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10th annual Cruise, BBQ & Blueswill

Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST

Join the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17 for a day of community, culture, culinary arts and classic cars. The 10th annual Cruise, BBQ & Blueswill bring together some of the finest BBQ from local chefs, community arts experiences, and live music from the Whiskey River Dogs, Johnny Faber & the Road Kings, and Mason on the main stage. A fun, and engaging festival, for a perfect 70 degree weather day in Southern Arizona!

10 AM – 3 PM
12155 N Oracle Rd, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
$5 admission, $1 off for Veterans & active duty military, kids 10 and under free

The time, patience and love it takes to cultivate a work of art is no different when on canvas or in the design of an automobile. Behind each vehicle there is a story, and over 170 classic car owners will converge in Oro Valley this month to share those stories.

The festival is proudly sponsored by Hughes Federal Credit Union.

The annual Cruise, BBQ & Blues Festival, one of the area’s premiere events of its kind will mark its 10th year of drawing spectators throughout the region to see hundreds of classic and custom cars while supporting Veterans.

In addition to the hundreds of classic, muscle, sports and specialty cars, the event will feature fun activities and children’s activities, live musical performances, vendors, and a BBQ food court.

All proceeds benefit the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, a non-profit organization that raises money to support innovative arts therapy and educational experiences for local Veterans. The car show is the organization’s primary Winter fundraising community event and has allowed SAACA to provide thousands of local Veterans with no-cost arts experiences at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration.

• Over 170 classic, sports cars and trucks on display
• Custom designed awards, by local artist, John Benedict
• People’s Choice Awards
• Featured Beer by Hensley Brands
• BBQ from local chefs and restaurants, including Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ, Chef Ken Foy from Dante’s Fire, Chef Mat Cable, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ, and Red’s Smokehouse. Additional food vendors will serve sweet treats, coffee and snacks onsite.
• Community Raffle, featuring over $2,000 in raffle prizes
• Inflatable Jump Land by JumpMaxx
• Children’s Art Activities by Lucky Cat Social Art
• Interactive exhibitors
• Andrada Polytechnic High School from Vail, Rincon High School and Canyon del Oro Auto Clubs will be onsite, with a flat track race car, and pit crew demonstrations.

• Golder Ranch Fire District
• Shannon Burke Insurance Agency
• In-N-Out Burger
• Oro Valley Coffee Roasting Company
• Hughes Federal Credit Union
• Sage Desert Assisted Living & Memory Care
• Topgolf
• Surf Thru Express Car Wash
• Enhance Openings
• Care More Health
• US Forest Service – Law Enforcement & Investigations
• Lucky Cat Social Art LLC
• Peg Wilmore Fine Art
• Rincon High School
• Arizona Daily Star
• Watson Chevrolet Inc
• Wendy Wise State Farm
• Boxing Inc.
• Coffee and Cars

Chef Ramiro Scavo (Red’s Smokehouse) collaborating with Brandon Hamm and J. Vincent presenting:
• Pulled pork
• Grilled Steak Sandwich
• Pork Riblettes
• Smoked Chicken Plate

Chef Patrick Vezino (Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ) collaborating with Faye Leerson and John Aldecoa serving:
• Smoked Baby Back Ribs
• BBQ Pit Beans
• Vinegar Cole Slaw

Tucson Original Restaurants featuring Chef Mat Cable (Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria) and Chef Michael Elefante (Mama’s) presenting:
• Oak Smoked Brisket
• Pulled Pork/Country Roll
• BBQ Beans
• Cole Slaw
• Corn Bread
• Smoked Cookies

Chef Ken Foy (Culinary Graduate) presenting:
• Pork butt and Sausage
• Lamb Taco

Chef Samuel Alboy (Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ)
• Wings

Additional snacks and menus items from
• Sweet Treat Mini Donuts
• Jozarelli’s Food Truck
• Coldstone Creamery
• Fruitshack Smoothies & Yogurt
• Kettlicious

Beer provided by Hensley Beverage company
• Budweiser
• Bud Light
• Barrio Blonde
• Barrio Citrazona
• Four Peaks Peach Ale
• Four Peaks Kiltlifter


Whiskey River Dogs (Country Blues)
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

​Get ready to rock country in a big time way with Tucson’s blues favorites, Whiskey River Dogs!

Johnny Faber & the Road Kings
(Blues Rock)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Johnny Faber & the Road Kings captivate audiences with a dynamic show ranging from soulful renditions of classic country ballads to dance floor rocking blues. Active in the Tucson music scene since the young age of 15 years old, Johnny’s influences span from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix to Willie Nelson and the Doobie Brothers.


Mason (Modern Retro-style Rock)
1 PM – 2:30 PM
​Mason is a Tucson-based blues rock group with a newly released album, ‘Midnight Road’. Featuring the soulful vocals of Jacob Acosta, the modern retro style they’ve sculpted is reminiscent of rock music of the 60’s, with Hendrix-like vocals, bracing guitar solos, Zeppelin-esque drums, and overdriven bass much like Muse or Royal Blood. The 10 original tracks on Midnight Road are all stripped down, short blasts of blue-collar blues, heavy on the rock with some contemporary flash. Vents magazine called their music a “superb reinvention of the genre’s power and musicality”.
SAACA Basket #1 (value $350.00+)
• Roger Clyne’s 100% Blue Agave Mexican Moonshine ($65)
• Mexican Moonshine T shirt ($25)
• Roger Clyne CD ($15)
• 2 Roger Clyne shot glasses ($10)
• Ashley Chamberlain Giclee Print “Chuck” ($45)
• Blue Banana Frozen Yogurt ($10 GC)
• El Coronado Family Restaurant ($40 GC)
• Rigo’s Restaurant ($40 GC)
• Red Lobster ($30 GC)
• 10” Decorated cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes ($40.50)
• Navajo Pottery ($40)

Renaissance Festival Basket #2 (value $100+)
• 4 adult tickets to Renaissance Festival
• Assorted Renaissance Festival goodies

Lumberyard Brewing Basket #3 (value $150)
• provided by Lumberyard Brewing Company Basket

Roger Clyne Basket #4 (value $100)
• provided by Roger Clyne Mexican Moonshine Basket

Culinary Aficionado Basket #5 (value $300+)
• 2 tickets to the TUCSON 23 Mexican Food Festival
• 2 tickets to the Salsa, Tequila & Taco Challenge
• 2 tickets to the World Margarita Championship


Saturday, February 17, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
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Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
(520) 797-3959


Oro Valley Marketplace
12155 N. ORACLE RD
Oro Valley, AZ United States
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