Graham County to get the blues Saturday

The inaugural Graham Blues Fest is Saturday, June 2. 

By Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Dave Stock of BluesBerry Jam Too will be one of the local musicians at the Graham Blues Fest. 

GRAHAM COUNTY – Hey there cool cat, are you ready to get down and dirty with it Saturday, June 2, at the Graham County Fairgrounds? The Graham County Chamber of Commerce is bringing the Mississippi Delta Blues to Graham County with its inaugural Graham Blues Fest from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

While the music is the highlight of the day, there will also be a beer garden to help drown those blues away and games for the children to keep them busy while attendees sit back and let the music fill one’s soul. Food and other drinks will also be available for purchase, as well as merchandise from the event. 

Featured performers are headliner Chuck Hall of Phoenix, The Bad News Blues Band out of Tucson, local groups BluesBerry Jam Too and Heat Stroke, and Bisbee’s own Cat Daddy and the 12 Barz Blues Band led by Russ “Cat Daddy” Gillespie.

Band Schedule

Heat Stroke – 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

BluesBerry Jam Too – 12:30 – 2 p.m.

Cat Daddy and the 12 Barz Blues Band – 2:30 – 4 p.m.

The Bad News Blues Band – 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Chuck Hall – 7 – 9 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door or just $15 for adults and $5 for children ages 7-17 via pre-order hereChildren 6 and under are free.

Chuck Hall