Tucson’s live entertainment cup runneth over on Friday, May 31, with three shows to choose from.
Lucky for us they are three very distinct shows, so making a choice comes down to preference: Do you want to see a Latin diva, a classically trained pianist with some impressive pop vocals, or are you in the mood to have your spirit uplifted with an evening of gospel music? You decide.
- Two years ago, Mexican pop singer Alejandra Guzmán shared the AVA at Casino del Sol stage with Mexican pop superstar Gloria Trevi in a concert billed as “Alejandra Guzmán vs. Gloria Trevi,” a play on the two divas’ rivalry. On Friday, Guzmán returns solo as part of a swing through the Southwest that includes stops in Texas and California. The show at the AVA, 5655 W. Valencia Road, starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $75 through
- Frankie Moreno made history last month as the only artist to have four albums reach Billboard’s Top 10 in less than a year. Yep, he’s prolific, but we kind of expect that from an artist who got his start as a child prodigy on piano. Moreno, who plays Desert Diamond Casino’s Diamond Entertainment Center on Friday, has toured with a host of household name artists including country’s Billy Currington and Sugarland and was nominated for an Emmy for his 2014 TV special “Songs at Home.” He goes on stage at 8 p.m. at Desert Diamond, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road. Tickets are $7.50 to $17.50 through startickets.com.
- Tucson’s Southwest Soul Circuit is gearing up for its big Juneteenth Festival on June 15 with a little gospel on Friday. Southwest Soul Circuit’s Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton are sharing the stage with the Sacred Soul Gospel Choir, Shekinah Weekly, Angela Blair-Jeffries, Kim Washington and Nathan Myers at Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. A highlight of the night could be when the group pays tribute to Dr. Steven Wilhite and Mother Patricia P. Cook. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $12 to $35 through foxtucsontheatre.ticketforce.com. Southwest Soul Circuit’s daylong Juneteenth Festival celebrates Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, commemorating the June 19, 1865, emancipation of African-American slaves in the United States. The festival is from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Tucson Convention Center Exhibit Hall, 260 S. Church Ave. Admission is free. Details: swsoulcircuit.com.