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Tucson’s 2nd Saturdays Downtown Celebrates Latin Music Month

August 25, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — September’s 2nd Saturdays Downtown will help celebrate Calle Congresso, an entire month of Latin music and festivities that was created by a number of downtown Tucson event organizers. On September 10, the stages and streets of downtown Tucson will be full of Latin music. Descarga, Tucson’s own 10-piece Latin jazz and salsa band, will fill the Fox Theatre with Latin rhythms, with a free performance at 7:00pm.

    Featured on the Scott Avenue Stage:

    --       6:30-7:30pm: Ted Ramirez
              Teodoro "Ted" Ramirez is a premier Southwestern folk
              musician, singer/songwriter, and storyteller
              intensely committed to presenting the beautiful and
              powerful stories of his homeland using original and
              traditional Southwestern music and stories.

         --  7:45-9:00pm: A Son y Sol
              Latin American Music with a Twist -From the streets
              of Tucson, A Son y Sol became one of the most
              acclaimed bands to dance and shout to. Recently
              performing in some of the biggest venues here in
              Tucson: 2nd Saturdays, Club Crawl, Hotel Congress, to
              name only a few.

         --  9:15-10:30pm: Suerte
              Suerte will take you back to yesteryear with the Old
              School Tejano classics.  Suerte offers a wide range
              of classics as well as new, original material!


    Featured at The Rialto Theatre:

         --  11:00pm: Jefferson Starship (Doors open at 10:30pm)
              Jefferson Starship with Jefferson Airplane founder
              Paul Kantner will perform for all ages; cost is $30
              for general admission advance purchase.

         --  8:00pm: Comedian Doug Benson (Doors open at 7:00pm)
                                    All ages show, cost is $21/$26.

    Featured at the Congress Hotel:

         --  7:00pm: James McMurtry
              Texas rock and Americana singer and songwriter.  Cost
              is $15.

As usual, the Cricket Kids’ Area will be full of fun with the Cricket jumping castle and other activities. The FREE movie is “Cars,” rated G. The movie begins at approximately 7:30 pm. Congress Street will also be lined with music, stilt-walkers, break dancers, living statues, and vendors. Downtown Merchants will offer discounts and specials.

2nd Saturdays Downtown runs from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. Sponsors are: Click Automotive Team, Cricket, Carondelet Health Network, KOLD TV Channel 13, KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio, MEB Property Management, Bank of Tucson and Providence Service Corp.

For a full schedule and parking info visit www.2ndSaturdays.com.

For images and information on performers, contact: Program Director, Jamie Manser at 520-270-3213 jamie@zocalotucson.com.

SOURCE 2nd Saturdays Downtown

Source: PR Newswire