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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...
The Arts - Concert

The Arts

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.

Performing Arts

The arts take center stage in Tucson, one of few cities its size to have a ballet company, professional theatersymphony, and opera company.


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

Galleries & Studios 

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.

Tucson Convention Center 

The Tucson Convention Center has three venues accommodating everything from intimate concerts to major headliners, sports events, circuses, elaborate Broadway productions, and more.

Centennial Hall 

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.

Fox Tucson Theatre 

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 Casino 

Desert Diamond offers music headliners and other events against a backdrop of slots, cards, and more.

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 downtown hosts national and local musical acts ranging from indie, hip-hop, punk, and hard rock to jazz, flamenco, country, folk, and more.

Tucson Jazz Society 

For more than three decades, TJS has presented and preserved America's original music through concerts and educational activities.

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Tucson has been ranked in the Top 25 Arts Destinations (big-cities category) by American Style Magazine for 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011.



Tucson Downtown Alliance
Central Tucson Gallery Association
Broadway in Tucson
Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association