Can it be that time again? For the fun-filled and eventful downtown urban street fest? Go on downtown to E. Congress Street on August 14, starting at 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Here’s the event schedules:
At the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress, for free, starting at 7 p.m.:
Celebrate Tucson! A Tribute to the Cultures of Tucson (and a tribute in memory to Cele Peterson):
Featuring entertainment from local groups including STICKSnFINGERS, Los Gallegos, and Mariachi Sonido de Mexico. Special guests include Olga Flores, Salvador Duran, Gabriel Ayala, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America, as well as the Tucson Chinese School Lion Dancers.
This event is co-sponsored by District 5 Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias and SEIU (Service Employees International Union).
At the Scott Avenue Stage (between E. Congress and E. Broadway):
6:30pm-7:30pm: Roll Acosta: Acoustic/Pop/Rock
7:45-9pm: Triple Double Band: Psychedelic/Reggae/Swing
9:15pm-10:30pm: The Tryst: Funk/Jazz/Soul
“Contenders in three categories for the 2010 TAMMIES (Tucson Area Music Awards) – best jazz band, best female vocalist and best horn player. Come and see why they are deserving of such accolades!”
Plus lots of craft vendors, food booths, street performers. Human statues (see photos courtesy of Donovan Dean Durband below) have been present before at other Saturdays, but sadly not this weekend. There’s always lots to do and lots to enjoy every 2nd Saturday Downtown.
Check it all out on their website at www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com.
Enjoy this urban street fest. Tell all your friends!
8/15/10 UPDATE (photo gallery, click here).