An Oasis of Culture in the Desert
The Wall Street Journal has referred to Tucson as a "mini mecca for the arts." Here's a short list why:
Performing Arts >>
Catch a play, take in live music, or enjoy a dance performance. Tucson is one of a select few cities of its size that boasts its own ballet company, professional theater, symphony, and opera company.
Art aficionados will be thrilled to find that Tucson is home to top-notch art and specialty museums, including the nationally acclaimed Arizona State Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Museum of Art, and University of Arizona Museum of Art.
Galleries & Studios >>
With more than 215 art groups and organizations in town and more than 35 art galleries in the downtown district alone, Tucson ranks as one of one of the best places in the state to view works by the masters as well as up-and-coming artists.
Tucson Convention Center >>
The Tucson Convention Center has three venues offering spaces for intimate concerts, major headliners, full-blown Broadway productions, circus acts, sports events, and more.
Centennial Hall >>
A Southern Arizona landmark, Centennial Hall celebrates 75 years of performances on the University of Arizona campus in 2012. Since opening in 1937, greats such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy, Jackie Robinson and Liza Minnelli have graced the stage and the tradition continues this season with Bonnie Raitt, Lang Lang, Carol Burnett, David Sedaris, Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, MOMIX, the Broadway musical "Fela!," and more.
Desert Diamond Casino >>
Desert Diamond brings in music headliners and other events.
Casino Del Sol >>
The AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol hosts top national and international entertainers in a beautiful open-air venue.
The Rialto Theatre >>
The historic Rialto Theatre hosts national and local bands in an array of genres, including indie, hard rock, jazz, flamenco, country, punk, and hip hop, and more.
Tucson Jazz Society >>
Your source for Tucson's jazz scene. For more than three decades, the TJS has promoted, presented, and preserved America's music through concerts and educational activities.