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Independence Day Music Festival expanded to two days

Salt River Fields is announcing its Fifth Annual Independence Day Music Festival, expanding it to two days, Friday and Saturday, July 3rd and 4th.
The two day festival features Wilco with Dr. Dog on Friday, July 3; and Little Big Town with Brandy Clark on Saturday, July 4.
Both shows begin at 5:30pm with doors opening at 5pm. Additional bands will be announced.  Following the concert, each evening will end with the metro area’s largest fireworks display.
Tickets on sale Fri., Mar. 6, 10am at www.ticketmaster.com.



2nd annual Red, White and Rawhide

red-white-rawhideRED, WHITE & RAWHIDE benefitting H.A.A. RAWHIDE presents! LIVE ON STAGE July 4th “JAY PEREZ” 5 TIME Grammy Nominated, Male Vocalist and show band of the Year winner Jay “The Voice” Perez, “Shining Star” out of Chicago one of the most well-known Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Bands, “Ambixion” Tejano favorite known for their Tex-Mex Conjunto sound. And keeping within true Rawhide tradition, “AZ-Tex” and “AirZona” deliver top-notch music with a Southwestern flavor performing Latin, R&B, Old School, and Funk. July 5th “NEON CIRCUS” a Brooks and Dunn tribute act of the highest caliber and of course local favorites as well. An all weekend event full of great and diverse music at a super affordable price for that’s easy on every family’s pocket book. And don’t forget one of the best firework shows in the Valley!

This 4th of July weekend celebration is sure to be a Fun filled event with Great Music, Tasty Food, Fantastic Fireworks, Beerfest, Food Trucks, Vendor’s, Attractions* and a Party so BIG it could only be done at Rawhide! Gates open at 5 pm and the fun goes all the way to 11:00pm. This special event will include Live Music performances throughout the evening and into the night as we celebrate Independence Day. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy one of our shows or attractions all of which are included in our value packed ticket. And if you purchase an advanced ticket you will save even more!

Attendees can expect a true Southwestern experience second to none filled with free attractions, Country and Latin music.

Rawhide has something for every family member, including cowboy flare, gunfights, face tattoos and more! The evening promises to be a family-friendly celebration with Rawhide’s authentic western tradition mix matched with Latin flavor.

Admission includes all entertainment, attractions* and firework show. Tickets cost, per day, $15 presale, $20 at the door. Children 5 & under are FREE! Please pre-register at www.rawhide.com or text “RAWHIDE” to 60259.

4th of July, Arizona

4th of July Events In Arizona

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the red, white and blue?

Here is a list of 4th of July events throughout Arizona you don’t want to miss:

Central Arizona

Arizona’s Celebration of Freedom (Mesa)

In Mesa from June 29-30, this fun, two-day event consists of classic cars, beer gardens, motorcycles, art walk, music, street performers and more. This free event takes place in downtown Mesa from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

E. Main St. & S. Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 444-2069

Independence Day Music Festival (Scottsdale)

On July 3rd, celebrated the fourth with country music star Miranda Lambert and Darus Rucker! Gates open at 5 p.m., and be sure to stick around for the largest fireworks show in the Valley, too. Tickets range from $26 to $96.

Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 270-5000

3rd of July Fireworks Display (Cave Creek)

In Cave Creek, Harold’s Corral will provide live entertainment by Young Country and EastonAshe as well as an outside BBQ starting at 5:30 p.m. Mobile game truck, shaved ice and even face painting are some of the activities you can participate in. There’s free opening seating, but for paid reserved seating, call Harold’s at (480) 488-1906.

6895 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-1906

Light up the Sky (Phoenix)

In Phoenix, this event includes music, rides, games, food and fireworks, which starts at 9:10 p.m. The free event will take place at Maryvale Baseball Park at 6:30 to 9 p.m.

3600 N. 51st Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(602) 262-6575

A Star Spangled Shoot Out!

Rawhide is hosting its 4th of July celebration — western style! With live music will be playing throughout the town, don’t miss out on the H2O Kids Corral as well as  other action-packed performances, including the fireworks display, which will round out the evening.

5700 W. North Loop Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 502-5600

Southern Arizona

Let Freedom Sing Concert

In Tucson on July 4th at 3 p.m., this free event will be celebrated with patriotic songs staged at Centennial Hall at University of Arizona.

University of Arizona
1401 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 319-0400

Tombstone July 4th Celebration

In Tombstone, starting at 8:30 a.m., this July 4th celebration is a free event with a softball tournament, street entertainment, food booths and fireworks.

E. Allen St.
Tombstone, AZ 85638
(520) 457-3994

Benson July 4th Celebration

Starting with a 9 a.m. parade, Benson’s 4th of July celebration will also include a water fight at Lions Park following the parade, as well as entertainment throughout the rest of the day and, of course, a fireworks show starting at 8:30 p.m.

Lions Park
435 N. Adams St.
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-4293

Family Fun July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (Tubac)

Held at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, this 4th of July celebration is packed with activities for both the kids, parents and attendees of all ages! Here, you’ll find Southern Arizona’s longest obstacle course — an incredible, inflatable 68′ adventure — as well as a food court with both Independence Day favorites (hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy and more) and alcoholic beverages for the big kids, including beer, wine and margaritas. The night will end, of course, with a spectacular fireworks display.

Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
65 Avenida de Otero
Tubac, Arizona 85646
Starts at 4 p.m., fireworks start at 8:45 p.m.
Tickets: $7 per car, VIP package is $48 per person
(520) 398-3531


Northern Arizona

Payson 4th of July Celebration

With a free fireworks show and games to the public, attendees can also expect food, bouncy houses, games, music and beautiful scenery, taking place at Green Valley Park at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th.

(928) 474-5240

Prescott July 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show

Prescott celebrates with free craft tents for kids, contests, carnival games and cool giveaways. Other events include the World’s Largest Waterslide as well as eight other water slides, bungee jumping, pony rides, electric swings and more. While there is free parking, consider taking the shuttle at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (3700 Willow Creek Rd.). This event will be held at Pioneer Park, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Pioneer Park
1200 Commerce Dr.
Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 777-1349

Fantastic Family Fourth of July (Cottonwood)

Cottonwood celebrates at Cottonwood Kid’s Park at 4 p.m. Events will include watermelon eating contests, patriotic salutes and pyrotechnic displays. Free admission, but parking is $1.

Cottonwood Kid’s Park
Cottonwood, AZ
(928) 639-3200

Tlaquepaque’s Sizzlin’ Summer Bash

Honor Independence Day in Sedona on July 7th. Events include an outdoor BBQ, live music, dunk tank, Sedona fire trucks and more. It will take place at Tiaquepaque from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a free event.

336 State Route 179
Sedona, AZ 86336
(928) 282-4838

About Google’s Logo Doodler Dennis Hwang

Top Google Logos 2001

About Google’s Logo Doodler Dennis Hwang.

Google doodles, the drawings that are designed on, around and through the Google logo on the Google home page, have long been part of Google’s history. As a Google intern in 2000, Google Webmaster Dennis Hwang began celebrating and marking worldwide events and holidays with doodles. Since then, the work of the doodle team has been seen by millions and reached cult status, with fans waiting with bated breath to see the next creation on the Google homepage.

Google: doodle4google doodler

My Top five Doodles from 2001:

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year - Google Doodles

January 24th 2001

History.com: The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it’s been called since the 20th century

St.Patrick’s Day

St.Patrick's Day - Google Doodles

March 17th 2001

Wilstar.com: St.Patrick’s Day

Independence Day

GUnited States Fourth of July Independence Day

July 4th 2001

History.com: Independence Day, commonly known as July 4th or the Fourth of July

Claude Monet’s Birthday

Claude Monet's Birthday from Google Doodles

November 14th 2001

Wikipedia: Claude Monet

Holiday Series 2001 (4th of 4)

Holiday Series 2001 Google Doodle

December 25th 2001

Holiday of Lights: Holiday Traditions Around the World

Doodle 4 Google: Time lapse video of Google Doodle creation

A time lapse video that shows Chief Google Doodler Dennis Hwang draw a Google Doodle from start to finish. He creates a doodle that commemorates the Lunar New Year and invites students to join the Doodle 4 Google art competition.

by Google



Check back Next week for the 2002 Google Doodle’s