University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Arroyo Cafe Players

Meet the Players: Dave Fitzsimmons, host of the Old Pueblo Radio Show, always dreamed of reviving the Tucson Press Club's annual Gridiron Shows. Along with his chums in the Sweatlodge comedy troupe, Elliott Glicksman and Nick Seivert, his cast of talented Arroyo Cafe Players and musicians, he has produced a spectacular variety show modeled after Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion." Complete with recurring characters, great local music, great local entertainers and great local celebrities willing to laugh at themselves. This special edition of the Arroyo Cafe is coming to you live from Tucson Festival of Books! All songs and jokes are about books and the wacky things authors do!

At the Festival, listen to this old-fashioned radio variety show, starring Dave Fitzsimmons, Marty Bishop, Mindy Ronstadt and the One-Bill Band, the Arroyo Cafe players, and a special visit from a surprise guest and your favorite TFOB authors.

Scheduled events:
Arroyo Cafe Old Pueblo Radio Show
Live radio theatre featuring guest authors and Arroyo Café crew of actors, singers and comedians. A bundle of book-related fun and entertainment!

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 567)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Foyer (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: "Fitz", J. A. Jance, Arroyo Cafe Players
Moderator: Tom Beal

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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