Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, December 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm MST
The Tucson Premium Outlets and SAACA Announce the 2020 Concert Series Lineup
Tucson Premium Outlets and Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance continue their creative collaboration that brings free, monthly music to Southern Arizona.
Don’t miss some of Southern Arizona’s finest local musicians at Tucson Premium Outlets this year. A creative collaboration between Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, the family-friendly concerts bring opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents to the community.
The popular free concert series held monthly will feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands. The concerts will be held the final Saturday of each month from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mountain Court at Tucson Premium Outlets. Coupled with delicious food from Market Hall and over 60 stores offering extraordinary savings, the evenings provide the perfect outing for the whole family.
“Events like these are exactly what Mountain Court was designed for, and we are thrilled to welcome families to gather and enjoy the space during the beautiful Tucson evenings,” said Amy Lee Hunter, Director of Marketing and Business Development with Tucson Premium Outlets. “We have an excellent lineup of performers that we are excited for our shoppers to enjoy. While at the center, shoppers can sign up to be a VIP and receive additional savings on top of already discounted prices at their favorite stores like Adidas, Coach, Guess, kate spade new york, Michael Kors, Sunglass Hut and more!”
The concerts are a creative collaboration between Tucson Premium Outlets and the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, creating opportunities for local musicians to showcase their talents to the community, impacting local economic development, and providing community exposure to the arts.
Saturday January 25, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Black Cat Bones
Blues and Rock
Tucson-based Blues and Rock five-piece band Black Cat Bones is making a name for themselves for their signature mix of classic blues and rock with R&B, featuring smooth vocals and blues jams. The band features Charles Pitts (vocals), Jeff Daniels (bass), Dan Laetsch (drums), Gary David (guitar), Richard Rivera (guitar). Fans of BB King and Johnny Winter will love this band. Learn more about this group at www.facebook.com/blackcatbonestucson/
Saturday February 29, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Cuban and Latin
Acerekó, co-founded by Guillermo “Bubba” Fass on congas and Enrique “Hank” Feldman on piano and vocals offers a musical experience unique in Southern AZ. From sultry Latin ballads to romantic Tangos, and upbeat salsa, you’ll be transported to the tropics. Acereko features Sean Gale on guitar, a rising star in the music world.
Saturday March 28, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Kevin Pakulis and his Band
Americana and Blues
Americana singer-songwriter Kevin Pakulis is a master musician and storyteller. His award-winning edgy, guitar-driven compositions, delivered with plenty of raw energy, first earned him national attention with his debut release of Yeah Yeah Yeah. No Depression Magazine described the album as the “best of a genre.” Kevin’s songwriting ranges from introspective and reflective to satirical and political, rocking blues anthems to quiet acoustic pieces. Tempered by time, Pakulis’ latest record, Holliday, released summer 2018 focuses on themes of life in the Sonoran desert, love, and social disparity. Pakulis has opened for numerous major acts including Billie Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Dwight Yoakam and Merle Haggard. Learn more about this group at https://www.kevinpakulis.com/
Saturday April 25, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Eric Schaffer and the Other Troublemakers
Raised in the swamps of New Jersey, Eric Schaffer grew up listening to the iconic folk-rock singer songwriters of the 1960’s and 70’s. Those musical sensibilities are woven throughout his songs. His lyrics can be melancholy, witty or introspective, but they are always intelligent and articulate. Along with The Other Troublemakers (Bruce Halper, Troy Martin and Loren Dircks), Eric delivers a fun mix of classic country, Americana and original songs. Learn more about this group at www.theothertroublemakers.com
Saturday May 30, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Latin Fusion Rock
Santa Pachita is a Tucson band that has been playing together since 2012. Guitarist, Miguel Reyes, and bass player, Victor Cruz, started the band after working together on other musical projects. They brought in talented musicians that have a variety of different musical backgrounds. The result is a danceable fusion of ska, cumbia, and rumba-salsa. The congas, flute, and trumpet add depth to the energetic music that is influenced by bands like Manu Chao. Learn more about this group https://www.facebook.com/santapachita.az/
Saturday June 27, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Michael P and the Gullywashers
Rock and Blues
Michael P and the Gullywashers, led by Michael P on guitar and his signature bluesy vocals, are a great dance band with vocal harmonies, interesting rhythmic arrangements, and a vast repertoire. Michael P. has been playing music around the world since the late 1980’s. Their repertoire covers classic rock n roll, funky RnB soul, to Country to Rockabilly and Swing. Learn more about this group at https://www.facebook.com/Michael-P-and-the-Gullywashers-537562313088701/
Saturday July 25, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Funk and Rock
OnesAll is a dynamic funk/rock band from Tucson, AZ. This band, featuring a family of musicians, has opened for headline classic rock bands to progressive jazz artists. The band entertains its solid fan base by fusing thick, funky grooves, tight vocals and exciting rock sounds in inspiring cover and original music. Learn more about this group at www.onesallband.com.
Saturday August 29, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Whose Blues offers a mix of blues standards, bluesified rock standards, and other cool songs that happen to fit our style. Featuring Bluesman Jim Nashu on guitar and vocals and ace harp player/vocalist Terrence Kelly (TK), the band presents a very accessible program. Drummer Rich Bonner keeps things in check and bassist Scott Lukomski bridges the rhythm. You’ll hear upbeat danceable stuff and hardcore slow blues! Learn more about this group at whosebluesband.com
Saturday September 26, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Heart & Soul
Contemporary Rock / Pop with lots of Soul
Heart & Soul perform an eclectic mix of current music with their own unique spin ranging from Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, to classics from Michael Jackson and some ‘80s music. They take the framework and bones of each song and make it their own. Throughout Tucson, they’ve been a longstanding favorite band for the past 10 years. Learn more about this group at www.heartsoulaz.com.
Saturday October 31, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Pop, Rock, and Soul
Soul Essential plays the essential, danceable classics from Soul, R&B, Jazz, Blues and Funk. Covering repertoire from the 1960s to modern top 40, the band performs with a big venue sound and small room finesse. They are fronted by a powerful female vocal lead and will have you moving and grooving right along with them. Learn more about this group at https://SoulEssential.Dance.
Saturday November 28, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Little House of Funk
Blues and Funk
Music to make your feet smile. Little House of Funk is ready to delight Arizona audiences with their unique, high-spirited blend of R&B, Jazz and Soul. Connie, Troy, Mike and Gary open up the door to their eclectic, yet comfortable musical house and welcome you in for a little “WD-40 for the hips.” Learn more about this group at http://www.littlehouseoffunk.com/
Saturday December 19, 2020 – 5 PM to 8 PM
Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy Band
Blues, Rock, Funk and some insane violin!
Heather Hardy has been playing the violin for 46 years. During her long career, she has studied at the Manhattan School of Music under Raphael Bronstein as well as with well known Jazz violinist and author, Julie Lyonn Lieberman. Heather was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and Tucson Musicians Museum in 2016. This recognition was certainly influenced by her 20 year collaboration with Sam Taylor, Jr., a legendary blues artist who was inducted into AZ Blues hall of Fame in 2000 as well as the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Currently based in Tucson, her most recent CD release is “Heather Lil’ Mama Hardy LIVE in Tucson”. Learn more about this artist at https://heatherlilmamahardy.com/
Concert schedule is subject to change. Please visit www.saaca.org for updates.
Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series
When: Monthly, Last Saturday Evening of the Month, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 Marana Center Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742
Phone: (520) 797-3959
About the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation, preservation and advancement of the Arts. SAACA strengthens the bonds between people, place and purpose through collaborative, arts-driven experiences. SAACA (formerly the Greater Oro Valley Arts Council) was created to develop cultivated programming that spotlights local creatives and celebrates unique culture, while providing direct opportunities for artists to make and sell their work. To date, SAACA has created over 200,000 arts-driven experiences, from innovative community festivals and cultural celebrations to creative sector development, and accessible arts enrichment programs. SAACA continues to grow in footprint and in impact while working to pursue the mission of strengthening the bonds between people, place and purpose.
About Tucson Premium Outlets
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