2nd Saturdays Celebrates 3 Years

May 11, 2013 |

Aztral Folk

Since May 2010, 2nd Saturdays Downtown has consistently entertained event attendees with quality Tucson bands, street performers, acoustic acts and more. Local arts non-profits like Odaiko Sonora and Tucson Circus Arts have lent their talents over the years; Cinema La Placita has provided the free, outdoor film screenings since the event’s inception.

While hiccups in Tucson’s normally temperate weather have affected the crowds, the populace always came back to the event upon clear climes. Summertime typically sees throngs of people coming out to take in what downtown has to offer.

It has been about a year that Congress Street was off limits to vehicular traffic for the modern streetcar construction. Now that those days are (mostly) behind us, the travel paths are open to the masses to enjoy the local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, retail outlets and Downtown’s unique, historic performance venues.

For its 3rd Anniversary, the free event is featuring wide-ranging genres on the Scott Avenue stage. Opening at 6:30 p.m. is ethno-psychedelic fusion band Aztral Folk; following is Kevin Pakulis and The Coyote Supper Club (8 p.m.-9:15 p.m.). In-between acts, is the alluring Belly Dance Tucson with Atom Heart Mother, a Pink Floyd tribute band, gracing the stage from 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The event is introducing a new venue, T.O.P., located on the roof of the Pennington Street Garage at 110 E. Pennington St. with classic rock band Five Way Street performing up there between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Borderlands Brewery will be selling beer on the roof.

Get more information at 2ndSaturdays.com and follow the event at Ffacebook.com/2ndSaturdaysDowntown.

Category: Community, DOWNTOWN / UNIVERSITY / 4TH AVE, Entertainment, MUSIC