The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music
When spring arrives in Southern Arizona, Dove Mountain residents are enjoying every minute. This is the perfect time of year to explore Tortolita Mountain trails, play golf, tour the wine country, enjoy outdoor dining and bask in the glow of legendary Arizona sunsets.
It’s also the perfect time to enjoy outdoor concerts. This spring, there are lots of outdoor music venues to select from. Here are some of our favorites.
Music in the Mountains | Catalina State Park | Every first and third Saturday, 3 p.m.
For the mere price of admission to Catalina State Park, 15 minutes east of Dove Mountain, enjoy a full range of musical styles this spring including Celtic, western country-rock, psychedelic and more.
On March 19, on the Trailhead Stage at the base of the Catalina Mountains, Tucson West is performing classic rock-and-roll with country themes, vocals and instruments.
Bring your chairs and favorite food to the concert. Be sure to check the Catalina State Park website to confirm details of upcoming concerts.
Concerts in the Courtyard | Marana Municipal Complex | Every third thursday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
This free concert series featuring Arizona musicians kicks off on March 17 with Kevin Pakulis and his band playing music rooted in the traditions of rock and roll, country and the blues.
On April 21, Heart & Soul is performing its popular repertoire of pop rock, Motown and classic dance favorites.
Little House of Funk, featuring Connie Brannock, is bringing its high-energy rhythm and blues (also known as “Sonoran Soul”) tunes to Marana on May 19.
Steam Pump Ranch Concerts | Every Friday night, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Another free concert series near Dove Mountain takes place at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley. Along with great music, there will be food trucks, beer, wine, soda and water available for purchase.
On April 1, ONESALL, a band featuring a very talented family of local musicians, will be performing its energetic funk and rock music repertoire.
These concerts are on the lawn at Steam Pump Ranch, so be sure to bring your own chairs or blanket.
Tucson Folk Festival | Downtown Tucson | April 1 to 3, daytime and evening concerts.
Tucson Folk Festival is an annual favorite, celebrating Americana music traditions like bluegrass, blues, country, jazz, zydeco and a variety of styles of Latin and Mexican music. The concerts, held in historic sections of Tucson, are free and accessible.
Throughout the five stages, there will be a total of 125 live performances including national headliners, local and regional acoustic acts, and more. Check out the performance lineup and locations here.