Sunday, April 19, 2009


Want to fire up your weekend? Check out these concerts coming to Tucson!

Check out the Tucson International Mariachi Conference Espectacular. A weekend-long extravaganza, the Mariachi Conference kicks off on Thursday, April 26 at 6 pm located at Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church Ave., Downtown Tucson. It only costs $10!

The fun continues on Friday at 7:30 pm, at the Tucson Arena, also at 260 S. Church Ave., Downtown Tucson. Though it costs anywhere from $45-$85, some of the best Mariachi bands in the world are performing.

The last day of the Mariachi Conference is on Saturday, April 28, and lasts all day long. From 10 am to 10 pm, only $5 will get you an all day pass to listen to a myriad of bands on two different stages.

On Friday, May 1, Los Lonely Boys are performing at the Rialto theatre. Los Lonely Boys have had multi-platinum albums. The trio are from Texas, and are known for their rock music with a little of their own Latin and Texas flavors. The band won a Grammy Award for their song "Heaven", and just released another album called "Forgiven" in 2008. To get a sneak peak at their music, check them out on iTunes, where all of their music is available for purchase.

The Rialto Theater is also hosting the band Calexico on Saturday, May 2. This Tucson-based band has worked hard to get to where they are at and are very proud of the music they have written. They have a unique style of some Tejano music mixed in with a little bit of indie rock, and just a splash of mariachi. This six member band is named after the border town of California and Mexico called Calexico. They currently have six records out, with the latest one titled "Carried to Dust" just released in 2008.

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