Good Morning Blues Fans!

Happy Fourth of July!  It’s kind of a bummer it falls on a Wednesday, but we’ll be at the parade and have a BBQ that afternoon.  Jen and I wish you all a very happy 4th!

Quick update – Tumors have shrunk 50%, markers are in normal range at 16.  Chemo dropped from 3 weeks on and 1 week off to every other week!   Life is fabulous and I plan on being around for MANY more Blues and Brews Festivals!  Thank you to everyone who has prayed, sent healing energy, and who has been following and cheering for me.  I feel the love every day and it’s working!!

I’ve received a lot of suggestions on acts this year, and we’d like to thank all the people who participated in the survey!  I can’t tell you all how much we appreciate the feedback.  Some of it is really helpful, some I wish we could do, but it’s impossible, and while I’d love to have a lineup with Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples headlining, I’m afraid 100K for a headliner is well, WAY OUT OF OUR LEAGUE right now!
Rest assured, I have all the suggestions, plus the bands that I’ve been looking at, and in January, Jen and I are hoping we can attend the International Blues Competition in Memphis to find a band that will blow everyone away!  Can you tell I LOVE my job?

I thought instead of just blathering (which I realize is my strength), I’d let you all know about some fun things happening in Flagstaff.  While I’m ready to pass out over 88 degrees, I realize it’s all relative, so I just wanted to let everyone know about some of the things we like to do in Flagstaff.

On July 14th we’ll have the Food Truck Frenzy at the County fairgrounds, and every Sunday we have the Community Market at the City Hall parking lot.  Jen and I were there last Sunday and picked up some Hauser corn!!!!   Hauser corn is grown in Camp Verde and is the best in the state.  After we each only bought a couple of ears, we agreed, we need more corn!

July really only has one large festival and that’s the Celtic Festival, July 21st and 22nd.  It’s just down the street from the Blues, and it ALWAYS rains, and for those of you who didn’t listen to me in June, bring a jacket for the evenings.   We also have the Lunar Legacy kickoff on July 20th (okay, this is shaping up to be a fabulous weekend).  What is the Lunar Legacy?   It’s the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the first moonwalk.   The actual day is July 20, 2019 – so we’re kicking off a year of events celebrating the involvement of Flagstaff, Lowell Observatory, the Naval Observatory, Meteor Crater and so many more.  If you love the dark skies this will be an event you won’t want to miss.

So, come back up to the cooler temps and yes, the forest may be closed, but Flagstaff is open!