TEDxTucson presents, TEDxTucson: Chuk Shon to Tucson

Desert Vibe: Exploring the Tucson Sound

Tucson has a vibrant music culture, so spend an evening with TEDxTucson listening to four fantastic musicians share their stories, their music and their relationship with the desert as we explore the “Tucson sound” together.

We gather at 5:00 P.M. at the Rialto Theatre where we will begin our musical journey listening to local mariachis, and playing artisan build instruments in the theater. The talks begins at 6:00 P.M.

Our host for the evening is Linda Chorney, a Grammy-nominated musician who will guide us as we tune our ears to the vibrations of the desert.

Speakers will weave stories and music into a magical evening.

Howe Gelb: A singer-songwriter, musician and record producer, and member of the alt-country rock pioneers Giant Sand. He has over 50 albums to his credit.

John Coinman: An award-winning singer-songwriter whose folk and americana music has appeared in numerous movies. He performs with Kevin Costner's Modern West Band.

Drew Cooper: A red dirt country musician who grew up in Tucson and has made his own brand of country music that’s distinctly Arizonan.

Roger Clyne: A successful, truly independent musician for 20 years, he has toured around the world over. Starting with Phoenix punk luminaries The Refreshments, and now with his band The Peacemakers, Clyne penned the theme song for the TV show “King of the Hill.”

We will end the evening with refreshments, one-on-one conversations with the musicians and even more music, giving the audience a well-rounded perspective on the desert sound, the characters it molds and the art it inspires.

TEDtalks are for everyone, and TEDxTucson is made to be accessible for music aficionados from all walks of life.

Tickets start at just $10.00 for the general public and $5.00 for attendees of the Ten West Festival. Tickets can be purchases at the Rialto Theatre box office or rialtotheatre.com.



$10 discounted Student/Military tickets available at the Rialto Box Office with valid id. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 12pm - 6pm. We have an app for our event, which has the program schedule, info about the speakers and more: http://my.yapp.us/TEDXTUCSON13 For more information, visit: www.tedxtucson.com

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