Free Community Concert on Thursday, Sept. 17 with The Big Dogs

Getting excited for this FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with The Big Dogs (members of The Sonoran Dogs with special guests) happening on Thursday, Sept. 17! Everyone is welcome to join us for a night of bluegrass and fun to kick-off Pickin' in the Pines 10th Anniversary. Show starts at 8:00 pm, catch the Mars Hillbillies opening. Located at the Commercial Building/Workshop Stage at Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds (next to the festival campgrounds). Co-sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery and Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music (FFOTM).

August 30th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Oskar Blues Tap Takeovers in Flagstaff

Pickin' in the Pines' sponsor Oskar Blues Brewery is coming to Flagstaff, AZ for great events happening Labor Day weekend! Stop by these local breweries and grab a cold one, hear some good music and show your support, it's sure to be a good time!  You can also enter to WIN TICKETS to Pickin' in the Pines during these events! Find out more about Oskar Blues tasty brews and events at: Friday 9/4/15 Hops On Birch Tap Take Over 22 E Birch Ave #2 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Starting at 5:00 pm Featuring 8 handles on draft, 4 specialty and 4 core brands Saturday 9/5/15 Historic Brewing Barrel and Bottle House Hopped Up Brunch 10 S San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Featuring Oskar Blues IPA, Mama’s Little Yella and Old Chub Nitro Saturday 9/5/15 Green Room Tap Assault 15 N Agassiz St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Starting at 9:00 pm ***Live music with The Wild Reeds, Free show 3 core handles and 1 specialty handle plus IPA cans, free koozies and other swag! Stop by the Pickin' in the Pines table to purchase your festival and raffle tickets! Sunday 9/6/15 Flagstaff Brewing Company Tap Assault 16 Historic Rte 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 2:00 - 5:00 pm Specials on draft and featuring Dale’s, Mama’s, and Old Chub in cans plus the launch of IPA

August 27th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Enter our Raffle to win this Kentucky Mandolin donated by The Mandolin Store

We are grateful to have The Mandolin Store as a sponsor of Pickin’ in the Pines for our 10th Anniversary! The Mandolin Store has generously donated this gorgeous Kentucky KM-805 Artist F-Model Mandolin valued at $1500.00. Enter our raffle for your chance to win! Visit our raffle/information booth in Pepsi Amphitheater during Pickin' in the Pines Sept. 18-20. Find out more about The Mandolin Store located in Surprise, AZ at Other great raffle items include: • Taylor 520 mahogany dreadnought guitar - donated by Arizona Music Pro, value $3000 • Grand Canyon Railway - Overnight train package for 2 to include a standard room at the Grand Canyon & first class train tickets • Rocky Top open back banjo - donated by Custom Sound • Bookmans - Makai ukulele with soft case, gift certificates • Rainbows End - Gift Certificates • Kahtoola - Microspikes for the Trail and Nano spikes for the Ice • Arizona Snowbowl - Two any day lift tickets • La Posada Hotel - Room for one night for 2 people

August 14th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

FREE CONCERT with The Big Dogs on Thursday, 9/17/15

Join us for a FREE CONCERT to kick-off Pickin’ in the Pines 10th Anniversary! Thursday, September 17, 2015 Inside the Commercial Building/Workshop Stage at Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ Doors 7:00, Show 8:00 • Free for All Ages Fundraiser for Pickin’ in the Pines Beer supplied by Oskar Blues Presented by FFOTM & Oskar Blues Brewery Featuring some of your favorite Sonoran Dogs & special guests: Brian Davies (from The Sonoran Dogs) on bass and vocals Alvin Blaine (from Old Blue Sound) on everything Tyler James (from The Sonoran Dogs) on Banjo Peter McLaughlin (from The Sonoran Dogs) on guitar and vocals Larry Cobb on drums and vocals Mark Miracle (from The Sonoran Dogs) on banjo and vocals Nick Coventry (from Hot Club of Tuscon) on fiddle Neil Harry on pedal steel

August 10th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Oskar Blues Ticket Giveaway at Whole Foods

Want to win a pair of weekend passes to Pickin' in the Pines? Visit the Oskar Blues display at Whole Foods in Flagstaff to find out how to win! Huge thanks to Oskar Blues for sponsoring Pickin' in the Pines for our 10th Anniversary!

August 10th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Todd Phillips Music Residency at MNA

by Julie Sullivan Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin are prolific songwriters with a vernacular propensity toward lyrics celebrating, chronicling and lamenting, the joys, sorrows and historic significance primarily of the West. Over a year ago, after a dreamy concert at the Colton House, Chris, Peter, accomplished musician and producer Todd Phillips, and their friend and promoter Julie Sullivan (of Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music) came up with the idea to collaborate on a Music Residency program in partnership with the Museum of Northern Arizona, whose mission is to inspire love of the Colorado Plateau. Ms. Sullivan thought this was a truly inspirational project worth pursuing, got buy-in from then director, Robert Breunig, and the residency was born. It was initially started last year as a creative experiment. Chris and Peter holed up in the magnificent setting of the Arts and Crafts bungalo writing and recording for about a  week. The historic home was  built and designed by Mary Russell-Ferrill Colton and Harold S. Colton, also founders of the Museum of Northern Arizona. It is widely known that the Colton's were huge fans and supporters of the arts and often had festive events with musicians and artists at their famous home. Mary Russell was a brilliant painter, advocate for the arts, and she and Harold enjoyed entertaining at the Colton House. We truly believe they would have approved of this collaborative project. Chris and Peter wrote several pieces while in residency, which will someday be featured on a recording. Chris, Peter & Todd will perform at Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival September 18-20, 2015. They will feature some of the residency materials on Sunday, September 20 at 12 pm. Additionally, they will offer [...]

August 7th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Burnett Family Bluegrass & Blue Moon at Heritage Square 8/3/15

This Thursday August 6 from 5-7 pm,  join us for a great evening of free concerts in Heritage Square at 111 West Birch in the heart of downtown Flagstaff! Look for the Pickin’ in the Pines table to buy your festival tickets and raffle tickets to win a beautiful Taylor 520 mahogany dreadnought guitar generously donated by Arizona Music Pro and many other great prizes. Blue Moon opens from 5:00 - 5:45 pm followed by Burnett Family Bluegrass from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. This is the first of many live music events happening in Flagstaff to kick-off the upcoming 10th Anniversary of Pickin' in the Pines and is co-sponsored by Oscar Blues and Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music.    

August 3rd, 2015|News, Pickin' in Town, Previous Years News|

Coconino County Fire Restrictions at Pickin’ in the Pines

Coconino County Recreation Resource Management have placed new fire restrictions on the festival campgrounds during Pickin' in the Pines. If you are planning to camp, please take note of the following changes and help us spread the word to fellow campers. Group North Campground: No fires or charcoal grills will be allowed in the Group North campground.  Propane cook stoves and heaters will be allowed.  Please join your neighbors in the Group South campground and enjoy one of the 4 group fire rings in that area. Group South Campground: The 4 existing group fire rings in Group South are the only fires that will be allowed; no additional fire rings are to be built in the Group South campground.  Any additional fires will be extinguished and the rings dismantled by festival campground staff.

August 3rd, 2015|Camping, News, Previous Years News|