Tucson gets by during coronavirus pandemic

Drew Cooper on the stage in the St. Philip's Plaza courtyard, May 22, 2020, Tucson, Ariz., where live music is back on the schedule.

Do you need some fresh air, heaters and some local tunes in you life? Turn off the world for a minute and visit some amazing outdoor venues with bars, bites and live music performed by local musicians this month. 

Remember to follow CDC guidance about protecting yourself and others from the spread of coronavirus.

Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information. Links are included with every activity listed.

If you have a live outdoor music event that should be added to this list, send us a note.

Outdoor Jazz Concert Series

The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance are teaming up to offer live jazz music. This month enjoy a performance by Sheryl Ann Starlight.

Where: Westward Look Bar and Grille, 245 E. Ina Road

When: Thursday, Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: $10, plus food and beverage costs. Open to ages 21 and up.

Visit their Facebook event page for more information.

Jazz Friday at the Cup Cafe

Tucson Jazz Festival and Hotel Congress present Live Jazz on the Cup Cafe plaza every Friday night. This Friday features performances from Jed Paradies, Doug Martin and Thoger Lund.
 
Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 
 
When: Friday, Dec. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Reservations at Hotelcongress.com/cup

Free Concerts Outdoors at Little Anthony's Diner on Friday nights

Join Little Anthony's Diner for Friday night concerts at their outdoor classic car hop. Two different bands will be performing and a few special performances by Elvis and Marilyn.

Where: Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.

When: Fridays, Dec. 4, 11, 18, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free, make reservation for the car hop

Visit Little Anthony's Diner Facebook event page for more information.

Deck the Halls at AZ Hops and Vines

Get into the holiday spirit at AZ Hops and Vines. Enjoy live holiday music, Christmas market, a pizza truck, wine and cookie pairings. In addition they will have an ugly Christmas sweater contest and the release of our Gluhwein!

Where: AZ Hops and Vines, 3450 Highway 82, Sonoita

When: Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for trinkets and tasty bites

Visit AZ Hops and Vines Facebook event page for more information.

Live Music at St. Philips Plaza

Visit St. Philip's Plaza for live tunes and large outdoor venue. The plaza provides room to spread out for fun and safe distancing with tasty bites and drinks. Soul Essential will be featuring Michael Moynihan on saxophone, Jack Wood on bass and Desmond New pounding on the drums.

Where: Union Public House, 4340 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday, Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit Union Public House Facebook event page for more information.

Backroads Duo at Noble Hops

Cruise over to Noble Hops and enjoy some great food, drinks and music. Steak night starts at 5 p.m.

Where: Noble Hops Gastropub, 1335 W. Lambert Lane

When: Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for drinks and tasty bites

Visit Noble Hops Facebook event page for more information.

Saturday on The Plaza

Casey Ryan returns to the plaza stage! Listen to upbeat music on stage, while you dine with family and friends at Hotel Congress.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 

When: Saturday, Dec. 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Reservations required

Visit Club Congress and Hotel Congress Facebook event page for more information.

Epic Outdoor Elevenacity Jam

Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden will be featuring awesome jams in a beautiful spacious venue with outdoor seating, food, beer and wine.

Where: Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden, 4999 N. Sabino Canyon Road

When: Friday, Dec. 18, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, reservations available

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Blues BBQ with Connie Brannock's Little House Of Funk

Stop by Hotel Congress to listen to the latest beats and tunes from Connie's Little House of Funk. Limited capacity, no dancing and spaced seating.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 

When: Sunday, Dec. 13, 4-7 p.m.

Cost: $5

Visit Hotel Congress Facebook event page for more information. 

Santa Pachita at Monterey Court

Listen to live music at the Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe. This will be a socially-distanced event and masks are required.

Where: Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe, 505 W. Miracle Mile

When: Friday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, reservations available

Visit the Monterey Court Facebook event page for more information.

A Merry Mariachi Christmas and Tamales

Celebrate the season with live music from a mariachi band and tasty tamales. Social distancing required. 

Where: AZ Hops and Vines, 3450 Highway 82, Sonoita

When: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2-5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for tamals and drinks

Visit AZ Hop and Vines Facebook event page for more information.

Greg Morton and Jim Stanley Laco Restaurant

Dine out under the stars and listen to high strumming bluegrass on stage at LaCo Restaurant & Cantina. 

Where: LaCo Restaurant & Cantina, 201 N. Court Ave.

When: Friday, Dec. 25, 6:30-9 p.m.

Cost: Reservations required

Visit LaCo Restaurant & Cantina website for more information. 

Christy Lynn Band Duo at Monterey Court

Listen to live music at the Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe. This will be a socially-distanced event and masks are required.

Where: Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe, 505 W. Miracle Mile

When: Wednesday, Dec. 30, 4:30-6:45 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, reservations available

Visit the Monterey Court Facebook event page for more information.


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