Monsoon Season is in full swing. The rain clouds are gathering to put on a light show for us each evening. There is not a better time of year to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather that Arizona has to offer. This week provides some excellent entertainment for those who are willing to brave the storm. There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh rain, the feeling of electricity and the sound of sweet melodies filling the air.
The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Mixer at the Liquor Stables, just off Highway 60 in Globe, or what locals know as Central Heights. The Mixer goes from 5pm until 7pm on Wednesday, August 12th. Refreshments will be provided. Come out and talk with some of the leaders of our community and enjoy a nice evening on the patio or playing pool. The Liquor Stables has been remodeled with a fresh new appeal. If you can not make it Wednesday you can come and catch DJ Art on Thursday from 9pm until last call.
Also on Thursday, August 13th the Shamrock Bar presents DJ Scorpion from 9pm until the cows come home. This is a weekly event that happens every Thursday, hosted by DJ Scorpion aka Victor Arrellin. The Shamrock is also a great place to sing some karaoke with events hosted by Nancy on both Friday and Saturday nights. The Shamrock Bar is located on Highway 60 in Claypool, Arizona.
Saturday, August 15th is a great day to enjoy live music. The Apache Gold Casino will be hosting Sienna & Kush live in concert. The concert starts at 8pm and is $10 per ticket. At that same time the Drift Inn Saloon presents Low Expectations back at the Drift from 9pm until last call. If you are inspired by watching others and are ready to play yourself, head on down to Farley’s Pub from 9pm until midnight for their open mic jam session. My advice is to hit up all three events. Start at the Casino and work your way across town. This will be a night to make memories that will last a life time.
Sunday, August 16th you can catch Jarod W Spencer at the Wild Horses Saloon in Miami, AZ. Jarod has been playing music for over 15 years. With his quirky sense of humor and original writing style, Jarod puts on a show that makes me wonder what it would have been like to see Bob Dillon before anyone knew who he was. Jarod brings a nice mix of soft rock, country and blues that helps to define the Globe-Miami sound. This event is not an open mic but musicians are welcome to inquire about playing if time allows. The event begins at 4pm and usually ends somewhere between 8 and 10pm.
Stephen Palmer is an Arizona native, born and raised. With his ear to the ground and head in the clouds Stephen brings a passion to life that is as complex as it is full of joy. Reader beware the adventures of an untamed mind.