Trio Rio Bluegrass plays the Arboretum Saturday April 15

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Trio Rio

Superior – It’s a great time of the year to get outdoors with friends and family, and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA), as usual, has plans to make it even more special.  Why not pack a picnic, invite friends, and come on out to  hear Trio Rio.

  Trio Rio consists of accomplished bandmates Ronnie Glover on guitar and vocals, Ron Rutowski on fiddle, Don Paddock on bass and Billy Parker on mandolin. Trio Rio’s set list often includes Pancho and Lefty, El Gallo del Cielo, Miles and Miles of Texas, Sugar Moon, Southwestern Pilgrimage, Cooler than Hell, The Road Goes on Forever, Deep Water, Saint Olof’s Gate and Tonight We Ride.

  On Saturday, April 15, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m., Trio Rio will play a high-energy set that’s included with the $12.50 daily BTA admission. Of course, if you are an annual member or have an Arizona State Parks annual pass, the event is free.

  Did you notice a little inconsistency? Like Douglas Adams with his Hitchhiker’s Guide book series that became known as the increasingly oddly named trilogy, Trio Rio has more to it than you would expect. A four person trio, they dub their music ‘acoustic Americana.’ One description of their style is: “fiddle-driven enough to satisfy the tastes of the country, swing and bluegrass fans while also staying true to the soul of the ballads and the blues.” Hear a few songs and find the band’s full schedule online at triorioaz.com.

  As usual with outdoor concerts  at the BTA, a prediction for stormy weather could cancel the music. Verify with a look at the website at cals.arizona.edu/bta before you drive up, or call the gift shop after 8  a.m. at 520-689-2723 if forecasts call for rain or excessive wind.

  Drive up early to attend a Wildflower guided walk at 10 a.m. or a general tour of the main trail at 11 a.m.; general tours are daily this month, and the schedule for specialized nature walks is online.

Staff (4260 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Witchy dance sparks interest in Superior Optimist brunch

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

      Second Friday in Superior brought out the truly witchy people. The ladies put a spell on the audience and enticed […]


    Superior Jr. Panthers fall to Oracle

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

      The Superior Junior High Football Team traveled to Oracle on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to play the Mt. Vista Cougars. The […]


    Get your tickets for Superior DECA’s Fill-A-Bowl Fundraiser

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

      The Superior High School DECA club is hosting their fifth annual Fill-A-Bowl benefit fundraiser for the Superior Food Bank.  The […]


    Oracle’s community chorus honors Veterans on Nov. 12

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

      The Oracle Piano Society proudly presents the Voices in the Oaks Chorale in concert on Sunday, November 12 at 3:00 […]


  • Additional Stories

    Mammoth Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs October 28

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

    Mammoth, AZ – On Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Mammoth Police Department and the Drug […]


    ADEQ Announces $62,850 Brownfields Grant to the Town of Miami, Gila County, AZ

    October 19th, 2017
    by

    PHOENIX (October 19, 2017) – Arizona Department of Environmental Quality(ADEQ) officials announced today a $62,850 Brownfields Grant award to the Town of […]


    Youth Council reports to Superior Town Council

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

    The Superior Town Youth Council presents on their activities for the year at the council meeting. The Superior Youth Council […]


    Superior Police Report – Oct. 18, 2017

    October 22nd, 2017
    by

      According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger