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Joan Jett

Sunday, September 1st

Jett is best known for her work as the frontwoman of her band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and for earlier founding and performing with the Runaways, which recorded and released the hit song “Cherry Bomb”. The Blackhearts’ version of the song “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” was number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 1982. Jett’s other notable hit songs include “Bad Reputation”, “Crimson and Clover”, “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah)”, “Light of Day”, “I Hate Myself for Loving You” and “Dirty Deeds”.

Jett has a mezzo-soprano vocal range.  She has three albums that have been certified Platinum or Gold, and has been a feminist icon throughout her career.  She has been described as the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Godmother of Punk.  In 2015, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
via artist wiki

AVA | 5655 West Valencia Rd | 7pm

 

Hoco Fest NIght 5 Andrew WK

Sunday, September 2nd

The King of Party makes his Tucson Debut and closes HoCo Fest.

Andrew Fetterly Wilkes-Krier (born May 9, 1979), better known by his stagename Andrew W.K., is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer. Raised in Michigan, Wilkes-Krier began his musical career in the mid-1990s performing in a number of local bands before eventually moving to New York, where he produced his first recordings under the Andrew W.K. moniker.

After gaining initial attention with the 2000 EP Girls Own Juice, Wilkes-Krier rose to prominence with the release of his debut studio album I Get Wet in November 2001, as well as its single “Party Hard”. In the years following its release, Wilkes-Krier has also undertaken a number of other musical and non-musical ventures such as television and radio work, including a stint as host of the TV series Destroy Build Destroy, motivational speaking, and writing.
via artist wiki

Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm

 

Hoco Fest Night 3 Kyle Kinane

Friday, August 31

Kinane has had a longstanding relationship with the cable channel Comedy Central, including serving as the voice for their on-air announcements since 2011. His first Comedy Central Presents half-hour special was on February 25, 2011. Other Comedy Central programs on which he has appeared include Drunk History (on which he retold the story of the Haymarket affair while drunk), the game show @midnight, which he has won seven times, and the 2014 animated series TripTank.  Kinane also runs his own Podcast along with fellow comedian and outdoor cat, Dave Stone, entitled “The Boogie Monster” . via artist wiki
Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm

 

HocoFest Night 2 Lil B

Thursday August 30th

Brandon Christopher McCartney (born August 17, 1989),professionally known as Lil B and as his alter ego The BasedGod, is an American rapper from Berkeley, California. Lil B has recorded both solo and with The Pack. His solo work spans several genres, including hip hop, new age, indie rock and choral music. He describes his work as “based”, a term which denotes a lifestyle of positivity and tolerance. He is noted for his extensive use of social media to build an online following. He has released a variety of albums and mixtapes, including Rain in England (2010).via artist wiki

Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm Tickets

Hoco Fest Night 1 Bad Gyal

Wednesday August 29th

Alba Farelo, better known as Bad Gyal, is a Spanish and Catalan singer and producer. While attending university and working at a call centre, she released “Pai” in April 2016, an adaptation of “Work” by Rihanna, adapting the lyrics to a mixture of Catalan, Spanish and English It gained popularity on YouTube, and was picked up by local radio, which led to the creation of a mixtape, Slow Wine, with producer Pablo Martínez, aka FakeGuido. Fact Magazine named one of its songs, “Jacaranda” as their number 1 single of 2017. She has performed at several festivals in Iceland and Japan, as well as Red Bull Music Academy Festival in Los Angeles, and Sónar in Spain. Her next album, World Wide Angel, was produced by UK producer Jam City, Dubbel Dutch, DJ Florentino and Spanish musician El Guincho, and included the songs “Candela”, “Nicest Cocky” and “Blink”. Bad Gyal is signed with the production company Canada Editorial.  The Guardian described her music as “stew of reggaeton, dancehall and melancholic electronics – sung in a mixture of Catalan, Spanish and English”. via artist wiki
Hotel Congress | 311 E Congress | 7pm Tickets

 

Sabroso Taco Fest

Saturday, May 5th

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, headlined by The Offspring is a day filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

This Sabroso festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings featuring over 100 craft beers, including some of the best local favorites. Festival hours will be 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIP entry is noon).

Top Lucha Libre style wrestling stars from across the globe will take to the ring battling for the title of Sabroso Champion. There will be multiple qualifying wrestling matches throughout each festival day and one final championship match!

THIS EVENT IS 21+ UNTIL 4PM. IT BECOMES ALL AGES AFTER 4PM.

General Admission and VIP tickets will be available for purchase. All tickets include craft beer tasting (for those 21+) and access to view the music stage
Rillito Downs | 4502 N 1st  Ave  | Tickets and Times