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2nd SATURDAYS CELEBRATES THE STREETCAR LAUNCH
Tucson, AZ, -July 30, 2014— Tucson, AZ- Get on board and check out the Downtown scene along Sun Link’s Downtown route. Hop on at any stop along the Sun Link corridor to be part of the activities at 2nd Saturdays on August 9TH. The eclectic line up of bands at the 94.9 MIXfm Stage and the street scene create an urban street festival that has food to sample, vendors to check out and the magic of street performers to entertain you. 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.
Connect In the City is a very successful summer discount program that was launched in June and runs through August. The purchase of a $5 card (available at all participating businesses and directly from the website tucsonsummer.com) will bring you fantastic discounts throughout the area when presented to a participating merchant. The list is impressive, and the very handy and mobile-friendly website will give you a list of all the participants in the downtown district.
The Kids’ Area at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum located at 414 N. Toole has interactive fun for the kids starting at about 5:30pm and a free movie. The movie August 9th will be “Toy Story” (1995) and starts at 7:30pm.
West Side Rides car club lines 6th Ave. north of Congress with classic cars. Their wax and paint draw in the crowd.
The Maracana Indoor Sports Arena will sponsor a demonstration by the Lil” Kickers Soccer for Kids on The Beach located at the MLK lot at 55 North 5th (located at 5th & Toole). The demonstration starts at 5:30pm followed at 6:30pm by fun, energetic soccer games for all ages.
94.9 MIXfm Scott Ave. Stage:
6:30-7:30pm: Heather Hardy & The Lil’ Mama Band blues/rock/funk
7:30pm: Tucson Circus Arts
7:45-9pm: I See Hawks in L.A. Psychedelic Country Rockers
9pm: Tucson Circus Arts
9:15-10:15pm: Ronstadt Generations Tucson Roots/Americana
|FOX THEATRE, 17 W. Congress St., A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE 7:30PM Marlon Brando made his first indelible mark on audiences in this powerful adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Blanche du Bois who struggles to hold on to her fading Southern gentility against the brutish badgering of her brother-in-law, Stanley Kowalski (Brando). Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden and the rich black-and-white cinematography were all awarded Oscars for this cinematic classic. While Brando was the only one of the film’s four Oscar-nominated actors not to secure a win, his passionate cries of “Stella! Stella! Stella!” remain etched forever in Hollywood history. The movie’s release date was September 18, 1951 and was directed by Elia Kazan.|
HOTEL CONGRESS, 311 E. Congress St., SATURDAZE DANCE PARTY w/ DJ Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & JALPH
10pm: FREE, 21+, Join resident DJs Bob Felix, Sid the Kid, & Jalph for what has become one of Tucson’s funnest Saturday nights. Free entry, $4 Stoli flavors & Maker’s Mark, & all your favorite hits from yesterday and today on two stages. DO NOT forget your dancing shoes.
RIALTO THEATRE: 318 W. Congress St., FRANKIE BALLARD, THE CADILLAC THREE
7:30PM: ALL AGES, $19-25, The best music is about connection, that place where words and music allow an artist’s reality to fire real emotion in listeners. And it’s just that connection that has been at the heart of Frankie Ballard’s rise as an artist.
2nd Saturdays starts at 5pm and last until 10:30pm. Look for more details, parking and the complete schedule atwww.2ndsaturdays.com.
Sponsors for 2014 are: AT&T, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, CenturyLink, Click Automotive Team, Crest Insurance, DTP, Elegant Thought, Hotel Congress, Hotel Tucson Center Inn Suites, 94.9MIXfm Radio, KOLD-TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, QuikPrint, ParkWise, The Herbert, The Pioneer Building, The Rialto Block Project, Scott Stiteler & Rudy Dabdoub and Visit Tucson.