Tag: Tucson

THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

I am honored to share that I will be working as the Event Producer at my favorite venue in Tucson which is my favorite city in the US and where my career began!

Booking and producing safe and exciting performances for this magical space. I am grateful to continue my favorite work as we evolve into Live Events2.0 (the 2021 version). My first event is one month from today! and a BIG (TOP) one with 31 shows! Check it out with this video and come visit us sometime, cold beer/ great tacos but with cactus and mad beautiful sunsets.

I am able to expand the vision of spectacle clients, husband and wife Technical Director and Artistic Director of Flam Chen The MSA Annex is an expansion of the Mercado San Agustín, bringing 13 new locally owned small businesses, many women and minority-owned, for a total of 26 along the Mercado District’s Avenida Del Convento. The shops and eateries at the MSA Annex are housed beautifully inside modified shipping containers. The containers, designed by Tucson Architect Paul Weiner, are architecturally compelling and modern in Nature. The juxtaposition of the Spanish Colonial style Mercado San Agustin and new modern Annex together create a dynamic experience as seen in great cities around the world.

Join RajiWorld as a Live Event Intern (safely)

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Hello! I am looking for a Tucson based intern to start right away from home. Any in-person work will maintain the highest in COVID19 safety protocols.

The ideal candidate must be highly organized; possess time management skills; have a computer and cell in good working order that they can successfully ZOOM from as needed. They shall have strong attention to detail; be experienced in working with databases to coordinate events; do well in a changing and multi-tasking environment with numerous deadlines; be able to handle difficult customer situations; can adapt to changes quickly and efficiently; and possess excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 

This position is for college credit, future paid employment or both.

Please send your cover letter and resume to roggie@rajiworld.com

Good Luck!

JOIN ME IN TUCSON FOR The 25th ANNUAL ALL SOULS PROCESSION WEEKEND

procession-weekend
Many Mouths One Stomach presents
 
 
November 8-9, 2014 – Tucson, AZ
 
Contact: Paul Weir   520-272-9041  info@allsoulsprocession.org
 
Join the pilgrimage to Tucson, AZ this November for the culmination of a quarter century of this most unique, annual public ceremony. Over 100,000 participants will converge on downtown Tucson for one of the peak spiritual events in the country, perhaps on the planet. This free, all-ages festival is an all-inclusive, living dedication to the memory of all those who have passed, both in the previous year and in years past. This year’s finale will involve the work of several hundred performers and volunteers at the end of a massive, human-powered procession. Celebrations and events of all kinds take over the Tucson cityscape to create this one of a kind event; the weekend is filled with activities both public and private to compliment this authentic, public ceremony.
Highlights include:
The Procession of Little Angels: Join over 6000 children and their families in a dedication, workshop and parade event on Saturday November 8, 2 pm till dusk in Armory Park –
Night of the Living Fest: All Souls Procession official pre-party on November 8, with Mike WattNight Collectors, Prom Body, Black Ginger, Treasure Mammal, Whoops! and more
The Procession and Main Event: Sunday November 9, we gather at 4 pm and depart on the 2 mile route at 6 pm; full costumes, face and body paint, floats large and small, and musicians and performers of all kinds form a remarkable human flow through downtown Tucson. The procession culminates in a massive finale celebration with performances by Flam Chen, Odaiko Sonora and many more at the Mercado San Agustin!
Dance of the Dead: The official after party at Rialto Theatre, Sunday November 9, after the procession and finale. This years show features the fabulous Itchy-O Marching Band (Denver), Dry River Yacht Club (Phoenix) and Desert Soul Marching Band (Tucson). Doors open at 8 pm
VIDEO of the 2013 Finale Celebration featuring A Tribe Called Red, The Carpetbag Brigade, Nemcatacoa Teatro, Flam Chen and many more

Featured Artist: Dream Big With Nakia, On Tour In September!

Nakia live at the Good Music Club

On September 14, 2013, singer-songwriter Nakia, who rocketed to national fame on NBC’s The Voice, launches the Dream Big Tour in support of his new EP Drown in the Crimson Tide. This first tour since The Voice includes a full band. “The guys I get to play with out of this world musicians. We are tight and ready to put on a show that folks won’t ever forget,” says Nakia

Alabama-raised, singer-songwriter Nakia was already garnering big time attention in his adopted hometown, Austin, TX, aka the Live Music Capital of the World, when, in 2011, The Voice recruited him to compete. In the words of coach Christina Aguilera, the singer “demonstrated a lot of guts and balls” when he chose to sing CeeLo Green’s smash hit Forget You with CeeLo sitting right there, in another of the judges’ chairs. Duly impressed by Nakia’s talent and chutzpah, CeeLo went on to mentor him.

The songs on Drown in the Crimson Tide were written in collaboration with top-tier artists including Barry Goldberg, Bleu, Chris Seefried, Aris Archontis and Brian West. Three were co-produced by legendary keyboardist Goldberg, whose vast resume includes playing with Dylan’s and producing Percy Sledge; and guitarist Johnny Lee Schell, who’s worked with Bonnie Raitt, John Fogerty and Eric Burdon.

For more information and to arrange interviews: Robert Rankin

 

NOTABLE QUOTES:
My man is the next big star. CeeLo Green

Nakia’s got some serious soul… Sharon Jones of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Otis Redding’s influence is unmistakable throughout the emerging neo-soulster’s new EP Drown in the Crimson Tide. USA Today

Nakia chooses subtlety over grand gestures, making Drown in the Crimson Tide all the more endearing but no less gritty. Austin Chronicle


His live performances are akin to a religious experience…with his… trademark soulful, spiritual sound… a big, theatrical voice, and an execution that’s Southern gospel with more than a hint of Joe Cocker. Texas Music Magazine 


 

NAKIA LINKS

NAKIA.NET
FACEBOOK.COM/NAKIA
TWITTER.COM/NAKIA
YOUTUBE.COM/NAKIA

 

SHOW DATES & TICKET LINKS


Sept 10 – Austin, TX – Sahara Lounge – Dream Big Tour Kickoff Party

Sept 14 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress with The Tubes
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091413

Sept 15 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy & Harriet’s
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091513a

Sept 16 – Mill Valley, CA – 142 Throckmorton Theater
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091613

Sept 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Sin City Soul & Blues Revival Festival
Tickets: http://nakia.me/scsbr

Sept 19 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s with The Octopus Project
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-091913

Sept 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Hotel Café
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-092013

Sept 21 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-092113

Sept 24 – Austin, TX – Holy Mountain – HAAM Day Benefit
Tickets: http://nakia.me/tix-092413

Sept 27 – Dallas, TX – AllGood Cafe
Tickets: http://nakia.me/allgoodcafe

Sept 28 – Austin, TX – Pecan Street Festival
Free/All Ages Show: http://nakia.me/tix-092813

Oct 04 – South Padre Island, TX – Concerts On The Bay
Free/All Ages Show: http://nakia.me/tix-100413

BOOKING

National: David Strunk for The Agency Group

Texas: Roggie Baer for RajiWorld

Nakia - The Dream Big Tour