Tucson Spotlight
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 InnBlue Agave Bed & BreakfastAll allow you to sleep in ...
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 ...
Posted By: Guests
Visiting Tucson? Welcome to the Sonoran Desert! You've landed in a region that encompasses all of the world's biomes. In the Sonoran Desert region, you can find tundra (in the mountains near ...




The Arts - Concert

The Arts

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.

Museums >>
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.

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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