3rd Annual Arizona Bowl Downtown Block Party

3rd Annual Arizona Bowl Downtown Block Party
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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.

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(Source: NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl)

Then dance to the beat of local cumbia Dirtyverbs and Quiahuitl of Sonido Tambó –– DJ’s, percussionists and poets from the Arizona/Mexico borderlands.

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(Source: NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl)

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.

(Source: NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl)
(Source: NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl)

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