Around the Area

Around the Area HeaderA variety of shows, events, activities beyond the casino scene


Wednesday-Sunday, April 26-30
What: FIFI, the Commemorative Air Force’s iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, and other vintage military aircraft will be on display. FIFI is one of only two remaining airworthy B-29s in the world. Other vintage aircraft include a P-51 Mustang, C-45 Expeditor and a T-6 Texan. Visitors may also tour the B-29 cockpit and purchase rides in all of the airplanes. The event is sponsored by the Laughlin-Bullhead Airport, Edgewater Hotel and Casino and Colorado Belle Hotel and Casino.
Where: Laughlin/Bullhead International Airport’s Signature Flight Support area, 2550 Laughlin View Drive, Bullhead City
When: Wed-Sun, April 26-30 (ramp is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m..) Watch the B-29 start its engine (9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)
Cost: Donation for ramp access is $10 adults, $5 children 11-17, 10 and under free. Ride prices range from $75 to $1,795.
Info: Reservations/information at


Wedneaday-Saturday, April 26-29
What: Caring4Vets is raising awareness and funds to contruct omes for homeless veterans, and their widows and children of soldiers who didn’t make it home.
Tom Pizzata, vice-president of the organization will be on hand with information and live music performing as Goldrush.
Where: American Legion Post 60 in Laughlin, 1510 Bruce Woodbury Dr., Laughlin
When: Wed-Sat, April 26-29 (11 a.m.-?)
Cost: free to listen to music
Info: Call Tom Pizzata, 928-219-2547


Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29
What: Mother Road Harley Davidson presents their annual Laughlin Bike Week Party. Live music, beer garden, fun and games, bike vendors and more. Various other activities in and around Kingman all weekend long.
Where: Mother Road Harley Davidson, 2501 Beverly Ave.,Kingman
When: Thurs-Sat, April 27-29 (8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily)
Cost: free to attend, beer and food sold separately
Info: Call 928-757-1166 or visit:


Friday, April 28
What: The annual Veterans Poker Run sponsored by the Men of Fire Firefighters Motorcycle Club will benefit the Tri-State Veterans; best five out of seven cards poker hand; prizes for 1st, 2nd and worst hands; raffle to follow the run for thousands of dollars in prizes; poker run goes on an 80 mile loop with stops throughout the area with a stop at Hooches, 5575 Hwy 95, Fort Mohave. Beer garden, live bands, free water bottles and wet towels for the riders.
Where: Bullhead City Fire Department Station 2, 1230 Hwy 95, Bullhead City
When: Fri, April 28 (8 a.m.-11 a.m.)
Cost: Single rider $30—includes event coin, shirt, food after the run. Passengers $10—includes food after the run.
Info: Call Ryan Granath, 928-486-4725 or email


Friday, April 28
What: The 6th annual Poker Run sponsored by the Iron Horse Saloon will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Colorado River.
Sponsors also include Daniell’s Septic Tank Pumping and Stepping Stones Childcare.
Where: Iron Horse Saloon, 1161 Hancock Road, Bullhead City
When: Fri, April 28 (registration 9 a.m.-last hand in at Iron Horse Saloon by 3:30 p.m.)
Cost:$15 per hand; 2 hands for $25; or 3 hands for $35. High hand wins $500, $200 for second; $100 for third; $200 for lowest hand.
Info: Call 928-704-1969.


Saturday, April 29
What: The Mohave Community Choir performs their final concert this season, “Music Through the Century.”
Where: St. John’s Methodist Church, 1730 Kino Ave, Kingman
When: Sat, April 29 (3 p.m.)
Cost: Suggested donations: Families $10, $Adults $5, seniors and children $3
Info: Call 928-693-8828


Friday-Sunday, May 5–7 and 12-14
What: The River Cities Community Theater Players will present “The Butler Did It Again!,” the sequel to Tim Kelly’s play resented last spring. Miss Maple is back again hosting zany detective writers at a rented plantation house in the Louisiana swampland, complete with an alligator named Charlie. When the owner is murdered, the inept guests attempt to solve the mystery in this comedy spoof.
Where: Colorado Place, Suite 214, 2580 Hwy 95, Bulhead City
When: Fri & Sat, May 5-6 and 12-13 (7 p.m.); Sun, May 7 and May 14 (2 p.m.)
Cost: Tickets are $12
Info: Call Nancy, 928-763-6743, Susann 928-444-3712 or for tickets/info


Friday-Saturday, May 5-6
What: Tri-State Relay For Life. Honor cancer survivors and remember those lost while benefiting the American Cancer Society. The family-oriented event includes food, games, raffles and overnight fun.
Where: Mohave Crossing Event Center (across the river from the Avi Resort & Casino) in Fort Mohave, Arizona
When: Fri-Sat, May 5-6 (6 p.m.-6 a.m.)
Info: Call Ashley Hendren, 928-2119-7015 or visit, or


Friday-Sunday, May 5-7
What: The 2017 Route 66 Fun Run is a three-day celebration of the namesake’s famous American Roadway with hundreds of showcars cruising along the longest unbroken stretch of Route 66.
The Fun Run rolls into Kingman on Sat, May 6 for a stop in Historic Downtown Kingman. Events center around the Kingman Visitor Center with a huge car show, entertainment, food with a carnival atmosphere. A street dance takes place later that evening on Beale Street, also downtown.
Where: Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center, 120 W. Andy Devine Ave., Downtown,Kingman
When: Sat, May 6 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Cost: free to view the cars, beverages and food sold separately
Info: Call the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona, 928-753-5001 or see


Saturday, May 6
What: Area non-profit animal welfare organizations, Saving Animals In Need Together, We Care for Animals and The Food For Paws Pet Pantry are hosting a BBQ fundraiser.Sponsored by the Southwest Financila Center, the dinner will include pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw, beans and homemade cupcakes in addition to beer, wine, iced tea or water.
Each of these organizations will hold raffles and have information about what services they provide to the public. There’s also a silent auction, retail and 50/50 drawings to raise additional funds for community projects.
Where: Vista Del Sol, 3249 Felipe Dr., (off the Bullhead Parkway, Bullhead City
When: Sat, May 6 (5-7:30 p.m.)
Cost: $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at Southwest Financial Center, 1854 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; Donn Williams Jewelers, 1788 Hwy 95, Suite 2, Bullhead City
Info: Call 928-704-0800


Saturday, May 6
What: The old mining town of Chloride, Arizona, holds its semi-annual All Town Yard Sale with all manner of antiques, collectibles and flat out junk on sale throughout town; maps of sales sites available at the Mine Shaft Market/Arizona Visitor Center on Tennessee Ave. The High Desert Drifters gunfight troupe stages Old West shootouts in Cyanide Springs, the recreated western town built in the center of Chloride (high noon).
Where: Chloride, Arizona, approximately 23 miles north of Kingman off Hwy 93 (take State Route 125 east for four miles).
When: Sat, May 6 (starts at 8 a.m.)
Info: Chloride Chamber of Commerce at 928-565-4888


Saturday, May 6
What: The Route 66 Race for Hospice features a 5K, 10K, and 3-mile event on Route 66 and Downtown Kingman. Start and finish line is at the Kingman Visitor Center with an awards ceremony at the Locomotive Park.
Where: Kingman Powerhouse Visitor Center, 120 W. Andy Devine Ave., Downtown,Kingman
When: Sat, May 6 (8Start times are 1-K Junior Run 7:15 a.m.; 10K Run 7:30 a.m.; 5K Run 7:40 a.m.; and walk 7:45 a.m.)
Info: Beth McGlothlin, 928-263-3873 or visit or to sign up.


Saturday-Sunday, May 6-7
What: The Mohave Gemstoners annual Rock & Gem Show will feature rock, gem, bead and fossil dealers from all over the area. Educational displays and activities for children. Door prizes every half hour.
Where: Kingman Academy of Learning High School, 3420 N. Burbank St., Kingman
When: Sat, May 6 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.); Sun, May 7 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: free to attend
Info: Call Robert Pedersen, 928-692-8910 of visit


Sunday, May 7
What: We Care Cancer Support is sponsoring a 9 pin no tap Bowling Tournament to help 6-year-old Johnny Cortez, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Cash prizes awarded, rfaffle and 50/50 at the tournament.
Where: Riverside Lanes within the Riverside Resort,, Kingman
When: Sun, May 7 (Registration 11 a.m., bowling starts noon)
Cost: $20 entry fee
Info: Call 575-446-9893 or Riverside Bowling Lanes at 702-298-2535


Saturday, May 13
What: Colorado River Women’s Council presents the Western Auction, their major fundraiser of the year. The annual western style BBQ and auction draws buyers with the opportunity to acquire valuable auction items for at little as 50 cents. There’s both a live auction and silent auction.
Proceeds support the council’s various projects such as Women Helping Women, the Community Boom Box Christmas Parade, Mommies & Me, Shop with a Cop, Comfort Zone Cancer Support, We Care Cancer Support, Mohave Community College programs and the Bike Safety Clinic.
Where: Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce, 1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City
When: Sat, May 13 (no-host coctails 5 p.m.; dinner 5:30; and auction 6 p.m.)
Cost: $15 per person or reserved table seating starting at $150.
Info: Call Heather Brennan, 702-325-4565, Lori Fonzi, 928-201-6632, Kim Cool 928-254-7959



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•Cattle Crossing Saloon-4105 Hwy 68, Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3630—Mark & Marilyn of Galaxy (rock/variety)—Sat (starting at 7 p.m.)
•Colianno’s-2200 Hwy 95 (corner of Hancock and Hwy 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104—Bella (strolling accordion music)—Wed (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); Melody Louise (variety)—Thurs (6 p.m.-9 p.m.); Entertainment All-Starz Flyin’ Brian & Baby Jane—Sun (6 p.m.-9 p.m.)

•Crazy Ray’s Creative Creations-in Oatman, Arizona at south end of Main St (Historic Route 66) at entrance to self-guided mine tours; 951-436-6480—Bumpin Uglys featuring Crazy Ray and George Joseph (classic rock and roll, country, originals)—daily (10 a.m.-3 p.m., intermittently depending upon when the Uglys feel like “bumpin’”); play at least one song with them and become a member of the Bumpin’ Uglys, the fastest growing band going

•Desert Diamond Distillery-4875 Olympic Dr., Kingman; 702-335-7448— “Cowgirl Cabaret”—Fri, May 5 (5-7 p.m.)

•Diana’s Cellar Door Wine Bar-414 E. Beale St., Kingman; 928-753-3885— entertainers TBA—Wed-Thurs (7 p.m.); Sat  (8 p.m.), Tues  (noon);  see for more info

•Eagles Lodge of Kingman-4536 N. Patsy Dr., Kingman; 928-757-8635­—bands TBA (usually country/classic rock ‘n’ roll)—Fridays (6 p.m.-10 p.m.);  open to members of any Eagles Lodge and guests

•Hooch’s 95 Bar & Grill-5575 Hwy 95, Ft. Mohave, Arizona; 928-768-3663—River Run Party, outside vendors Fri and Sat all day with the Az-Guys-N-Dahls. One of the stops for the Men of Fire Poker Run—Little Town (country-rock) Thurs, April 27; Open Range and Retrospect Fri, April 28; and Retrospect Sat, April 29 (noon-5 p.m.) each day.

•Lazy Harry’s-2170 Rio Grande Road (next to Arizona Veterans Memorial on the river), Bullhead City; 928-758-6322—Blues Night Jam hosted by Buck Naykid, third Thursday of each month;  Sunday Jam Session with Overdrive (Ray Gunn, Kenny Mohs, Bruce Speakman)—Sundays (2 p.m.-6 p.m.)

•Lisa’s Bistro-1595 Mohave Dr. #4, Bullhead City (on street across from north side of Walmart); 928-219-5911—  Stan Ruffo (blues)—Wednesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); An intimate evening with Billy Kay and friends (variety)—Thursdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

•Oatman Hotel-181 Main St (Historic Route 66), Oatman, Arizona; 928-768-4408—Mike Fox (guitar/vocals, country, folk, spirituals)—daily (from 12:30 p.m.; after the first Old West gunfight on Main St. until ?);

•Old Town Saloon-2850 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-3866—Pat O’Brien—Tuesdays in April (5-9 p.m.);   Whiskey Maidens—Sat, April 29 (8 p.m.-midnight)

•O’Leary’s Pub-1063 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-754-4226—DoubleXXCross (variety, rock, blues, country), Fri and Sat, April 28-29 (3 p.m.-???)

•The Ridge at Fox Creek Amphitheater-2537 Trade Wind Dr (off the Bullhead Pkwy), Bullhead City; 928-758-0177 or email—The K Brick Jazz Show (jazz, reeds, vocals)—Sun, May 7, Sun, June 11 (4 p.m.-6 p.m.)

•Stetson Winery-10965 N. Moonscape Way, Route 66 at Valle Vista, 17 miles east of Kingman; 928-757-7206—solo/small combos (variety)—Sundays; (all music from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; winery opens 1 p.m.)

•VFW #2190-main street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555—Double Diamond Band (country)—Saturdays (6 p.m.)



Information on karaoke compiled with the help of Dick Patzold of Karaoke Specialties. For updates on karaoke information, contact Patzold at 928-704-0077 or  You can also call us directly at 928-763-2505, ext 7232 or

•19th Hole Bar & Grill-at the Rivers Edge Golf Course, 144 Marina Dr, Needles; call 760-326-3343—Karaoke with Jeff—call for dates (6 p.m.-10 p.m. CA)

•American Legion Post #87-2245 Clearwater Dr., Suite B, Bullhead City (next to Iguana’s Mexican Restaurant); call 928-763-0305—Karaoke with Sandy and Ingrid—Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to any American Legion member and guests; the kitchen is now open

•Amvets Post #19-4310 S. Hwy 95, Suite A, Ft. Mohave; call 928-704-1992—Karaoke with various KJs—Fridays (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members and guests

•Bikini Bay Nightclub-1955 S. Casino Drive (at the mall), Laughlin; 702-299-3311— Top 40 & club music—Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun; exclusive “mashup” videos on 150″ screen

•Chaparral Golf & Country Club -1260 Mohave Dr, Bullhead City; 928-758-3939—Karaoke with Janice—Sun (4 p.m.-8 p.m.);

•Cocktails (Lounge)-3935 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-4955—Karaoke with Top Shelf Entertainment – Dustin & Judy—Wed (8 p.m.-midnight)

•Fast Fanny’s Place-Main St (Historic Route 66), Oatman; 928-768-7400—Karaoke with Bob Murray, unique afternoon karaoke—daily (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

•The Hideout-2311 S.Casino Drive, Laughlin (across Casino Drive from the Pioneer); 702-299-0008— Karaoke with Profound Sound—Fri-Sat  (9 p.m.-1 a.m. NV)

•Jester’s Sports Lounge-877 Hancock Road, Bullhead City; 928-763-0850 —”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Fri (9 p.m.-2 a.m.)

•Kathryn Heindriech Adult Center-1776 Airway Ave, Kingman; 928-757-2778 and ask for Debbie—karaoke with Todd Maehren—Mon (4 p.m.-7 p.m.), $1 admission

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029—Karaoke with Rhapsody Entertainment—Fridays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Karaoke with Grace Black—Mondays (5 p.m.-8 p.m.)

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029— Karaoke with Rhapsody Entertainment— every Friday(5p.m.-9p.m.)
•Lazy Harry’s-2170 Rio Grande Road (next to Arizona Veterans Memorial on the river), Bullhead City; 928-758-6322—Karaoke/dancing hosted by DJ Firelilly (also Ladies Night specials)—Tuesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•Moose Lodge Post #1860 Bullhead City-2620 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City; call 928-763-1860—Karaoke with a variety of KJs—Fri and Sat (6 p.m.-10 p.m.); open to members of any Moose Lodge and their guests

•O’Leary’s Pub-1063 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-754-4226—”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Sun (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•The Pour House-845 Hancock Rd, Bullhead City; 928-299-5220—Aloha Friends Karaoke with host Karaoke Kalani—Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (8 p.m.-midnight).

•The Red Dog Saloon-914 W. Broadway, Needles; 760-326-9919—Karaoke with Tony—Thurs-Fri (8 p.m. CA)

•Roadhouse 95 Bar & Grill-5100 Hwy 95, Fort Mohave; 928-577-2510—  Karaoke with Jeff—Wednesdays (7 p.m.-11 p.m.)

•Route 66 Bar-1900 Needles Highway, Needles, California; 760-326-2277—Karaoke Las Vegas—Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun (8:30 p.m.-? CA)

•The Time Out Tavern-2601 N. Stockton Hill Rd, Kingman; 928-753-2334—Karaoke with Don West—Wed and Thurs (9 p.m.-1 a.m.); Karaoke with LA Sound—Sun (9 p.m.-closing)

•VFW #10005-1611 Marble Canyon Dr (across from Scooters off Miracle Mile), Bullhead City; 928-758-7808—  Karaoke with Rhapsody Entertainment—every Monday and Saturday (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); also Karaoke with variety of KJs—Wed, Fri (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); open to members of any veterans organizations and their signed guests

•VFW #2190-main street Chloride, Arizona; 928-565-9555—Karaoke with Sharon—Fri (6 p.m.); Karaoke with Frank & Friends—Sun (2 p.m.-6 p.m.)