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A Musical May in Tucson

May 03, 2022

Let the sounds of Tucson call you this May, with musical events sprinkled throughout the month. Plan accordingly, as we’ve put together a concert calendar with our recommended musical picks!

May 3rd: Celtic Woman Postcards From Ireland 2022
The Tucson Music Hall presents Celtic Woman, as they rock the room at 7 pm with this cultural experience. This global musical sensation ensemble celebrates Ireland’s rich heritage, putting a unique spin on traditional and modern musical numbers. Tickets for Celtic Woman Postcards From Ireland 2022 can be purchased online now!

Now- May 8th: 2022 Tucson International Mariachi Conference
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 40th Anniversary of the Tucson International Mariachi Conference. Various concerts have already taken place throughout venues in town, but May 5th’s special celebration will be brought to you by Los Gallegos and Compañia de Danza Folklórico.

Now-August: Friday Night Live 2022 Concert Series @ Main Gate Square
This free live concert series highlights the best Tucson jazz, Latin jazz, funk, and R&B artists. Although the series runs until August 26th, we encourage checking out the two shows this month; on May 6th, sway to the jazzy tunes brought to you by Butch Diggs & The Pyramid Project, and on May 20th, prepare to get bluesy with vocalist Joe Bourne.

May 8th: Music Under the Stars: Tucson Pops Orchestra
After a day of exploring Tucson, finish Mother’s Day under the sky on cozy blankets, wooed by the sounds of Tucson Pops Orchestra. The concerts continue throughout the month on May 15th, the 22nd, and a special Memorial Day show on the 29th.

May 13th: Lone Star in Concert vs. Dianne Reeves at the Tucson Jazz Festival
The iconic chart-topping country group Lone Star is heading to The Fox Tucson Theatre for a night of nostalgia; join the band as they revisit 10 classics, with the possibility of sprucing them up in real-time. May 13th is a busy day, as you have the option to either witness Lone Star improve their songs, or catch Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Dianne Reeves, taking the stage as part of the Tucson Jazz Festival at the Leo Rich Theater.

May 24th- May 29th: Broadway in Tucson: Come From Away
Show tunes are heading to The University of Arizona with Broadway’s Best Musical, Come From Away. This true story will leave a mark on your heart, and tickets are now available online.

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