The Rialto Theatre kicks off the new year with a vengeance, hosting a trio of nights with multiple concerts at multiple venues.

First up on Tuesday, Jan. 10:

  • Folk darling Dar Williams brings her Return to “Mortal City” 20th Anniversary Tour to Tucson, performing the complete album. Tuesday’s show starts at 8 p.m. at the Rialto, 318 E. Congress St.; $25 to $34. (See interview with Williams in Sunday’s Home + Life section.)
  • Also roots-rocking, guitar-slinging buds Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore play 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave., at 8 Tuesday. $18-$20.

Thursday, Jan. 12:

  • Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is back on the road to support his ninth studio album “Mixtape of the Open Road.” He’s on the bill at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St., with the multi-instrumental pair The Accidentals for a 7 p.m. show. $26-$31.
  • The Rialto teams up with UA Presents to bring jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington to the Rialto for an 8 p.m. show that’s part of the 2017 HSL Properties Tucson Jazz Festival, Jan. 12-22. $30-$65.

And on Friday, Jan. 13:

  • The upbeat and downright fun reggae rockers The Aggrolites take the stage at 191 Toole at 8 p.m. for a 21-and-older show. $12-$15.
  • The only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band, Iron Maidens, shares the Rialto Theatre marquee with Metallica tribute band Damage Inc. The show starts at 8 p.m. $20 to $22.

Tickets are available at; get Kamasi Washington tickets through or

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at or 573-4642. On Twitter: @Starburch

I cover music for the Arizona Daily Star.