Blues in Bisbee Weekend
A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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It’s also BLUES IN BISBEE WEEKEND! Join us for a day filled with good music and positive vibes! This event is a day music festival fundraiser for Easterseals Blake Foundation. The event runs from 12p-8p, doors open at 11:30a, General Admission is $35. Visit www.bluesinbisbee.com for more information. Located at Warren Ballpark in Bisbee, AZ!
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Tuesday Sept 5
A CRAFT GROUP is at Electric Brewing Co. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, etc. 1 pm weekly
SIP EAT & PAINT PARTY by Laurie Ann “Pirates Cove 5-8pm At Bisbee Table Restaurant and Bar
Learn how to paint while enjoying their food and bar. I MADE A STENCIL FIR THE SHIP! YOU CAN DO IT!
Join the Party. SIGN UP 520-508-3713
LIT TUESDAYS with MIKE MONTOYA at Hitching Post 6:30-ish – 9:30-ish pm – show up to play a song or just relax and listen
The Bisbee Community Chorus rehearses at the Presbyterian annex, 24 Howell Ave 6-8pm Come and sing with us bisbeechorus.org
POOL TOURNAMENT every Tuesday at St. Elmo 7:30 pm $5 double elimination – winner takes all!
Weds Sept 6
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).
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 3 – 6 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday Sept 7
Bisbee Grand 7 pm TBA
BOWLING FOR DILDOS St Elmo 9-11 pm – a Bisbee tradition
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 3 – 6 pm
MIKE MONTOYA AND FRIENDS at Copper Queen 7 – 10 pm
Friday Sept 8
JODY RUSH performs 70s & Beyond at the Copper Queen Hotel 4-7 pm (Fridays in Sept)
WESTERNER from Los Angeles bring their indie pop synth nu disco to the Quarry 8 pm https://sptfy.com/westerner
Americana from local hero JASON DEA WEST 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand www.jasondeawest.com
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
MELISSA REAVES brings her powerful, soulful voice to Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6:30 – 8:30 pm https://www.melissareaves.com/
JOHNNY ROCKIT’S BIRTHDAY with guests MELISSA REAVES and more Hitching Post starts at 8 pm
Saturday Sept 9
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from THE WHISKEY LICKERS while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals. it’s also the 2 year anniversary of the Bisbee Saturday Market!
AUTHOR LEAH MUELLER at Bisbee Books & Music 11 am – 3 pm. Her latest volume is “The Destruction of Angels” (Anxiety Press). The title story, set in Bisbee, was nominated for a 2023 Best of the Net prize. Leah is also a 2023 Pushcart nominee. Her story “Land of Eternal Thirst” appears in the 2022 edition of Best Small Fictions. You can read more about Leah’s work on her Website: www.leahmueller.org
CHESS CLUB meets every Saturday 10 am – noon at Copper Queen Library. All levels welcome, boards and pieces provided.
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues every Saturday at Bisbee Social Club 2 – 5 pm
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 2 – 5 pm
Indie rock from GRANT BLOOM TRIO Bisbee Grand 8 – 11 pm
BLUES IN BISBEE in Warren Ballpark 12 pm – 8 pm gates 11:30 am tickets : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blues-in-bisbee-2023-tickets-534135623027
12:00 PM 12:50 PM Cat Daddy
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Poppy Harpman & the Storm
2:15 PM 3:30 PM Aaron McCall
3:40 PM 4:55 PM Sugar Thieves
5:15 PM 6:30 PM Ruben Moreno Zydeco
6:40 PM 8:00 PM Heather Lil Mama Hardy Band
BAREFOOT ON BUMBLEBEES play indie folk at Copper Queen 5:30 – 7:30 pm https://sptfy.com/barefootonbumblebees
Supergroup THE BISBEE RHYTHM REVIEW play classic Soul and Surf covers at Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6:30 – 8:30 pm
J.F. Thamm Gallery will present the poetry of Alfonsina Storni, as read by Tamela Turtle (voice, keyboard)) with Dylan Morgan (cello, keyboard). Storni (1892-1938), an Argentinian writer that challenged the conventions and patriarchy dominant in her time, has remained relatively obscure to larger circles of readers. The evening not only offers an introduction to the work of an important modernist poet, but also showcases the unique voice and musicianship of Tamela Turtle, in collaboration with cellist Dylan Morgan, combining elements of avant-garde classical music with improvisation to create haunting, challenging sound atmosphere. Starts at 7 and runs 56 minutes located at 40 Main St.
Nature Poetry/Writing open-mic at Object Hotel, 29 Main Street: Gathering Qi – A Zen Garden Arts Showcase, on September 9th, 6-8pm. Enjoy the spoken word in the tranquil environment I’ve created. Sign-up starts at 5:30. Open call for poets and writers inspired by nature. Please consider attending and sharing some poems, songs, and/or excerpts of your prose. Non-fiction and fiction welcome.
CHAD WEST TRIO rock St. Elmo 9 – 1 am www.chadwestmusic.com
Blues jam afterparty with MISS OLIVIA & THE INTERLOPERS Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/missolivia
ONE GHOST rock the Bisbee Social Club with originals and classic rock/new wave covers 7-10pm oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me 9 – midnight
GYPSY PIANO BLUES on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 8 – 11 pm
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Sunday Sept 10
Kafka Coffeehouse 10 am – noon JUNIPER DJINN with BRIAN MULLINS
FUNDRAISER FOR THE USS BISBEE at St Elmo 11 am Help rebuild this replica lost in the city hall fire. Learn the amazing story behind the ship! Pot luck meal, raffle prizes and much more!!
ECSTATIC DANCE 10:30am warm up 11am start. It’s movement for your soul!
In Bisbee, we dance like no one is watching… cuz no one is! All ages welcome! Kilimanjahro Arts Center aka Club K
MISS SOSHA at Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm
US TOO featuring Stevie Peavey and Michael Matranga bring you 40s jazz to contemporary music Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
BISBEE SONGWRITER’S SHARE 6 – 9 pm Hitching Post – All levels welcome, poetry and performance too. This month’s theme is “Blue Moon” – write a song on the theme and you could win $20
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 Sept 11
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Movie, trivia, music and community gathering at St Elmo 7 pm
POOL TOURNAMENT every Monday 7 pm Hitching Post.
HALF PRICE MONDAY at The Thirsty Lizard! All menu items are half-price until we sell out. (Does not include beverages or specialty items. Cannot be combined with any other discounts but you do earn double Lizard Points if you are a Lizard Rewards Member.)
THE COPPER PIG … a neighborhood eatery
Sunday thru Wednesday 5 pm – 8 pm reservations required | 520-432-9970 | 412 Arizona St. Visit www.thecopperpigbisbee.com for menu
Room 4 Bar 43 Brewery Ave, “Arizona’s smallest bar” up the steep staircase in The Silver King Hotel (520) 432-3723 Live music on the patio (or indoors if raining). Drink specials. Locals night Thursday, discount with Bisbee ID.
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Mineshaft Gay Men’s Weekend Sept 22 https://www.mineshaftweekend.com/
Bisbee 1000 Oct 21 http://bisbee1000.org/
BRATS parade Oct 28 https://www.facebook.com/events/2147085038812577
Mariachi Festival Nov 4 https://www.bisbeemariachifestival.com/
Sidepony Music Festival 10 Nov 10 – 12 https://sideponyexpressmusicfestival.com/
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
Discover Bisbee Arizona – the official website of Bisbee with Queen Mine tour and reservations: https://www.discoverbisbee.com/
Bisbee Enclave: Online directory of businesses in Bisbee: https://bisbeeenclave.com/
Forever Bisbee Blog: https://foreverbisbee.com/
Bisbee Wire – Bisbee financials, left-leaning politics http://bisbeewire.com/
Sewing Machine Cleanic at Electric Brewing 7 September – Thursday 1-3 PM
Learn the basics of cleaning your sewing machine with Andrea. Tools and most materials will be available.
The Bisbee Woman’s Club is holding it’s 22nd Art Chairs & More, a silent, in person auction, on November 24 & 25, 2023. Paintings, photos, collages, textiles, ceramics, hand-made jewelry, artistically altered furniture etc. are all welcome. Collection of artworks will take place Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the Greenway School Cafeteria, 98 Cole Ave., in Warren. Work will be accepted from 10 AM to 4 PM. We look forward to the opportunity to display your beautiful work and thank you in advance for helping us with our scholarship fund!
Lonie Mitchell’s dance lessons have moved to the Covenant Presbyterian Church Annex. Our next class is Friday, September 8, at 7 PM. We will have social dancing after the lessons in West Coast Swing and Salsa. Only $5 per person. More info: 480 586 5961.
Donation box at Thamm Gallery 40 Main for the Bisbee Art Association’s Art Supply Swap at Bisbee Saturday Market on October 7. Please feel free to drop by and leave unwanted art supplies …
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
Nick Mueller offers private chess lessons for individuals and groups via Cascade Tutoring – email@example.com for more info
Have a tune in your head? Steve Moramarco will help you turn it into a song. One on one songwriting lessons email firstname.lastname@example.org
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. https://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
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
This Week in Bisbee Person of the Week!
Artist and poet Ken Boe is a major part of the art scene in Bisbee. He is responsible for the Poetry Normalization Project, which posts poetry on telephone poles around Bisbee. He also performs regularly throughout the state. You can find more info at www.kenboe.com Tell him you saw him in TWIB!