a beach in the desert + acoustic duet

It’s summertime and in Tucson that means we’ve had daytime highs over 100 degrees for almost a month-and-a-half now. Whew! So Jamie and I hit the road to enjoy some cooler temps and gorgeous views of WATER in our neighboring state (and former home) of California.

Timber Cover, California

But now our summer hiatus has been cut short by some cool gigs – usually this is what you’d call low season in Tucson, but you wouldn’t know it this year. This weekend alone we’ll be playing at a downtown beach on Friday and an unprecedented Modeens acoustic show at Che’s Lounge on Sunday. Check it out:

Friday – Summer Beach Party – Downtown Tucson

The streetcar is here! And Friday, July 25th is the kickoff. To celebrate, downtown installed an actual beach (without the water) in the MLK parking lot across the street from the Hotel Congress plaza. It’ll be up until August 31st for Tucsonans to play volleyball or make sandcastles. But we’ll be christening it with rockin songs fit for a 60s dance party. Grab your swimsuit, your honey and come on down!

Friday, July 25th
MLK parking lot (look for the sand!)

Here’s how it’s looking so far:

Downtown Tucson's Beach so far

Sunday – Acoustic Show at Che’s Lounge Patio

This has been the first year that Che’s Lounge has had bands playing on Sundays in their outdoor space and it’s a great time (we’re regulars ourselves). So Jamie and I are psyched to work up a bunch of Modeens songs with acoustic guitar and acoustic bass! Gonna have some more surprises in the two set lists, so don’t miss it (the drink specials are pretty awesome too – and never a cover)

Sunday, July 27th
7pm – 9pm
Che’s Lounge on 4th Ave and 7th St

Gonna show off this new friend of ours there:

Fender Acoustic Bass

There’s more coming up for August here’s a quick list – stay cool out there!!

  • Aug 1 – Opening for Zepparella again at The Flycatcher
  • Aug 9 – Playing the Sear n Beer festival at Maynard’s Downtown Kitchen
  • Aug 16 – back at The Flycatcher with pop songster extraordinaire, Adam Marsland