June 11, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Scott Ave Stage.


Rotary Speed Dial

Rotary Speed Dial will take you on a journey of powerful vintage vocals, beautifully blended harmonies, colorful sax melodies, groovin’ fat ‘n funky bass lines, and ethereal beats that that will excite and enchant you.



Eric Shaffer & the Other Troublemakers

My name is Eric Schaffer and I’m pleased to introduce my band – The Other Troublemakers.   We’re based in Tucson, Arizona and just recently finished recording our first EP, “The Bootleg EP”.  Our songs are alternately described as Folk, Country, Americana, Alt-Folk, Alt-you name it.   They draw on the music I grew up with in the 1970’s and all have common threads of melody, harmony and well-thought lyrics.   I always try to tell a story.

To quote Bruce Springsteen, I was raised “somewhere in the swamps of Jersey”.  Literally.   The development where I grew up was built on top of a swamp that had been filled back in the 1960’s and every time we’d get a heavy rain, the neighborhood would flood.   When I was 12 years old, a friend and I snuck out one night and walked into town, where the biggest local band in the area was playing a high school dance at the community pool.   We were too young to get in, but we watched and listened through a chain link fence.   The band played the Byrd’s’ “Feel A Whole Lot Better” and I was hooked.   It was the coolest thing I’d ever seen, and I just had to do THAT.



Jillian & the Giant

Jillian and the Giants perform timeless American music that uniquely fuses an eclectic collection of influences into a powerhouse transmission of modern Soul-Americana Pop. 

Led by the haunting and sultry vocals and songwriting of Jillian Bessett, the piano-driven quartet marries modern influences with their strong connection to Soul, Jazz and Blues, Americana, and Western music from the past.  

Songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire Chris Callahan (Shrimp Chaperone) brings his electric and wiry sensibilities to the mix by masterfully cultivating a rich sonic palette that adds an exhilarating counterpoint and raw tension to the soundscape.

The threads of Nina Simone, Patsy Cline, Bill Withers, and Peggy Lee all weave through the musical tapestry of Jillian and the Giants’ brand of American music.

The result is a powerhouse of smoky and soulful originals that might evoke images of a small combo performing in the corner of a 1940s expatriate bar, unhinged from time and delivered up for your evening’s musical adventure


Downtown Venues


Locomotive Saturday: meet at locomotive #1673
The Artists of Lewis Framing - Opening Reception
Tortolita Gutpluckers
6pm, 7:15pm
6pm: Children’s activities 
7:15pm: movie – Minions (PG)
Historic Train Depot
7pm, 10pm
7pm: Bidi Bidi Banda: Selena Tribute Band ($10) (21+), 10pm: Saturdaze Dance Party w/ DJs Bob Really, Sid the Kid and Andrew Shuta (21+)
Saturday Cool Jazz
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant
2nd Saturday Free Event: Tucson Jazz Institute’s award-winning Ellington Big Band
DJ Monk & Friends
7pm doors
Los Lonely Boys w/ Sisters Morales ($34-$47) (all ages)
Captain Midnight Staged Reading ($3 donation)
Deya Dova from Australia w/ Serena Gabriel ($15) (all ages)

Along Downtown’s Streets

Tucson Highlanders

Also at 2nd Saturdays

Good Shepherd Ranch will provide carriage rides at a minimal charge.
Look for them on Congress St. between 6-10pm.
You can check them out at www.atagoodshepherd.webs.com.