The Rialto Theatre Presents...

Damien Escobar

Saturday, October 15
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm

Price: $32-$52 + Taxes and Fees

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ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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Musician. Entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Damien Escobar bears many titles and
puts no limits on what more he can achieve, making him one of the most prolific figures hailing
from Jamaica, Queens. The Emmy-winning, NAACP Image Award nominee, possesses a nearly
two-decade-spanning resume that includes billboard chart-topping albums, sold-out global
tours, collaborations with music legends, and more — an inspirational success story that started
with Escobar playing his violin on NYC subways. Proving his hustle, drive, passion and
unquestionable talent, are the pillars that hold up his ever-expanding brand.
Damien Escobar, the artist, found success early on in the duo ‘Nuttin’ but Stringz’ which he
created with his brother Tourie in 2003. After the duo won a talent contest at the Apollo Theater,
Damien went on to appear in the film Step Up. Nuttin but Stringz took third place in the 2008
season of America’s Got Talent, and later performed at the First Inauguration of Barack Obama
in 2009. The duo won two Emmy awards and eventually separated in 2012. Escobar launched
his solo career by performing at a series of high profile events including Russell Simmons’ Hip
Hop Inaugural Ball, the Indy Car 2012 Championships Awards Banquet, and the Food & Wine
Event in NYC. In 2013 he embarked on his first headlining tour, I Am Me, and released his solo
album “Sensual Melodies” which debuted on the iTunes Top 100 chart. Following the album’s
release, Damien was featured on many national news outlets including the ‘The Today Show’
and was also invited to perform for Oprah’s “The Life You Want” weekend tour. In 2017, Damien
released his sophomore album “Boundless” to much critical acclaim.
Damien’s entrepreneurial skills lead him to the worlds of writing, wine, design, and perfumery. In
2013 he penned and self-published an autobiographical children’s book titled “The Sound of
Strings.” Soon after the book was released he began designing and building his own line of
custom violins, all while establishing partnerships to develop wine and perfume lines. By 2019
he released his first signature fragrance, H2H, which sold out on the day of its release. Due to
the overwhelming success of H2H, Damien launched the follow-up line Awaken, in 2020.
As a philanthropist and humanitarian, Damien founded the Violins Against Violence Foundation
in 2007. He also continues to work with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, UNICEF, and
Kennedy’s Cause, a charity that benefits children with lymphatic malformation. Escobar serves
on the Board of Directors for the Jamaica YMCA, and oversees a series of artistically driven
outreach programs for youth and young adults provided by The Glorial Gail Foundation.

The Rialto Theatre Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the stewardship and preservation of the historic Rialto Theatre, a unique entertainment venue and cornerstone of downtown Tucson, offering a broad range of high-quality performing arts that are reflective of the diverse and vibrant community it serves.

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Clear Bag Policy

Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole Switch to a clear bag policy as of 3/1/22 – February 2022

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into our venues, Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole will be instituting a clear bag policy on March 1st, 2022.

The policy limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into our venues. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry:

  • Bags that are clear plastic or vinyl and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar)
  • Small clutch bags, approximately 5” x 7”

*All bags subject to search.
**Clear bags are available for sale at the box office.

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Para ofrecer un entorno más seguro a los invitados y agilizar la entrada a nuestros edificios, el Rialto Theatre & 191 Toole comenzará a aplicar una norma sobre bolsas transparentes el 1 de marzo de 2022.


La norma limita el tamaño y el tipo de bolsas que pueden introducirse en nuestros edificios. La siguiente es una lista de bolsas que serán aceptadas para la entrada:

  • Bolsas de plástico transparente o de vinilo que no superen las 12″ x 6″ x 12″.
  • Bolsas de plástico transparente para congelar de un galón (bolsa Ziploc o similar)
  • Bolsas pequeñas tipo clutch, de aproximadamente 5″ x 7″.

*Todas las bolsas están sujetas a registro.
**Las bolsas transparentes están a la venta en la taquilla.