Band battle to raise funds for Kids, Cops and Christmas

2013-11-14T00:00:00Z 2013-11-18T12:11:07Z Band battle to raise funds for Kids, Cops and ChristmasBy Gerald M. Gay Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson Police Officer’s  Association will rock the Fox for charity this weekend.

The organization is holding its first Battle of the Bands on Friday at the Fox Tucson Theatre to raise money for its Kids and Cops Christmas program.

In the past, officers used the annual Oktoberfest at Hi Corbett Field to raise funds.

Off-duty officers worked the festival, and organizers made a donation to their charity in return.

When this year’s Oktoberfest was canceled due to a lack of sponsors, it left the association short on money for Kids and Cops, said Officer Michael Miller, who came up with the battle of the bands concept.

“We are hoping we can make up for that with this Fox show,” Miller said. “We want people to come out and have a good time for a good cause.”

The battle will feature five local groups, including Broken Romeo, the Southern Reins Band and Miller’s The Day on Fire.

The Day on Fire has performed at venues around Tucson for more than a year, including gigs at The Rock, Hotrods Old Vail and The JunXion Bar, downtown.

Miller, who serves as its rhythm guitarist and back-up vocalist, said The band plays a mix of ’90s covers and Southern rock ballads.

The doors open at 5 p.m. at the Fox, 17 W. Congress St.

Tickets are $20, with $35 VIP tickets available.

Call 547-3040 for more information.

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