2nd Saturdays Returns to Congress Street

March 5, 2013


Gertie N The T.O. Boyz will be amongst the performers at 2nd Saturdays on March 9.

2nd Saturdays on March 9 will celebrate the return of the event to Congress St. with all of your favorite street performers and new features including carriage rides and a new music venue.

Tucson’s favorite street festival will be back on Congress St., now open to vehicle traffic between 6th and Church. Activities start at 4pm on up and down the street, The Fire Truck Adventure Zone at the kids’ area will include a free kids’ movie at the Old Pueblo Garage, 25 E. Congress. That’s not all!

The KIIM/KHIT Scott Ave. Stage kicks off with:

5pm Odaiko Sonora, Japanese Ensemble drumming

6pm Gertie N The T.O. Boyz, Walia Music

7:30pm Gabriel Ayala, Classical, Jazz & Flamenco Guitar

8-10:15pm Santa Pachita, Latin Reggae, Ska & Rock in Espanol

Carriage Rides through historic Downtown neighborhoods will be offered by Sentinel Carriage Company and Good Shepherd Ranch. These carriage rides will introduce you to some of Tucson’s oldest neighborhoods. The carriages can hold 4-12 people depending on the company you select. Cost is minimal. See 2ndsaturdays.com for specifics.

The Fire Truck Adventure Zone Kids’ Area will be full of fun with a fully functioning fire truck, 3 jumping houses, photos of the kids and other activities. The featured movie, “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure”, starts at 6pm. All activities at the Fire Truck Adventure Zone are always free of charge.

Congress St. is open to automobile traffic, so you can easily visit your favorite restaurant or bar. There will be a lot of activity to see on all the Downtown streets and sme Downtown merchants will offer discounts and specials as you stroll about.

T.O.P. The Top of Pennington Street Garage Roof, corner of Scott Ave. and Pennington St., free
5-9pm: The BlueRays, classic rock & blues with a vintage soul twist

The Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress, free
7pm: Dennis Jones-Blues, guitarist

Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress, tickets start at $22
7:30pm YG (rap)

Hotel Congress: 311 E. Congress $5
6:30pm AuRevior Mariannel Dessard Farewell Show & Fundraiser for Tucson SXSW Showcase

FC TUCSON SOCCER, Ronstadt Transit Center 6th Ave. and Congress
5-9pm FC Tucson is hosting 2nd Saturdays Street Soccer—street soccer fun for all ages and levels

As significant progress continues to be made with streetcar construction, vehicular access to Downtown is improving, and all the parking garages will be open and accessible.