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Audubon Society Benefit and MORE
Saturday, June 12, 5:30-9:30pm, join us at Summer Sunset Live (formerly known as the Ironwood Festival), a night of music under the Tortolita stars, benefiting the Tucson Audubon Society's Mason Center, 3835 W. Hardy Road, on the corner of Thornydale/Hardy. The Audubon Society fosters awareness, understanding and stewardship of our desert environment. This year's event includes the Acoustic Wayback Machine, members of Way Out West and the Ray of Hope Band. Kevin Schramm will perform with us and also with the Way Out West hybrid band (aka the Ironwood All-Stars). $8 in advance/$10 at the gate/kids free. Music starts around 6 pm.
Speaking of the environment... Two years ago, the Wayback Machine performed in Cascabel at a party celebrating the demise of the much loathed I-10 Bypass plan, which would have ripped up sections of the San Pedro river valley. Unfortunately, an alternative plan sprouted to life in place of the defeated plan: the SunZia Southwest Transmission Project would erect 175 ft. high voltage towers along a route that slices straight through wilderness areas of Aravaipa and Aravaca and may well prepare the way for a resurrected I-10 Bypass in the near future. Now is the time to let the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) know that it is not acceptable to sacrifice our wilderness areas to meet the energy needs of Phoenix, Vegas and LA by submitting a "comment." But you must act fast because the current commenting period ends THURSDAY, JUNE 10th. To learn more about this project and get instructions on different ways to submit a comment (online, snail mail, etc.), visit http://www.peyoteway.org/news.php.
Elsewhere in town this Saturday night:
At Old Town Artisans Courtyard there is a great triple bill featuring BK Special, Kevin Pakulis & Larry Lee Lerma and Grams & Krieger. At Plaza Palomino, guitarist Peter McLaughlin performs with Chris Brashear.
A CELEBRATION OF FRIENDS
This Sunday June 13, 2010, 2-8 pm
Please join us for a benefit concert and dance in honor of long-time Tucson resident and musical pioneer Craig Tinney who was injured in a catastrophic motor vehicle accident on November 18, 2009. Craig and his family will be present at the event.
There will be food, a silent auction, raffle, and concert performances from eight local and regional bands and simultaneous contra-dancing in another part of the Temple of Music and Art.
Musical performances include:
* The String Bean Folk Orchestra
Tickets are good for both the musical performances and the contra dance and can be purchased online. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
The silent action and the raffle contain a variety of wonderful art items, jewelry, services, event tickets and lots more.
Tickets will be available the day of the event or in advance on the web: http://www.inconcerttucson.com. Suggested donation $20; $10 for ages 16 and under.
For more info regarding Craig Tinney: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/craigtinney
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