Tucson mambo king Sergio Mendoza and his band Y La Orkesta play Club Congress Wednesday.


Fast-rising country duo heading to Tucson's AVA

Tickets go on sale Saturday for fast-rising country duo Florida Georgia Line's July 28 concert at Casino del Sol's AVA.

Newcomer Charlie Worsham ("Could It Be") opens the show.

Florida Georgia Line - Brian Kelley is from Florida and Tyler Hubbard hails from Georgia - had the distinction last week of having two singles in Billboard's Hot Country Songs charts: the No. 1 hit "Cruise" and "Get Your Shine On" at No.5.

Tickets start at $15 at tickets.solcasinos.com

Os Mutantes to play a rescheduled gig

If you missed Os Mutantes during its schedule visit to Tucson last month, don't worry.

So did Os Mutantes.

The band's van burst into flames somewhere in Texas, en route to its gig at Club Congress, preventing its members from making the show.

The group has already rescheduled. The psychedelic rock band, known for its work with Gilberto Gil and links to the Tropicália movement, will now perform Sunday, in what is being billed as a Mother's Day event. Tickets for the original show will be honored. The music begins at 7 p.m.

Admission is $20-$22 through the Congress box office, 622-8848.

Sergio Mendoza plays congress before austin

Tucson mambo king Sergio Mendoza's only tour stop in town on his way to and from Austin with his band Y La Orkesta will take place at Club Congress Wednesday.

The band is bouncing around New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona on its latest run, with a stop scheduled at the Sixth annual Pachanga Latino Music Festival in Austin on May 11.

Salvador Duran and Vox Urbana will open the 7 p.m. show. Tickets are $8-$10. 622-8848.

dokken and ratt bring glam metal to AVA

A pair of hair-heavy bands from the glam metal era will hold court at Casino del Sol's AVA Friday.

Ratt and Dokken will co-headline the show, on a bill that also includes performances from Trixter and Bugsyy.

Ratt is touring with a new album on the horizon after breaking up and reuniting for the third time.

Dokken's latest, "Broken Bones" was released last September.

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$59 through casinodelsol.com

Rafael Negrete coming to casino del sol

Rafael Negrete, the grandson of famed Mexican singer Jorge Negrete, will perform at the AVA Saturday as part of the 22nd annual Noche de las Estrellas.

Rafael is a popular actor and singer in his own right. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music of Mexico and has performed around the world.

He is also a cast member of the telenovela "Que Bonito Amor," in which he plays Genaro Monterreal, a mariachi with love on his mind.

Noche de la Estrellas begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 through casinodelsol.com online.


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