Monterey Court Studio Galleries & Cafe

Upcoming Special Events

Daily Events are listed below these special events!

Canadian Jamie Anderson & From Berlin Germany, Sleepwalker's Station share the stage Tuesday, Dec. 12 @6


Busking Blues Band- St. Cinder from Oregon will entertain you 6:30-9:30 - Thursday, Dec. 14


Ring in 2018 at our annual New Year's Eve Bash with Heather Lil' Mama Hardy & her band.  $40/person for a four course gourmet dinner with champagne toast, or just come for the fun and order a la carte for $15. Reservations are a must at 207-2429.  East coast toast at 10 pm. See our menu below!

 Nashville artists Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke return for an evening of Americana Thursday, Jan. 4th @ 6:30- Kata was one of the finalists on the Voice


 Reggae from Denver CO. Zolopht comes to the Monty Saturday, Jan. 20  @ 7 for a free show!

The Commander Returns!! with the Lost Western Airmen Feb. 17 @ 7  Opening the show will be the Kevin Pakulis Band.  Every show has been a sellout so get your tickets early at or at the cafe.  $20 in advance, $25 if you dawdle. 

Events Calendar

Wed Dec 13 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Glendon Gross Quintet featuring Gracie Jessop
Thu Dec 14 @ 6:30PM - 09:00PM
St. Cinder
Fri Dec 15 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Tommy Tucker Blues
Fri Dec 15 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Roadhouse- $5
Sat Dec 16 @11:00AM - 03:00PM
Holiday Decompression Session- A Winter Solstice Celebration
Sat Dec 16 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
The Coolers $5
Sun Dec 17 @11:00AM - 02:00PM
Nancy Elliott & Friends- Sunday Brunch Performances
Sun Dec 17 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Silk and Soul- $5
Tue Dec 19 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Dec 20 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Dec 21 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Fri Dec 22 @ 5:00PM - 07:00PM
Oscar Fuentes
Fri Dec 22 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Frank & Friends -$5
Sat Dec 23 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Carnivaleros-Christmas on the Bayou - $5
Tue Dec 26 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Tammy West & Matt Bruner w/ Teri Tenace
Wed Dec 27 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Eb Eberlein's Spontaneous Sessions with Mikey Wozniak
Thu Dec 28 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Fri Dec 29 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Santa Pachita
Sat Dec 30 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
KBass & Farafina Musica w/ Spirit Familia- $5
Sun Dec 31 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM
NYE 2018 Bash w/ Heather Hardy Band
Tue Jan 02 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nancy McCallion & Danny Krieger w/ Special Guests
Wed Jan 03 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Jan 04 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Kata Hay & Dan O'Rourke
Fri Jan 05 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
E2W - $5
Sat Jan 06 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Nancy McCallion & the Scarlet Lettermen w/ Neil McCallion & the Mighty Maxwells
Thu Jan 11 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Tue Jan 16 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Tucsonics- Western Swing
Wed Jan 17 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Eric Schaffer & the Other Troublemakers
Thu Jan 18 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Virginia Cannon Presents
Sat Jan 20 @ 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Thu Jan 25 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Wed Feb 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Feb 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray
Thu Feb 22 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
The Titan Valley Warheads
Wed Mar 07 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Nick McBlaine & Log Train
Thu Mar 08 @ 6:30PM - 09:30PM
Touch of Gray

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Key Ingredients of African Soul - -$5: Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 07:00pm-10:00pm


KIAS features a selection of songs written by Mike "Doc Twang" Olson going back over 30 years, some of them not heard in years and given new life by the latest killer lineup of Key Ingredients of African Soul musicians AND we will enthusiastically welcome back our traveling Zimbo singer Praise Zenenga. In addition to our originals, many co-written by Doc and Praise, we will cover some of our favorite classics from Afro-pop legends like Thomas Mapfumo, Tshala Muana and Cardinal Jim "Rex" Lawson.

 The Key Ingredients of African Soul will again bring their Pan-African extravaganza to Monterey Court once again.  It is a family friendly event with a $5 entry fee. 

While geographically isolated in southern Arizona, the Key Ingredients of African Soul have been contributing to the world's Afro-pop music scene since 2008. Through the travels and outreach efforts of band co-founders, Praise Zenenga, a University of Arizona professor hailing from Zimbabwe, and Mike Olson aka Doc Twang, a veteran of decades of traditional and modern African music studies, Tucson, Arizona is becoming well known as a prime destination for African artists seeking collaborators or a backing band able to perform their culture's music. They have opened concerts for Malian performers, Tinariwen and Khaira Arby, shared the Ashkenaz stage in Berkeley with Baba Ken Okulolo and his AfroBeat ConneXXion and, in addition, their CD recordings feature an impressive list of collaborations with both well known and aspiring artists from Africa.


The Key Ingredients of African Soul are an organically grown ensemble that has managed to survive, evolve and thrive for over eight years, totally independent of any record company support, no small miracle in itself! These days, they perform at Monterey Court the last Saturday of every other month! Featuring the joyful, spirit infused mix of marimba, guitars, drums and voices, they will take your imagination on a tour of Africa's music styles, dances and languages, from Zimbabwe to the Congo to Nigeria and beyond!


While there are bands around the USA who specialize in different kinds of African music, there are few, if any, more versatile than the Key Ingredients of African Soul! Their highly charged fusion of Soukous, Highlife, Chemurenga, Township, Sungura, Reggae and more will make your day, maybe your whole week!

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Performing originals and covers rooted in various styles of Afro-pop, African Folk, Reggae and Caribbean Soca, the Key Ingredients of African Soul delight our audiences with an enchanting mix of Marimba, Guitar, Drums and Voices. We currently feature vocalists/dancers from Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe and the USA, all of whom engage our audiences by providing many opportunities to participate through song or dance. Our positive vibrations are designed to please your ears, stimulate your mind, move your feet and warm your heart.
In early 2008, what began as a series of lunchtime jams resulted in the creation of The Key Ingredients of African Soul, a coalition of many talented musicians with singer/songwriter K-Bass (Bassirima Soro) as their primary front man. Playing music from Africa and beyond, with Doctor Twang as their primary music arranger, the Key Ingredients of African Soul are the latest and most impressive evolution of a musical vision which began over thirty years ago.
For many years, Michael J. Olson aka Doctor Twang has been dedicated to presenting music and dance as vehicles for communication and the sharing of cultures, ideas and ideologies between nations, communities and individuals. A multi-instrumentalist, Michael plays guitar, bass, djembe, congas and many other drums and percussion instruments including marimba, berimbao, and kalimba.  $5 at the gate.


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