Upcoming shows & niftiness

First things first: huge hugs to all of you who spared a thought for me on my birthday this past Saturday! It was a great one. I gave my second concert at Wicked Faire that day, aided by Pandora Celtica, who later dragged me up onto their stage to sing with them. As if that weren’t enough, I danced my face off to the glorious Frenchy & the Punk as soon as my own show was done! Several of you were in attendance at the event, and it was great to see you.

I have to tell you that Wicked Faire really went Out Of Their Way to take care of me and make sure I was happy and well. The event team has my unending gratitude.

TONIGHT I’m heading home to Memphis to perform AGAIN with Pandora Celtica, who decided, bully for all of us, that they’d like to do some shows with me on my home turf before heading back to Denver! Can you say six-part harmonies? Oh yeah. It’s good when we all get together!
The concert starts at 7pm, and we still have plenty of seats open. Here’s the info:

Neshoba Church
7350 Raleigh Lagrange Road
Memphis,TN 38018
Admission is $10 plus an item for the food drive. Everyone is welcome! Special thanks to Sacred Circle CUUPS for sponsoring and hosting us!

More about my extremely talented friends: http://www.pandoraceltica.com
Note: this is their first time to perform in the Midsouth! Let’s keep ’em coming back.

We’ll also perform in Conway, Arkansas (basically my backyard) and in Kansas City before we part ways. Here’s the info for those two concerts:

Sooj & Pandora Celtica, with special guest Renée Janski of Big Bad Gina!
The Locals
1024 Van Ronkle Street
Conway,AR 72032

Tickets are $10 advance or at the door, or $5 at the door for students at the door with valid campus ID. 🙂

I encourage everyone to check out The Locals in Conway, whether or not you can make it to the show. They are all about making our community stronger, and you can always find locally made/grown art, pottery, accessories and goodies there. Most of you have heard me say how much I love Soulfood Books out in Washington state. Well, this is the closest thing to Soulfood I can get so close to my own home, and I want you to support it!

From The Locals’ website: “The Locals features high quality local products made or grown by local farmers, artists, crafters and other diverse makers. We provide information about community organizations and projects, and connect people with opportunities to participate in diverse activities. The Locals is a community hub for the exchange of ideas, resources and information. It is about getting people together and making things happen. Right here. Right now.”

Next, westward to Kansas City, thanks to house concert host Rhodri! HUZZAH!

Sooj & Pandora Celtica
Live at Chez Rhodri (House Concert)
1223 East Frontier Lane
Olathe, KS 66062

The Pixie Pirate Powerhouse and the Celtic Faery Singers from the Rockies join forces at this SCA-friendly house for an unforgettable Saturday evening!

Tickets are $10-$20 sliding scale and are available here: http://sjpckc.brownpapertickets.com/
Space is limited, but not drastically so. 😉 Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Feel free to bring food and drink!
After this concert, the Colorado Fae and I must part ways, but not for long. If you’re a tea drinker, be sure to check out Rubiee’s signature tea blends online or at our shows!


Some of you will remember my crowing about new tea created in honor of some songs of mine- this would be that tea, and it is powerful tasty! I’m having a cup of the La Sirene blend as I type. Mmmmm…
The good news is that I get to team up again with my favorite Canadians soon after telling my favorite Colorado Fae goodbye! Heather Dale and Ben Deschamps are heading down to Gulf Wars, and we get to share shows again, this time in Nashville and in Little Rock! Check it out!

Sooj & Heather Live
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville
1808 Woodmont Boulevard
Nashville,TN 37215
Presented by Nashville Pagan Pride Day and Sanctuary of Light!

Get tickets here for $10, $15, or $20: http://soojheathernashville.bpt.me/

IMPORTANT NEWS: Heather and Ben are currently working hard on a super sweet fundraiser for an incredible new touring show and concert DVD. They need your support and would be grateful! Check out the campaign at this link:

Right now they’re just shy of $15K. $40K is their goal. We can manifest this! You’ll probably hear us mention the campaign at our two shared concerts.
Sooj & Heather Live
Gallery 360
900 South Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72204

We’re so glad to be back at Gallery 360’s sweet space!
While you’re there with us, get a load of Gallery360’s current exhibit: Fascination, by artists Anna Tanner and Kelley Naylor Wise.

The gallery is at 900 South Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. That’s south of the Mississippi Road / Rodney Parham / I-630 interchange, just past Kanis Park. Look for the big 360 sign and the gargoyle face on the side of the building.

Overflow parking is available down the street at Vestcom. Please bring a chair. Doors open at 6:30pm, and music starts at 7:00pm. Ages ten and up.

ONLY 40 SEATS AVAILABLE! Please purchase your tickets in advance.
Get ’em here: http://soojheathergallery360.bpt.me/
For the remainder of March, I’ll be celebrating something pretty special.

Ten years ago this spring, I released my very first album, Haphazard. I held the CD release party in Memphis at the Beethoven Club, and the place was packed. That was March 27, 2004- my mother’s birthday. Fellow performers and brothers of my heart Sede and Luke Kende performed alongside me that day. The sun was out, and the sky was blue. My life changed forever that afternoon, and I welcomed it.

So if I seem extra giddy and my grin is just a little bit wider than usual (is that even possible) when you see me at the following concerts, now you’ll know why. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be looking back at TEN YEARS of touring and performing full time, my own way. You all have yourselves to thank for that. When I say I couldn’t have done it without you, I’m dead serious.

My first trip to Cape Girardeau, Missouri is next. Looking forward to this!

FRIDAY MARCH 21 – start time either 5pm or 7pm, TBA
Preview Show, Autographing & Q&A
Game Knights
57 S Plaza Way
Cape Girardeau, MO
No cover charge! Please come and support this great store and hang out with us for a bit while we ramp up for Saturday’s big concert!

Sooj’s main event!
Dockside The Upper Deck
4 North Spanish Street
Cape Girardeau,MO 63701

Jennifer Picker, Game Knights, Shawn & Nancy Lowery and Jerry Swan present S. J. Tucker live in Cape Girardeau for the first time! The Pixie Pirate Minstrel heads to beautiful Missouri to rock the house down at the Upper Deck’s Lower Deck. A portion of proceeds from this concert will go to the Women’s Safe House.

Tickets range from $8-$20. Get yours here: http://sjrockscape.brownpapertickets.com/
$20 ticket holders get VIP seating, plus a special souvenir packet with a thank-you note from S. J.!

Doors open at 7pm for a meet-and-greet, and music starts at 8pm. Cash bar available, outside food okay. Come on down!

Can’t make it on Saturday? Come to Game Knights on Friday evening at 7pm for a shorter concert, plus autographing and Geek Girl Power Q&A session with S. J.! Everyone is welcome at both events.

Note: This show has undergone a LOT of transformation over the past few weeks. We’ve had several venue changes, but never once did we give up! Special thanks to Jennifer and her whole team for their tenacity and awesomeness!
Next, off to Chicago for the unstoppable Chi-Fi, the little convention that could!

Chi-Fi 0
Palmer House Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
$15 admission: http://chi-fi.org/registration/

“Chi-Fi is happy to announce that we will be hosting our much-anticipated inaugural event, Chi-Fi 0, at the beautiful Hilton Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago on Saturday March 29, 2014. Chi-Fi 0 will beam down to the 6th floor beginning at 3:00 PM and going until Early Sunday morning at 3:00 AM. Chi-Fi 0 will offer fantastic musical acts, exciting guests of honor, panels, and programming on a wide range of subjects, as well as a large vendor area, many artists, and of course parties. Everyone who is pre-registered for 2015 will be able to register for free; Anyone else wanting to attend can register for $15.00 via the Chi-Fi website, chi-fi.org. We look forward to seeing everyone from everywhere there.”

My show will be in the evening, most likely around 9pm. Actual show time TBA. Check out the other performers and guests here: http://chi-fi.org/guests/chi-fi-0/
This rounds out the month of March for me. I’ve got some other amazing things planned for this spring as well. Right now the jewel in the crown is my May 7 concert in Youngstown, Ohio! I’m running a deal on couples tickets through this Saturday; get ’em while you can!

More info here: http://sjrocksyoungstown.brownpapertickets.com/

Also, my Arkansas and Missouri folks and everyone else too, don’t miss the Amazon Music Fest on April 12! This is gonna be off the hook: http://www.bigbadgina.com/amazon-fest

OTHER AWESOME THINGS coming down the pipe:

1. Heather Dale’s CELTIC AVALON project looks amazing:

2. Tuatha Dea’s TUFA TALES project Also looks amazing:
(If you haven’t read The Hum & the Shiver by Alex Bledsoe, I cannot recommend it enough!)

3. The divine Koe Creation, brand-new and entirely fierce Nomad, is asking for your support and she is worth it:

4. Sharon Knight has written a LOVELY review of my Wonders album: http://coreopsis.org/sharon-knight-on-s-j-tucker/
Ten years! Thank you all for lending your own wisdom, magic, and truth to this incredible tapestry. Let’s do ten more together. Twenty. Fifty. There’s no stopping it.