Good Times Music Festival hits Jerome

Party rocks at Gold King Mine on Saturday, May 31

Pickster One is only one of score of bands, DJs and musical acts performing Saturday, May 31, at the Jerome Good Times Music Festival.

Pickster One is only one of score of bands, DJs and musical acts performing Saturday, May 31, at the Jerome Good Times Music Festival.

North of Jerome, at the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town, among a funky collection of old buildings, antique trucks and mining equipment, will be the Jerome Good Times Fest on Saturday.

The fest also will deliver a funky collection of its own - music, art, performances and food.

More than 20 musical acts are scheduled for the benefit that will help support the Jerome Kids Art Workshop this summer. An artists' village and vendors' alley will be set up.

Skateboard ramps and demo-nstrations are planned. Just bring your helmet.

Kids are welcome and there's plenty of room for camping on site. Rain or shine, the acts will go on.

Gates open at noon and entertainment begins at 1 p.m. It'll end, but nobody's saying when.

The music acts will have something for every possible taste. Reggae, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, breakbeats, dubstep, drum 'n' bass and turntablism are all on the menu.

Some of the featured bands are Drunken Immortals, a seven-piece funk and soul group.

The high-energy, hip-hop music of Josh Martinez is scheduled, along with DJ Day, a combination of everything from relaxed melodies to some "serious beats and breaks."

The always popular local Major Lingo will entertain. This group is one of Arizona's favorite road bands and turns out great psychedelic and traditional sounds.

Other acts include One Block Radius; Discombobulator, drum and bass; Solid Ground, hip-hop; Yin Yang & Zen Some, a live six-man costumed performance band; Of One Mind, hip-hop; Foot Solejahs, reggae; Summit Dub Squad, reggae; and Jerome musician, Dave Rentz, on drum solos and leading drum circles.

Even more acts and artists than these listed are scheduled for the daylong festival.

Tickets purchased before the fest starts will cost $15. Those bought before 3 p.m. on Saturday will go for $18, and after 3 p.m. entry will cost you $20 - still a bargain for all of that entertainment, art and atmosphere. The first 100 tickets sold at the door after 3 p.m. will include a free CD and T-shirt.

Tickets may be purchased in Flagstaff, Black Hound Galleries, 120 N. Leroux St.; Jerome, Jerome Tattoo Co., 403 Clark St.; Sedona, What You Want, 15 View Drive.


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