Blooze Bar Benefits Scheduled

An electrical fire gutted the Blooze Bar burned last week, leaving the NoPho venue out of commission for some time.

As we told you yesterday, some of the joint's regulars are pitching in to raise funds for the folks left jobless by the inferno. First, Whiskey Six is hosting a benefit Thursday at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale. Whiskey Six singer Chris Strickler said it was the right thing to do:

"It's been amazing how fast everyone has come together to help [owner] Tumbleweed and the people who worked at the Blooze Bar," says Strickler. "The Blooze Bar meant a lot to the music community in the Valley -- it was a great place to play and had that friendly 'neighborhood bar' vibe to it. Tumbleweed treats everyone with respect, he doesn't view bands as a commodity to make money off of but as true friends. So when we all heard about the fire, we knew we had to do something. Even the other venues such as Martini Ranch, Joe's Grotto and the Steelhorse Saloon immediately offered to help, which is pretty amazing considering the Blooze Bar was a competitor in a tough economy."

Full list of benefit shows below.

July 8th at the Martini Ranch
Bands to include:
Age of Evil
Michael Nitro
Whiskey Six

July 11th at Joe's Grotto-
(All day event starting at 9 a.m. with bands, NASCAR, Potluck.)
Bands to include:

1pm - The Heymakers (Rockabilly)
2pm - Edge of Shadow (Marty's 15 year old sons band)
3pm - Terashain
4pm - Truckers on Speed
5pm - I Don't Know?
6pm - 74th Street
7pm - Lit Up
8pm - Angry Jon
9pm - VH TOO
10pm - Blue Rose Band
11pm - Abandoned Theory

July 24th at Red Owl
(In conjunction with Naked Dave's Music.)
Bands to include:
Hollywood Saints
Halo Machine

July 25th at Steel Horse Saloon
(Raffle, auction, 50/50.)
Bands to include:
The Earps
Rue Morgue
Blood From Stone
Rooster Coupe de Ville
Rhythm Dragons

July 31st at the Hideaway Grill
(All day event, including a bike run.)
Bands to include:
Angy Jon
Michael Nitro
Rue Morgue
Lit Up
68 Guns
VH Too

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