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BLUES TRAVELLER

Three Blues Hall of Fame inductees are set to play the Fox Theatre stage, serving up all the grungey, moaning, noodley jams that your soul so desperately wants to hear. Combining the live performances of Charlie Musselwhite and James Cotton on harmonica, John Hammond on guitar and a full band backing, the show will give attendees the unique chance to see these talented musicians vibe out with each other. The show takes place at the fittingly historic venue, located at 17 W. Congress St., on Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.foxtucsontheatre.org for $25 to $78, depending on where you sit.

HIP HOP DON'T STOP

Get down at Club Congress' Simply Rap showcase on Saturday, March 28. Featuring an array of local talent like Jabee, Cash Lansky, Marley B and more. The all ages event from 6 until 10 p.m. will also feature a beat battle that will pit 10 producers against each other in a winner-take-all-style mash-up that will definitely result in some booty-shaking fun. After 10 p.m., the 21 and over crowd can keep partying with Ripdee and Kid Dxsko. Tickets for the entire event run at $8 in advance via www.hotelcongress.com or $10 at the door, located at 311 E. Congress St. the day of the show.

ALPHA BETA AND THE REST

Satiate your local music cravings at The Flycatcher, located at 340 E. 6th St., this Saturday, March 28. Gamma Like Very Ultra will be hitting the off Fouth Avenue venue's stage to cram a bunch of weirdo synth and horns rock into your noggins. Starting at 9 p.m., Wight Lhite and Whispering Wires will open up for the "Gammies" so get there early and stay real late. The 21 and over show is $6 at the door.

PLAYING THE PORCH

Hitting six porches in the Blenman-Elm Neighborhood, this iteration of Porch Fest promises plenty of entertainment on Sunday, March 29 from 4 until 7 p.m. The line-up for the event includes local artists like Louise Le Hir, Moonshine, Jake Stephens, Sonoran Sound Society, The Out of Kilters and Cadillac Mountain—just to name a few.

Staying within the boundaries of Campbell Avenue to Tucson Boulevard and Elm Street, the walkable, bikable afternoon will offer up bike valet to park your whip while you enjoy wandering the streets and listening to live music. You can also hit up the food trucks over at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church should you get hungry.

The event is technically free, but tips for the performers are highly encouraged. For all of the line-up and exact location information, visit the Tucson Porch Fest's Facebook page.

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