Hi Blues fans!

Welcome 2022! I hope everyone had a good holiday! My family and I had a good holiday – nothing too exciting and I’ll take it! Here in Flagstaff we are finally getting some much needed snow! It was strange having December temperatures in the 60s, so the snow is a very welcome site. Hopefully I’ll be able to get up to the mountain to take advantage of it.

Well, we officially have a new ticketing partner, events.com. Things might look a little different when purchasing tickets this year, but rest assured it should be an easy process. Speaking of tickets, they do go on sale February 1st!  As a reminder, keep a lookout for the email with the link to purchase tickets!

Surprisingly December was a busy month for Blues, I have finalized all the music contracts, I’m working on securing a tenting company, another new one. I’m working on sponsorship sales, security, parking, shuttles, marketing, literally everything! And yet I’m still waking up in the middle of the night with a list of things I still need to get done.

The focus for January will be of course setting up our ticketing page and platform, as well as pricing tickets. My costs have gone up, and when I say gone up, OMG I about fell off my chair. The ticket prices will need to be raised, slightly in order to accommodate these higher prices for literally everything. I’m also working on how much parking we have on site, where I can send others to park and have them shuttled to the event for free, hotel rooms for bands and staff. Honestly the list is just too long to type out, but at the same time I’m super excited because do you know what that means? WE ARE HAVING A BLUES FESTIVAL IN JUNE!!!

I’m over the moon excited about finally having our festival back! I’m getting questions about COVID and how I am going to proceed – right now, I don’t know. We are 6 months out… a lot can happen. If the State and/or City tell me I have to do something, then of course I will. If the CDC has recommendations on what to do, then I will do those as well. But as of right now, there are no concrete plans either way. I know that will upset some people on both sides but it is what it is. Neither of us can predict the future, and if you can, please give me a call!

Anyway, I hope you’re excited to see the incredible 2022 lineup that we’ve put together, and my god I hope you love it! Well, back to work for me!

Remember – Tuesday, February 1, 2022 tickets go on sale!!!