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Gina Machovina to grace The Grasshopper Grill with groovy guitar chops


Gina Machovina

Gina Machovina


Originally Published: May 14, 2018 10:42 a.m.

The Grasshopper Grill, at the corner of Page Springs and Cornville Road, this week features live entertainment Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the region’s most popular and talented singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and bands cycle through this locals’ favorite Cornville restaurant and bar.

The entertainment week kicks off Tuesdays with the relaxed style of Rick Busbea, offering up a great mix with a focus on covering favorites like Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffet. Not to be limited, however. Rick can be counted on to fill a wide range of requests from the furthest reaches of popular music. Add the ever popular $5.00 burger and a beer special, and suddenly Tuesday becomes extra special.

Thursday, May 17th, its singing guitarist and harmonicist, Brian Peterman. Brian has entertained audiences all over the west coast over the last 30 years. A solo acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter Brian plays soft-to-upbeat favorites of the ‘60s-’70s classics of rock, country, folk-rock, standards, and has an abundance of great original material. Peterman combines his passion for music and fun audience engagement together with each performance.

Friday, April 18th, Rick Cyge fills the lounge with some of the tastiest fingerstyle guitar work to be seen anywhere. Residing and performing primarily in the Sedona area, Rick’s stylings have received rave reviews from audiences comprised of folks from all around the world. His finger-picked renditions come from a wide range of genres and are highlighted especially in his treatment of Beatles favorites. Cyge’s performance is precise, elegant and sonically understated, making the perfect fit for dinner, conversation and great listening.

Saturday, May 19th, classically trained guitarist Gina Machovina returns to the Grasshopper lounge. As accomplished as any similarly trained instrumentalist at the highest levels, Gina chooses Sedona and the Verde Valley as her touring range. Arriving just a couple of years ago from the Pacific Northwest, Machovina quickly established herself locally as perhaps the most active and rightfully in-demand entertainers in the region. Gina’s musicality is equally exposed in her vocal stylings across all popular music realms.

The Grasshopper Grill is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily, located at 1160 S. Page Springs Rd., Cornville. (928) 649-9211.