Cottonwood AZ (October 10, 2012) – The City of Cottonwood is celebrating Historic 89A and the Verde Valley with “Walkin’ on Main” November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. A juried art show surrounded by the charming galleries, shops and local restaurants of Old Town Cottonwood will fill the streets of this historic section of town. Walkin’ on Main also includes wine tasting, historic displays, classic car show and jazz/blues music.
Live music will play throughout the day featuring some of the state’s best entertainers: Hans Olson, Carvin Jones, and the Tommy Dukes Band. Hans Olson has opened up for The Allman Brothers, Chuck Berry, Joe Cocker and many more. He also has hit show tunes on The George Lopez Show, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Hans will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Carvin Jones will be playing shortly after from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eric Clapton stated, “Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player.” In addition Buddy Miles commented, “The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones.” Our last act is the Tommy Dukes Band wrapping it up from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tommy has won many blues competitions in 2003 & 2004 he placed second in the Phoenix Blues Society Blues Contest, 2005 Tommy placed second in the Sonny Boy Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas and in 2006, Tommy Dukes & the Soul Kings won second place in Phoenix.
Verde Valley winemakers and vineyards will host an outdoor wine tasting on a closed off portion of historic 89A. Cost is $10 and with that each person will receive multiple taste of wine and a glass. Participating wineries and vineyards include: Alcantara Vineyards, Page Springs Cellars, Javelina Leap Winery, Pillsbury Winery, AZ Stronghold, Burning Tree Cellars and Dionysian Winery. This port ion of the program is brought to you by the Verde Valley Wine Consortium. The mission of the Verde Valley Wine Consortium nonprofit organization is for the overall advancement of the wine industry, tourism, economic development and education in the Verde Valley. The Mingus Union Art Club will be creating art live before your eyes on the street sidewalks. Rounding out the event will be displays from local historical societies, antique and classic cars organized by the Mingus Union Hot Rod Club, and self-guided historic tours of Old Town Cottonwood provided by the Cottonwood Hotel. Also, on November 10, don’t forget about the Zeke Taylor Barbeque hosted by the Clemenceau Heritage Museum just up the road at Willard Street and Mingus Avenue.
For more information contact the Cottonwood Parks and Recreation Department at (928) 639-3200 or check out the city website at . Artist applications can be picked up at the Cottonwood Recreation Center front desk.