FC Tucson will host the 2015 Desert Friendlies at Kino Sports Complex. Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Portland Timbers, San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo will compete in matches that span January 31st to February 12th which will lead up to the 2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.
Saturday, February 7th, 2015 (Double Header)
Match 1: San Jose Earthquakes v. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 5:00 p.m., Kino North Stadium
Match 2: Portland Timbers v. Houston Dynamo, 7:00 p.m., Kino North Stadium
The 3 night dance music and art festival lineup can be found here LTJ Bukem, Giraffage, Emancipator, Mochipet, and Phuture Primative are among the headliners with world famous artists Alex Grey and Sam Flores painting live. Each night will also have a corresponding after party and silent disco. Tickets available here.
The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country,punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound described by the San Francisco Chronicle as having the “heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision ofBuddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones.”
Big Smo (the nom de guerre of John Lee Smith) the mason jar full of moonshine sipp’n, country rapper, reality TV persona and self styled King of Hick Hop performs his Small Town Scandal tour at The Rock Wednesday Feb 4th.
Former show participants Adore Delano, Alaska 5000, Ivy Winters, Manila Luzon, Phi Phi O’Hara, Raja, Sharon Needles will do there thing at the Rialto Tuesday February 3rd, while Bianca Del Rio plays ringleader and MC. Cary Nokey opens the show and local Party Boys Jaime J + Raw B will DJ the afterparty.
With 40 floor room exhibitions as well as hundreds of niche dealers its time again for our pueblo to become a giant showroom for the world’s largest gem and mineral expo.
A guide to the locations can be found here Tucson Show Guide
Fossils, jewelry, crystals, meteorites and precious stones can all be found at this event. Also lectures and seminars for the rockhound enthusiast such as the ones put on by the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Society are also staples of the show. The Gem and Mineral Expo will run from 2/1-2/15