Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

48th Annual Juneteenth Celebration - 2018

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Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order.

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Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

2018 SW Soul Circuit Spring Concert

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Southwest Soul Circuit (SWSC) keeps it’s new year of concerts going with the 2018 Spring Concert.

This show is scheduled for April 20, 2018 at Pima Community College Center for the Arts starting at 7PM. This year, SWSC is bringing back Theresa Tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D. as the featured artist along with Kevin & Tanishia Hamilton. This 90 minute show will also feature Desert Soul Street Band and performances from experienced singers and musicians of Studio-Kevin Hamilton, a private music school based in Tucson, Arizona. This is a ticketed event, with sponsorship provided by MEB Management Services and Ken’s Hardwood BBQ. There will be artwork available in the lobby by Jared Clark, with 15% of the proceeds going towards funding for local youth to participate in Garden Youth Development Project programming.

FOR TICKETS: CLICK HERE

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Shekinah Live! Soul en Blanc
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Shekinah Live! Soul en Blanc

Shekinah launches her career with an intimate live concert, debuting her first music single, 'The Wave'. This concert will be recorded for live television and will take place on March 24, 2018 starting at 6PM with a reception at Garden Level Studios located at 4580 E. Grant Road. This general admission event is called "Soul en Blanc", with all attendees required to wear all white. Tickets to this event are $25 and include a 90 minute concert, hors d'oeuvres, confections and a sunset toast. This show will have opening acts; including Kevin & Tanishia Hamilton.

6:00 PM - Pre-Show Reception

6:38 PM - Sunset Toast

7:00 PM - Show

 

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Earl Lucas Reception - SW Soul Circuit Presents...
Mar
5
4:30 PM16:30

Earl Lucas Reception - SW Soul Circuit Presents...

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Earl Lucas is the Chief Exterior Designer at Lincoln Motor Company and is responsible for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator which won the Detroit Auto Show's 2018 Truck of Year. In this reception, Lucas will share his story of how he uses sketch art in corporate design. Lucas, a Texas native who graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a degree in industrial design, has worked on the 2000 Lincoln Navigator, the 2007 Lincoln MKX, the 2013 Lincoln MKS, the Lincoln Navigator Concept and the 2018 Lincoln Navigator that will debut in 2017. Earl Lucas is no stranger to luxury: He once designed aircraft interiors for the Sultan of Brunei that dazzled with strategically placed silver and gold.

There will be refreshments provided.

This is a free event in Tucson Arizona at Garden Level Studios. You must reserve your seat or you will not be allowed to participate. For a free ticket, visit: http://buytickets.at/southwestsoulcircuit/150476

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May
27
to Jul 1

Summer Academic Foundation for Enrichment (S.A.F.E.) Program

The Southern AZ Black College Community Support Group is offering it's SAFE Program for grades 3 through 12. Classes will take place at Pima Community College Wst Campus from May 27 to July 1 from 9:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturdays.  Lunch will be served.

For more information contact Marie Cephers at 520-869-5885.

Garden Youth Development Project, Inc will participate in the program as instructors for the music segment. Looking forward to a fun summer.

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

A Night With 'Q' Smith and Friends

So excited and honored to have been invited to sing at this incredible event!

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soul sister, the exquisite Quiana Smith played Nina Simone in one of the incarnations of Soul Doctor.  NY Friends, please reserve your seats now.   This event should not be missed!!!

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Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Southwest Soul Circuit 2017 Spring Concert

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It's a celebration you don't want to miss.  

Join us for a musical celebration of Southwest Soul Circuit and the Garden Youth Development Project featuring Ada Redd Austin in concert.

The incomparable soul and jazz singer, Ada Redd Austin, is joined by Tanishia Hamilton, aka Tanesha, Kevin Hamilton, the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church Choir, SWSC's Sacred Soul Choir, Desert Soul Street Band, the youth of Garden Youth Development Project and the kids from Nosotros Academy.

Also, enjoy a "Homecoming" performance by Belinda Esquer Music. Belinda started lessons with Studio-Kevin Hamilton several years ago and is now a staple in the Tucson music scene. It's a Spring Showcase you don't want to miss.

Ticekts start at $12. VIP BOX SEAT tickets are $22 and include lite hors d'oeuvre and non-alcoholic beverages.

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: Tanesha LIVE!

Please come out and join the fun.

Southwest Soul Circuit Presents: Tanesha Live!

In Southwest Soul Circuit's first production of the year, Tanesha, aka Tanishia Hamilton and 'The Chocolate Diamond', will bring her 'Angelic Soul' music to the Rialto Theatre's newest venue, 191 Toole along with Kevin Hamilton and the Desert Soul Marching Band. Tanesha will cover Contemporary Hip Hop/Soul Classics and music from her new EP, 'Chocolate Diamond'. This 'Sweet Soul Singer' has performed on prominent stages nation wide and has shared the stage with recording artists from Ginuwine to Lyle Lovett, Kermit Ruffins and Roberta Flack.

Joining 'The Chocolate Diamond' is Kevin Hamilton, along with the Desert Soul Marching Band. 'Kev Soulman' is a verteran recording artist and an accoplished producer of festivals, concerts, television and studio records. This 'Eclectic Soul Singer' and keyboardist will bring a mix of Contemporary Soul music, along with music from his two albums. Kevin puts you in a mind of a Neo-Soul Donny Hathaway.

Establish in 2014, Desert Soul Marching Band is a community Funk/Soul street band formed in Tucson, Arizona. Under the direction of Kevin Hamilton, Desert Soul debuted at The Rialto Theatre/Tucson, Arizona as the opening act for Itchy-O Marching Band and as featured performers at the Fox Tucson Theatre. Also, Desrt Soul opened for The Roots during the @Verizon Superbowl Central Blockparty during AZ Super Bowl XLIX. To learn how you can join Desert Soul, visit www.SWSoulCircuit.com and click on the 'Desert Soul' tab in the navigation bar.

Doors open at 7PM. Concert at 8PM. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available online at: http://www.191toole.com/event/1418983-southwest-soul-circuit-tucson/

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Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

African American Heritage Day

African American Youth Heritage Day
Is Our Annual Legacy Event!

During Black History Month, SABCCSG hosts this Youth Event in collaboration with

TUSD African American Student Services Department (AASSD).

Each year, we serve approximately 400 students

Southwest Soul Circuit participates by providing support in entertainment coordination, performances, and emceeing.

February 10, 2017

8:00AM - 2:30PM (Approximate times)

NEW LOCATION:

The Donna Liggins Community Center

2160 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

For More Information visit: http://sabccsg.org/programs/african-american-youth-heritage-day/

 

 

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Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Panel Discussion with Jack & Jill of America, Inc Tucson Chapter

Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Tucson Chapter is a membership organization of mothers with children ages 2 – 19, dedicated to nurturing future African American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty.

Jack and Jill is hosting its "Area Work Day". Along with various other activities, they are hosting a panel discussion for the teens with local African American Professionals and Business Owners.

Tanesha has been invited to participate in the panel discussion. 

For more information contact Regina Hart at regina@reginahart.com

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Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Gregory Porter LIVE at the Rialto Theatre

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Gregory Porter

Ever-dapper in his Kangol Summer Spitfire hat, suit jacket and wooden-wristband Nixon watch, Gregory Porter is discussing his new single. A rolling piano, organ and brass-powered soul-jazz number, it’s called Musical Genocide. It’s a provocative title – was that intentional?
“Well…” begins this Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/entertainer with a chuckle. “It’s a provocative title in the sense that unfortunately the word carries significance in our history – and still does. So I meant it to be provocative in that way. But as the first lines say: ‘I do not agree, this is not for me…’”
So while, yes, “on a larger level I’m talking about that,” Porter’s song has typically multiple layers. Musical Genocide isn’t the only song on his acclaimed third album Liquid Spirit that talks about the record industry. “If you manufacture everything; if you shy away from the organic artist who’s gone through something in his life to try figure out music; if you’re only going for the sexiest, newest thing… Well, that’ll be the death of blues, of soul… So that’s what I mean.”

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Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Ice Kream Man Tour with GINUWINE and Karlos Farrar

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GINUWINE

D.C native Ginuwine has left a huge mark on R&B as a singer, songwriter, and dancer. He launched his career in 1996 with his first single, Pony, a Timbaland and Static Major production that would continue playing in clubs for almost a decade after its release. The rest of his career prove to be consistently explosive with his seventh album release Elgin (2011) soliciting a positive response from old school diehards. Ginuwine is a versatile artist, with a permanent place in R&B-lovers hearts.

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Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Acoustic Africa at the FOX

Born after worldwide critical and commercial success in 2006, 2011 and 2013, the fourth installment of Acoustic Africa’s exhilarating journey focuses on the richness of the African traditions of voice and song. In 2016, Acoustic Africa will feature beloved singers Habib Koite and Vusi Mahlasela.

A modern troubadour with extraordinary appeal, Habib Koité‘s musicianship, wit and wisdom translate across cultures. Hailing from the musically prolific West African nation of Mali, the guitarist and composer was named the biggest pop star of the region by Rolling Stone, delighting audiences the world over and selling more than 250,000 albums. Over the past decade, his artistry and magnetic personality have made him an international star, placing him firmly among the leading figures in contemporary world music.

Vusi Mahlasela, simply known as “The Voice” in his home country of South Africa, is celebrated for his distinct, powerful voice and his poetic, optimistic lyrics. His songs of hope connect Apartheid-scarred South Africa with its promise for a better future. Raised in the Mamelodi Township, where he still resides, Vusi became a singer-songwriter and poet-activist at an early age. After his popular debut on BMG Africa, When You Come Back, Vusi was asked to perform at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and continues to spread Mandela’s message as an official ambassador to Mandela’s HIV/AIDS initiative, 46664.

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Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Steppin Out Live with Ben Vereen at the FOX

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Steppin’ Out Live with Ben Vereen has been dazzling audiences around the world! The show highlights this Tony Award winning performer’s unique artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway and Frank Sinatra. Featuring hit songs such as “Defying Gravity,” “Stand By Me” and “My Way,” you’ll be on a contemporary yet timeless journey  filled with song and dance, stories of his life, a great deal of humor and always, multiple standing ovations.

The New York Times dubbed him “an a true song and dance man who never lets up. He wins you over with his sheer energy, good will and showbiz know-how.”

Few entertainers today are as accomplished or versatile as Ben Vereen. His legendary performances transcend time and have been woven into the fabric of this country’s artistic legacy. His first love and passion is always and will be the stage. “The theatre was my first training ground. It taught me discipline, dedication and appreciation of hard work and values that will stay with me a lifetime.” 

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Mar
3
7:30 PM19:30

Keb Mo' Live at the FOX Theater

Award-winning singer, songwriter, guitarist and contemporary blues artist, Keb’ Mo’, hits the Fox stage with his unique brand of blues.

His 12th studio album, BLUESAmericana spent several weeks at No. 1 on the Soundscan Blues Album chart and garnered Keb’ Mo’ a Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation, three 2015 Grammy nominations and multiple other achievements.

Over the past two decades, Keb’ Mo’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer and Tom Jones have all recorded his songs. His guitar playing has inspired leading instrument makers Gibson Brands to issue the Keb’ Mo’ Signature Bluesmaster acoustic guitar and Martin Guitars to issue the HD-28KM Keb’ Mo’ Limited Edition Signature model.

He has collaborated with a host of artists, including Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson, Buddy Guy, Amy Grant, Solomon Burke, Little Milton and many others. Keb’ also wrote and performed the theme song for the smash sitcom, “Mike & Molly,” and was music composer for TV’s “Memphis Beat.” He has also been featured in TV and film, playing Robert Johnson in the 1998 documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl,” appeared three times on the television series, “Touched By an Angel,” and was the ghostly bluesman Possum in John Sayles’ 2007 movie, “Honeydripper.”

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Feb
27
8:00 PM20:00

MIGUEL!!!!

“‘All I Want Is You’ was the soundtrack of my relationships,” remarks the 27-year old singer Miguel, as he takes a methodical pause to deliberate his next thought. “‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ is the soundtrack of my life.”

It’s that off-centered and calculated precision that thrust Miguel into the mainstream in 2010 with the infectious first single “All I Want Is You,” from his major label debut album All I Want Is You (ByStorm/Jive Records). That song blended a stark hip-hop beat with Miguel’s creamy vocals to form a sound that was completely absent from the radio and established Miguel as one of the most unique and soulful voices in modern R&B. He continued to grow with "Sure Thing," which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Hip-Hop/R&B chart. With its bubble-pop drums and stunning vocal performance, it further showcased Miguel as an artist that has the angelic voice and songwriting chops to make luminaries proud while still possessing the mysterious, innate cool that modern listeners crave. He then quickly topped off his debut album with his third single "Quickie," which brilliantly flipped reggae into the sexiest sound on the radio and earned Miguel his second No. 1 hit.
But the man born Miguel Pimentel is not even close to being satisfied. His four-time Grammy® nominated sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dream (ByStorm/RCA Records)-- which came on the heels of Art Dealer Chic, his self-released series of free EPs from early 2012 that drove the internet crazy -- is bigger and more encapsulating, with a scope and sound that pushes past the boundaries of R&B and challenges its listeners.

Extensive touring drove the album’s conception, and now Miguel has brought the power of his live performances to record. “I wrote most of my first album nearly five years ago in my bedroom, so by the time the public got to see me perform it, I had evolved so much in that time… with every show I molded the songs into where I wanted my next album to go,” comments Miguel.  MORE...

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