TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Planning your Friday night, don’t forget the Third Annual University of Arizona Downtown Block Party, hosted by Rio Nuevo.
The free party runs from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Armory Park in downtown Tucson.
Before the 2018 NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl there will be live music, beer, carnival rides and games, jumpstarting a weekend full of activities for visiting fans, bands, teams and locals.
It all kicks off at 3 p.m. with local singer-songwriter Sophia Rankin, recipient of multiple songwriting awards and staple of Tucson’s annual Folk Festival, Meet Me at Maynard’s, and many other local favorite events.
Then dance to the beat of local cumbia Dirtyverbs and Quiahuitl of Sonido Tambó –– DJ’s, percussionists and poets from the Arizona/Mexico borderlands.
Don’t miss the battle of the marching bands at 5 p.m., featuring the Nevada Wolf Pack Marching Band and Arkansas State Red Wolves Marching Band.
Capping the evening is a 7 p.m. set from the electrifying Tony Kishman, creator and band leader of “Live and Let Die”; celebrating the music of Paul McCartney and featuring a stellar backup band.
More information is available at http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com/schedule/arizona-bowl-downtown-block-party/.