Tucson, AZ----June is bustin’ out all over at the Fox with a roster of favorites like Mary Chapin Carpenter, Junior Brown, Al Jardine and Graham Nash, and a summer schedule full of fun in cool comfort for kids and families with the ever-popular sing-along movies, the 2nd Saturday Music and Movies series, and new this summer, the return of family matinees, a nod to the original “Mickey Mouse Club” features that ran  at the Fox in its early years. Looking for ways to have fun and beat the heat, the Fox Tucson Theatre is the perfect summer destination. For tickets and additional information visit https://foxtucson.com/events/.




June 10,7:30 pm - Mary Chapin Carpenter

With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammy Awards (with 16 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has sold over 16 million records. In 2020, Carpenter recorded two albums – “The Dirt and The Stars,” released in August 2020, and “One Night Lonely,” recorded live without an audience at the legendary Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic. She was nominated for “Best Folk Album” at the 64th Grammy Awards in 2022.

June 11, 2:00 pm - Monsoon Literacy Celebration

Fox Outreach & Education Manager Jordan Wiley-Hill looks forward to this special seasonal free event each year. “As we get ready to welcome the monsoon, it’s a chance to remember our connections: to the land, the weather, and each other.  Join us at the Fox for a joyful dive into literacy, as we experience the power of reading and writing to open windows of connection for us all”.

The day is filled with great activities designed to open young minds and to inspire the love of reading. The event is recommended for ages 4-9, and families are welcome.  Registration is required: To sign up visit: https://foxtucson.com/event/lit-event-23/

June 14, 7:30 pm - Junior Brown
With his unique voice, more unique song writing, and even more unique double necked “Guit-Steel” guitar, there has never been anyone like Junior Brown. He’s an American Original. Born in 1952 in Cottonwood, Arizona, Junior Brown showed an affinity for music at an early age when the family moved to a rural area of Indiana near Kirksville. Discovering a guitar in his grandparents’ attic, he spent the next several years “woodshedding” with records and the radio. As a young boy he was able to experience the thrill of performing before live audiences, at parties, school functions even singing and playing guitar for five thousand Boy Scouts at an Andrews Air Force Base jamboree; then while still a teenager, getting the chance to sit in with Rock and Roll pioneer, Bo Diddley, he began to develop his musical chops.


June 17, 7:30 pm - Al Jardine and his Endless Summer Band

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Al Jardine, is best known for being one of the founding members of the California-based group The Beach Boys.  Al was born in Lima, Ohio, on September 3, 1942, and met Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, Mike Love and David Marks after his family moved to Hawthorne, California. Al played mainly rhythm guitar and sang harmony vocals with The Beach Boys and sang lead on their No. 1 hit “Help Me, Rhonda.” In 2001, Al was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy as a member of The Beach Boys. In 2010, Al released his first studio album, A Postcard from California, which featured guest appearances from Neil Young, Stephen Stills, David Crosby, Steve Miller, Glen Campbell, Gerry Beckley & Dewey Bunnell (America) and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), plus all the remaining Beach Boys. 

June 20, 7:30 pm - Graham Nash

Legendary artist Graham Nash, as a founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills and Nash, is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who has seen rock history unfold at some of its seminal moments, from the launch of the British Invasion to the birth of the Laurel Canyon movement. An extraordinary Grammy Award® winning renaissance artist and self-described “simple man”, Nash was inducted twice into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, for his work with CSN and his work as a solo artist, beginning with two landmark albums, “Songs for Beginners” and “Wild Tales”.  Towering above virtually everything that Graham Nash has accomplished in his long and multi-faceted career, stands the litany of songs that he has written and introduced to the soundtrack of our lives for nearly six decades. 


Three great classic movies, specially created with sing-along lyrics will grace the big screen at the Fox throughout the summer:

June 24, 7:00 pm - Westside Story (1961)

July 22, 7:00 pm – Annie (1982)

August 26, 7:00 pm – The Greatest Showman (2017)



Beginning on Sunday, July 9th kids can watch a great movie, participate in crafts, enjoy music played on the historic Wurlitzer organ, and more.  In a nod to the historic Mickey Mouse Club matinees at the Fox, Kids will receive their own membership cards (replicas of the originals), make their own wearable Mickey ears, take the Mickey Mouse Club Pledge and sing along to the original club song before the movie begins.  Throw-back beverages like Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers will be available at the concession stands. Featured movies:

July 9, 2pm - Mary Poppins (1964)

July 16, 2pm – Babe (1995)

July 23, 2pm - Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

July 30, 2pm - The Muppet Movie (1979)



In conjunction with 2nd Saturdays Downtown - Tucson’s monthly celebration of all that Downtown Tucson has to offer, the Fox offers a very special one-of- a- kind performance by local talents paired with a music themed film.

July 8, 7:00pm

 Music | Back to Bacharach with Chelsee Hicks and Rob Boone, Adam Ackerman, Brian Hicks, Frank Filipo, and Jack Wood. One of Burt Bacharach’s #1 hits, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” is from the 1969 classic film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It’s a blend of uplifting melodies and heartbreaking lyrics that sparks glimmers of hope, you can hear it as B.J. Thomas sings, “it won’t be long till happiness steps up to greet me.” In addition to being a huge, pop hit, it also won two Oscars; Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

Movie | Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid: Two free-spirited bank robbers flee railroad detectives and head for Bolivia.

August 12, 7:00pm

Music:  Eric Schaffer and The Other Troublemakers: Raised in the swamps of New Jersey, Eric Schaffer has been recognized as one of Southern Arizona’s favorite singer/songwriters. He has been a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, the Passport to Nashville songwriting contest, a three-time Tucson Folk Festival songwriting competition finalist, and the winner of the 2022 Tumbleweed Music Festival songwriting contest. Eric performs regularly with his band The Other Troublemakers, featuring cowpunk pioneer guitarist Loren Dircks, bassist Jess Barrera and drummer Daniel Thomas.

Movie: O Brother, Where Art Thou? The comical film is set in rural Mississippi during the 1930s, and it follows three escaped convicts searching for hidden treasure while a sheriff relentlessly pursues them.