June 12, 2010 2nd Saturdays

Tucson, AZ – Following its first event that saw an estimated crowd of 10,000, the 2nd Saturdays organization has announced the lineup for its second free event to be held June 12, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in downtown Tucson, from the Rialto Theatre to Hotel Arizona along Congress and its side streets.

The Fox Theatre will again be offering free admission and will feature Creedence Again, the country’s premier Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute band from Chicago. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the first set at 7:00 p.m. Street musicians from a cappella performers, a pipe and drum corps, country artists to jazz musicians will line Congress and Sixth Avenue along with food vendors and local craftsmen.



Drama Club
Drama Club : photo by Gregory McNamee
Leila Lopez
Leila Lopez : photo by Michael Longstaff





6:30pm-7:30pm: Drama Club
Drama Club is designed with the shake-a-tail-feather-dancer in mind – specializing in 60s soul and 70s funk…songs not normally tackled by other Tucson cover bands – including works by Etta James, Koko Taylor, Ike & Tina Turner, Joan Osborne, Stevie Nicks and Rare Earth, just to name a few.

7:45pm-9:00pm: Leila Lopez
“The songs, while being what one might ostensibly refer to as folk music, balance assertiveness and sensitivity, navigate lyrics both oblique and frank, and incorporate the influences of jazz and rock.” Tucson Weekly (Gene Armstrong)

9:15pm-10:30pm: Sand Rubies
“Straightforward rock with a bit of desert twang and pop hooks, and, as much as anyone, was responsible for the invention of the genre known as desert rock…Inducted into the Tucson Weekly’s Tucson Music Hall of Fame in 2008.” Tucson Weekly (Stephen Seigel)


7-Pipers Band kicks off the fun with a meandering performance that starts at 5:30pm by the Fox Theatre, travels along the south side of Congress Street, performs for a bit at the empty lot on Congress between Stone and Scott Avenues, and will continue along Congress Street and finish up outside of the Rialto Theatre.

Mirror Image



Congress/6th Avenue @ RTC

5:30pm6:30pm: Beatnik Dream Vacation – blues/jazz.

6:30pm-7:30pm: Mirror Image – Andrea and Juliet are an acoustic duo that won the AZ Daily Star Battle of the Bands in 2008, and recorded their first song & music video, “Miserable Thing,” on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The song went on to become a Grand Prize winner for session 1 of the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in the jazz category. From there, Mirror Image won a trip to play the NAMM show in Anaheim, 2009.

7pm-9pm: John Coppin The expert balloon artist is also a master magician who involves children in creating the magic!

8pm-10pm: Michael Howell The engaging, multi-talented Michael will be delighting crowds with his juggling & illusions!

8:15-8:45: Beatnik Dream Vacation – blues/jazz.

9:30pm-10:30pm: Catacoustic Groove – a cappella, rock/soul/R&B, and winners of multi-TAMMIE awards from the Tucson Weekly.

Flanagan’s Celtic Corner 222 E. Congress St.
7:30-8:15 & 8:45-9:30: Tucson Fire Department’s Pipe & Drums

Chicago Store 130 E. Congress St.
6pm-8pm: 1 Phat DJ

The Screening Room127 E. Congress St.
6:30-7; 7:30-8; 8:30-9: Hank Topless (country, singer/songwriter) Performing sets between the 30 minute screenings by local filmmakers.

Congress/Stone by Fox Theatre

The Dusty Buskers

6pm-8pm: The Dusty Buskers – Americana/bluegrass/Celtic, and winners of multi-TAMMIE awards from the Tucson Weekly.

8pm-10pm: Jimmy Carr – Multi-instrumentalist & Renaissance man extraordinaire on accordion, JC is full of talent and surprises.

Old Pueblo Garage
6pm-8pm: (-J.)™ – ukulele, guitar, folk
8pm-10pm: Cruz Billy – Delta blues


Fox Tucson Theatre 17 W. Congress
Creedence Again

Hotel Congress 311 E. Congress
mc chris, Math the Band

Grill 100 E. Congress
George Rosenburg, Tom Walbank

Uptown Bistro 100 N. Stone Ave.
Live jazz with Tony Frank & mixed ensemble.

Vaudeville 110 E. Congress
Robert the Devil, The Monitors