky is a nostalgic trip to a bygone era.
Saturday, June 16, 7:30 pm
Roger McGuinn is legendary co-founder and former front man for the folk-rock band, The Byrds, famous for their hit renditions of Bob Dylan’s “Tambourine Man” and Peter Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!” McGuinn brings his talent as a solo guitar player and folk artist to the Fox for an intimate evening of song and storytelling.