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Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Join The Drive Tucson on Wednesday, April 17th and help support survivors of sexual assault by dining out on at one of the participating restaurants. Proceeds from this annual event help SACASA provide Survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones with FREE - 24/7 advocacy in-person and on our hotline. - Compassionate and expert medical forensic exams. -Trauma-informed therapy and more.

The red hearts indicate the times on April 17, when proceeds go to SACASA.


All of these services are available FOR FREE through the support of people like you and events like this.

A special thank you to all of our Tucson businesses who have come together as a community of restaurants to help cultivate awareness and resources for survivors of sexual assault.

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The Drive Tucson is turning 5 years old! We thought a perfect way to celebrate our birthday would be to have a party with the Little River Band.

Come celebrate our birthday with us! August 23rd at Desert Diamond Casino. We've got a carload of tickets to give you and we've only just begun to give them away!

Here's this week's winners. Be listening. More to come!

Monday 3/25 - Winner Joseph B.

Tuesday 3/26 - Winner Bonnie S.

Wednesday 3/27 - Winner Gary Sig

Thursday 3/28 - Winner Eileen B.

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY (FRIDAY) 3/29 AT 10:00AM!

Come celebrate our birthday with us and LRB!

The Drive Tucson is proud to announce the launch of Mikey's new line of merchandise. It's awesome.

That is all.

Click on any pic or The Button and start shopping now!

MIKEY'S TRUCKER HAT

MIKEY'S ACTUAL TEDDY BEAR

JUST A REALLY COOL-LOOKIN HAT

TSRA’s Rodder’s Days Car Show is working in partnership with the Pima Community College Applied Technology Programs to graduate more hands-on trades students. These trades include automotive, aviation, construction, computer and welding technology programs.

For one Saturday every April, Pima’s Downtown Campus is host to one of the best car shows around. It’s free, fun for all ages and a great way to spend the day!

On April 20, the Tucson Street Rod Association (TSRA) will hold its 49th Annual Rodder's Days Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Drive Tucson's morning guy, Matt Gentry will be there from 10a-Noon with hand-built street rods, custom and classic cars, some worth up to $100,000; antique engines, tractors and mining equipment; vintage campers; food vendors, and more. In addition, Dean of Applied Technology Greg Wilson will be on hand to tell you about Pima’s hands-on programs and provide tours of the College’s brand new Advanced Manufacturing Building. Our Automotive faculty will provide tours of the Automotive Technology and Innovation Center.

What: TSRA Rodder's Days Car Show
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 20
Where: Pima Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.
Admission: Free, and free parking.

SAVE THE DATE — SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2024 FOR THE 49th RODDERS DAYS CAR SHOW AT THE PIMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

Bonnie Raitt is coming back to Tucson!

Celebrating a hearty response to her award-winning album and all of her sold out concerts, Bonnie Raitt is extending her tour dates!

Join Bonnie Raitt at the Linda Ronstadt Music Hall on Saturday, September 7, 2024. To purchase your tickets right now, click The Button.

SOFIA Tours

The Boeing 747SP will be open for tours on select days this spring. Access is included with admission on these days: February 22 & 23; March 14, 16, 22, & 23; April 5, 6, 18, & 19 (weather permitting, subject to change). No registration required, purchase upon arrival. Tours will run continuously, lasting about 10 mins. SOFIA is located behind (south) of Hangars 4 & 5. Make sure to stop by there on your visit for a look inside the airborne observatory. This plane was heavily modified to house a nearly 20-ton telescope to explore space above 99% of the infrared blocking atmosphere. 

The SOFIA plane was basically a Boeing 747SP jet that got changed to carry a telescope. They made it so a big door could stay open while the plane flew, letting the telescope look at stuff like infrared light from the Moon, planets, stars, and galaxies. It did science for eight years and stopped on September 29, 2022.

NASA had to figure out what to do with the plane after it was done with its job. They followed rules for getting rid of government stuff they didn't need anymore. Pima, this huge museum for planes and stuff, is getting ready to show the SOFIA plane to the public. They have a bunch of space for planes and even fix them up before putting them on display.

The SOFIA plane will hang out with other cool NASA planes at Pima, like the first Super Guppy that carried parts for the Apollo missions, and the KC-135 "Weightless Wonder V" that flew in a special way to make low gravity for science and astronaut training. NASA will give Pima extra stuff related to SOFIA's missions to show with the plane.

SOFIA was a team effort by NASA and the German Space Agency. The Germans took care of the telescope and plane maintenance. NASA's Ames Research Center managed the whole project, with help from the Universities Space Research Association and the German SOFIA Institute. The plane was looked after by NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center. SOFIA started working fully in 2014 and finished its last science flight on September 29, 2022.

The 99th annual Tucson Rodeo Parade was this morning, Thursday, Feb. 22 and it was a HUGE success! The parade promised a colorful array of local and national dignitaries, Native American tribal leaders, historic wagons, floats, marching bands, mariachis, and rodeo royalty, totaling over 120 entries and including more than 500 horses, 2,300 participants, 85 wagons and buggies, and 8 marching bands...and they delivered! Check out a few pics from our beautiful Bustos Media Wagon where our very own beloved local-icon, Mr. Ken Carr showcased his....face!

Thank you SO MUCH to all who volunteered to made our SO PRETTY and helped Bustos Media Wagon win 2nd place in the "Most Colorful" category. Congratulations and THANK YOU, TUCSON for your continued love and support of this good-ol, hometown radio station.

From all of us at The Drive Tucson, Happy Rodeo Days!

The story of UB40 is no ordinary tale. These buddies from Birmingham, all from working-class backgrounds, skyrocketed to fame as the coolest reggae band worldwide. Despite some tough times and living off pocket change from unemployment benefits, they never lost hope. It all started in 1978 when they kicked off jam sessions in a local basement. You had Robin Campbell, his brother Ali, Earl Falconer, Brian Travers, James Brown, and Norman Hassan making up the crew. At first, they thought they were just a jazz-dub-reggae group, but as they brought in new faces like Michael Virtue and Astro, they became more than just musicians. They even named themselves after a jobless form! And while they rocked out, they also stood up against racism and the National Front, showing their true colors through activism and music.

UB40, Inner Circle and Third World make their way back to Tucson at the Ava on August 4th, 2024.

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The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee has picked Louise Thomas, who founded Angel Charity for Children, Inc., as the Grand Marshal for the 2024 Rodeo Parade. Louise is an everyday hero, known as an "Angel," who transformed a personal tragedy into something positive that's impacted over a million kids in Pima County, Arizona.

The tragedy struck when her 9-year-old son, Michael, passed away from lymphoma in 1979. Despite her grief, Louise turned her pain into action, aiming to make life better for kids in our community. Since she started Angel Charity in 1983, the volunteer-driven organization she leads has touched the lives of over a million children, funded 129 projects for nonprofit children's agencies, and raised more than $31 million to help kids in Pima County.

In 1982, she was asked to help pay off the mortgage for the Ronald McDonald House. Louise took on the challenge head-on, teaming up with co-founder Jane Loew Sharples to start Angel Charity for Children. Over the past 41 years, with Louise at the helm, hundreds of Angel volunteers have raised between $750,000 to $1,000,000 annually. This money goes towards funding projects for nonprofits that cater to children's needs, including building or renovating facilities, providing social services, healthcare, media research, education, and supporting the arts.

Louise's desire to help others has also led to the creation of an endowed chair in pediatric cancer research and inspired the establishment of another nonprofit called PANDA (People Acting Now Discover Answers) in Phoenix, Arizona. PANDA has raised over $26 million for the Steele Children's Research Center at the University of Arizona.

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee recognizes Louise's unwavering dedication and generosity towards the children of Southern Arizona and is honored to name her as the Grand Marshal for the 2024 Parade.

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