Tucson's 2nd Saturdays Moves To Scott Avenue During Streetcar Construction

May 02, 2012, 09:00 ET from 2nd Saturdays Downtown

TUCSON, Ariz., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 2nd Saturdays Downtown will reconfigure its May event in order to keep its popular urban street festival alive during the streetcar construction.

Scott Avenue will have an additional closure from Broadway Boulevard to Jackson Street, (Jackson Street is just south of Broadway Boulevard).  Scott Avenue still features the outdoor music stage and maintains its normal vehicular traffic closure between Broadway Boulevard and Congress Street.  The Cricket Kids' area will move to the Providence parking lot on Jackson Street (between Stone and Scott Avenues) and features the Disney movie The Incredibles, free of charge. The movie begins at 7:30 pm.

The Scott Avenue stage will be on the north end of Scott at Congress and the street will be lined with vendors, food trucks, street performers and outdoor musicians.

KIIM/KHIT Scott Ave. Stage @ Congress Street


Aaron Gilmartin (Alternative with Latin soul & Americana)


Tucson Circus Arts' Frisky Frolic


Shaky Bones (Energetic mix of blues, jazz, funk, R&B)


Vox Urbana (Garage cumbia from the Sonoran Desert)

Rialto Theatre - 318 E. Congress Street


Southwest Soul Circuit (Purveyors of Great, Local Soul Music!)


Beyond the Sacred Music & Arts Festival (Cost TBD)

Fox Theatre - 17 W. Congress Street


I Dream In Widescreen – Thesis Films by UofA students

Hotel Congress - 311 E. Congress Street


Ryan David Green, Sweet Ghosts, Carlos Arzate ($5)

Ronstadt Transit Center – 6th Avenue & Congress Street


Sticks & Fingers ensemble

MLK LOT at 5th Avenue and Toole:


FC TUCSON SOCCER will feature the FC Tucson Street Soccer Showdown.  This is soccer in its purest form: absent of age restrictions, uniform restrictions or even skill restrictions.  It's just 10 players in a 5v5 match-up playing soccer because they love it; on the street, spontaneously.  The result takes a backseat to the process and the buildup and the fun everyone has just kicking the ball around cleverly, trying to avoid each other.  Don't let another 2nd Saturday go by without hitting the street with just the clothes you're wearing, your friends and a desire to play soccer. It's free to play. For more information email liam@fctucson.com

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 and 6th Avenue will become two-way during the construction.  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.  The easiest parking remains at: (1) Centro Garage, located just as you enter downtown from the east; (2) The Depot Garage, located below the Martin Luther King building; (3) the Pennington Garage, accessed via Pennington Street from either Stone Avenue or 6th Avenue.; and (4) La Placita garage on Jackson Street, which will now be very convenient to the Cricket Kids Area. 

For more information and an event map go to www.2ndSaturdays.com

2nd Saturdays Downtown runs from 4pm to 10pm.  Sponsors are:  Jim Click Automotive Team, Cricket, Carondelet Health Network, 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, jamie@zocalotucson.com

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