Arizona's Oasis of Culture
The Wall Street Journal has referred to Tucson as a "mini mecca for the arts"—a city that supports more quality performing arts groups than some twice its size.
Sit tall under art-deco chandeliers at the Fox, lay back on the grass under the stars at Ava Amphitheater, or leap from the edge of your seat in a standing ovation at Centennial Hall—Tucson gives you plenty to clap about.
Feed your spirit at the nationally acclaimed Arizona State Museum, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson Museum of Art, and University of Arizona Museum of Art. Tucsonans and tourist have recommended the Best Downtown Tucson Museums put out by SouthernArizonaGuide.com.
With more than 215 arts organizations and more than 35 art galleries in the downtown area alone, Tucson lets you contemplate the masters along with plenty of opportunity to discover up-and-coming artists.
The Tucson Convention Center has three venues accommodating everything from intimate concerts to major headliners, sports events, circuses, elaborate Broadway productions, and more.
For more than 75 years, great minds and talents as diverse as Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, Jackie Robinson, Liza Minnelli, Bonnie Raitt, Carol Burnett, David Sedaris, Wynton Marsalis, Joan Rivers, and many more have graced this magnificent concert hall on the UA campus.
Just sitting in the balcony loveseats at the beautifully restored Fox Tucson Theatre is entertainment itself as the stunning art deco decor transports you to its early days in the 1930s. Today, the Fox presents musical acts, comedians, classic films, and special community events.
Desert Diamond offers music headliners and other events against a backdrop of slots, cards, and more.
The AVA Amphitheater at Casino del Sol hosts top national and international entertainers in a beautiful open-air venue.
The historic Rialto Theatre downtown hosts national and local musical acts ranging from indie, hip-hop, punk, and hard rock to jazz, flamenco, country, folk, and more.
For more than three decades, TJS has presented and preserved America's original music through concerts and educational activities.