March 27, 2012

Music: Festival en el Barrio Coming Soon

Calexico, other bands will play at Museum of Art, benefit community radio

Caitlin Harrington meets with Joey Burns of the musical group Calexico to talk about the third annual Festival in el Barrio with Calexico and Friends which will take place April 7 this time in the Presidio neighborhood of Tucson. (VIDEO: AZPM)

The annual Festival en El Barrio will move this year to accommodate a larger audience.

The festival is scheduled for April 7in El Presidio neighborhood near the Tucson Museum of Art. Tickets are on sale at Bookmans, Rialto Theatre and at the event.

Calexico and Grupo Fantasma will play, food vendors will be set up in the area, and ticket holders will be given admission to the Museum of Art to the Frida Kahlo photo exhibit now on display.

The festival will benefit KXCI, a Tucson community radio station.

"This is a radio station that plays music I listen to, and it is always nice to give back to a community which gives so much," says Joey Burns, singer and song writer with Calexico.

032712_Barrio_Calexico_617x347 Calexico, featuring Joey Burns, will highlight the third annual Fiesta en el Barrio April 7.
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