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'60s, '70s or Tejano pop music: Your choice on one night

'60s, '70s or Tejano pop music: Your choice on one night

Talk about a coin toss: If you are a fan of old-school rock and pop — we’re talking about taking you back to the 1960s and early ’70s — you can look at Saturday, Sept. 23, as a gift.

Or a curse.

You have a choice to make:

  • Go downtown to see Jesse Colin Young – founder of the influential late ’60s-early ’70s outfit The Youngbloods — team up with ex-Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre and his band for a co-headlining gig at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets ($27 to $207) are available through


  • Scoot over to the Desert Diamond Casino to see the
  • 1970s pop duo America, the Top 40 FM radio rock darlings with hits (“A Horse With No Name,” “Don’t Cross The River,” “Tin Man,” “Lonely People,” “Sister Golden Hair”) that helped define the early ’70s. Their show at the casino, 1100 W. Pima Mine Road, starts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets ($25-$45) are available at

Or you can go for Door No. 3:

  • Spice up your Saturday night at the AVA at Casino del Sol Saturday for an evening of cumbia, tejano and electronica.

The Tejano Showcase 2017 features AB Quintanilla & Elektro Kumbia and AJ Castillo. The show starts at 7 at the AVA, 5655 W. Valencia Road. Tickets are $20 through

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

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