Musical performance will take place on stage both Saturday & Sunday. With a special Sunset Concert 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Check back closer to the event for a complete entertainment schedule.
Hang out in our beer garden beautifully located on the bridge over the river with a perfect view of the stage!
Anni Beach’s Jam Pak Blues ‘n Grass Neighborhood Band was formed by Anni – IBMA’s mentor of the year in 2019 - and her now-passed husband Vincent in 1994.
After twenty-five years in the bluegrass world of Arizona, most folks know the story of Jam Pak. Somehow, some way, enfolded in the love of music, community, food, travel, and love itself, this unique band of all ages, races, and walks of life makes bluegrass music. In the home of Anni Beach of Chandler, they teach each other, they gather twice a week, they practice, dance, entertain, and at the center maintain the singular goal to make themselves and others happy with their music. The band is ever grateful for the wonderful venues, the donations of instruments and other needs, and the constant encouragement from the bluegrass community of Arizona. Jam Pak plays in many of the Arizona bluegrass and music festivals and community events.
The Back Nine Bandits provide danceable variety music to retirement communities and golf clubs in the Valley of the Sun. They offer a wide variety of musical styles - rock, country, blues, jazz and rhythm & blues - something for everyone. Each member has a long history in the music business.
- Rick Axelrad (Drums, Vocals), has been playing since a teenager in Texas, with his own bands and other name groups.
- Gary Bonadio ( Guitar, Vocals ) Originally from Connecticut, he has been playing music since he was 10. Gary is comfortable singing everything from Country to Smooth Jazz.
- Dave Jones (Guitar, Vocals), from central Ohio, has a strong background in blues, gospel, rock and country. He "fills the holes" with tasteful guitar licks and is provides spot-on harmonies and powerful lead vocals.
- Warren Willingham (Bass Acoustic Guitar, Vocals) hails from Chicago but moved to New Mexico after serving in the military. He has extensive experience, for many years playing rock, blues, and country music.
This is the “official” Old-Time mountain music group that Ken Clemmer, bandleader for The Back Porch Bandits, put together. It’s dedicated to relaxed, front-porch style performances of music driven by clawhammer banjo and fiddle. That is not to say that relaxation is Job One, for a lot of these tunes are plenty frisky. From barn dance songs to Civil War ballads, Old Hands expertly delivers the real thing. Ken on guitar, Joel Dowling on bass, Chester Carmer on fiddle and mandolin, and Giselle Lee on clawhammer banjo.
This entertaining trio plays whatever “Americana” means, including complex covers and great originals with unique instrumentation. Bryan Fishkind – the real Human Jones - plays guitar, sings, and writes brilliant songs. As well as delivering strong vocals, his talented and accomplished daughter Z plays keyboards, accordion, and harmonica. Flute player Gail Paul was classically trained, and her leads and fills add beautifully to the great variety this group brings. Like with Sara Lee – “Nobody doesn’t like the Humanjones Review”.
Last year's Tres Rios concert performers, Cisco & The Racecars, this group has quickly become a premier Arizona bluegrass-and-more band. Bandleader Francisco Briseno has gathered a brilliant blend of instruments – banjo (Cisco), guitar (Mark Hickler), fiddle (Giselle Lee), mandolin (Chester Carmer), bass (Joelle Tambe-Ebot), and cello! (Katie Buetow Carmer) – and most of the members are fine vocalists. They have twice performed in Ukraine, and along with Special Consensus, they were the concert performers at the respected Payson Old Time Fiddle and Acoustic Celebration in 2019. They’ve competed and won individual and band contest honors all around the state. Cisco & The Racecars –talented, likeable, highly entertaining.
An acoustic ensemble having fun covering “grassified” tunes from variety of music, genres – and Incidentally – some Bluegrass. Please be advised: All of our music is grassified for musical purposes only.
Band members are: Tom Edney: bass, vocals, Dale Knighton: banjo, guitar, harmonica, vocals, Mark Sopeland: mandolin, guitar, vocals, Roy Sandoval: guitar, vocals, Peter Rolland: fiddle, vocals
Ken Clemmer formed the Bandits more than twenty years ago, and he and they have performed throughout the state and beyond since then. Their “Banditgrass” is a mix of bluegrass, Old-Time, originals, and “grassitized” covers from jazz to cowboy. Ken’s musical background is diverse, and his Bandits over the years are a Who’s Who of Arizona’s acoustic musicians. Along with Ken on guitar, you’ll hear Francisco Briseno on banjo, Reno McCormick on fiddle, Joel Dowling on bass, and Drew Lyman playing mandolin. Most of the Bandits alternate on lead vocals and harmony, too.
Pick & Holler plays music from America’s past, keeping alive the sounds that have brought people together for centuries. Fiddler Carolyn Camp and banjo player Matt Minjares began as a duo, later adding Lindsay Cates on upright bass and Mike Wolfe playing guitar.
They draw deep from the old time string band tradition, Appalachian fiddle and banjo tunes. They also throw in a few old-timey originals to keep the tradition of storytelling through song alive.
Square dances, fairs and festivals, to barns and boxcars, they provide high energy old time music to keep the feet moving and the faces smiling!
Stoneybank is a Phoenix-based group focused on traditional music from Scotland, Ireland and America. With instrumentation including guitar, bouzouki, violin, harmonicas and vocals, the band members are Iain Walinck, Corey Ticknor, Jerica Nicolaides, and Billy Parker.
Iain is a native of Musselburgh, Scotland and has been resident in the Phoenix Valley since 1996. He brings a mixture of both original and traditional Scottish music.
Jerica, locally renowned violinist, has long been involved in traditional music in the Phoenix Valley. She provides a beautiful mixture of both Scottish and Irish traditional tunes in a warm and vital playing style.
Corey, from Winnipeg, Canada, is expert on mandolin, guitar, and vocal harmonies. He is a virtuoso performer, with original tunes and a repertoire from Scotland, Ireland and America.
Billy is a Phoenix-based musician who plays in many traditional music styles, including Scottish, Irish, and American Bluegrass. Billy is a composer of original music and an outstanding melody and rhythm performer on bouzouki, mandolin, and guitar.