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Tucson's 2nd Saturdays Downtown Celebrates Latin Music Month

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TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- September's 2nd Saturdays Downtown will help celebrate Calle Congresso, an entire month of Latin music and festivities that was created by a number of downtown Tucson event organizers.  On September 10, the stages and streets of downtown Tucson will be full of Latin music.  Descarga, Tucson's own 10-piece Latin jazz and salsa band, will fill the Fox Theatre with Latin rhythms, with a free performance at 7:00pm.

Featured on the Scott Avenue Stage:

6:30-7:30pm: Ted Ramirez

Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez is a premier Southwestern folk musician, singer/songwriter, and storyteller intensely committed to presenting the beautiful and powerful stories of his homeland using original and traditional Southwestern music and stories.

7:45-9:00pm: A Son y Sol

Latin American Music with a Twist - From the streets of Tucson, A Son y Sol became one of the most acclaimed bands to dance and shout to. Recently performing in some of the biggest venues here in Tucson: 2nd Saturdays, Club Crawl, Hotel Congress, to name only a few.  

9:15-10:30pm: Suerte

Suerte will take you back to yesteryear with the Old School Tejano classics.  Suerte offers a wide range of classics as well as new, original material!


Featured at The Rialto Theatre:

11:00pm: Jefferson Starship (Doors open at 10:30pm)

Jefferson Starship with Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner will perform for all ages; cost is $30 for general admission advance purchase.

8:00pm: Comedian Doug Benson (Doors open at 7:00pm)

All ages show, cost is $21/$26.

Featured at the Congress Hotel:

7:00pm: James McMurtry

Texas rock and Americana singer and songwriter.  Cost is $15.

As usual, the Cricket Kids' Area will be full of fun with the Cricket jumping castle and other activities.  The FREE movie is "Cars," rated G.  The movie begins at approximately 7:30 pm.  Congress Street will also be lined with music, stilt-walkers, break dancers, living statues, and vendors.  Downtown Merchants will offer discounts and specials.

2nd Saturdays Downtown runs from 5:30pm to 10:30pm.  Sponsors are: Click Automotive Team, Cricket, Carondelet Health Network, KOLD TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, Bank of Tucson and Providence Service Corp.  

For a full schedule and parking info visit  

For images and information on performers, contact:  Program Director, Jamie Manser at 520-270-3213

SOURCE 2nd Saturdays Downtown


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