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Crystal Stark to perform at Friday Night Live jazz series April 18

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 3:00 pm

Main Gate Square's Friday Night Live! Jazz Summer Concert Series will feature Crystal Stark on April 18 in Geronimo Plaza, 814 E. University Blvd. The concert series is alternating Fridays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 27.

Crystal Rose Stark is an award-winning pop/R&B singer who brings a positive influence to today’s music scene. Based on her church-singing roots, she knew that she wanted to pursue a full-time career in m usic. She made it to the top 44 contestants in American Idol out of the100,000 that tried out across the country. She sang back-up on tour with American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee on shows such as Jay Leno, Regis & Kelly and The Today Show. In the summer of 2006, Stark entered the gospel music competition, Music in the Rockies where she won first place Best of Show and was asked to perform at Disney World’s “Night of Joy” alongside Christian artists such as Kirk Franklin, Rebecca St. James and Mercy Me. Stark is currently performing around Tucson playing shows for the Tucson Jazz Society, Big Band Express, and wowing audiences with her jazz/soul/R&B group “The Crystal Stark Quintet.”

Presented by Main Gate Square and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, the performances, coupled with delicious food from nearby local restaurants, provide a great way to begin the weekend.

“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.

Make reservations at on the patios of Mutts, Pasco Kitchen & Lounge or Sinbad's or bring in food from other Main Gate Merchants.

Chairs are provided but you may also bring your own.

Parking is free in the Tyndall Garage with a Merchant validation after 5 p.m. If the garage is collecting on the way in, please ask for a ticket and say you will visit a Main Gate Merchant.

Upcoming Performances:

May 2: Sylvan Street

May 16: Gigi Burton

May 30: DeGrazia Band

June 13: Butch Diggs

June 27: Jazz Telephone

July 11: Reno Del Mar

July 25: ForTheLuvvaMusic

August 8: Nick Stanley

August 22: Kelland Thomas

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