2nd Saturdays Introduces New Kids Area

September 4, 2012

2nd Saturdays introduces a new Fire Truck Adventure Zone kids area at the next Downtown urban festival on September 8.

The Dunwells will perform on the Scott Avenue Stage.

The kids’ area beckons to kids of all ages with a 40-by-20-foot firefighter obstacle adventure bounce house – the largest in Tucson. There will also be a fully functional fire truck with firefighters in uniform 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 “Night at the Museum” will be shown starting at 7 p.m.

The bounce house, the fire truck with photographs for children and the movie are free. Another new addition to the kids’ area is The Great American Zap Show, an attraction for people of all ages, also free.
2nd Saturdays will remain the same as the June, July and August events with the kids’ area in the parking lot of Providence Service Corp., 64 E. Broadway.

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.

KIIM/KHIT Scott Avenue Stage @ Congress St.

6:15 to 7:30 p.m.: Combo Westside (Jazz, Bossa Nova, Bolero, Soul, Funk)

7:45 to 9 p.m.: The Tryst (Soul, Funk, Rock, Jazz &more!)

9:15 to 10:30 p.m.: The Dunwells (Luscious vocal harmonies w/elements of Celtic & American folk, rock, blues, pop & soul from Leeds, England)

FOX THEATRE:  17 W. Congress St. Free Admission

7 p.m.: LeeAnne Savage.  This high-energy performing artist successfully performed in and around the western U.S. since 1995 with a collection of high-caliber musicians.  Making her home in Arizona, many of her bands were not only very popular with fellow Arizonans, but received high accolades such as several TAMMIES (Tucson Arizona Music Awards) for Best Band, Best Musician, Best Vocalist.

RIALTO THEATRE: 318 E. Congress St.


CLUB CONGRESS:  311 E. Congress St.  $5

8 p.m.: The Holy Rolling Empire of the Painted Choir La Cerca

LA PLACITA: Outdoor plaza 110 W. Church (SW corner of Broadway and Church Ave.)

7 to 10  p.m.:  Southwest Soul Celebration’s music party featuring Soul, Jazz and R & B with Kevin and Tanishia Hamilton.

JOEL D. VALDEZ MAIN LIBRARY: 101 N. Stone, Free in the children’s meeting room

3 to 4 p.m.:  Non-chemical Control of Insects in Your Home and Garden – Learn to identify and control common insect pests of the home and garden.Learn about the mechanical, cultural and biological controls that can keep your garden thriving. Grow healthy chemical free food, save money and make your backyard a sanctuary. Parking is free on Saturdays.

During construction, all the parking garages will be open and accessible. Automobile traffic coming from the east will be detoured to Toole Avenue westbound, with 6th Avenue now two-way and providing access to the Pennington Street Garage. 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 and on 6th Avenue southbound from 6th Street.  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.

2nd Saturdays runs from 6 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.