Main Gate Concert Series
A classic, dynamic and inspirational musical genre, performed around the world for decades, will take local audiences on a soulful tour this summer. The Friday Night Live! Jazz Summer Concert Series line-up has just been announced, taking place at Main Gate Square on alternating Fridays at 7 p.m. Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the free performances, coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, provide a great way to begin the weekend. “People come to Geronimo Plaza and discover Main Gate is a great place in a lively atmosphere,” said Jane McCollum, Main Gate Square general manager. Main Gate merchants validate parking for the Tyndall Garage Monday through Friday after 5 p.m. to midnight (all parking fees incurred prior to 5 p.m. are the customer’s responsibility). Friday, June 13 Butch Diggs Jazz Sax Smooth jazz saxophonist, flutist and keyboardist Butch Diggs has worked with Eddie Henderson, Paul Jackson, Jr. Chaka Khan, Joe Henderson, Brian Bromberg, Avant garde drummer Atma Anur and progressive guitarist Craig Easley. He was an original member of the pop/alternative group Question Men in the 1980's, and his current album "Chapter 1" was co-produced by Steve Diggs. On his first solo release, Diggs provided all instruments – saxes, flutes, keyboards, drums, Indian flutes – and effects as well as the writing and arranging of all songs. With his latest release "Dry Heat", he enlisted the help of BDizzy (his son, Brandon) on synthesizer, vocal effects and co-writing.
Main Gate Square
814 E University Boulevard, Tucson, AZ 85718