Best Musical Act

Calexico

The pandemic cheated us out of Calexico’s planned performance at the Tucson Folk Festival this year, so it’s been way too long since we heard the blaring trumpets announce the start of “Crystal Frontier.” The members of the band may be scattered from here to El Paso to Boise to Germany to Spain these days, but Calexico still calls Tucson home. We’re sure we’ll see them again as soon as it’s safe for us to get together and dance—a day that can’t come soon enough. And isn’t it just about time for them to drop a new album?

2. Miss Olivia and the Interlopers

3. Drew Cooper