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Win tickets to Hippiefest at the Fox

The Grateful Dead wound up 50 years of music this past weekend, but echos of the '60s will continue Thursday night at the Fox Theatre as the Family Stone, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels and Badfinger with Joey Molland hit the stage. Here's your chance to win tickets!

Comment here with your favorite song by one of these artists, and we'll toss your name into a hat to win a pair of tickets.

Update: Readers "simmkath" and "dartman321" got the luck of the draw this time, as they were randomly selected to receive tickets. Enjoy the show!

While Sly Stone, the Family Stone's leader in its glory days, won't be at the microphone, the Hall of Fame rock/funk act known for groundbreaking hits such as "I Want to Take You Higher," "Everyday People" and "Family Affair" features three original members in its touring incarnation.

While the band's path has been a bit longer and more winding than the "Direct from Woodstock!" promised on the show poster, saxophonist Jerry Martini, trumpeter Cynthia Robinson and drummer Greg Errico — along with singers Alex Davis and Sly's daughter Phunne Stone — headline the show.

Also along on the nostalgia trip is Rick Derringer, who scored a Number One hit in 1965, when at age 17 his band The McCoys hit the top of the charts with "Hang On Sloopy." Derringer's later work hit the guitar strings a bit harder, including 1973's "Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo" and work with Joe Walsh, Alice Cooper, Todd Rundgren and Steely Dan.

Badfinger, with guitarist Joey Molland from the group's early '70s heyday, will also perform. Expect classic songs such as "Day After Day" and "No Matter What."

The high-octane Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels round out the show, with the influential rocker likely to play "Devil with a Blue Dress On," "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and "Too Many Fish in the Sea."

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Jul 8, 2015, 4:19 pm
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Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo

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Jul 8, 2015, 3:12 pm
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Ya gotta tip your hat to the Family Stone for recording a gospel version of Doris Day’s hit Que Sera, Sera on their “Fresh” album back in 1973

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Jul 8, 2015, 2:47 pm
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Bad Finger _ No Matter what

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If you go

  • Hippiefest, with the Family Stone, Rick Derringer, Badfinger with Joey Molland, and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
  • 7:30 p.m. Thursday
  • Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.
  • Tickets: $33-93 at foxtucsontheatre.org (or win a pair on us!)