Tukee Fest

Gerardo Castillo, 7, runs the i9 sports obstacle course during the 5th annual Tukee Fest at Ahwatukee Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.

[David Jolkovski/AFN]

The sixth annual Tukee Fest “Rockin’ in the Park” will feature local bands, motocross freestyle motorcycle jumping and laser tag for all ages to enjoy.

Tukee Fest will take place this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Ahwatukee Park, 4700 E. Warner Road.

Admission this year is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. The price of admission includes access to the shows and unlimited laser tag.

Four bands will play at this year’s show. Hiatus, a band made up of all Mountain Pointe grads, will play mostly original songs with a slightly Reggae flair. Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold will play a mix of bluegrass songs. Lounge Kats and Radio 80s will play familiar cover songs that will allow the audience to sing along.

Brigade FMX and Action Sports will have ramp-to-ramp stunt jumping every hour. Each show will last 20 minutes, after which the riders will be available for autographs.

Laser tag will be available for all ages.

No dogs are allowed to this event, but guests are welcome to bring blankets and chairs to sit on in front of the stage while the bands play.

Tickets will be sold for all food and drink the day of the event. Vendors will include Jamba Juice, What’s Poppin Kettle Corn, Mr. Amore Food Truck, Nello’s Pizza and Macayos.

For more information on the event, call (480) 893-3431.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-7914 or ahurtado@ahwatukee.com.

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