If you give a rat's patootie about local music, then you should be at the Rialto Theatre this Wednesday night (June 28) for the 13th annual TAMMIES awards.
Here's the thing: This is a free event with one sole purpose: To celebrate all the good that's in the Tucson music scene. We'll be giving out almost 50 readers' choice and critics' choice awards—in an entertaining, fast-paced fashion, of course—in between performances by The Deludes, The Drakes, the Bad News Blues Band, Se Salen, Nick Luca and George Howard.
Let me say it again: The whole point of this FREE event is to celebrate local music. Nobody—the Weekly included—makes much, if any, money off of the TAMMIES. Really. We do it because we believe in what our local musicians do.
And seeing as I am the poor schlub who had to count all the freakin' readers' choice ballots, I REALLY WANT A LOT OF PEOPLE TO SHOW UP, DAMMIT.
So, be there. Wednesday night. Rialto Theatre. 7:30 p.m. FREE!