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Totally classic: Rockers, R&B artists and a bluesman fill downtown this weekend

Totally classic: Rockers, R&B artists and a bluesman fill downtown this weekend

It’s been a few years since R Dub brought his Slow Jams R&B showcase to his old hometown.

But R Dub — also known as Randy Williams — is back with a lineup that includes 1980s hitmakers Atlantic Starr and former Kumbia King-turned hip-hop star Frankie J.

Also on the lineup for Slow Jams 2020 on Saturday, Feb. 29, is Jon B, J. Holiday and Amanda Perez.

R Dub and 97.5 The Vibe are hosting the concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Tucson Arena, 260 S. Church Ave.

Tickets are $29.50 to $65.50 through ticketmaster.com

Also coming to Tucson stages this weekend:

  • Texas blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, older bro of the late legendary bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan, plays a show at the Rialto Theatre on Sunday, March 1, fresh from his Grammy nomination for his latest album, “Baby Please Come Home.” The all-ages show starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto, 318 E. Congress St. Tickets are $30 and $40 through rialtotheatre.com
  • 1970s rock band Three Dog Night is heading to Fox Tucson Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 27, as part of the West Coast leg of its early 2020 touring. The band, which has been around since the late 1960s and is still fronted by original co-lead singer Danny Hutton, has five decades of hits to draw from including their signatures “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala” and “One.” Thursday’s show at the Fox, 17 W. Congress St., starts at 8 p.m. The show is sold out.

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@tucson.com or

573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

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