2nd Saturdays on Sept. 10 Will Dip Into the Latin Music World

September 2, 2011

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 to 7:30 p.m. 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 p.m.: 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. 

9:15-10:30 p.m.: 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!

All performances at the Scott Avenue Stage are free.

Featured at The Rialto Theatre:

11 p.m.: 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 p.m.: Comedian Doug Benson (Doors open at 7:00pm)

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

Featured at the Congress Hotel:

7:00 p.m.: 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 www.2ndSaturdays.com.