DUSK Festival is a grand time! We’ve been able to check it out recently, and let me tell you, you will have a grand time! The festival itself is presented by Rio Nuevo– a group dedicated to the revitalization of downtown Tucson. As a result, we see everyone’s favorite city festival, DUSK, once again return to the streets around Jácome Plaza in Downtown Tucson for a seventh year on November 10 and 11, 2023.
The festival is known for its eclectic lineup, as well as Tucson’s best food, beverage, and art- this year’s lineup showcases artists of varying genres, from electronic to rock and pop, to singer-songwriter, punk, dance, and an indie lineup curated by one of the country’s top internet radio stations, idobi Radio. Fueled by independent promoter Relentless Beats, the Alameda and the Presidio stages will feature DJ Snake; Seven Lions; 311; AC Slater; Coin; Neil Frances; Troyboi; Bad Suns; Deathpact; J.Worra; Ray Volpe; Shiba San; Freak On; Gem & Tauri; GG Magree; Kelsey Karter & The Heroines; LØLØ; Masteria; Smallpools; Softest Hard, and Young Rising Sons. In October, the Road to DUSK Battle of the Bands and DJ Competitions will expand from Tucson to Phoenix and Flagstaff, offering hundreds of Arizona-based musicians, bands, and DJs the chance to compete for six festival lineup slots in November. This lineup is sick!
Since 2016, DUSK has worked around the clock to bring you an unforgettable weekend experience with various genres, the best food and beverages, and interactive art experiences. The team is working feverishly to bring you the best of the best. Previous food lineups have included chefs from Gastronomic Union of Tucson (GUT), Dante’s Fire, Culinary Dropout, Fresco Pizzeria & Pasteria, Rollies Mexican Patio, and Zinburger.
Everyone should work to support local businesses as they truly are the heart of our community. DUSK’s support of local businesses continues in 2023 via a collaboration with Vantage West Credit Union to curate an eclectic mix of small and micro-businesses offering them a cost-effective opportunity to vend at DUSK to provide brand awareness and sales in the new DUSK Vendor Village. The festival’s Tucson ARTS programming will commission students and professional members of the Tucson arts community to create sculptures, digital artwork, and lighting exhibits for the festival grounds. Additional activations include Tucson PLAYS featuring various backyard games and classic arcade games from partner Cobra Arcade Bar and the Tucson SHOPS market featuring local, regional, and national artisans.
Two-Day General Admission tickets go on sale for $109, before fees. VIP passes, with air-conditioned premium bathrooms, premium food experiences, comfortable lounge seating, front-of-stage viewing areas, complimentary coat and bag check service, and complimentary massages, are available at $249 before fees. Sweet! And returning this year, the Platinum VIP Experience presented by Iridius Capital includes everything that the Standard VIP pass has, plus: access to an all-inclusive, elevated viewing area with comfortable seating, complimentary wine, beer, craft cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages, and a buffet of snacks, starting at $499. Fans can text SUNDOWN to 480.530.5559 now for access to tickets at preferred pricing, Thursday before they go on sale to the public. All ticket types, including DUSK extras such as festival t-shirts and locker rental, are available online at www.DUSKmusicfestival.com. Payment plans are available for a limited time. DUSK is an all-ages event.
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