2nd Saturdays Now Features South Scott Avenue

May 3, 2012

2nd Saturdays Downtown will reconfigure its May event in order to keep the popular urban street festival thriving during construction for the Modern Streetcar.

Scott Avenue will have an additional closure from Broadway to Jackson Street, one block south of Broadway Boulevard, and will still feature the outdoor music stage.

Shaky Bones

The Cricket Kids’ area will move to the Providence parking lot on Jackson Street (between Stone and Scott Avenues) and will include the Disney movie “The Incredibles,” free of charge. The movie begins at 7:30 p.m..

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

6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.: Aaron Gilmartin (Alternative with Latin soul & Americana)

7:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Tucson Circus Arts’ Frisky Frolic

8 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Shaky Bones (Energetic mix of blues, jazz, funk, R&B)

9:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.: Vox Urbana (Garage cumbia from the Sonoran Desert)

Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress Street

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Southwest Soul Circuit (Purveyors of Great, Local Soul Music!)

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.:   Beyond the Sacred Music & Arts Festival (Cost TBD)

Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress Street

6 p.m.:   I Dream In Widescreen – Thesis Films by UofA students

Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street

7 p.m. – 1 a.m.: Ryan David Green, Sweet Ghosts, Carlos Arzate ($5)


MLK LOT at 5th Avenue and Toole:

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.:  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 5 on 5 match-up playing soccer because they love it; on the street, spontaneously.  Winning takes a backseat to the process and the buildup and the fun everyone has just kicking the ball around.  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.  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 click here.

2nd Saturdays Downtown runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m..  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.