Tucson's own Cooper Meza Band, a country-Southern rock outfit, will be the opening act for the inaugural Marana Main Street Festival on Saturday.

They open for Nashville newcomer Frankie Ballard starting at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at a stage next to the Marana Municipal Complex, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive.

The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and admission is free for most events; the concert is $10, $25 for VIP seats.

For the full story, see Thursday's Arizona Daily Star Northwest section. See more about Cooper Meza Band playing the 20th annual Country Thunder festival next weekend in the April 11 Caliente.