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Support the artists, musicians, and events that make Bisbee great! All shows are free unless noted – tip your servers and don’t forget to TIP THE BAND! A good starting point is $5 x the number in your party. Addresses, websites, and phone numbers of venues, if available, are at the bottom of the list. NOTE THE NEW “BISBEE PERSON OF THE WEEK!” — SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE WHO IT IS!
Bisbee Grand Hotel Bar & Restaurant. Booze. Beds. Food. Live Music. Burlesque. Voted #1 Venue in Cochise County! 61 Main St 520-432-5900 www.bisbeegrandhotel.com
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Tuesday May 9
Superstar busker CHRISTA LEIGH plays 12 – 3 at the Copper Queen for lunch
A CRAFT GROUP is at Electric Brewing Co. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, etc. 1 pm weekly
LIT TUESDAYS with MIKE MONTOYA at Hitching Post 6:30 – 9:30 pm – show up to play a song or just relax by the fireplace (video of fire in spring/summer)
The Bisbee Community Chorus rehearses every Tuesday 6-8:30 starting March 21 for May 20 & 21 concerts. Presbyterian annex, 24 Howell. No auditions, everyone welcome.
POOL TOURNAMENT every Tuesday at St. Elmo 7:30 pm $5 double elimination – winner takes all!
TIKI TUESDAYS at Bisbee Social Club (BSC) drink specials and exotic music
Weds May 10
OPEN STUDIO ART at the Senior Center every Weds 9 am – all mediums. BYO supplies and easel
LEATHER TOOLING at the Senior Center every Weds 12:30 – 2 pm
JAM NIGHT Bisbee Grand 6-10ish – bring your ax, sticks, and picks, and play with a gaggle of Bisbee’s best musicians but players of all levels are welcome and encouraged to sign up for a 15-minute/3 song slot. Full drum kit, keyboard, and amp backline (usually a guitar and bass you can borrow, too).
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
KARAOKE at Copper Queen Hotel 6 pm
A METALLICA CONCERT from 1989 screens at Hitching Post 7 pm
Thursday May 11
Haunting Americana from KELLI BAKER at the Bisbee Grand https://sptfy.com/kellibaker
Punk from SOME KIND OF NIGHTMARE with guests BIG DEMONS at Hitching Post 7 pm https://sptfy.com/somekind
BOWLING FOR DILDOS St Elmo 9-11 pm – a Bisbee tradition
MIKE MONTOYA AND FRIENDS at Copper Queen 7 – 10 pm
OPEN JAM at Empyrion Hookah Lounge 6 pm. They supply the guitars, you supply the jam. $15 includes hookah and tobacco
Friday May 12
ICE CREAM SOCIAL at Copper Queen Library Annex 519 Melody Ln 12 – 2, clowns, face painting, hula hoops, activities, more. Music from THE PANTHER BAND. Sign up for summer reading programs. All ages welcome.
THE EXBATS bring their tuneful pop punk to The Courtyard for their annual Spring WingDing with special guests THE LEMON DROP GANG 7 pm $10 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-exbats-spring-wingding-at-the-bisbee-courtyard-tickets-612428769937?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
STARSHINE KARAOKE at American Legion Post #16 5 – 9 pm. Open to the public. The Bisbee Burger Truck will be there.
CHAD WEST DUO at Copper Queen Hotel 7 – 10 pm Hear new material and acoustic versions of some of the crowd favorites. www.chadwestmusic.com
KIRTAN WITH THE RED ROCK RISHIS, a transcendental party – music, mantra, meditation, vegetarian feast for all. Bhakti-yoga philosophy 6 – 8 pm Club K Kilimanjahro event center RSVP 801 686 – 7139
Comedy from REID BRACKENBURY at Chuckleheads 8 pm https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/reid-brackenbury
THE STEVE MORAMARCO CONSPIRACY play original “punk Americana” music. https://sptfy.com/NcVS Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – 12 am
AL SANDLER shows his art 3 weekends in May – accomplished painter with broad strokes and an eye for beauty 5 – 8 pm Covenant Presbyterian Church Annex 24 Howell St 5 – 8 pm Friday and Saturday 2 – 4 pm Sunday or by appointment 520 227 – 9531
MAGGHIE O’SHEA performs originals and covers on her ukelele Room 4 Bar patio in the Silver KIng Hotel 8 – 10 pm
CROWN SYNDICATE and GAGS Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/crownsyn
MOONTOUR lands their ethereal pop at 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand https://sptfy.com/moontour
Mike’s Amazing KARAOKE Experience now every Friday 6-10 pm Electric Brewing
Local vocal powerhouse MELISSA REAVES rocks Dot’s Diner for dinner 6:30 – 8:30 https://www.melissareaves.com/
HANK TOPLESS, GUTTER TOWN at the Quarry 8pm
Saturday May 13
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from BRIAN MULLINS AND FRIENDS while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals
CHESS CLUB on break until June
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues every Saturday at Bisbee Social Club 2 – 5 pm
DINNER AND SEANCE at Greenway Manor 401 Cole Ave., Warren 5 – 10 pm. Featuring Debe Braning (MVD Ghostchasers), Francine Powers (Haunted Bisbee), Marshall Shore (AZ Hip Historian) Mediterranean cuisine, cash bar to benefit Bisbee Pride $55 tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/seance-dinner-at-historical-greenway-manor-tickets-554750071397?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
DRAG BRUNCH Bisbee Grand noon
THE BARN SWALLOWS and JASON DEA WEST at Oldfield Oasis 4 – 8 pm – see featured event at top of listing. 5288 N Lead Stra. $10, BYOB, food on site! sptfy.com/barnswallows
GERRY BUTTERWICK tickles the ivories at Cafe Roka for dinner 5:30 – 8:30 – reservations required 35 Main St 520-432-5153
ALEX WILKERSON brings his indie pop to Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm googlemysoul.bandcamp.com
4 to 6 pm – Desert Gardening Simplified – a gardening talk and book signing with Noelle Johnson, the AZ Plant Lady. Community Church of Warren, 201 Arizona St. Free; donations encouraged.
Hard & heavy covers from DROP D at St Elmo 9 – 2 am
Former cave-dwelling comedian MAGGHIE O’SHEA hosts her monthly comedy show at the Hitching Post 8 pm with Sari Beliak, Derek Celaya, Genevieve Rice, Josiah Osego $ 5 cover
BIG DEMONS conjure up some rock at Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – 12 am
TRES PALOMAS land their unique indie rock on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm
OBSCURE MOVIE NIGHT at Empyrion Hookah Lounge 6 pm. $15 includes hookah and tobacco. Tonight’s feature is chosen by audience vote.
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
MAHAVIA plays Flamenco and Spanish music with powerful vocals www.mahavia.com at Dot’s Diner for dinner 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sunday May 14 Mother’s Day
ECSTATIC DANCE is a free-form dance gathering that often leads to feelings of ecstasy & well-being. Not confined to a nighttime environment, it is a bright & sunny event where attendees enjoy the journey of music with an inward focus. They now offer meditation at 9 am, focused movement at 10 am and dance at 11 am – come for one or all. $10 at Club K (Every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month),
BEN DALE brings his exotic homemade instruments to Grassy Park for an informal, impromptu drum circle and jam. Join in or just listen. Starting around 11 am.
Us Too, featuring Stevie Peavey and MIchael Matranga will play 40a jazz to Contemporary at the Bisbee Senior Center 11:30 – 12:30 + for their Mother’s Day Brunch.
MOTHERS OF MARIPOSA CELEBRATION at Studio Mariposa in Naco, Sonora on the border. Meet the kids and their moms. 3:30 – 5:30 pm Art projects and music by MAHAVIA. studiomariposa.org
Superstar busker CHRISTA LEIGH plays 12 – 3 at the Copper Queen for lunch
Bisbee legend TS HENRY WEBB, a former member of CBS supergroup The Flock plays Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm
GYPSY PIANO BLUES 2 – 4 plus
MOTHER’S DAY HAT MAKING WORKSHOP 3pm with Oliver and Cyn $10 for supplies and decor, $15, for hat, supplies, and decor Hitching Post
CAROLYN TORONTO’S SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 6 pm Hitching Post – sign up to play your songs
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
Indie, Folk, and Alternative style covers from BK MILLS Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
THE PANTHER BAND talented family playing originals and blues/classic rock covers Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://thepantherband.bandcamp.com/album/marching-toward-the-dust
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you?
Monday May 15
Superstar busker CHRISTA LEIGH plays 12 – 3 at the Copper Queen for lunch
OPEN MIC at St Elmo 7-9 pm hosted by Mr. Shantih Nicechops – one lucky performer whose name is pulled from a hat wins what’s in the tip jar!
KARAOKE at Hitching Post 7 pm
THE COPPER PIG … a neighborhood eatery
Sunday thru Wednesday 5 pm – 8 pm reservations required | 520-432-9970 | 412 Arizona St. Visit www.thecopperpigibsbee.com for menu
Your business here – contact me for info
Bisbee Pride June 16 – 18
More City Events including Copper Queen Library education and wellness events for adults and kids: https://www.bisbeeaz.gov/2351/Events
For a complete list of Senior Center activities email email@example.com
For science-related events and activities visit www.bisbeesciencelab.org
Saturday, May 13th. Shed It-Shred It returns to Bisbee. The Bisbee Community Chorus semi-annual fundraiser is from 9:00 to noon at the Bisbee Ace Hardware parking lot on Naco Highway. Chorus members and friends will be on location to help unload.
Shred-It of Tucson will receive and shred old personal documents on site as you watch. Suggested donation of $10.00 per box. You can also bring out-of-date and unwanted medications for disposal, old eyeglasses for the Lions Club program, and samples of toiletry items to pass on to local shelters.
LAST CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS!!
Scholarship #1 $1000.00
To a student pursuing further study in agriculture, food sustainability or culinary arts
Scholarship #2 $1000.00
To a student pursuing further study in art
dance or music.
To apply simply write an essay explaining why this is your passion, what your plans are for further study and what your hopes and dreams are for your future in these fields.
Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, and name of the further education institution along with a copy of your acceptance letter to the institution you will be attending in the fall.
Mail it to Bisbee Saturday Market
PO Box 415
Bisbee AZ 85603
Or submit it, in person at the information booth at Saturday Market any Saturday prior to 5/13/23
Again- these are for a student graduating from Bisbee High School in 2022/2023 school year.
Applications will be accepted until May 20, 2023.
We will contact you directly if you are chosen.
Let’s Dance – join us for a group dance classic working on West Coast Swing and Salsa. Everyone is welcome. First lesson free. At Club K – text or call Lonnie for details 480 586 5961.
Pottery lessons wheel throwing and hand building in Warren $120 3 Groups available Clay sculpture class $150 NO experience needed. Space is limited – scholarships available – email firstname.lastname@example.org
New shuttle service from Old Bisbee to San Jose Square, where Electric Brewing, Empyrion Hookah Lounge, VFW Post 832, and Bisbee Laundry and Cafe are located Call Susan 520 366 1348 will pick up anywhere in Bisbee
Free shuttle to and from Hitching Post on weekends contact Kevin 520 982 5919
Have a tune in your head? Steve Moramarco will help you turn it into a song. One on one songwriting lessons email email@example.com
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to tune into the Bargain Bin Ballyhoo on KBRP radio 96.1 FM or kbrpradio.com Tuesdays from 12 – 2 pm and rebroadcast Saturdays 9 – 11 pm
Venues – all in Bisbee AZ 85603 unless noted
American Legion Post #16 1422 HWY 92 (520) 366-4558
Bisbee Books & Music 2 Main St. in the Civic Center building
Bisbee Coffee Company 2 Copper Queen Plaza – music in the courtyard (520) 432-7879
Bisbee Grand Hotel 61 Main St 520-432-5900 Live music, full bar, and great food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. www.bisbeegrandhotel.com
Bisbee Hatchet House 34B Brewery Ave (520) 220-9462 https://bisbeehatchethouse.com/
Bisbee Senior Center 300 Collins Rd. (520) 432-2167 events not just for members or seniors
Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 67B Main St 520-366-3898 “Speakeasy” style bar with DJ, pool table, and live music 21 and up www.bisbeesocialclub.com
Bisbee Saturday Market Warren Vista Park https://bisbeesaturdaymarket.com/
Central School Project 43 Howell Ave (520) 432-4866 https://www.centralschoolproject.org/
Chuckleheads 41 Brewery Ave – Matt Becker’s bar featuring music, standup, and other random events. Ask him to show you a card trick. https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/ 21 and up
Club K 33 Subway St unique event space at the top of a long flight of stairs
Copper Queen 11 Howell Ave (520) 432-2216 Arizona’s oldest hotel has full bar and food plus live music inside or on the patio https://www.copperqueen.com/
The Courtyard 18 Brewery Ave (917) 664-8353
Dot’s Diner 1 Old Douglas Road (520) 432-1112 retro diner at the Shady Dell Vintage Trailer park https://www.theshadydell.com/dotsevents
Electric Brewing 1326 W Hwy 92 (520) 800-4210 The first microbrew in Arizona, run by one of the original owner’s disciples. Also has non-alcoholic drinks on tap. www.electricbrewing.com
Empyrion Hookah Lounge – have you ever smoked a bowl of fruit loops? Now you can – as well as 31 other exotic tobacco flavors in this large, comfortable lounge. Karaoke-on-demand Tuesday – Sunday 2pm – close 1326 W Highway 92 #5 (520) 265-3902 empyrionlounge.com
Hitching Post 316 Pirrung (520) 432-2836 Bakerville/Warren’s newest hotspot with music and events almost 7 days. a week. You can also get legally “hitched” by Shantih or Katie. www.hitchingpostbisbee.com
Kafka Coffee 31 Subway St.
Poco Market 15 Main St. (520) 314-5929
Room 4 Bar 43 Brewery Ave, “Arizona’s smallest bar” up the steep staircase in The Silver King Hotel (520) 432-3723
Screaming Banshee Pizza 200 Tombstone Canyon 520) 432-1300 https://www.facebook.com/ScreamingBansheePizza/
St. Elmo 36 Brewery ave (520) 432-5578 – since 1902 oldest bar in Arizona, locals’ favorite watering hole 21 and up
The Thirsty Lizard 5838 W. Double Adobe Road Bisbee, AZ 85617 (520) 221-7776
https://www.studiostargazer.org/lizard Roadhouse Food, Drinks & Atmosphere.
Quarry 40 Brewery Ave (520) 366-6868 Winner of many “Best of Bisbee” awards, locally sourced food with many vegan options https://www.facebook.com/the.quarry.bisbee
Vulcan Pottery 120-3 Naco Rd (760) 668-6609
Wiggle Room 65 Brewery Ave