Rhythm & Roots brings back Sons of Pioneers

Western music icons Sons of the Pioneers return to Tucson for the group's annual spring concert.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, Sons of the Pioneers draws on a deep tradition of Western music including classics ("Tumbling Tumbleweeds," "Cool Water") written by Tucson High School graduate Bob Nolan.

Rhythm & Roots brings the group to the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway on Sunday. The show starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $32 in advance at all Bookmans locations, Antigone Books on North Fourth Avenue and Dark Star Leather in Plaza Palomino, 2960 N. Swan Road; or online at www.rhythmandroots.org; it's $36 at the door. Details: www.rhythmandroots.org or call 319-9966.

Travis Tritt to play Casino del Sol's AVA

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for country singer Travis Tritt's April 17 show at Casino del Sol's AVA. The show is being presented by Clickjab Entertainment.

Tickets ($15 to $75) are available through solcasinos.com

Tickets on sale Friday for Miranda, Dierks

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the May 16 "Locked & Reloaded" show with country stars Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley.

The pair will perform at Phoenix's Desert Sky Pavilion - most recently known as the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion. Tickets are $29.25 to $54 through www.livenation.com

Famed S. African chorus plays Fox show Sunday

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the South African chorus that rose to fame in the United States on the wings of Paul Simon's 1986 album "Graceland," returns to Tucson for a Fox Tucson Theatre show on Sunday.

The all-male group has nine members currently and more than 50 years of repertoire to choose from, including tracks from its 2011 Grammy-nominated"Songs from a Zulu Farm."

The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $22-$52 through the Fox box office, 547-3040.

Cathalena E. Burch Gerald M. Gay