Monday, August 28, 2006

Tucson's 231st Birthday Celebration


As you may have heard, Tucson has been honoring its 231st Birthday with a variety of celebrations all over town - for the entire month of August! The reports from organizers Linda Ray and Cele Peterson are that the various celebrations have been very well attended and successful. Pima Air & Space Museum hosted a free day last weekend and over 1000 Tucsonans arrived. The presidio walking tours had been expecting around 20 participants - and over 60 showed up!

On Sunday, KXCI Community Radio was represented at Tucson's Birthday Taredeada - held at El Casino Ballroom. The event was sponsored by Los Desendientes del Presidio de Tucson and featured excellent musical performances from several young mariachi groups and great food!

The celebration is continuing through this weekend. CLICK HERE to see the upcoming events.

The grand finale will occur this weekend with a special Club Congress 21st Birthday Party featuring:

Three nights and two days of music hosted by David Slutes, Al Perry and Howe Gelb. Acts confirmed so far are Dave Alvin, Vic Chesnutt, Doo Rag, Fishbone, Steve Winn & The Miracle 3, Kristin Hersh, John Doe, Richard Buckner, Centromatic, Trachtenburg Family Slideshow players, Eric Bachmann of Crooked Fingers, Golden Boots, Gila Bend, Steve Poltz, Ian Moore, Friends OF Dean Martinez, Pollo Elastico, Sidewinders, Fraidy Cats, Al Foul and more!

There will also be movie screenings all weekend with independent films such as High And Dry, Border Radio, Before The Music Dies, New York Minute, She Towers Above, Bargain Town and many others.

For complete details check out Hotel Congress.

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