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Latest News from the Fox

March 19, 2020

Wow! It’s been a week we never thought we’d see. Thank you to everyone for your patience, understanding, financial support, and kind words of encouragement as we’ve been working to get new dates arranged for postponed concerts.

THE SHOWS WILL GO ON…A LITTLE LATER THAN WE THOUGHT

This week, as city, state and federal entities call for continued social distancing, we at the Fox – in partnership with our many incredible artists – have made the decision to postpone all events which were originally scheduled through May. We’re working on the details of new dates for many of those. If you are a ticket holder for April or May events, our box office will be connecting with you soon (if they have not already) to let you know the specifics for your show. Updated event information will also appear on our website, as new dates are confirmed.

In the meantime, we’re pleased to share that the following shows are rescheduled and back on sale!

  • Paula Poundstone  — Rescheduled August 15, 2020
  • Altan  — Rescheduled November 6, 2020
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section with Firefall — Rescheduled November 12, 2020

NEW DATES COMING SOON

The following Fox events are in the process of rescheduling, and we’ll circle back to you soon with new information.

The Music of Cream

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Tap Pack

Amy Grant

Oak Ridge Boys

Heather McMahan

Chris Perondi

Lindsey Buckingham

Puddles Pity Party

Stay happy, safe and healthy out there! And we’ll See you soon at the Fox.

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March 13th, 2020
Greetings Fox Fans!
It’s been a whirlwind week for us here at the Fox and for live performing arts spaces all across the nation, as we’ve set about the important work of responding quickly to global events.
Thank you for being patient with us as we confronted the hurdles of connecting with upcoming artists, working with local officials, and taking stock of the needs and feelings of our hometown community. Our decision to suspend operations through April 5th was not an easy one. Your understanding of that and your many kind words have been so appreciated.
As we take stock today, we look to our immediate future. The great news is that none of the concerts we postponed are actually cancelled. We are working with every one of our artist partners, and are pleased to report that we fully anticipate that most, if not all, events will be rescheduled. It does take some time, though, to sort through all those calendar puzzle pieces. We’ve been hard at it, and will announce specifics as soon as we have confirmations.
Please understand that while we gratefully accept the generosity of those who have already or wish to donate the value of your tickets back, our box office staff is only able to issue an actual refund if it is finally determined that an event has been cancelled in its entirety. So, sit tight, and know that we are working on a revised calendar as quickly as possible.
How else can you help, even while you wait? Nonprofits like ours always rely on donations to thrive. Now, more than ever, when our usual earned income is suspended and a bit uncertain, membership makes all the difference. And, the best part is that membership lasts an entire year, and comes with all kinds of great benefits – like advance purchasing, movie passes, and concessions tickets! You can find out more about that on our membership page at https://foxtucson.com/join-and-give/ or call our development office at (520) 547-8602.
With your Tucson patience, kindness, and community-minded attitude…The shows WILL go on!
We’ll see you SOON at the Fox.

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March 12, 2020

A Message to Our Patrons and CommunityMarch 12, 2020

We at the Fox Tucson Theatre are proud members of the live performing arts community. We take our role as organizers and implementors of positive live experiences to heart. We are passionate conveyors of joy, and we believe in the unparalleled power of shared experience to help each of us understand ourselves, one another, and the broader world a little bit better. We know that in a society often divided by fear and increasingly separated by technology, the act of showing up and being present together can be a profound expression of love for community. This is who we are. It is why we do what we do. It is why people embrace special places like the Fox, where we make memories together.

Because our work is, at its core, about making connections and building relationships in real-time and real space, the idea of “social distancing” is anathema to our core values and to our very identity as performance-based artists and artisans. On a typical day, we take care of our community by calling us together to witness and celebrate and question and wonder at the gift of human creativity. Today, however, is not a typical day.

Today, in the face of an escalating public health crisis, we must take a different approach to caring for our community’s health. We must embrace the guidance of our community caregivers in the medical field, whose particular expertise tells us that the tactic needed now is to create intentional distance.  

So, it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to suspend public performances at the Fox beginning Monday, March 16th through Sunday, April 5th. At that time, we will reevaluate the situation and continue to work with our touring artist partners to determine if and when rescheduling is possible.

Now we must ask for your help. There are serious financial consequences to such a decision, with literally hundreds of thousands of dollars on the line. This is nothing compared to the risk of loss of human life. However, such extreme losses coming all at once could threaten the viability of the Fox in the near term. In the nonprofit arts industry, profit margins are slim and we invest roughly 90% of the cost of an event upfront, funds we cannot recover. When events are canceled, refunding the related ticket revenue results in a complete loss.

In this unprecedented and unexpected moment, we are asking our community to rally around us. While each ticket holder is typically entitled to a refund in those rare circumstances when events are canceled, in this atypical situation we respectfully ask our audiences to consider crowdsharing the financial impact of this pandemic on the Fox.

Please donate back the value of your purchase to support the Fox Tucson. If this approach does not feel right for you, as a second option, we ask you to consider accepting a credit toward a future Fox event. If you do require a refund, we understand and will be happy to accommodate.

Ticket holders to suspended events may contact our box office at 520-547-3040 or boxoffice@foxtucson.com to donate, exchange, or request a refund. Non-ticket holders, you can always show your support by becoming a member.

Thank you for believing in the Fox and the power of live performance in our lives.