GLOW! 2017 returns to Oracle

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At Glow! in Oracle.

  GLOW!, the premiere illuminated art show in Arizona, has returned after taking a year off. This year’s entertainment schedule is nearly lined up and ready to go. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy this unique nighttime art experience. Get into the spirit of GLOW! and wear your favorite illuminated costume or accessories.

  The historic (founded in the 1880s) Triangle L Ranch is the magical setting for this popular nighttime event. Come and stroll through the five acres of high desert where you will discover glowing sculpture, multi-media installations, theatrical performances and a variety of music on the ever-expanding pathways of this year’s event. Food will be available for purchase each night. Advance ticket purchases are recommended as attendance is limited to 500 people each evening. This year’s GLOW! will be held on three different weekends and includes a theme for each night. GLOW! Will be held on Sept. 9, Sept. 30, Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.

  GLOW! Rules: Walking shoes and flashlights are recommended; Stay on designated pathways; Smoking in designated areas only (not in desert); We reserve the right to remove anyone; Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult; Please, absolutely no pets; GLOW! HAPPENS, RAIN or SHINE.

  The premier evening on Sept. 9, 7-11 p.m., includes discounted admission prices and a portion of the proceeds will go to Oracle’s San Pedro Acting Troupe (SPATS). The theme is MYSTIFYING ORACLE NIGHT. Bring the kids, family and friends for an enjoyable evening which includes activities for the kids. There will be a variety of music on the pathways and SPATS thespians will be performing throughout the park. The main stage band will be Oracle’s own Mother Cody. Become a part of the night’s entertainment by wearing a GLOWing costume. Admission for adults (14 and up) is $15, 13 and under $8, children 3 and under are free.

  On Saturday, Sept. 30, 7-11 p.m., STEAMPUNK NIGHT will be held. There will be entertainment, music, art, dancing and special surprises. The band on the mainstage will be Mission Creeps from Tucson, rocking out from 9 to 11 p.m. The Mission Creeps’ music style has been compared to bands like The Cramps, Joy Division, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Deadbolt. Their sound has been described as a combination of surf rock, punk and The Doors.

  Everyone is being encouraged to wear Steampunk attire…think Victorian costumes, Sci-Fi, Wild Wild West, post-apocalypse, ray guns, old west, and modern technologies re-imagined. Don’t forget to illuminate. Admission for STEAMPUNK NIGHT is $20 for adults, 13 and under $10, 3 and under free. Carpool special: four tickets $70 (advance tickets only).

  Friday, Oct. 6, 7-11 p.m., is FANTASY NIGHT. Everyone is encouraged to unlock their imagination and add some illumination as they dress up as their favorite fantasy being. Become your imaginative being…Angels, fairies, witches, warlocks, wizards, spirit animals, zombies, mythical creatures, etc. There will be music, art and performances. The main stage band is To Be Announced. Tickets are $20 for adults, 13 and under $10, 3 and under free and special carpool tickets (advance purchase only) 4 for $70.

  Saturday, Oct. 7, 7-11 p.m., is SPIRITED AWAY NIGHT. This is the last night of GLOW! and is a special evening. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the All Souls Procession event in Tucson. Everyone is encouraged to dress as their favorite GLOWING spirit!  Dia de los Muertos, anyone? Flam Chen will be performing throughout the night and on the pathways. The mainstage band TBA. 

  Admission is $25 per person (4 and up), 3 and under free.  Tickets are on sale at YIKES! Toy Store in Tucson and at the Triangle L Ranch in Oracle on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm. You can also purchase them online by visiting trianglelranch.com/glow!.html. You can find out more and view photographs from past GLOW! events at www.trianglelranch.com or visit them on Facebook.

John Hernandez (661 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


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