Second Saturday


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Tucson, AZ, -December 31, 2014-Tucson, AZ-The NEW YEAR is here and with winter hours, 2nd Saturdays Downtown will provide lots to see and do all along Congress and at Jacome Plaza (Pennington/Stone).  The winter hours are 2-8pm with the 94.9 MIX/fm/Scott Street Stage programmed with a brand new band(see SQWRL description listed with entertainment schedule below) and some trusted entertainment from 4-7pm.  There is always something for everyone to keep you entertained the entire day.   2nd Saturdays is an urban street festival that has food to sample, vendors to check out and the magic of street performers to capture you as you stroll Congress St from Toole Ave. to Church Ave. Some of the downtown businesses also offer specials or their own entertainment. It’s family friendly and fun for all ages. Many of the vendors and sponsors have drawings during the evening.  Don’t miss the Downtown scene along Sun Link’s Downtown route. Hop on at any stop along the Sun Link corridor to be part of 2nd Saturdays January 10th. 
The Kids’ Area at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum located at 414 N. Toole has interactive fun for the kids starting at  4pm and a free movie.  The movie January 10th is The Polar Express and starts at 5:30pm.  Activities also include free rides on a choo-choo, a magician and many other exciting things for your little ones.
Valet Service Downtown:  Imperial Valet now provides valet service for the convenience of anyone coming to downtown on 2nd Saturdays.  Look for them on Congress just before the Stone Ave. intersection.  Imperial Valet provides a great way for anyone to leave their car with the attendant and have it parked while they get to take part in all the
2nd Saturdays activities.
West Side Rides Car Club:  Look for this great collection of vintage cars on 6th Avenue.  Many of the cars present represent other clubs and owners. 
94.9 MIXfm Scott Ave. Stage:
3pm-4pm: Aztral Folk Ethno Psychedelic Fusion
4:15pm-5:15pm: Roth D’Lux Acoustic Prairie Soul
5:30pm-7pm: SQWRL Rock with an Alternative Edge
The Sinfonía HealthCare house band goes public by popular demand.  A few lucky friends and family have heard the warehouse band that plays at Sinfonía’s corporate headquarters at Stone and Toole weekly.  Comprised of healthcare execs, physicians and pharmacists the members are unlikely rock gods, but can they play!  Playing unique and soulful twists on legacy songs over several generations the band is known for dangerously good covers of the Foo Fighters, Coldplay, Nirvana, Jack White, Sidewinders and Incubus mixed with soulful jazz vocalized by lead female singer Aimee Keller (a pharmacist by day and jazz diva by night).  Each member brings a different taste in music and the band covers several generations of rock from Santana, Bon Jovi to Radiohead, along with melodic and infectious originals. Their name pays homage to Dug, the talking dog from the movie UP, who inexplicably shouts out Squirrel mid-sentence when districted by an imaginary varmint.  Each member is an accomplished musician and blended they make a remarkable band, capable of everything from heavy metal to soft jazz.  Members are:  Jim Kloster-guitar and vocals, Kevin Cain-bass, Fletcher McCusker- drums, guitar and percussion, Aimee Keller-vocals, Michael Deitch-drums, Christian Moher-keyboards and Tony Whitaker-lead guitar.
Bike-In Movie Night at The Joel D. Valdez Main Library Downtown will be showing a documentary film geared to adults regarding farming, etc.  Also, the Food Coop will have an info table at the event as well. Should be a cold, brisk, fun time! 
FOX THEATRE, 17 W. Congress St.,  Jeff Bridges and The Abiders
7:30pm   Regular Ticket Prices–Join Oscar-winning actor, singer, and songwriter Jeff Bridges and The Abiders live at the Fox in an evening of soulful music and engaging storytelling. Performing songs from the film CrazyHeart as well as from his albums Jeff Bridges and Be Here Soon.
HOTEL CONGRESS, 311 E. Congress St.,
Check for shows and events.
 RIALTO THEATRE:  318 W. Congress St., The English Beat
8pm,  $21.50 – $26.50 , Dave Wakeling continues to tour the world as The English Beat with an amazing all-star ska backing and playing all the hits of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs.
2nd Saturdays starts at 2pm and last until 8pm for the winter.  Look for more details, parking and the complete schedule at
   Sponsors for 2015 are: AT&T, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, CenturyLink, Click Automotive Team,  DTP,  Hotel Congress, Hotel Tucson Center Inn Suites, Imperial Valet, 94.9MIXfm Radio, KOLD-TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, QuikPrint, Park Tucson,  The Rialto Block Project, Scott Stiteler & Rudy Dabdoub and Visit Tucson.