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This event occured on Sep 10, 2022 and is no longer on sale.

10
September
7:00 pm

2nd Saturdays at the Fox · Music & Movies · Summer of Soul

With Musical Artist: The George Howard Band

Doors at 6:00pm
Music at 7:00pm
Movie at 8:00pm

Cover is $12.50 adult/$10 youth, senior, military, student

Have you been to Second Saturdays downtown recently? We love everything that these events bring to the neighborhood and starting next month, the Fox is getting in on the action with our Music and Movies series. Every month we’ll be pairing one-of-a-kind performances by local music artists with a music themed film. The entire event is only $12.50 for adults and $10 for children. The series starts in June and goes all summer long.

Music: George Howard has been involved in playing music for over 40 years. His participation includes teaching, presenting workshops, photographing events of other musicians and being personally involved with them

from the legendary line up of music icon’s such as John Lee Hooker, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Bobby Key’s (Of the Rolling Stones), Johnny Lang, Albert Collins, Willie Nelson among many more. George has also produced and Co-produced records on independent labels, as well as promoting concerts and managing bands. George has recently been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Tucson Music Awards Hall of Fame and just recently to the Tucson Musicians Museum. George is also the President and Founder of the Tucson Musicians Museum. George has been playing for concerts, casinos and private parties as well as resorts around the country.

In the arena of music George Howard is considered in the heavyweight division. When he takes the stage, the audience quickly senses that this band is something special. And when they hit the first chords of their opening number, it becomes apparent that these guys are master musicians.

The words most frequently used to describe this band are high energy, versatile, and unique. “High energy”  because their love for their music emerges with each performance. “Versatile” because they interpret an unusually wide range of music styles and dance rhythms. And “unique” because whether they are performing an old classics or an original, these individuals have a style that is very much their own. The George Howard band plays all types of contemporary music with close blues and R&B origins: Muddy Waters Chicago electric blues, Texas swing blues, and the compelling sounds of Motown and pop. George Howard is the band’s founding member. As the band’s lead vocalist, George brings forth the band’s soul, spirit and humor. And when drumming, his chops propel the wide variety of infectious dance rhythms behind the expert musicians who are the George Howard Band.

The George Howard sound varies from pop and traditional to contemporary Rhythm and Blues, makes it impossible for listeners to sit quietly. Rather, the audience always finds themselves unable to stop shimmying, shaking or twisting either in their seats or on the dance floor.

Movie: Summer of Soul (2021):
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten–until now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

SUMMER OF SOUL premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. It is streaming on Hulu in conjunction with Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective; Searchlight Pictures released it theatrically.