Wickenburg to Host Fortieth Annual Bluegrass Festival & Fiddle Championship


The Four Corner States Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival, Nov. 8–10, is sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce, and it is one of the oldest bluegrass festivals in the Southwest. Featured bands entertaining all three days at the festival are Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Incidental Bluegrass, and The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. Additionally, contestants will compete in […]

Explore the Centrality of Water in Our Lives with Black Canyon Heritage Park


Black Canyon Heritage Park (BCHP) is hosting its final two “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” events in October and November. The “Water, Black Canyon City & Me” programs lead up to the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street traveling “Water/Ways” exhibition coming to Cañon School (34630 South School Loop Road, Black Canyon City) Dec. 14 […]

Camp Verde Performing Arts Center Announces New Season


The Phillip England Center for the Performing Arts Foundation announced that its 2019–20 concert schedule will kick off with the annual Labor Day Jazz Festival Aug. 30, featuring the Bresnan Unplugged Ensemble. The Festival continues Aug. 31 with the Dom Moio Quintet. Moio will be joined by Nick Manson, a jazz pianist and two-time Emmy […]

Waking Up In Budapest


By Kathi Kovach Koenig It’s just before dusk as we slowly head into the city. Suddenly, our driver takes a quick turn, skirting traffic. Circling a flower-lined roundabout, he stops in front of a glistening hotel set in a centuries-old backdrop. I’m immediately struck by the beauty of fading light and color, the mix of […]

Collaboration Pairs Wildlife Conservation With Craft Beer


Through an innovative public-private partnership, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) and Mother Road Brewing Co. present Conserve and Protect Kӧlsch. In a creative twist on funding for wildlife conservation, Flagstaff-based Mother Road Brewing Co. has released special-edition cans of its Conserve and Protect Kӧlsch-style ale. As the sunset-orange, purple-mountain colored label says, “Conserve […]

Enjoy Classic Rides and Cool Temps at Show Low Car Show


The 10th annual Cruz’n the Rim Car Chow, scheduled for May 31 – June 1 in Show Low, features classics of all ages, including Rat Rods. Festivities start Friday, May 31, with a 5pm cruise to Hatch Toyota and free burger burn and root beer floats.  Register on site starting Friday from noon–5pm, and Saturday 7–9am, […]

Explore the Benefits of Dark Skies and Amazing Nocturnal Creatures


Visitors are invited to join Tumacácori National Historical Park staff and scientists on National Bat Appreciation Day, April 17, from 7–8:30pm to experience beautiful dark skies and learn about the amazing creatures of the night. Under the blanket of darkness, the desert comes alive with animals of all shapes and sizes venturing into the cool […]

Slow Down & Enjoy the Ride — Grand Canyon Railway’s ‘Iron Horse’ Gallops On


The steam engine changed everything. It created time zones, kick-started the Industrial Revolution and 150 years ago the Transcontinental Railroad was created, connecting the East and West coasts and reducing travel from around five months to about five days. It opened up the possibilities of exploring destinations all across America, including the South Rim of […]

Sedona International Film Festival Celebrates Twenty-Five Years


More than 165 films — from Oscar-nominated documentaries to narrative features, narrative short films, documentary short films and animated shorts — will highlight the 25th anniversary Sedona International Film Festival, Feb. 23 – March 3. “Just saying the words, ‘25th anniversary,’ stops us in our tracks,” said executive director Pat Schweiss. “Looking back, it’s been […]

Jeneve Rose Mitchell to Perform at Arizona Folklore Preserve


Jeneve Rose Mitchell brings her whole family to the stage at the Arizona Folklore Preserve Feb. 10. Her whole instrument family, that is. There’s her cello, “Bubbles;” her mandolin, “Octavius;” her fiddle, “Billy;” her ukulele, “Brownie;” her guitar, “Martina;” and her harp, “Hallie.” Yes, she plays them all during each performance. And yes, she plays […]