Annon and The Late Show

Annon and The Late Show will perform at Main Gate Square.

Courtesy of Annon and The Late Show

Playing smooth, Latin-style R&B, Annon and The Late Show will bring soulful, rhythmic style to one of the last Friday Night Live concerts of the season.

Original blues and classic jazz, mixed with hits from artists like Carlos Santana, will fill the outdoor courtyard of Geronimo Plaza at Main Gate Square on Friday, Aug. 2. Presented by Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the free Friday Night Live! series brings all styles of jazz to all ages, alternating Fridays at 7 p.m.

Based out of Tucson, Annon and The Late Show is the creation of Roderick Annon. The band is made up of four members with part-time members stepping in when needed.

About Roderick Annon Warfield

“My love for the guitar started when I was inspired at a young age to play the guitar by my childhood friend and guitarist,” Roderick Annon Warfield stated, “but it was studying music at DePauw University that gave me the musical foundation I needed to become a musician capable of playing all styles of music and teaching music.”

His musical influences are broad, including Wes Montgomery, the great Les Paul, Albert King, Jeff Beck and country guitarist Brad Paisley.

“I have been a guitarist for many road bands performing blues, country, R&B and funk,” he added. “I was also a studio musician for a small independent commercial studio in the town of Brazil, IN. I played for Henry Lee Summer, (aka Hank Schwartz) during the early phase of his career.”

Friday Night Live!

“People come to Geronimo Plaza and discover Main Gate is a great place in a lively atmosphere,” said Jane McCollum, Main Gate Square general manager.

All ages can enjoy the live entertainment under the stars at Main Gate Square with pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping. Main Gate Square, between Park and Euclid Avenues on University Boulevard, features more than 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Main Gate merchants validate parking for the Tyndall Garage Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight.

“Prior to the concert people should experience all the different flavors of food we have here,” McCollum said, either dining in the restaurants before or after the shows or grabbing food to go and eating during the performance.

“There’s always something going on at Main Gate,” McCollum said. “The concerts will be a showcase of Tucson’s local performers and good music.”

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