April 27, 2011
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers on May 7: Special Parking Instructions
We are always excited when Roger and his Mexican Moonshine Tequila rock our theatre. We've enjoyed their performance nine times since 2006!
Their upcoming show on May 7 coincides with unrelated, separate event happening downtown called Centurions. A few thousand people will be in attendance for that event, so parking in downtown and navigation might be more challenging than usual. To avoid any potential confusion, here are a few important notes and a spiffy parking map to help you on your journey toward hoisting your tequila or Corona in a sing-along in Rialto...
Congress Street will be closed at 5th Avenue and north toward 6th Avenue. 5th Avenue will be closed between Congress & Broadway. Suggested route from the east into downtown is to veer right onto Toole, and park either at the parking garage on 5th Avenue or at Pennington and Stone. (see map below.) Suggested route from the west into downtown is the usual, except it'd be wise to find a parking garage spot near TCC on Church or at Pennington & Stone as the "Greyhound Lot" just east of Rialto will be closed.
The entrance to Rialto & the Roger Clyne show will still be our front doors. However it may be necessary to enter from the direction of the underpass, at Congress & 4th Avenue.
We're very sorry for the inconvenience. We're trying to get you as many details and alternative places to park as possible. Feel free to call us at 520.740.1000 with any questions and we will do our utmost best to help navigate you to a safe parking spot and into our theatre.
Tickets for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers on Saturday May 7 are available online at rialtotheatre.com, at our box office Monday-Friday noon-6pm, by phone at 520.740.1000 and at any Bookmans location.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 3:59 PM
April 26, 2011
This week begins huge run of shows at Rialto
If you hadn't noticed, we're bracing for the beginning of a concert stretch at Rialto so vast that we're considering just living here. It all begins Thursday.
This upcoming weekend, the Rialto stage will see reggae prince Stephen Marley on Thursday, comedian Patton Oswalt on Friday, and legendary rockers Foreigner on Saturday. (Sorry, Sunday's Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars show has been canceled.) Then we start up again on Tuesday for 15 shows in 18 days!
We really have something for everyone too. Check out this handy dandy calendar, suitable for your refrigerator:
5/3: Brotha Lynch Hung (rap)
5/4: Atmosphere (hip hop)
5/5: Ghostland Observatory at Rialto (dance rock)
5/5: Robert Cray Band at The Fox Theatre (blues)
5/6: Los Lobos (Latin rock)
5/7: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (rock)
5/8: Fleet Foxes (folk/indie rock) SOLD OUT!
5/10: The B-52s (rock lobster!)
5/11: Paramount's Original LaserSpectacular feat. the music of Pink Floyd (lasers!)
5/12: Brandi Carlile (singer/songwriter)
5/13: Devin The Dude (hip hop)
5/14: Beyond The Sacred: Music & Arts Festival (local music)
5/15: Dan Zanes & Friends with Salvador Duran (for kids!)
Posted by rialtoadmin at 1:55 PM
April 14, 2011
Steve Earle Postpones July 4th Rialto Show
We are saddened at the decision of Steve Earle to postpone the scheduled concert for July 4, 2011, due to the artist boycott of Arizona. See below for a statement from the artist:
It is with decidedly mixed feelings and a fair amount of regret that I have decided to postpone our concert that was to be have been at the Rialto in Tucson on July 4th. I am doing this out of respect to the boycott of Arizona that many artists are participating in to support those Arizonans who are opposed to the passage of SB 1070 and any other legislation that discriminates against Mexican-Americans.
I apologize for confusion caused by my original acceptance of the offer from the Rialto and this reversal of course. When SB 1070 first passed I enthusiastically joined with those who were boycotting the state. However after a Federal Court enjoined implementation of the bill I was under the mistaken impression that the boycott had been called off and I was surprised that the announcement of my appearance was treated as some sort of s statement about the boycott.
I look at this as a postponement because I have very warm feelings towards my fans in Tucson and towards the Rialto who are kindred spirits. I also want to do more research about the boycott and its effects because as someone who supports the immigrants rights movement I am not convinced that it is useful to continue to stay away from progressive fans in the state. I respect those among my fellow artists who have chosen to play Arizona at the same time speak out against SB 1070 as well as those who have supported the boycott. This is going to be a long tour and I expect to get to Tucson at some point in the not too distant future.
- Steve Earle
Tickets were scheduled to go on sale tomorrow morning.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 1:43 PM
April 13, 2011
Club Crawl at Rialto, This Saturday
While we regret to announce that the DIGITOUR, a cross-country tour comprised of YouTube stars, had to cancel their Club Crawl appearance due to routing issues, we are excited with what came out of it. We scrambled, came up with gold, and now have a stellar line-up for Saturday's Club Crawl:
As usual, Tucson's Club Crawl is a 21 and over event. Wristbands are on sale at Zia Records or at the gate. For more information on street closures, participating venues, schedules and stage locations, check out Club Crawl's website.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 1:22 PM
April 6, 2011
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars on NPR Tiny Desk Concerts
Rialto-bound world music artists Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars are featured in this week's edition of NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts. From the article:
The group's story is well-known by now: Its members met in refugee camps during Sierra Leone's civil war and formed a band to spread joy during an otherwise difficult time. The war ended in 2001, but the All Stars were just getting started.
Ten years, two albums and an award-winning documentary later, these eight men are still riding that upbeat reggae groove, the kind made for dancing and little else. When the All Stars started their Tiny Desk Concert with "Jah Come Down," the NPR Music office was about half-full. By the time "Tamagbondorsu" came to an end 20 minutes later, the room was packed with folks dancing in place. Word had spread. It was almost as if Friday night was calling.
Check out the performance here:
Grab tickets to their performance at The Rialto Theatre on May 1 online at rialtotheatre.com, at our box office (M-F, 12-6), by phone at 520.740.1000 or at any Bookmans locations.
Posted by rialtoadmin at 4:12 PM