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Tucson Premium Outlets Spring Concert Series

Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm MST

Tucson Premium Outlets and Southern Arts & Cultural Alliance continue their creative collaboration that brings free, weekly music to Tucson. Don’t miss some of Southern Arizona’s finest local musicians at Tucson Premium Outlets this Spring. 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 every Saturday evening, will feature a variety of weekly performances from local musicians and bands. The concerts will be held each Saturday 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 70 stores offering extraordinary savings, the evenings provide the perfect outing for the whole family.

“Community is a cornerstone of our philosophy at Tucson Premium Outlets,” said Elyse Munger, Director of Marketing and Business Development. “The concert series is a weekly event the whole family can enjoy, and we are proud to provide this regular opportunity to support local talent.”

Performance Lineup:

January 6
Heart & Soul
Pop / Soul
Heart & Soul performs music that feels good, grooves hard, and keeps audiences dancing and singing. Their music ranges from current Top 40 songs to funky, soulful renditions of contemporary blues, rock, and pop material. Fronted by Gary Roberts and EJ Loveres, Heart and Soul features vocals that are sweet, expressive and soulful, often drawing comparisons to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.

January 13
Jim Howell Band
Americana / Country
Fronted by a versatile, multi-instrumentalist performer and singer-songwriter, the Jim Howell Band performs a captivating blend of Arizona and Texas flavored country mixed with the powerful zest of rock and soul. The band’s sonic road-trips carry audiences from the deserts of their native Tucson to the pulsing beats of Memphis, Motown, Nashville, Bakersfield, New Orleans, and Austin.Jim Howell ably drives the band on guitar, harmonica and lead vocals. Throughout his career, Jim has supported many award-winning acts as a multi-instrumentalist sideman, including such regional, national and international touring acts as REY, The Mission Creeps, The Wyatts, Rich Hopkins & Luminarios, and Truck.

January 20
What’s the Big Idea
Progressive Jazz
What’s The Big Idea is Phoenix’s funkiest jazz trio featuring David Drew (drums), Josh Kneisel (bass), and Michael Kleinschmidt (piano). With a new album “Margin + Growth” released in 2017, this innovative trio performs a traditional jazz repertoire while also bringing modern music from the likes of Radiohead & Pink Floyd into the jazz format.

January 27
People Who Could Fly
Indie Pop / Rock
People Who Could Fly is an indie pop band formed in 2013 and based in Phoenix, AZ. The group’s style draws influence from acts such as Walk the Moon, the 1975, Cage the Elephant and Two Door Cinema Club. People Who Could Fly has performed with national acts including Rick Springfield, Howard Jones, Roger Clyne, and Reel Big Fish and also provided entertainment for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) in 2016. Their album “Neon Electric” was produced by Grammy-winner Robb Vallier (Gin Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert).

February 3
Heart & Soul
Pop / Soul
Heart & Soul performs music that feels good, grooves hard, and keeps audiences dancing and singing. Their music ranges from current Top 40 songs to funky, soulful renditions of contemporary blues, rock, and pop material. Fronted by Gary Roberts and EJ Loveres, Heart and Soul features vocals that are sweet, expressive and soulful, often drawing comparisons to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.

February 10
Sunday at Noon
Rock
Sunday at Noon is a raucous 4 piece rock band hailing from Phoenix, AZ led by Jack VanDerPol. With a charismatic stage presence reminiscent of the quintessential 1970s rock bands, Jack is backed by his brother Nate on drums, a phenom whose skills far exceed his young age; and guitarists Dylan Welker and Anthony Airdo. Sunday at Noon writes and performs high energy pure rock music with the goal of connecting with fans on a personal level and sharing their belief that there isn’t a situation in life that music can’t fix. They draw inspiration from Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age. Their sound is a unique blend of youthful exuberance, impressive classic guitar riffs, and richly expressive vocals.

February 17
Little House of Funk
Funk, R&B and Blues
Little House of Funk welcomes you to their open-door groove-house reverberating with Sonoran Soul and deep-fried blues. Fronted by charismatic singer Connie “Mama” Brannock, they play a high-spirited blend of funky, groove-oriented R&B, Jazz, and Soul. Their shows have been called “WD-40 for the hips” and they will keep the dance floor full and the audience smiling.

February 24
The Dust Devils
Kick up your boots with Tucson’s rising bluegrass favorites, The Dust Devils. Featuring the rich tenor vocals of David VanGelder and three part harmony singing, The Dust Devils perform a mix of original music, driving bluegrass classics, and familiar songs from Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, and the Eagles.

March 3
Heart & Soul
Pop / Soul
Heart & Soul performs music that feels good, grooves hard, and keeps audiences dancing and singing. Their music ranges from current Top 40 songs to funky, soulful renditions of contemporary blues, rock, and pop material. Fronted by Gary Roberts and EJ Loveres, Heart and Soul features vocals that are sweet, expressive and soulful, often drawing comparisons to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.

March 10
Good Question
Rock & Country
Good Question is a classic rock, rhythm & blues, and country music cover band showcasing four-part male harmony singing and a solid drive. With songs ranging from George Strait, the Rascals, and Jimmy Buffet to the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, and the Rolling Stones, Good Question’s live show is sure to delight fans with their versatility and variety of beloved songs. Winner of the 2011 Harley Davidson Battle of the Bands, Good Question is one of the most in-demand live bands in Tucson.

March 17
Peter Dalton Ronstadt y Los Tucsonenses
Folk/Roots/Americana
Peter Dalton Ronstadt Y Los Tucsonenses, led by multi-instrumentalist Peter Dalton Ronstadt, perform innovative original material combined with a fresh take on traditional Southwestern and Mexican folk songs to audiences young and seasoned discovering the treasure of roots music. This musical journey will take you from the past to the present steeped in the deep Americana vein, carrying forward a sound rooted in the Ronstadt legacy of Peter’s aunt, Linda, his father, Michael, and great grandfather Federico Jose Maria Ronstadt. Featuring a talented cadre of performers on guitars, saxophone, banjo, and accordion, Peter Dalton Ronstadt fronts this dynamic group as a writer, interpreter of song, and post-modern American songster proudly from the Southwest.

March 24
Split Decision
Classic Rock
Split Decision is a four-piece classic rock band. Featuring three-part harmony and the classic rock lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums, Split Decision plays all your favorites from Jim Morrison to Bob Marley, to Jimi Hendrix and the Rolling Stones.

March 31
County Line
Country Rock / Southern Rock
County Line is a five-piece country rock band that plays all your favorite Top 40 country hits and more. With a new album set for release in 2018, they will be a featured performer at the 2018 Tucson Country Fest during Rodeo weekend following up on their popular performances at the Fox Theater, Pima County Fair, and Sahuarita Lake Concert Series. County Line will keep the dance floor full and party rocking as they share their love of music and good times with fans.

April 7
Heart & Soul
Pop / Soul
Heart & Soul performs music that feels good, grooves hard, and keeps audiences dancing and singing. Their music ranges from current Top 40 songs to funky, soulful renditions of contemporary blues, rock, and pop material. Fronted by Gary Roberts and EJ Loveres, Heart and Soul features vocals that are sweet, expressive and soulful, often drawing comparisons to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.

April 14
Vinyl Tap
Classic Rock
Vinyl Tap is a six-piece Classic Rock band featuring groovy renditions of timeless radio hits and masterful five-part harmony singing. Recreating the golden years of the vinyl record – the 1960’s, ’70s and ’80s – Tucson’s own Vinyl Tap plays all the favorites from bands like Steppenwolf, Eric Clapton, ZZ Top, Van Morrison Bad Company and more. Vinyl Tap will certainly have you singing and dancing along to all your favorite hits!

April 21
What’s the Big Idea
Progressive Jazz
What’s The Big Idea is Phoenix’s funkiest jazz trio featuring David Drew (drums), Josh Kneisel (bass), and Michael Kleinschmidt (piano). With a new album “Margin + Growth” released in 2017, this innovative trio performs a traditional jazz repertoire while also bringing modern music from the likes of Radiohead & Pink Floyd into the jazz format.

April 28
Sunday at Noon
Rock
Sunday at Noon is a raucous 4-piece rock band hailing from Phoenix, AZ led by Jack VanDerPol. With a charismatic stage presence reminiscent of the quintessential 1970s rock bands, Jack is backed by his brother Nate on drums, a phenom whose skills far exceed his young age; and guitarists Dylan Welker and Anthony Airdo. Sunday at Noon writes and performs high energy pure rock music with the goal of connecting with fans on a personal level and sharing their belief that there isn’t a situation in life that music can’t fix. They draw inspiration from Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, and Queens of the Stone Age. Their sound is a unique blend of youthful exuberance, impressive classic guitar riffs, and richly expressive vocals.

May 5
Heart & Soul
Pop / Soul
Heart & Soul performs music that feels good, grooves hard, and keeps audiences dancing and singing. Their music ranges from current Top 40 songs to funky, soulful renditions of contemporary blues, rock, and pop material. Fronted by Gary Roberts and EJ Loveres, Heart and Soul features vocals that are sweet, expressive and soulful, often drawing comparisons to Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.

May 12
People Who Could Fly
Indie Pop / Rock
People Who Could Fly is an indie pop band formed in 2013 and based in Phoenix, AZ. The group’s style draws influence from acts such as Walk the Moon, the 1975, Cage the Elephant and Two Door Cinema Club. People Who Could Fly has performed with national acts including Rick Springfield, Howard Jones, Roger Clyne, and Reel Big Fish and also provided entertainment for the Arizona Cardinals (NFL) in 2016. Their album “Neon Electric” was produced by Grammy-winner Robb Vallier (Gin Blossoms, Foo Fighters, Miranda Lambert).

May 19
Mason
Blues Rock
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”.

May 26
Little House of Funk
Funk, R&B and Blues
Little House of Funk welcomes you to their open-door groove-house reverberating with Sonoran Soul and deep-fried blues. Fronted by charismatic singer Connie “Mama” Brannock, they play a high-spirited blend of funky, groove-oriented R&B, Jazz, and Soul. Their shows have been called “WD-40 for the hips” and they will keep the dance floor full and the audience smiling.

Concert schedule is subject to change. Please visit www.saaca.org for updates.

Tucson Premium Outlets Concert Series
When: Weekly, Saturday Evenings 5 p.m. to 8p.m.
Where: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 Marana Center Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85742
Cost: Free
Online: www.saaca.org
Phone: (520) 797-3959

About Tucson Premium Outlets
Offering designer and name brands at savings of 25 to 65 percent, Tucson Premium Outlets is Tucson’s premiere outlet shopping destination. The outdoor center is located at the intersection of I-10 and Twin Peaks Road and features a diverse mix of more than 60 retailers, including Banana Republic Factory Story, Coach, Gap Factory Store, J. Crew, Michael Kors, NIKE Factory Outlet, U.S. Polo Assn., Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and many more.
About Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to ensure that, through engagement in arts and culture, our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages.

For more information about programs and events produced by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance please visit www.saaca.org.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm MST
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Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm MST
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Organizer

Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA)
Phone:
(520) 797-3959
Website:
http://saaca.org/

Venue

Tucson Premium Outlets
6401 Marana Center Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85742 United States
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