2nd Saturdays is a World of Activity on Oct. 13
October 9, 2012
The family friendly 2nd Saturdays on Oct. 13 will feature Tucson Meet Yourself, Zombie Walk, Pride on Parade ,and the Pride in the Desert Festival, Tucson Jazz Society’s Ellington Band at the Fox, and an All Age Hip Hop Event at the Rialto – all Downtown, all within easy walking distance.
The 2nd Saturdays footprint will remain the same as the June, July, August and September events with the Fire Truck Adventure Zone kids’ area in the parking lot of Providence Service Corp. Scott Avenue will be closed from Congress to Jackson Street, just south of Broadway, for the event.
The KIIM/KHIT 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.
The Fire Truck Adventure Zone kids’ area will return with the 40-by-20-foot firefighter adventure bounce house, the largest in Tucson. There will also be a fully functional fire truck with active duty firefighters in uniforms for the kids’ excitement. Kids can explore the fire truck and get their pictures taken to mark the experience.
Also in the kids’ area, the “PG” rated movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” will be shown starting at 7:30 p.m. The bounce house, the fire truck with photographs for children and the movie are free.
In collaboration with the 2nd Saturdays event, The Underestimated City is throwing a music festival for all ages. The Back 2 School Music Festival at the Rialto Theatre is free and has a great line up of local artists, DJs and performers that promise an outstanding festival for all ages. The doors of the Rialto Theatre open at 7 p.m. for a lobby party and the concert begins at 8 p.m. and goes until midnight.
KIIM/KHIT Scott Avenue Stage @ Broadway Blvd. FREE
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.: Black Cat Bones (Rockin’ Blues)
Rialto Theatre: 318 E. Congress St. FREE
7 p.m. to Midnight: Back 2 School Music Festival
La Placita corner of Broadway/Stone Ave. FREE
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.: Southwest Soul Circuit (Purveyors of great, local soul music)
Fox Theatre: 17 W. Congress St. FREE
7 p.m.: Tucson Jazz Institute’s Ellington Band voted best community band in the USA.
CLUB CONGRESS: 311 E. Congress St.
Visit www.hotelcongress.com/club/ for information.
MLK BUILDING PARKING LOT: 55 N. 5TH Ave.
6 p.m. The Tucson Zombie Walk, now in its 7th year, will raise Funds and Food for the Tucson Community Food Bank. Check out www.tucsonzombies.com for all details.
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 Fire Truck Adventure Zone Kids’ Area.
2nd Saturdays runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Sponsors are: Jim Click Automotive Team, Fire Truck Adventure Zone, KOLD Channel 13, KHYT/KIIM Radio, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management and Providence Service Corp.