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 personal 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. Not to outdone by their elder playgrounders, Joseph Charter School visual arts impresarios have parleyed access to additional provisions into a plethora of special artistic pursuits that were heretofore not possible in the classroom. More clay spawned a covey of sculptors like Kai Oliver who won a People’s Choice Award.  Addie Kilgore was able to more deeply delve into her paintings which are now attracting the flush fanciers of the creative spirit and their cash. Ben Lopez’s classroom handywork stirred him to pursue architecture as a career while the idea of creating digital games and animations captivated Kyle Oliver’s creative mind. Students were also able to collaborate on one large shared project in which older, more astute students envisioned and laid out a mural that every greenhorn, tenderfoot and veteran helped fill in with paint as colorful as a Wallowa Mountain sunset. “Everything builds on everything else,” opined Jennifer Connolly, visual arts teacher. Centered in Enterprise, the Northeast Oregon Wrestling Club has for the past four years been a recipient of festival funds. The crew of 5-14 year old grapplers, who number between 50 and 70 participants each year, along with their proud parents and other supporters, has taken on as a club fundraiser the onerous task of setting up and taking down festival tents, tables and fencing, as well as frequent festival garbage collections. Donations are used for tournament fees, travel expenses, and scholarships. Many of the young wrestlers go on to apply their skills at their respective high schools and a few perform well enough to place in district and state tournaments. We tip our bluesy sunbonnets to Cole Farwell, who was a NEOWC wrestler every year from age 5 to 14, and helped the Enterprise Outlaws earn 7th place overall by winning the 2A/1A 120-pound classification in the 2017 Oregon state wrestling championships. 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 big small town party and community fundraising endeavor.
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
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

about us
What About the Money? Whether dancing with your honey under the big cerulean Wallowa sky or shitkickin’ under your personal 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. Not to outdone by their elder playgrounders, Joseph Charter School visual arts impresarios have parleyed access to additional provisions into a plethora of special artistic pursuits that were heretofore not possible in the classroom. More clay spawned a covey of sculptors like Kai Oliver who won a People’s Choice Award.  Addie Kilgore was able to more deeply delve into her paintings which are now attracting the flush fanciers of the creative spirit and their cash. Ben Lopez’s classroom handywork stirred him to pursue architecture as a career while the idea of creating digital games and animations captivated Kyle Oliver’s creative mind. Students were also able to collaborate on one large shared project in which older, more astute students envisioned and laid out a mural that every greenhorn, tenderfoot and veteran helped fill in with paint as colorful as a Wallowa Mountain sunset. “Everything builds on everything else,” opined Jennifer Connolly, visual arts teacher. Centered in Enterprise, the Northeast Oregon Wrestling Club has for the past four years been a recipient of festival funds. The crew of 5- 14 year old grapplers, who number between 50 and 70 participants each year, along with their proud parents and other supporters, has taken on as a club fundraiser the onerous task of setting up and taking down festival tents, tables and fencing, as well as frequent festival garbage collections. Donations are used for tournament fees, travel expenses, and scholarships. Many of the young wrestlers go on to apply their skills at their respective high schools and a few perform well enough to place in district and state tournaments. We tip our bluesy sunbonnets to Cole Farwell, who was a NEOWC wrestler every year from age 5 to 14, and helped the Enterprise Outlaws earn 7th place overall by winning the 2A/1A 120-pound classification in the 2017 Oregon state wrestling championships. 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 big small town party and community fundraising endeavor.
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BRONZE BLUES & BREWS

21st

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