1. Cimafunk

    Considered one of today’s greatest showmen, Afro-Cuban Rockstar Cimafunk performs an electric live show with his 9-person band from Havana featuring Pjiama Piyama and Mariachi Nuevo Azteca de Tucson. Join Arizona Arts Live, and Best Life Presents for an evening that will make you move live at the Rialto Theatre! Cimafunk’s monumental second album, El […]

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  2. Rhiannon Giddens

    Join us for an unforgettable experience with MacArthur Fellow and two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer and instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens. Don’t miss a transformative journey at the Rialto Theatre as she crafts an extraordinary narrative, spotlighting marginalized voices and pushing artistic boundaries. Rhiannon Giddens has forged a remarkable and multifaceted career in folk music, marked by her […]

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  3. Las Cafeteras

    “Uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic”– LA Times Rediscover the dynamic world of Las Cafeteras, East LA’s musical visionaries on their return to the Old Pueblo. Mixing Afro-Mexican beats and Son Jarocho instruments, they are redefining traditional music with inspiring English, Spanish, and Spanglish lyrics. Don’t […]

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  4. The Black Violin Experience

    “Their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation”– NPR Two-time Grammy-nominated Black Violin Experience returns to Tucson in a musical fusion of classical sounds with exhilarating hip-hop beats. Join Arizona Arts Live and the Rialto Theatre for a performance that boldly merges centuries of music with a message of hope and possibility. The […]

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  5. Musical Murals 2023

    Join the 3rd Annual Musical Murals. In collaboration with Beyond Tucson’s Meet Me at Maynards, live music and visual art come together for a night of musical murals. Student chamber ensembles from the School of Music will perform along a walking route that connects the colorful walls of art in downtown Tucson. Muralists include Joe […]

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  6. Noah Gundersen

    Grammy-nominated American singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen has experimented with indie folk and acoustic rock for nearly two decades. His distinctive bold, genre-busting music has been featured in widely recognized shows including Sons of Anarchy and The Vampire Diaries. Don’t miss an electric and intimate evening taking center stage at 191 Toole! Born to a devoutly religious […]

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  7. Jenny and the Mexicats

    Join Arizona Arts Live and TENWEST on a musical journey that shows that there are no borders when it comes to music. Don’t miss an evening of rockin’ folk, reggae, flamenco, and jazz fusion with Jenny and the Mexicats on the Hotel Congress stage. Jenny and the Mexicats, previously known as Pachucos y la Princesa, […]

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  8. Nano Stern Sings Victor Jara

    Explore the history of Chilean music under social regimes in a powerful performance by powerhouse artist Nano Stern who weaves together indigenous, African, and European elements into a groundbreaking sound entirely his own. Don’t miss an unforgettable evening of musical virtuosity and poetic advocacy for social justice coming to Hotel Congress. Hailed by folk legend […]

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  9. Michael Mwenso Community Listening

    Come together and recenter through the collective healing, love, and nutritional uplift embedded in Black roots music. Join Arizona Arts Live as we welcome jazz musician, creative producer, and racial justice advocate Michael Mwenso for a weeklong artistic residence this fall. Known for his work as bandleader of Mwenso & The Shakes and co-founder of […]

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  10. HOCO Fest 2023

    Arizona Arts Live joins the historic Hotel Congress for the final installment of HOCO Fest Labor Day weekend in Downtown Tucson. This four-day music festival features over 60 of Arizona’s best artists, a film festival, a record fair, art installations, and daytime parties across six venues in celebration of Tucson as a UNESCO City of […]

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