Jim spent the week of June 17th in Holbrook, AZ. While there, he decided to talk to the Holbrook Chamber of Commerce (C of C) just to see what was happening. When Jim related his involvement with S&S Bluegrass Promotions, it rang a bell with Teri Walker (Holbrook C of C). Teri was seeking an annual event to stimulate activity within the community. An event, such as a Bluegrass festival, could be an aide in revitalizing the town and improving the future growth of the community. At Terri’s request, S&S developed a conceptual plan for a Bluegrass Festival in Holbrook. Future meetings to discuss the concept are planned for after the “Fourth of July” Festivities have been concluded. If this keeps up, S&S may need to consider being Festival promoters someday.
Agua Linda Farms Wants a Bluegrass Festival 06/12/2012
On June 10, 2012, Jim met with the owners of Agua Linda Farm on the last day of their three day Garlic & Onion Festival. S&S had arranged for a Bluegrass Band to play on Saturday at the Festival and the Bluegrass Music was a hit. So much so that the owner is interested in staging a three day Bluegrass Festival in conjunction with the Garlic & Onion Festival next year and he indicated a desire to have twelve bands perform.
S&S has since documented and delivered a Conceptual Plan for the Bluegrass Festival. Basically, S&S recommends starting with a one day Bluegrass Festival and build up to a three day Festival if it can be demonstrated that the draw has the potential to support a multi-day Festival.
S&S welcomes the first five listed bands, whose profiles and MP3 music are now posted on the Website. The Website promotional material is still being fine tuned, and it's expected to keep evolving with time. The "Listed" bands are:
The Greg Morton Band
The Dusty River Boys
The Sonoran Dogs
The Titan Valley Warheads
Run Boy Run
Activity is picking up as S&S Proactively seeks new quality Venues to book live Bluegrass entertainment. Jim & I are truly excited about the future as S&S gets up and rolling. Stay tuned!