Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced - Tucson News Now

Friday Night Live! Summer 2017 Concert Line-up Announced

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A classic, dynamic and inspirational musical genre, performed around the world for decades, will take local audiences on a soulful tour this summer. A jazz infusion has taken place each summer on University Boulevard for the past few years.

Presented by The Marshall Foundation, Jonas Hunter Productions and Main Gate Square, the free performances alternate Fridays at a later start time of 7:30 p.m. from April to August.  Please make note that this is a half hour later than previous concert seasons. Most performances will last 90 minutes.  Coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, the evenings 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 Square, between Park and Euclid Avenues on University Boulevard, features more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. 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 Night Live! Summer 2017 Performances:

August 4 - Triple Threat, Jazz Vocal Standards

Triple Threat has entertained audiences for almost a decade with their three-part Jazz Vocal harmonies.  Triple Threat features the iconic voices of Kathryn Burns, Crystal Stark and Julie Ann who, as soloists, are show stoppers themselves.  When their forces are combined they truly are a triple threat of jazz entertainment. Pete Swan is a bandleader, drummer, educator, vocalist and composer. Pete is the leader of Big Band Express and has been an educator in Tucson for over 25 years including the Director of the Pima College Jazz Program for five years.  

August 18 - The Rob Resetar Trio with Sheryl Ann McKinley, Contemporary Jazz Standards

The Rob Resetar Trio has entertained audiences from Los Angeles to Boston with an eclectic blend of jazz favorites by Vince Guaraldi, Ramsey Lewis & many others. Here with Tucson vocalist, Sheryl Ann McKinley they will perform standards from the American Songbook from Lena Horne to Diana Krall.  

For more information go online: or call (520) 622-8613

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