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Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival returns to Gateway Park Feb. 17

YUMA, Ariz. – The City invites all Yuma residents and visitors to the fourth annual Boogie, Brews and Blues Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 17, 2018, at Gateway Park (259 S. Gila Street) in the historic downtown area. 

The annual outdoor music festival features a full day and wide array of live music, food trucks, craft beer, unique booths and more. It is hosted by the City of Yuma Heritage Festivals and Robb Bower Presents, and each year aims to feature a distinct lineup of critically-acclaimed, award-winning artists.

This year, performers include:

  • Alastair Greene Band.
  • Ben Robinson Band.
  • The Blitz Brothers.
  • Len Rainey and the Midnight Players.
  • The McCoy Brothers.

Chairs, blankets, shades and umbrellas are allowed. The area designated for umbrellas and shades is first-come, first-served.

Coolers, pets and outside food/drinks are not allowed. 

 More information about the performers: 

 Alastair Greene recently plunged headfirst into a solo career, stepping down after years as the guitarist for rock legend Alan Parsons, and launching the Alastair Greene Band. The band combines blues, southern rock, and jam-band sensibilities.

 Ben Robinson has been playing guitar since he was nine years old, performing as a teen on the Late Show with David Letterman. Ben captivates crowds with his style, stunning virtuoso guitar playing, and his intimate acoustic moments.

The Blitz Brothers are a San Diego rock band who have opened for touring headliners in the 1970s and 1980s. Richard “Blitz” Livoni began playing guitar at the age of eight and continued through college, eventually opening for Jackson Browne and Linda Rondstadt, among others.

 Len Rainey and the Midnight Players have been performing all over the globe for more than 30 years. With the influences of his Chicago Midwest upbringing and his smooth vocals, audiences can expect a mix of rhythm rock and blues with a soulful groove. The group includes Grammy award-winning guitarist Johnny Vernazza, sax-extraordinaire Walter Gentry, Raphael Salmon on keyboard, and Rodney Jones on drums.

The McCoy Brothers, originally formed in 2012, are musicians from the San Diego area with a unique blend of songwriting and musical backgrounds. 

The event is open to people of all ages. General admission prices have been reduced this year to $25 pre-sale (in advance) and $30 at the gate. Discounted tickets are available for military (with ID/in person only). Purchase tickets at City Hall, the Yuma Civic Center, the Yuma Art Center and online at

The event would not be possible without sponsors, including: Da Boyz Italian Cuisine, DeNise Builders, Prison Hill Brewing Co., Jimmie Dees, B & E Septic Services, RV World, Yuma Pest, One Hour Air Conditioning, Imaginary Friends Design Studios, Print Zoom, White Sheet, La Campesina, Yuma Sun, El Dorado Broadcasters, KYMA and KSWT.