The Jazz Guild of Tucson is an organization of musicians and fans of America’s art form that produces concerts, festivals, clinics, jam sessions and new venues. Our performances support Pay it Forward Tucson, which helps homeless veterans and low income families in southern arizona. We use our art to help others less fortunate and promote … Read more
The Southern Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Association plays old-time fiddle music (waltzes, hoedowns, reels, etc.). The Association was started in 1981 as a chapter of our state-wide organization, the Arizona Old Time Fiddlers. It now has 150 members who work to make sure the style and songs of old time fiddle music are preserved and … Read more
The Saguaro Stompers have been dancing together since February 2011. Our first performance was at Tucson Meet Yourself that same year, and we’ve been enthusiastically kicking up our heels together ever since! We do contemporary American clog dancing, which is closely related to tap dance and Irish dance.
Ocotillo Rain is in its sixth year of playing Bluegrass and old Country music, using elements of old Appalachia and the American South. They also incorporate sounds from Irish, Cajun, and Black America. The group gives the money they bring in each month to various charities monthly, which adds up to over $30,000 to date. … Read more
In communities throughout North America and in the Celtic regions of Europe, Celtic music supports and enables social dances that serve to bring people together and maintain relationships. In this demonstration, Claire Zucker of Púca and the Wild Ones and a dancer will draw connections between the Celtic traditions they represent. Expect fiddling, dancing, and … Read more
Kettle corn is popcorn seasoned with refined sugar, salt, and oil traditionally made in a cast iron kettle. Preparing kettle corn requires constant stirring to avoid burning. When made correctly, a sweet crust forms on the puffed corn. Kettle corn arrived to the United States in the 18th century, first referenced in diaries of Pennsylvania … Read more