The Oro Valley Music Festival outside of Tucson, AZ is still cutting its baby teeth with their fourth annual outdoor music festival on Oct. 13-14. The first day is a country music day and the next day is rock music day. The location has been changed to Naranja Park, but all of the great music remains the same.
Singer and songwriter, Chris Young headlines the first day. Young is presently involved in his worldwide ‘Losing Sleep Tour’ that continues through December. The country balladeer has garnered more than his share of accolades. Most recently Young was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.
Young is particularly known for his repertoire of romantic ballads that can melt women’s hearts. His live shows are complete with beer drinking songs, rock and roll rumble songs, and acoustic numbers. His charm is plenty enough to pull off a set of mid-tempo chart stoppers in an arena setting.
Rock band O.A.R. is in the middle of their ‘Just Like Paradise Tour’ and managed to include the festival on their busy schedule. The band formed in the late 90s and they have built their momentum over the years. Today the musicians in the band are at the top of their game.
Marc Robarge’s vocals are still crystal clear. Saxman Jerry DePizzo, throws the fans into a frenzy with his tenor and baritone saxophones and his stage presence. Joe Lampley on trumpet also has some alluring moves. The entire band can cast a spell on fans as often seen by cheering and dancing.
O.A.R. will be joined by Switchfoot, Mat Kearney, A Great Big World, and Max during the second day. Both radio stations, 97.1/Bull and My 92.9, have a knack for picking entertainers for the festival that are very popular on today’s radio.
This is a charity event with a portion of the proceeds going to the Checkered Flag Run Foundation and other local beneficiaries.
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AXS is ticketing many Chris Young events this fall. (Tickets)