Common Ground on the Border
Thursday - Saturday, January 17-19, 2019
Sahuarita/Green Valley , Arizona—about 15 miles south of Tucson and 35 miles from the US/Mexico Border. Easy access to the Tucson International Airport.
The Good Shepherd United Church of Christ
17750 South La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
The home of The Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans, (www.gvs-samaritans.org) a humanitarian group that works with migrants in the desert, as well as the Javarita Coffeehouse, a well established concert venue. www.thegoodshepherducc.org
Please make your own lodging reservations at local hotels. Limited number of homestays—call 520-625-1375 for status. Two nearby hotels are:
The Best Western Hotel in Green Valley (8 minutes away)
111 S La Canada Drive, Green Valley, Arizona 85614
Phone: 520 625 2250
The Holiday Inn Express in Green Valley (7 minutes away)
19200 S 1-19 Frontage Road, Green Valley, Arizona, 85614
Phone: 877 865 6578
NOTE: Make check out to The Good Shepherd, with CGOTB in the memo line. Mail completed check and registration form to: The Good Shepherd UCC, 17750 S. La Cañada Drive, Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Full Event: $110. Fee includes:
Partial Conference Fees:
Location: Concerts will take place at the Javarita Coffeehouse, 17750 South La Cañada, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 (see map above)
Concert Hours: 7 - 9 PM, Friday and Saturday. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Tickets: All tickets are available at the door. (Note: Full-time Common Ground on the Border participants receive free concert admission)
2019 Concert Schedule:
Friday: An Evening with Tish Hinojosa
“I’m gonna find me a new song to sing,” declares Tish Hinojosa on the title track of her new album, West, the first since 2013’s After the Fair. Since returning to Austin, Texas, from a nearly decade-long sojourn in Germany, Hinojosa has had to heal, both emotionally and physically from a shattered marriage and a pair of serious surgeries. That rebirth comes through in this classic country-flavored collection, “Music flows through cracks and scars,” she sings on a tribute to “My Good Guitar,” which tells the story of how Tish repaired a prized acoustic guitar, handmade by noted luthier John Dillon, purchased back in 1992. Both guitar and owner sound as good as new and vibrant as ever, given the evidence on West, its title song inspired by an epiphany experienced by Tish during a road trip through Tucson, where she viewed a dazzling sunset followed by the rumbles of an incoming thunderstorm. “This album is definitely about renewal,” she says. “Getting back on my feet, regaining my health, and creativity.” www.mundotish.com
Saturday: Music with the Common Ground on the Border Faculty and Friends
Enjoy a variety of performances from Ted Warmbrand, Jesse Palidofsky, Walt Michael, Petie Ronstadt, Ted Ramirez, Lisa and Diane Van Duerzen-Otey, and more. The blues, country, old-time, ranchera, mariachi—you name it—it will happen. We’ll also enjoy hearing and seeing student work from the Common Ground classes.