August 14, 2010 2nd Saturdays

Celebrate Tucson! Free Concert at the Fox for Tucson’s Birthday!

Roll Acosta, Triple Double Band, The Tryst!

Special 2nd Saturdays Discount for
 BODIES Exhibit!

Street Performances!

Arts and Crafts Vendors!

Downtown Business Specials!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

Celebrate Tucson! A Tribute to the Cultures of Tucson

Featuring entertainment from local groups including Sticks & Fingers, Los Gallegos, and Mariachi Sonido de Mexico. Special guests include Olga Flores, Salvador Duran and the Gospel Music Workshop of America!

The event coincides with Tucson’s Birthday month-long celebration and the monthly 2nd Saturday Night festivities in Downtown Tucson. The free event, presented in collaboration with Tucson Meet Yourself, will also offer a special memories tribute to Cele Peterson. Donations gratefully accepted.

Show, 7pm-9pm: Celebrate Tucson!

Scott Avenue Main Stage @ Broadway Blvd.


The Tryst photo: Ariel Campbell

6:30pm-7:30pm: Roll Acosta – Acoustic/Pop/Rock
“The group possesses an indie pop groove with catchy melodies and relatable lyrics.” -Ashley James, Daily Wildcat

7:45-9pm: Triple Double Band – Psychedelic/Reggae/Swing
“Tucson’s Triple Double Band creates sunny-day, reggae-tinged rock.” — Arizona Daily Star

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!

Hotel Arizona, 181 W. Broadway Blvd., 624-8711

9:30pm-12:30am: Holmes-Levinson Group, a powerhouse trio playing sultry blues & jazz.

Street Performances – Indian Village Lot Congress/Scott

West Wall: Cinema La Placita screens family-friendly film shorts

East Wall: Ultimate Electronics hosts Rock Band video competitions.

Plus various kids activities!


Street Performances – Along Congress Street

6-6:15: Pipers Band herald in the event

7pm-10pm: Critical Stilts demonstrate their physical prowess

Street Performances – Ronstadt Transit Center @ 6th Ave & Congress St

Blanco Cliff – guitar & fiddle

Garvin’s Divine Dog Demos

Bootleg Martini
 – acoustic/folk rock

A Son y Sol – Latin American music with a twist

Magician John Coppin

Street Performances – Rockin’ Queen, 45 S. 6th Ave.

6pm-10pm: Illusionist Michael Howell

Street Performances – Chicago Store, 130 E. Congress St.

6pm-10pm: Toby Chivers – 13 year-old rock guitarist.

Street Performances – Beowulf Alley Theatre, 11 S. 6th Ave.

6pm-8pm: Sunny Italy & Washboard Ford – blues

8pm-10pm: Moss Orion – steel drums

Street Performances – Flanagan’s Celtic Corner, 222 E. Congress St.

7pm: Best Legs in Kilts Contest

Street Performances – MEB Management, 120 E. Congress St.

8pm – 10pm: Tammy West and The Culprits

Street Performances – Congress Street @ Stone Avenue

6:15pm-6:30pm: 7 Pipers Band – Bag pipers

7pm-10pm: Les Avenge – Beat boy acrobatics

Street Performances – Desert Bloom, 27 N. Stone Ave.

7pm-9pm: Zumba demonstrations & interactive classes with Andrea Gonzales.

Street Performances – June’s Corner Store, 10 E. Broadway Blvd.

6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm: Capoeira Brasil Tucson demonstrates Brazilian martial art/dance with live music.

Kid’s Activities – Chase Bank Plaza, NE corner Broadway & Stone

5:30-9pm: Arts & crafts, bubble yoga, more!

7:30pm-9pm: d’Vie & Scotto

Downtown Venues

Club Congress 311 E. Congress St. The Phenomenauts, 7pm.
Flanagan’s Celtic Corner 222 E. Congress St. Best Legs in Kilts Contest, 7pm.
Hotel Congress Patio 311 E. Congress St. String Figures, 7pm.
Maynard’s Market & Kitchen 400 N. Toole Ave. Uber Jam, 7pm.
O2 Modern Fitness 186 E. Broadway Blvd. Free community African drum and dance session, 7-8pm
Red Room @ Grill 100 E. Congress St. St. George Rosenberg, Acorn Bcorn, Gentlemen Jesse, Barreracudas
Sacred Machine 245 E. Congress St. Andrew Sanchez of Sleep Crime & Philip Wade
The Screening Room 127 E. Congress St. Animation Shorts @ 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.
Vaudeville 110 E. Congress St. Al Foul