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Los Dias de la Crescent to Expand to Civic Space Park on Saturday, November 15

So, how bummed were you when last week's Belle & Sebastian concert got moved the outdoor from Civic Space Park to the indoor, seated Orpheum Theatre setup due to rain? Well, chin up, kids. We knew it wouldn't be long before Stateside Presents' Charlie Levy announced another Civic Space show, and this time he's using his venue's namesake event to do it. Los Dias de la Crescent's 2014 event is now expanding to Civic Space Park, but that's not all that's changed with the annual celebration of local music, which takes place Saturday, November 15.

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This year's Los Dias de la Crescent is split up into two very different days of events. Saturday's event will feature several local music acts including past performers like Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta, Black Carl, Wooden Indian, and Dry River Yacht Club that performed previous years. Unlike the past events, the first half of the day's music will take place at Civic Space Park while the shows after 9 p.m. will be at Crescent Ballroom. Both events will be free.

Here's the full line-up:

Charlie Levy of Stateside Presents says that he's most excited to see the different styles of music this year. From hip hop acts like Collins & Miny to Nogales' own Afro Cubano band Caray, there's definitely more variety in this year's lineup. The event will even have its first ever Tejano set courtesy of Los Sociales.

"There will be a lot of familiar faces, but I think in between those bands people will be pleasantly surprised and hear some music they don't normally get to hear," Levy says.

The Civic Space Park portion of the show will take place from 1:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and will span the entire park area with two stages of continuous music. Levy says to expect about 10 different food trucks, a few additional beer trucks, and, of course, Crescent's iconic Honey Badger cocktail.

Once the event moves to Crescent Ballroom at 9 p.m., Decker, Gospel Claws, iamwe, and DJ Sean Watson will close out the night

However, another big difference in Los Dias de la Crescent this year versus previous years is that the second day's programming isn't actually music at all. Instead, on Sunday, November 16, there will be a free bike-in movie screening of Raising Arizona along with a selection of short films from the last two years of the Welcome Diner Film Festival. You can also submit your own five (or less) minute short film for consideration by e-mailing them to [email protected] Food trucks and a full bar will also be available at Civic Space Park for the second day.

For more information on Los Dias de la Crescent 2014, visit the Stateside Presents website.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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