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DUSK Music Festival 2019: A guide to Tucson’s 4th annual party in the park

DUSK Music Festival’s 4th edition lands on Tucson’s Armory Park this weekend, serving up a mix of sights, sounds, and eats sure to wow first-timers and veterans alike. It all starts tomorrow—here’s what you don’t want to miss. 


The Basics

  • What: DUSK Music Festival 2019
  • When: Saturday, November 10, 3-11 PM & Sunday, November 11, 2:30-10pm
  • Where: Armory Park in Tucson, AZ — 220 S 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Who: Kaskade, Two Door Cinema Club, Rezz, What So Not, and many more

Set times were released yesterday on DUSK’s social media pages so attendees can plan accordingly. DUSK has also added a new Discovery State where local acts can showcase their talents and jump start their careers. 

Regarding security, standard festival policies apply—no weapons, outside food or beverages, glass or metal containers, etc. For the full list of prohibited items, please see this page. Empty reusable water containers, such as bottles and Camelbak-style bags, are allowed.

The Sights

Local artists are the focus at DUSK, and there is plenty of artwork on display around the festival grounds. Instagrammable installations will (likely) all feature the creator’s social media handle so you can follow your favorites. 

There is also a small vendor market near the entrance of the fest where attendees can shop apparel, accessories, and other boutique-y items. 

The Sounds 

DUSK 2019 has enough to keep most music fans occupied, so you can choose your own adventure.

Looking for bass? Don’t miss: Rezz, CRAY, Malaa, What So Not

Looking to dance? Don’t miss: Kaskade, Two Door Cinema Club, Fitz & the Tantrums, Dombresky

Looking for vibes? Don’t miss: TOKiMONSTA, Whethan, A R I Z O N A, Goldroom

The Eats

Tucson Feasts is returning with many of last year’s booths, spanning from pub food to pizza to Mexican to dessert-focused eateries. The notable newcomer is Zinburger, a Phoenix favorite that’s likely to be busy all weekend. 

Vegans have their choice of acai bowls, Culinary Dropout pretzel bites, and to-be-determined creations made by the Gastronomic Union of Tucson, and vegetarians have more options like cheese Empire Pizza or spinach and artichoke dip from Dante’s Fire.

DUSK lets attendees choose their own adventures, and the 2019 edition is bound to be a smash success. Be safe, stay hydrated, and we’ll see you out there!

Story by Taylor Gilliam