The Streetcar is Coming, The Streetcar is Coming Tucson's 2nd Saturdays August Event to Be Held on Scott Avenue One Last Time

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With construction for the new modern streetcar in Downtown Tucson nearly complete, 2nd Saturdays will hold its favorite urban event on Scott Avenue one last time, August 11th, before moving back to Congress Street in September. 

Scott Avenue will be closed from Congress to Jackson Street, just south of Broadway, for the event.  The Cricket Kids' area will again take over the Providence parking lot on Jackson Street and will feature the "G" rated Disney movie, "UP" , free of charge. The movie begins at 7:30pm.  The Scott Avenue stage will be on the north end of Scott at Congress Street. Scott Avenue and Jackson Street will be lined with vendors, food trucks, street performers and outdoor musicians.

2nd Saturdays' Scott Avenue KIIM/KHIT Stage will again host local, masterful musicians performing an array of styles for all generations, from the young to the young-at-heart! Kicking off the event at 6:30 p.m. is Annon & The Late Show, fronted by Tucson (via Indiana and DePauw University) guitarist Roderick Annon Warfield, playing Latin-style R&B in the vein of Carlos Santana. The seductive Flamenco of Tesoro follows at 7:45 p.m. The group was recognized this year by Tucson Lifestyle magazine's Best of the City as one of three "Best Local Entertainers" and is in the running for Tucson Weekly's 2012 TAMMIES Tucson Area Music Awards for the Album of the Year with its "Live at Hotel Congress" release. At 9:15 p.m., a cadre of top Tucson musicians comprising The Vexmen hit the stage, with upbeat ska - set to get the crowd jumping and jiving! In between acts, Belly Dance Tucson showcases a captivating set of alluring Middle Eastern entertainment.

KIIM/KHIT Scott Ave. Stage @ Congress St.

6:30pm-7:30pm:       

Annon & The Late Show (Latin Style R&B)

7:30pm-7:45pm:        

Belly Dance Tucson

7:45pm-9pm:              

Tesoro (Seductive Flamenco with Jazz Sensibilities)

9pm-9:15pm:            

Belly Dance Tucson

9:15pm-10:30pm:         

The Vexmen (Traditional Ska from the Old Pueblo)



FOX THEATRE: 

17 W. Congress St.  (check for ticket prices)

7:30pm:

David Sanborn and Brian Culbertson



RIALTO THEATRE: 

318 E. Congress St. ($32 gold, $25 floor)

8pm:

Comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer



CLUB CONGRESS: 

311 E. Congress St. ($12)

7pm:

Jay Brannan



LA PLACITA:

Outdoor plaza 110 W. Church (SW corner of Broadway and Church Ave.)

7-10 pm:

Southwest Soul Celebration's music party featuring Soul, Jazz and R & B with Kevin and Tanishia Hamiliton.

JOEL D. VALDEZ MAIN LIBRARY: 

101 N. Stone, Free in the children's meeting room

3pm:

A Taste of the Desert presented by Tohono Chul Park.  An exploration of the relationships between the peoples of the Sonoran Desert and the wild and domesticated plants of the region that have provided food, shelter, medicine and materials for daily life. There will be samples, and recipes to take home.  Parking is free on Saturdays.

During construction, all the parking garages will be open and accessible from detours. Automobile traffic coming from the east will be detoured to Toole Avenue westbound, with 6th Avenue now two-way and providing access to the Pennington Street Garage. From the south, enter Downtown by going northbound on either 6th Avenue or Stone Avenue. Traffic coming from the north can also enter Downtown on Stone Avenue and on 6th Avenue southbound from 6th Street. The easiest parking remains at: (1) Centro Garage, located just as you enter Downtown from the east; (2) The Depot Plaza Garage, located underground, with entrance and exit ramps on 5th Avenue opposite Hotel Congress; (3) the Pennington Street Garage, accessed via Pennington Street from either Stone Avenue or 6th Avenue.; and (4) La Placita garage on Jackson Street, which is very convenient to the Cricket Kids Area.

2nd Saturdays runs from 6pm to 10pm. Sponsors are: Jim Click Automotive Team, Cricket, KOLD Channel 13, KHYT/KIIM Radio, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management and Providence Service Corp.

For images and information on performers, contact: Program Director, Jamie Manser at 520.270.3213 jlmanser@gmail.com 

CONTACT:
Sandy Mellor
520-339-1744
smellor@provcorp.com

SOURCE 2nd Saturdays Downtown



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