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Festival fills Sabino Canyon with music



This Saturday, music lovers, beer and wine aficionados and foodies alike can celebrate in the scenery of Sabino Canyon at the Music in the Canyon festival.

Local musicians Angela Ferrari, the Abbott Taylor Band and Ryanhood will open for American Authors to benefit Friends of Sabino Canyon, a group that works to preserve the natural landmark.
Arizona native Ferrari is a soul-based singer who is gearing up for her upcoming LP.

The Abbott Taylor Band is influenced by with indie pop, blues, jazz and rock influences that is also native to Tucson.

Ryanhood has shared the stage with Jason Mraz, Matt Nathanson and Train. The duo just released their new album Start Somewhere and recently returned from a tour featuring the album. They are both Tucson natives and grew up around Sabino Canyon.

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By Rebecca Marie Sasnett / The Daily Wildcat
Ryan Green and Cameron Hood of Ryanhood will play at the Music at the Canyon event this weekend.

The final act of the festival will feature American Authors at 4:30 p.m. American Authors are best known for their new hit single, “Best Day of My Life,” a song with over 5 million YouTube video views. American Authors are the only group playing at the festival that is not native to Arizona.

“There are so many cool things happening at Music in the Canyon,” said Christina Mahar, a chair of the Music in the Canyon Committee. “We have an incredible lineup, gourmet food trucks and a wine and beer garden this year, and as always, tons of free kids activities.”
The event is put on by volunteers who want to preserve, protect and enhance Sabino Canyon, according to Mahar.

At Music in the Canyon, there will be a beer and wine garden, food trucks, vendors, kids activities and more. Children under 10 enter for free with an accompanying adult, and tickets for all other attendees are $10.


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