Tickets may be purchased in person at West Center Box Office, 1111 GVR Drive in Green Valley or by calling (520) 625-0288.
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April 10, 2018
McCutcheon has emerged as one of our most respected and loved folksingers. As an instrumentalist, he is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists, from traditional fiddlers to contemporary singer-songwriters to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality.
The legendary figures of Appalachian music imbedded John with a love of, not only home-made music, but a sense of community and rootedness. The result is music…whether traditional or from his huge catalog of original songs…with the profound mark of place, family, and strength. It also created a storytelling style that has been compared to Will Rogers and Garrison Keillor. People of every generation and background seem to feel at home in a concert hall when John McCutcheon takes the stage, with what critics describe as “little feats of magic,” “breathtaking in their ease and grace…,” and “like a conversation with an illuminating old friend.” Whether in print, on record, or on stage, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon.
Members $24/$20, Guests $27/$23, General Public $32/$28
May 20, 2018
Let’s Twist again! Like turning the AM dial on your transistor radio…Kit and the Kats sing and dance their way through the days of early Rock and Roll. 37 hits from the late 50s-early 60s, plus fun retro reels. Backed by a 4-piece band, the two cool Kats vie for the affection of Singer Laura Ellis, taking you on a spin with tunes by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, the Beatles, Buddy Holly, The Shirelles, Sam Cooke and many more. Harmony, humor, and musical hijinks – turn back the clock to the days of teen idols, petticoats, and the songs we love, with Kit and the Kats. You’ll be dancing in your seats!
Members $24, Guests $27, General Public $32
June 5, 2018
There will be an opening performance from Andy Hersey and Tim O’Connor at 5:30pm in the West Center Courtyard.
The legendary Sons of the Pioneers are famous the world over for their unique cowboy harmonies and musicianship which earned them the designation “National Treasure” by the Smithsonian Institute. Their timeless classics “Cool Water”, “Tumbling Tumbleweed” and “Ghost Riders in the Sky” are entwined into the very fabric of the American West . Their decades of popularity and numerous prestigious awards prove that they are still the gold standard of Western music.
Andy Hersey and Tim O’Connor
Andy Hersey and Tim O’Connor have been performing as an acoustic duo for nearly 30 years. O’Connor is a TAMMY award winning multi-instrumentalist with fiddle and mandolin as his primary tools… singer, songwriter and member of the Tucson Musicians hall of fame. Hersey is a singer, songwriter, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player with strong ties and history in the ranching communities in southern Arizona. This duo draws from a wide range of influences… none more than the beautiful landscape of Southern Arizona.
Members $24, Guests $27, General Public $32
August 26, 2018
Finnegan Blue captures the essence of Americana by performing high energy original songs written, sung, and played by sibling duo Anna Lee and Willie Fleming. Filling out with guitar, trombones, and mandolin, the Flemings are also joined by bandmates Ricky Giordano, Ronnie Valles, and Oskar Beckmann to perform Irish and Bluegrass-influenced crowd favorites such as “Rye Whiskey,” “Come Follow Me,” and “San Francisco” and second line songs such as “Little Liza Jane” and “The Saints Go Marching In”. Finnegan Blue is also eclectic with cover tunes spanning the Grateful Dead, The Pogues, and Flogging Molly, to Stevie Wonder, Sublime, and Amy Winehouse.
Members $15, Guests $18, General Public $23
Ticket & Box Office Information
Tickets may be purchased in person at West Center Box Office, 1111 GVR Drive in Green Valley or by calling (520) 625-0288. Tickets ordered by phone are held at the box office for pick up on the night of the performance or during regular box office hours. Tickets are not mailed to patrons.
GVR Members may purchase tickets online. Please click here to begin your online ticket purchase.
GVR members will need their GVR Number and PIN in order to proceed with ticket purchase. If you do not have this information, please contact the box office at the number below.
Online tickets sales are not available to the general public at this time. General public must purchase tickets by phone or in person.
Box office hours are Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm, weekends and holidays from 10 am-2 pm, and one hour prior to performances and events. Individual tickets for the Summer Performing Arts Season on sale April 1. Individual tickets for the Fall/Winter Performing Arts Season on sale September 1.
GVR members may purchase tickets in their name only at the member price, and may purchase up to four (4) guest tickets at the guest price. Members with more than four guests must purchase additional tickets at the general public price. Some restrictions apply.
Ticket prices increase $1 at the door. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for individual member, guest or general public tickets.
In the event that a performance is cancelled, refunds may be given. Every effort will be made to reschedule a performance that has been cancelled.
Group discounts are available for groups of ten (10) or more by calling the Senior Recreation Supervisor at (520) 625-3440 ext. 7225.
Student discounts also are available for all performances. Students may be required to present a student ID when tickets are picked up at the West Center Box Office. Please indicate your student status when purchasing tickets at the Box Office.
Season tickets for the GVR Live! 2017/2018 Performing Arts Season
On sale July 1-Aug. 25, 2017
Advance Ticket Purchase
Season tickets may be purchased July 1-August 25, 2017. Season ticket holders have first priority in purchasing tickets to all of the great GVR Live! performances before they are sold out. Season ticket orders can be placed by mail, fax or phone, and tickets will be available for pick up at the West Center Box Office beginning Monday, October 9, 2016.
Become a season ticket holder for the GVR Live! 2017/2018 Performing Arts Season to receive a great discount with exceptional benefits. Purchase seven (7) or more tickets per person and receive a 10 percent discount off the regular member price for Section A seating, or 15 percent discount off the regular member price for Section B seating. All tickets purchased must be in the same section to qualify for season ticket discount.
Season ticket prices are available from July 1-August, 25, 2017. Season ticket holders who purchase tickets to additional performances, special events and dances during the season receive $2 off the regular member price. This discount is not available for the purchase of guest or general public tickets.
Season ticket holders receive a 50 percent discount on all concession purchases at all GVR Live! performances and events. Concessions discounts are not available at summer performances or the free movie series.
Ticket Exchange Privileges
Season ticket holders receive ticket exchange privileges up to 24 hours prior to an event. Season tickets may be exchanged for another performance in the same performing arts season. Season tickets may not be exchanged for guest or general public tickets or special events. Tickets must be presented to process an exchange. Upgrade fees may apply and must be paid at the time of the exchange. Refunds will not be issued if exchanging ticket(s) for a less expensive performance. See Ticket Refund/Exchange section for additional information.
Ticket Refund/Exchange Policy
All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges for individual member, guest or general public tickets.
Season ticket holders are entitled to ticket exchange privileges. (Exchange policy does not apply to summer performances). Season ticket exchanges are allowed up to 24 hours prior to an event. Season tickets may be exchanged for any other performance in the current performing arts series. Season tickets may not be exchanged for guest or general public tickets or special events. Tickets must be present in order to process an exchange. Upgrade fees may apply and must be paid at the time of the exchange. Refunds will not be given if exchanging ticket(s) for a less expensive performance.
Season tickets may be exchanged in person at GVR’s West Center Box Office. Tickets may also be mailed in for exchange, provided they will arrive more than 24 hours prior to an event to:
Green Valley Recreation, Inc.
Arts & Entertainment
West Center Box Office
Attn: Season Ticket Exchange
1111 GVR Drive, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Include your name, GVR member number, if applicable, contact information and your tickets, and indicate for which performance you wish to exchange your tickets.
- All performances are open to the general public.
- All GVR Live! events are held at Green Valley Recreation’s West Center Auditorium, located at 1111 GVR Drive, near the intersection of Continental Rd. and La Canada in Green Valley.
- Doors open approximately one (1) hour prior to the performance or as indicated on the ticket. Every effort will be made to begin all performances on time.
- Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house manager. Late seating may be unavailable at the discretion of the performing artist. Patrons are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the performance start time to ensure entrance and seating.
- Artists, dates, times and programs are subject to change without advance notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
- The use of still, video and audio recording devices of any kind is strictly prohibited.
- Kindly silence your phones and electronic devices prior to entering the auditorium as a courtesy to performers and guests.
- Cinema booster seats are available for children years and older to provide a better view. A cinema seat may be requested by contacting the house manager. Children under six (6) years are not permitted to attend performances. Exceptions may apply for some special engagements.
- GVR reserves the right to alter seating configurations to accommodate house size.
The West Center, including the auditorium and parking lot, are ADA accessible. ADA designated parking is available in the north and west parking lots. GVR makes all reasonable accommodations for those with special needs, including those with service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, with advance notice. Please inform the Box Office when you purchase tickets if wheelchair accessible and companion seating is required.
The House Manager will identify patrons with accessibility needs prior to opening the auditorium doors for seating. Patrons who have accessibility needs will be seated with the assistance of the House Manager and volunteer ushers.
Mobility devices must be removed from fire lanes and aisles. The House Manager will gladly assist patrons with accessibility needs.
West Center Auditorium is equipped with two Assisted Listening Systems, the Ampetronic Induction Loop System (known as the Induction Loop) and the Williams Hearing Assist System. Receivers and a headset or ear buds for the Williams Hearing Assist System are available for pick up at the West Center Box Office one (1) hour prior to performances. A photo ID is required to check out this equipment.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is located in the West Center lobby. Please alert GVR staff in the event of an emergency.
Directions to the Venue
From Tucson, Arizona
Green Valley Recreation, West Center
1111 GVR Drive,
Green Valley, AZ 85614
• I-10 to I-19 South
• Exit Continental Road exit # 63, turn right
• Right on Calle de Las Casitas
• Left on GVR Drive
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