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Bronze, Blues, and Brews Festival at a Crossroads

Since 1996, Bronze, Blues and Brews has transformed Joseph’s serene city park into a hip shakin’ good time on the second weekend in August each year. Winner of the Cascade Blues Association “Best Blues Event” award in 2015 and currently nominated again in 2017, the festival has attracted concert goers and musicians from all over the country for many years. But, it does come at a price. The all volunteer non-profit organization consisting of 6-10 Board members and close to 100 annual volunteers is stretched thin. Thousands of hours are required each year to produce an event the size of Bronze, Blues, and Brews. “It’s been great fun and a great honor to work with the musicians who have stood on the stages of Bronze, Blues, and Brews throughout the years”, said founder Chuck Garrett.  Now a number of Board members are moving on to other chapters of their life, and in 2018 and the Bronze, Blues, and Brews organization is at a crossroads. Additionally, expenses are going up and things like tents to rent are getting more difficult to find. At this time, the event is not planned to occur in 2018, though the organization will remain extant in case some group or individual commits to its continuation into the future. It will be a loss for Wallowa County. The event typically attracts 1500 - 1800 people each year and even conservative estimates would value that economic impact to the county at well over $100,000 a year. In addition, Bronze, Blues, and Brews as part of its charitable mission, has donated tens of thousands of dollars back to the community to local school art and music departments, and the City of Joseph. This year’s donations are slated for the Joseph Library Expansion Project, the Wallowa, Enterprise, and Joseph school music and art programs, and some maintenance funds for the park. The 2017 Bronze, Blues and Brews Board of Directors would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, performers, the City of Joseph, vendors, the community at large, and last but not least, all who came out to the park to hear the blues. Thank you all for making this event possible for these 21 years! Michael Straw, 2017 Director Chuck Garrett, Co-Founder, Graphic Design, Past Director Dan Davidson, Secretary Pete Beaudoin, Beer tickets & Volunteers Don Otten, Transportation Stephanie Williams, Sponsors Pearl Sturm, Vendors Richelle Chitwood, Setup/Site Jeri Davis-Paletta, Booking Kim & Julie Lamb, Co-founders, Online tickets, Front Gate

Bronze Blues & Brews Festival

Joseph, Oregon

 Bronze, Blues & Brews is a 501-4(c) Non-Profit Organization.  Supporting our local Youth Organizations, School Music & Arts Programs and bringing National & Regional Blues Entertainment to perform in Wallowa County. All Rights Reserved © Moonlight Graphics Co. 2017  Contact Webmaster: chuck@moonlighthome.com contact us

Bronze Blues & Brews

P. O. Box 362 Joseph, Oregon 97846 541-263-2172

       Contact Us

Event Coordinator: BBBCoordinator@gmail.com

Band Inquiries: bandinquiries@bronzebluesbrews.com

Sponsors: sponsors@bronzebluesbrews.com

On-Line Ticket Sales: tickets@bronzebluesbrews.com

EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2018

Bronze Blues & Brews Festival

Joseph, Oregon

Bronze Blues & Brews

P. O. Box 362 Joseph, Oregon 97846 541-263-2172
Bronze, Blues & Brews is a 501-4(c) Non-Profit Organization. Supporting our local Youth Organizations, School Music & Arts Programs and bringing National & Regional Blues Entertainment to perform in Wallowa County. All Rights Reserved © Moonlight Graphics Co. 2017

Contact Us

Event Coordinator: BBBCoordinator@gmail.com

Band Inquiries: bandinquiries@bronzebluesbrews.com

Sponsors: sponsors@bronzebluesbrews.com

On-Line Ticket Sales: tickets@bronzebluesbrews.com

contact us

Bronze, Blues, and

Brews Festival at a

Crossroads

Since 1996, Bronze, Blues and Brews has transformed Joseph’s serene city park into a hip shakin’ good time on the second weekend in August each year. Winner of the Cascade Blues Association “Best Blues Event” award in 2015 and currently nominated again in 2017, the festival has attracted concert goers and musicians from all over the country for many years. But, it does come at a price. The all volunteer non-profit organization consisting of 6-10 Board members and close to 100 annual volunteers is stretched thin. Thousands of hours are required each year to produce an event the size of Bronze, Blues, and Brews. “It’s been great fun and a great honor to work with the musicians who have stood on the stages of Bronze, Blues, and Brews throughout the years”, said founder Chuck Garrett.  Now a number of Board members are moving on to other chapters of their life, and in 2018 and the Bronze, Blues, and Brews organization is at a crossroads. Additionally, expenses are going up and things like tents to rent are getting more difficult to find. At this time, the event is not planned to occur in 2018, though the organization will remain extant in case some group or individual commits to its continuation into the future. It will be a loss for Wallowa County. The event typically attracts 1500 - 1800 people each year and even conservative estimates would value that economic impact to the county at well over $100,000 a year. In addition, Bronze, Blues, and Brews as part of its charitable mission, has donated tens of thousands of dollars back to the community to local school art and music departments, and the City of Joseph. This year’s donations are slated for the Joseph Library Expansion Project, the Wallowa, Enterprise, and Joseph school music and art programs, and some maintenance funds for the park. The 2017 Bronze, Blues and Brews Board of Directors would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers, performers, the City of Joseph, vendors, the community at large, and last but not least, all who came out to the park to hear the blues. Thank you all for making this event possible for these 21 years! Michael Straw, 2017 Director Chuck Garrett, Co-Founder, Graphic Design, Dan Davidson, Secretary Pete Beaudoin, Beer tickets & Volunteers Don Otten, Transportation Stephanie Williams, Sponsors Pearl Sturm, Vendors Richelle Chitwood, Setup/Site Jeri Davis-Paletta, Booking Kim & Julie Lamb, Co-founders, Online tickets, Front Gate
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2018
Joseph, Oregon
BRONZE BLUES & BREWS
Joseph, Oregon  BRONZE BLUES & BREWS