8 days away from the Flagstaff Blues Festival!

8 days away from the Flagstaff Blues Festival!

Hi Blues Fans!

Well we are officially 8 days away from the 9th Annual Festival! Can you believe it’s already here? I sure can’t! This means I have 8 days to finalize all the details, I’m kidding we are ready! Are you ready for 2 days of incredible blues music? I still can’t believe how great of a lineup each day is! Thank you for all the suggestions on musicians, I really do take them to heart.

I figured I’d use this email to let you know some FAQs I keep getting, as well as some details when you come on site.

Frequently asked questions
1. We are sold out of VIP tickets, but there are General Admission tickets available! Click HERE to buy yours!

2. Parking is sold out but the other options are to ride your bike, take an uber or lyft or ride our FREE shuttle from NAU parking lot P62. Click HERE for more details.

3. Click HERE to learn what you can’t bring into the festival

4. Can’t afford a ticket? VOLUNTEER! I still need help. Click HERE to sign up

Fundraising… I’m not sure everyone is aware but this festival raises money for the Flagstaff Unified School District Foundation. Last year they set up the Debbi Grogan Memorial Fund in honor of my mother, and with our festival we raised over $22,000 for music education. The foundation gave out ALL of that money last year.  I hope to raise $40,000 this year, so how can you help do that? Well first, buy alcohol, a portion of all sales goes directly to them. Second, buy a raffle ticket to win a signed guitar by all the bands. They will have one for Friday and one for Saturday. And finally, just stop by there booth and donate directly to them. The Foundation is 100% run by volunteers and is funded only by donations. Let’s help Flagstaff Schools get the money they need!

Here is a list of our Food vendors and what they are bringing!

Satchmo’s BBQ – Pulled Pork, Blackened Catfish and more!
Cody Coyote Kettle Corn – Kettle corn (duh), cotton candy, Italian ice, nachos, and lemonade
3 in the Trees – Fried Brussel Sprouts, Quesadilla, Green Chile Chicen Tacos, Zona Tacos, and more!
Timberline Ice Cream – Organic Ice Cream
Springtide Catering – Mac and Cheese with the following toppings, Plain, Pulled Pork, Chicken and Lobster
Merkin Vineyards Kebab Truck – Marinated Beef, Chicken or Veggie Kababs with Saffron Berry rice & Naan bread.
Alchemy Roast Coffee and Tea – I’m pretty sure you can guess what they will be serving
Tot Box – House made mashed potato tots smothered in a variety of delicious toppings.
Lobstar –  Lobster Rolls and Tacos, Shrimp Tacos, Clam Chowder, Fish N Chips, and Lobster Bisque.

We will also have a wide variety of booths to check out from Arizona Snowbowl, Cabelas, Cutco Cutlery, Leaf Filter, T-Mobile, Jewelry vendors, Spices and Seasonings, Wine bottle creations, candy, jerky, electric bike tours, antler dog chews, face painting and henna tattoo, personal care products, hot sauces, licorice, and clothing.  You can check out the full list HERE.

The Phoenix Blues Society, the Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation, the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame and the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise will also be in attendance.

We can’t forget about our incredible sponsors who will also be on site, Twin Arrows Casino, Flagstaff Subaru, The Arizona Lottery, Aetna Medicare Solutions, The Dog Wash, Noble Herb and for the first time, the Continental Country Club will be there!

Along with all of these incredible booths, we’ll have a free Photo Booth brought to you by Russ Lyon Realty. We have a free sunscreen station thanks to North Country Health Care. Of course we’ll have a First Aide tent as well as our information tent if you’ve got any questions. Again, we have our FREE water refill station thanks to DSB Distributing and arrowhead water.

Don’t forget to go to the Merchandise tent to get your official Blues and Brews T-shirts, tank tops, hoodies, long sleeve, hats, and so much more!

Alright folks, that about covers it.

See you soon!