It’s that time of year again. The huge three day music festival in Bisbee, Arizona called the SidePony Express Music Festival. If you didn’t attend last year and you’re planning on going this year, you’re in for a treat but also be prepared to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of music.
I got my show schedule last night so if you are headed down you’ll be able to catch me at the following venues and times.
- 5-6pm at The Inn At Castle Rock
- 7:30-8pm at Screaming Banshee Pizza
- 12:00-12:30pm at The Quarry
- 3:00-4:45pm at Old Bisbee Brewing Company
- 6:00-6:30pm at Whyld Ass
- 4:00-4:45pm at Silver King
- 7:15-8pm at Copper Queen
See the entire lineup at the SidePony Express website.
Bisbee lies about 10 miles from the Mexico border in Cochise County (the fine county where most of the grapes are grown that make Arizona wines). The small city is mostly known for their history of copper mining as well as gold and silver but there were also a number of beautiful minerals discovered.
I visited the Bisbee museum during last year’s festival and there were a ton of incredible looking mineral specimens.
Bisbee is now more of a community focused on arts than on the mining practices of the past even though the history of mining remains an important piece of Bisbee’s past and current culture. Almost every street in the small city has multiple art studios where artists work and are open to the public with many of their pieces for sale.
I hope to see you down in Bisbee this weekend and if you’re not able to go, I’m going to try to get as much video and audio as I can to share in the following weeks.
Off to Bisbee!