By Elizabeth Liberatore
June 7-8, Continental Driving Range
Blues and Brews celebrates all things, well, blues music and brews! Musicians Carvin Jones, Larkin Poe, The Jeremiah Johnson Band and others will perform live throughout the weekend. Vendors will be on-site selling wine, beer, food and merchandise. Youngsters can revel in the kid’s zone stocked with hula hoops, beach balls, games and more! Don’t fret, adults. Lawn games like cornhole are set up around the grounds for you. Prices vary. Friday gates open at 2:30 p.m. and Saturday gates open at 11 a.m. www.flagstaffblues.com.
June 8, Coconino County Fairgrounds
This one's for you, beer aficionados. Made in the Shade Tasting Festival welcomes more than 50 breweries, including local faves like OHSO. Brewery and SanTan plus the classics, to Coconino County Fairgrounds. Quench your thirst with a cold one and order up some tapas from food vendors. Other event highlights include a Mountain Top Mashers beer competition, live music and more. Proceeds from the festival benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona, an organization that offers audio access to information for people with reading disabilities. Prices vary. 1 p.m. www.azbeer.com.
June 9, Sedona Performing Arts Center
Illuminate Film Festival showcases films that impact the mind, body and spirit. An Evening of Conscious Film with Gregg Braden follows suit. Braden is a five-time New York Times best-selling author and visionary in modern science and ancient wisdom. His life work is helping others realize their potential. This event celebrates Braden’s 30-year illustrious career with an evening of film and a Q&A with him. $35. 6-8:30 p.m. www.illuminatefilmfestival.com.
June 22, Page Spring Cellars
Tilted Earth celebrates the Verde Valley community with an outdoor concert, games and wine tastings from Northern Arizona wineries. Festivalgoers receive a free, reusable stemless glass with the purchase of a ticket. For an additional charge, snag food, craft drinks and fine art items from vendors on-site. The music performances start early and end late. This year’s lineup includes Pedrito Martinez Band, Joe Novelli and the Cloudwalls and House of Stairs. Tilted Earth is designed to foster community, creativity and fun! $65-$75. 6 p.m.-midnight. www.tiltedearthfestival.com.
June 29-30, Coconino Center for the Arts and Pioneer Museum
Flagstaff’s scenic vistas are the perfect backdrop for a folk and acoustic concert. Over two days, more than 100 folk and acoustic acts will perform live on five stages. On Saturday night, there will be a special performance by The Roots & Boots Allstar Band with guests. Guided music workshops will take place as well as informal jam sessions throughout. So even if you aren’t performing, bring your instrument and play with fellow festivalgoers. Individual ticket, $5 per day; Family ticket, $15 per day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. www.flagfolkfest.org.
July 1-7, Prescott Rodeo Grounds
If you haven’t already experienced the World’s Oldest Rodeo, now is the time. For 132 years, Prescott Frontier Days celebrates a time-honored Western tradition, rodeo! This year, spectators will enjoy eight exciting performances like bareback riding, tie-down roping and women’s barrel racing. Ancillary events include a rodeo dance and parade, an arts and crafts show and a kid-friendly rodeo. There’s no better way to get a taste of the wild, Wild West than at the World’s Oldest Rodeo. Ticket prices and times vary by performance. www.worldsoldestrodeo.com.