The first ever Mesa Music Festival will be coming to downtown Mesa, AZ on November 13th – 15th, 2015! We’re excited to announce that the first ever Mesa Music Festival will take place on November 12th to 15th, 2015 in downtown Mesa, AZ! In our inaugural year, we’ll be bringing over 300 artists from around the country to perform in venues and on outdoor stages along Main Street in Mesa.
Adara Rae takes the stage at 7:pm followed by a two hour show with LeeAnne Savage & The Curveball Cowboys. Female empowered presence on Tucson's most rockin' outdoor stage.
Grammy Award winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell headline this wonderful evening – our 5th Annual Fox Theatre Foundation’s Chasing Rainbows Gala!
There are at least three versions of the story of the Stormin’ of the Sazerac. On September 26, 1949 in New Orleans, a crowd of local ladies filled the Sazerac Bar at The Roosevelt Hotel, and forever changed the scene. Hence, many bars whose owners and staff are in touch with the history of the cocktail scene, celebrate the anniversary of this event.sazerac_ladies_bartender Stormin’ of the Sazerac is highly celebrated because prior to that day, women were only allowed into the Sazerac Bar for Mardi Gras, otherwise, they were forbidden to enter. Except for the chorus girls who danced to the jazz bands – of course. In fact, it was common in the late 19th century, and the early part of the 20th century, for women to be highly discouraged from going into bars. The Owner of the Roosevelt Hotel, Seymour Weiss, was either pressured into opening his bar to women after they stormed the establishment demanding equality, or he was a marketing genius who saw the benefit of having female patrons. It depends on which story you read. And in either case, it lends validity to the idea that when women and men can drink together in one place, it’s a real party –and the realization is worth celebrating. This year, The Parish in Tucson hosts a weeklong celebration in honor of the 66th Anniversary of the Stormin’ of the Sazerac. From Tuesday, September 22 through Saturday, September 26 – The Parish will offer $6 Sazeracs all week long to accompany nightly music performed by some of Tucson’s most loved and celebrated female musicians.
Sounds Like: Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Shania Twain, Dixie Chicks
Label: Back It Up Records
Manager: Calvin Case at Crank It Up Marketing: 520-406-0000
Bio: LeeAnne Savage is Arizona's Sassiest Songstress ... And the 2012 Recipient of FIVE (5) Tucson Area Music Awards, aka TAMMIES, including Vocalist of the Year, CD Release of the Year, Band of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Entertainer of the Year! All in all, LeeAnne has received 12 TAMMIES a...See Full Bio
“Tucson not only salutes Savage, we should be proud to have this wonderful artist calling Tucson her home. After all, she is somewhat of a local celebrity. She has had the honor of being the opening act for performers as Lonestar, Belinda Carlisle, Clay Walker, Kool and the Gang, The B-52′s, Eddie Money, Jefferson Starship, Blaine Larsen, to name just a few. This high-energy performing artist successfully performed in and around the western US since 1995 with a collection of high caliber of musicians. Making her home in Arizona, many of her bands were not only very popular with fellow Arizonans, but received high accolades such as several TAMMIES (Tucson Arizona Music Awards) for Best Band, Best Musician, Best Vocalist. In July 2010, LeeAnne went to Beaird Studios in Nashville, Tennesee and recorded all music tracks for her recently released CD, “To The N9nes”.”