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@bronzebluesbres.com

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
How we have impacted the community with our donations.   $25,000 donated to the City of Joseph for improvements to the City Park Secured partial grant funding for permanent underground power to lower end of City Park Secured partial grant funding for permanent safety fencing in City Park Over $16,000 donated to local High School sports & other programs Over $11,000 donated to local High School arts & music programs Established the “Karen Jackson Memorial Award” donating over $4,000 to local charities Established “Arts & Music Scholarships” to local students and donated over $5,000 $4,574,000.00 – Conservative estimate of dollars spend in Wallowa County, Oregon over 20 year span by Bronze Blues & Brews non-resident ticket buyers
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What About the Money? Whether dancing with your honey under the big cerulean Wallowa sky or shitkickin’ under your own ten-gallon Sunday sombrero, it’s easy to think of the Bronze, Blues and Brews Festival as merely a big party, a damn fine one, but a party nonetheless. However, there’s more to this shindig and its 21 year-old story than the average knee-dipping, hip- swaying, arm-flailing bluesy ballerina is likely to be wondering. When it comes to big time, small town fun, money makes the merry go round. And if the money from all of the festivals since 1996 -- when the T-Bones launched the party with Stevie Ray’s Cold Shot -- was piled on top of itself, it would reach half way to the top of the Chief Joseph Mountains casting their infamous afternoon shadow on Wallowa Lake. So said a whiskery tall-taling connoisseur of craft microbrews conspicuously positioned all day next to the beer tent. Truth be told, however, after paying musicians, stage, sound system, honeybuckets and other festival expenses, all the money from the Bronze Blues and Brews Festival has been delightfully divvied to schools for art, music and sports programs, to local charities, to the City of Joseph for festival-friendly improvements to the City Park, and the past two years to the Joseph City Park Playground Renovation Project to help purchase materials for the complete renovation of the playground by a posse of well-provisioned community volunteers. On any given year, after all the dedicated work to keep festival expenses down without shortchanging musicians, vendors or ticket-buyers, except for a small chunk of change for the next year’s festival startup costs, there’s nothing left. Zero. Zilch. Twenty years of sponsorships, ticket sales, and more chilly foam-topped pints than can be counted by the festival’s best guesser – remember that aforementioned connoisseur? -- have by our estimates put about $60,000 cash into the hands of community people who make good things happen in the Wallowa Valley. In a twenty-first century rural community that is otherwise economically-challenged …or, as we like to say, frugal… that’s no small potatoes. Every little bit helps and over time every little bit helps big. So come on down…or up or over… so we can tip our fedoras to your boogie’n selves and your energetic participation in our robust community fundraising endeavor.
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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
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
Sign Up to VOLUNTEER NOW!
How we have impacted the community with our donations.   $25,000+ donated to the City of Joseph for improvements to the City Park Secured partial grant funding for permanent underground power to lower end of City Park Secured partial grant funding for permanent safety fencing in City Park Over $16,000 donated to local High School sports & other programs Over $11,000 donated to local High School arts & music programs Established the “Karen Jackson Memorial Award” donating over $4,000 to local charities Established “Arts & Music Scholarships” to local students and donated over $5,000 $4,574,000.00 – Conservative estimate of dollars spend in Wallowa County, Oregon over 20 year span by Bronze Blues & Brews non- resident ticket buyers

21st Bronze Blues & Brews Festival

Joseph, Oregon

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What About the Money? Whether dancing with your honey under the big cerulean Wallowa sky or shitkickin’ under your own ten-gallon Sunday sombrero, it’s easy to think of the Bronze, Blues and Brews Festival as merely a big party, a damn fine one, but a party nonetheless. However, there’s more to this shindig and its 21 year-old story than the average knee- dipping, hip-swaying, arm-flailing bluesy ballerina is likely to be wondering. When it comes to big time, small town fun, money makes the merry go round. And if the money from all of the festivals since 1996 -- when the T-Bones launched the party with Stevie Ray’s Cold Shot -- was piled on top of itself, it would reach half way to the top of the Chief Joseph Mountains casting their infamous afternoon shadow on Wallowa Lake. So said a whiskery tall-taling connoisseur of craft microbrews conspicuously positioned all day next to the beer tent. Truth be told, however, after paying musicians, stage, sound system, honeybuckets and other festival expenses, all the money from the Bronze Blues and Brews Festival has been delightfully divvied to schools for art, music and sports programs, to local charities, to the City of Joseph for festival-friendly improvements to the City Park, and the past two years to the Joseph City Park Playground Renovation Project to help purchase materials for the complete renovation of the playground by a posse of well-provisioned community volunteers. On any given year, after all the dedicated work to keep festival expenses down without shortchanging musicians, vendors or ticket-buyers, except for a small chunk of change for the next year’s festival startup costs, there’s nothing left. Zero. Zilch. Twenty years of sponsorships, ticket sales, and more chilly foam-topped pints than can be counted by the festival’s best guesser – remember that aforementioned connoisseur? -- have by our estimates put about $60,000 cash into the hands of community people who make good things happen in the Wallowa Valley. In a twenty-first century rural community that is otherwise economically-challenged …or, as we like to say, frugal… that’s no small potatoes. Every little bit helps and over time every little bit helps big. So come on down…or up or over… so we can tip our fedoras to your boogie’n selves and your energetic participation in our robust community fundraising endeavor.
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BRONZE BLUES & BREWS

21st

Joseph, Oregon
Joseph, Oregon  BRONZE BLUES & BREWS 21st