Around the Area

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

Friday, September-22-Sunday, September 24
What/Where/When/Info: This is Kingman’s annual town celebration named in honor of Kingman native, the actor Andy Devine. The main events of the celebration are the parade and PRCA rodeo on the weekend, but additional festival events are held in conjunction to those, and staged near Kingman City Hall, 310 4th Street in downtown Kingman. Vendors also will be located throughout the area. The schedule includes:
•Andy Devine Days Festival—Fri, Sept 22 (beginning 10 a.m.), Fun Zone—with Hualapai Mountain Resort rock wall, KRMC Euro Bungees, mechanical bull, water slides and kids obstacle course. Free to participate, but waivers must be signed to acquire a wristband. Restistration and wristbands at festival headquarters located inside Central Kingman Church, in the Historic Central Commercial Building, corner of Beale and 4th Streets, Fun Zone attractions located in various areas of Downtown Kingman;
•Rickety Cricket Brewing & The Farmhouse Street Dance, featuring live music with the Jonathon Lee Band Fri, Sept. 22 (7 p.m.-10 p.m.)ood and drinks available for purchase. Sponsored by House of Hops;
• 2nd Annual Human Strength Tractor Supply Co., Tractor Pull competition, Fri, Sept. 22 (6 p.m.), 5-member teams should register by Friday, September 8. Team fees are $100, and every participant receives a T-shirt. Maximum 24 teams. Winners receive half registration intake. The contest takes place on Beale St., bween 4th and 5th Streets. For information, contact Yvonne, 928-692-3111;
•Great West Custom Car Show—Sat, Sept 23 (noon-6 p.m..), registration fee is $20, preresistrations taken at the Visitor Center inside the Powerhouse, 120 W. Andy Devine. Staging at Kingman City Hall (10 a.m.) For information, Josh Noble, 928-753-6106,;
•Tour of Kingman Triathlon—swim, bike and 5K run time trial event, to raise funs for a local family battling cancer—Sat and Sun, Sept. 23 & 24 (9:30 a.m.). Registration forms at the Powerhouse. The event consists of a 5K run, swimming 500 or 1,000 meters and either a 16 or 30-mile bike ride.
•Andy Devine Day’s Parade­­—Sat, Sept 23 (10 a.m.), takes place in the heart of Historic Downtown Kingman starting at Beale & 1st Streets, heading east to 5th Street before turning north to Oak Street, and heading west back to Lee Williams High School, near Locomotive Park, 315 W. Beale St. Traditional parade with equestrian, floats, bands and more.
For more information, call the Kingman Parks and Recreation Office at 928-757-7919
•Andy Devine Day’s PRCA Rodeo­­—Sat-Sun, Sept 23-24 held at the Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd. This is the 33rd installment of this full blown Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo brought to you by the “Kingsmen,” a group of local businessmen dedicated to the preservation of Kingman’s ranching and rodeo western heritage; rodeo action on Sat (gates open 4 p.m. with rodeo at 6 p.m.; rodeo dance to follow action), Sun (gates open 11 a.m. with rodeo at 1 p.m.);
Rodeo Cost/Info: $12 adults/children in advance; $15 adults/children at the gate; 3 and under free; for advance ticket information or general information visit

Saturday, September 23
What: Kingman Farmer’s Market; locally grown produce; goat’s milk; handmade merchandise including jams, jellies, alpaca wool clothing, jewelry; much more.
Where: Thunder Rode, 102 E. Beale St, Downtown Kingman
When: Sat,Sept. 23 (8 a.m.-noon)
Cost: No admission charge
Info: Call Kerry at 412-568-3536

Saturday, September 23
What: Desert Diamond Distillery hosts Cigar Night at the Distillery. The evening includes three paired cigars and cocktails, appetizers with pairings buffet (7:30 p.m.).
Where: Desert Diamond Distillery, 4875 Olympic Dr., Kingman
When: Sat, Sept. 23 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.)
Cost: $75 per person, $50 for those not smoking
Info: Call 702-335-7448

Saturday, September 23
What: DIG IT Kingman Children’s Garden presents Honey Bee Day.
Events include honey tasting, story time, crafts, games, food, and fun.
Where: 2301 Lillie Ave (located behind the splash pad), Kingman
When: Sat, Sept. 23 (9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.)
Cost: Children must be accompanied by an adult for this free program
Info: check it out on Facebook@DigItKingmanChildrensGarden or

Thursday, September 28
What: Welcome home Mohave High School graduate, JD (James) Gish when he performs live in concert to celebrate the release of his debut solo album, produced by David Wise Music at Warner Brothers.
During the show he will perform a variety of music ranging from Broadway tunes to classic rock.
Notable performances while he was still in school here was his portrayal of The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera, and more recently as a guest artist in th Colorado River Concert Association’s Tenore concert. He’s also performed across the country in a variety of musical productions.
Where: Mohave High School Auditorium, 2251 Hwy. 95, Bullhead City
When: Thurs, Sept. 28 (7 p.m.)
Cost: VIP seating $50 (includes reserved seating and admittance t o an exclusive VIP cocktail after-party at the Aquarius to meet James and his producer from Nashville(; regular seating $12. All tickets include a free CD.
A portion of the proceeds of all ticket sales will benefit Mohave High School Choir.

What: In recognition of National Coffee Day on Friday, September 29, two area businesses are joining forces to raise money in their Grounds for Hounds event to help area animals.
Java Jitters, 2245 Clearwater Drive, will donate 20 percent of their proceeds every Thursday in September; and Shiver River, 1190 Hwy 95, will donate 20 percent of their proceeds every Monday in September to SAINT’s low Cost Spay and Neuter Voucher program and their Saving Lives Adoption program.
Info: Call 928-704-0800 or visit them online at

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, September 29-30, October 1
What: Southwest Alpaca Tours hosts their 12th annual “Celebraton of Alpaca Farm Days” featuring interaction with 43 kid-friendly alpacas, local artisans with arts and craft for sale, demonstrations of fiber spinning, food and drink vendors and more. Kids can create and take home a free arts and crafts project from the Kids Cabin.
Mohave County Rock and Gem Club will have lots of cool rocks and gems to see and purchase.
Where: Southwest Alpaca Tours, 1108 McCarrel, 15 miles east of Kingman off I 40, exit #66.
When: Friday, Saturday, Sept. 29-30, (10 a.m.-4 p.m.), Sunday, Oct 1 (10 a.m.-3:30p.m.)
Cost: free to the public
Info: Call Ron or Anna Nyberg. 702 338 7806 or 928 225 1450 or

Saturday, September 30
What: Celebrate National Public Lands Day with a variety of family activities like arts and crafts, a treasure hunt, hikes and fishing, and join a ranger for an interactive talk about the local history of the Colorado River and the construction of Davis Dam.
Where: Colorado River Heritage Greenway Park and Trails (park entrance located off of Davis Dam Road and State Routh 163, Laughlin
When: Sat, Sept. 30 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Cost: free admission
Info: Call 702-293-8970

Thursday, October 5
What: Bullhead City Lions are hosting a Wine & Canvas fundraiser with proceeds benefitting children and adults in the area with vision and hearing needs. “Wine and Canvas” features Cella Winery and artist Angela Greenberg. Space is limited.
Where: Vista Del Sol Community Room, 3249 Felipe Drive, (off the Bullhead Parkway), Bullhead City
When: Thurs, Oct. 5 (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
Cost:$40 per person
Info: Call 928-514-5062

Saturday, October 7
What: Rocktoberfest opens the season of the Bullhead City Farmers Market (“We Make It, Bake It and Grow It!!”). To celebrate the coming of fall, the market will include a beer garden hosted by the Shriners, and live entertainment provided by David Kane and Open Range. The market returns with popular vendors from past markets plus new ones with a wide variety of products and services. Tthe market offers an array of fresh produce; baked goods; gourmet foods and condiments; olive and garlic specialties; jellies & jams; honey; crafts in leather, fabric, metal and wood; natural soaps/salves/lotions; handmade jewelry; make-up; and much more; food by The Hut and Sweet Pete’s BBQ will offer food for those who get a little hungry. Suzi Bounce House for the kids and Picture Perfect Photo Booth will be on hand. Murpy Broadcasting will be broadcasting live all day from the park.
Where: Bullhead Community Park, 1251 Hwy 95, Bullhead City
When: Sat, Oct. 7 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. AZ)
Cost: free admission, free parking
Info: Call 928-219-2333 or email or go to

Saturday, October 7
What: The First Baptist Church, Ft. Mohave presents their 2017 Arts & Crafts Fair with vendors, live music, food and beverages, and theatrical entertainment.
Where: First Baptist Church, 5360 Calle Valle Vista Road, (off of Wagon Wheel Road, Ft. Mohave, Ariz.
When: Thurs, Oct. 5 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Cost:free admission

Sat-Sun October 7-8
What: Pioneer Country Events hosts a gun and knife, coins and collectibles show, featuring firearms of all kinds, knives of all types, ammunition, leather goods, clips, major coin dealers, military items, reloading supplies and components, antiques and collectibles, and much more.
Food and beverages available.
Where: Mohave County Fairgrounds, 2600 Fairgrounds Blvd., Kingman
When: Sat, Oct 7 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Sun, Oct 8 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)
Cost: $6, 2-day pass $9, children under 13 are free with an adult paid admission.
Info: Call Lon at 928-692-0937 or visit

Saturday, October 14
What: Laughlin Elks 2872 is hosting their annual Fall Festival, consisting of a variety of vendors, along with music, beer and wine booths, foods including beer brats with sauerkraut and traditional hamburgers and hot dogs. Also a bounce house for the kids.
Where: Laughlin Elks Lodge, 3100 Needles Hwy, Laughlin
When: Sat, Oct. 14 (9 a.m.-3 p.m. AZ)
Cost: free admission, food, beverages and other items sold separately
Info: Call Kathleen Hoss, 702-299-0679 or email or

What/When/Cost: The River Valley Artist Guild sponsors displays by member artists.
•The display for September at Lisa’s Bistro, features the works of Holly Hamilton.
The Laughlin High School graduate has always had a passion for both performing and visual arts. From accomplished ballet dancer (with the Arizona Ballet Conservatory)—to drawing, painting and ceramics, she has emersed herself in all things fluid and creative. While still in high school, Hamilton had own art exhibit in the Laughlin Library and she was awarded Laughlin High School Artist of the Year.
She taught art, dance, music and science classes for the College for Kids and Community Outreadh Program at Mohave Community College.
While attending MCC to earn her Associate Degree in art, she received the student Pinnacle Award and was named to the All-Arizona and All-USA Academic Team, receiving a full college tuition scholarship. She also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education at Northern Arizona University.
She continues to teach at Desert Valley Elementary School.
Her art reflects things that inspire her, nature, people, and animals—striving to capture their vibrant color, emotion, and beauty.
Hamilton has also painted wall murals and designed several book covers for a published author.
Info: For more information on the River Valley Artist Guild, call 928-303-1292 or email; or visit

Live Music

(no cover unless listed)
To have info listed on these pages, contact the Laughlin entertainer at or call 928-763-2505, ext 7232

•Hackberry General Store-311255 E Hwy 66, Hackberry, AZ; 928-769-2605—Moonshadow – Bridget Langston on vocals/keyboard (soulful rock classics) —Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 (11 a.m.-4 p.m.)
•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.)

•CoVeu Drinkery & Eatery-2247 Clearwater Dr., Bullhead City 928-299-5012—Entertainment All-Starz Flyin’ Brian & Baby Jane (classics, country, pop, rock with costumes to match)—Friday, Sept. 22 (6 p.m.-9 p.m.)

•Salute-3061 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-97327—K-Brick (sax/reeds, jazz), Sept. 23 (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)—Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety)—Thursdays and Fridays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.)

•Cattle Crossing Saloon-4105 Hwy 68, Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3630—Mark & Marilyn of Galaxy (rock/variety)—Saturdays (3 p.m.-7 p.m.)

•Colianno’s-2200 Hwy 95 (corner of Hancock and Hwy 95), Bullhead City; 928-758-7104—Michael Shane (plays piano)—Thursdays (5 p.m.-9 p.m.); Open mic night (musicians, comedians, ventriloquists) Sundays (5 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

•Grecco Art Gallery-Laughlin Outlet Center, 1955 S. Casino Dr., Laughlin; 702-298-4497—Dick Patzold featuring Karen Lopez—Saturdays (11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

•La Casa Del Pollo-2064 Hwy 95 (at Talc Rd), Bullhead City; 928-704-0029— ClassAct Band—every Thursday (6-9 p.m.);— Monday nights Karaoke with Grace (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); Jam Session with Johnny Hull (guitarist) (5 p.m.-8 p.m.)

•Lisa’s Bistro-1595 Mohave Dr. #4, Bullhead City (on street across from north side of Walmart); 928-219-5911— The K Brick Jazz Show (jazz, reeds, vocals)—Mondays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals)—1st and 3rd Tuesdays (5:30-8:30 p.m.; Keith Survillas (Rat Pack, standards, variety)—2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.); 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 ?);

•Stetson Winery-10965 N. Moonscape Way, Route 66 at Valle Vista, 17 miles east of Kingman; 928-757-7206—K Brick Jazz Show—Sunday, October 8; November 19 (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.)

•VFW #2555-6068 W. Supai Dr (at corner of Lowell Road just off Hwy 68), Golden Valley, Arizona; 928-565-3344—The Druthers (vintage, variety, originals), Mondays, (5 p.m.-8 p.m.); open to all VFW members and guests;


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—Fridays (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 Dustin & Judy—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-Sun; exclusive “mashup” videos on 150″ screen

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

•Cocktails (Lounge)-3935 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-758-4955—Karaoke with Top Shelf Entertainment – Dustin & Judy—Wednesdays (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)—Fridays (9 p.m.-2 a.m.)

•Kathryn Heidenriech Adult Center-1776 Airway Ave, Kingman; 928-757-2778 and ask for Maria—karaoke with Todd Maehren—Mondays (12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.), $1.25 admission and bring a potluck dish.

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

•O’Leary’s Pub-1063 Hwy 95, Bullhead City; 928-754-4226—”Party-Oke” with DJ Loke (combo karaoke and DJ)—Sundays (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—Tues & Thurs (8 p.m. CA)

•River Valley Tavern-8804 S. Hwy 95, Mohave Valley, Arizona; 928-768-1900—Karaoke with Jeff, Wednesdays (9 p.m.-?)

•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-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.)