Fox Tucson Theatre: Upcoming Fall Events

Norma Gentry

Summer at the Fox is abuzz with activity. Ticket sales are ongoing for the recently announced line-up of 50+ shows, hiring of staff that it takes to run the theatre, and a thorough maintenance program is under way to make sure the “Crown Jewel of Tucson” is picture-perfect on opening day August 19 when the Mavericks take the stage. There is a limited quantity of tickets still available for the popular, innovative country band. Visit foxtucson.com/events for more information.

Planning for the new Gala in Three Acts is also in progress. This year, instead of having a single large event as in the past, three separate affairs are planned, celebrating the variety of styles presented at the Fox from Jazz to Country and Rock to Broadway, and nearly everything in between. The first will take place on September 11, with the legendary jazz/swing band group Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the second on December 4, a triple header with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Mark Cohn, Shawn Colvin, and the third on January 30, 2022, featuring Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. All will include a sit-down dinner at an off- property destination prior to the performance at the Fox. A variety of local restaurants will provide three unique courses at each event and creative cocktails from Tucson’s top mixologists will be available along with a range of beverages. Ticket packages start at $300. For details and to purchase tickets to the gala, contact [email protected]

September/October Shows—Tickets for all shows can be purchased at foxtucson.com/events.

Sept. 25—Chris Isaak—With a career spanning four decades, Isaak has released 12 studio albums, received numerous award nominations, and is known for his 1950s rock & roll style, crooner sound, and his falsetto and reverb-laden music.

Sept. 26—Rickie Lee Jones—Acclaimed American singer, musician, songwriter came to fame with Chuck E’s In Love in 1979. During her career that spans five decades, Jones has recorded hits in rock, R&B, pop, soul, and jazz.

Sept. 11—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades-long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music—America’s original musical art form—and to bring joy to audiences around the world.

Oct. 5— Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor, and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Time magazine listed Paula’s HBO special, Cats, Cops and Stuff as one of The 5 Funniest Stand-Up Specials Ever. She was the first woman in its then 73rd year to share the dais with the President and perform standup at the White House Correspondents dinner.

Oct 24—Amy Grant’s Our Time is Now. Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards.

Oct. 8—Asleep at The Wheel—Celebrating 50 years of music still “comin’ right at ya!”—Celebrating 50 Years of Asleep at the Wheel. The number of individual artists and bands who have sustained a thriving career for a half century is infinitesimally small.

Oct. 5—Pat Metheny Side-Eye with James Francies and Joe Dyson. With three gold albums and 20 Grammy Awards, he is an American jazz guitarist and composer. His style incorporates elements of progressive and contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and jazz fusion.

About The Fox

The Fox Tucson Theatre enlivens Tucson, fostering community growth and connections by shaping exceptional, live arts experiences in a celebrated setting. The “Crown Jewel of Downtown” makes memories, makes connections, and makes Tucson proud. Programming includes exciting year-round live entertainment from the top entertainers in the U.S., as well as community produced events, classic movies, family programming, and more. Beautifully restored, the historic 1930s Art Deco theatre Fox has become an important symbol of the resurgence of a thriving city center and continues to contribute to the economic growth in the region. The Fox Tucson Theatre is located at 17 W Congress. For additional information, visit www.foxtucson.com or call the Box Office at 520-547-3030.