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KEARNY — The Gila River Music Festival organizers have finalized the list of vendors and musicians for the event.

The event opened at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 21.

Organizers suggest that attendees bring a chair to sit on and enjoy music while socially distancing and enjoying the outdoors.

The event will be held in Pioneer Park in Kearny.

“The first of this new annual festival is next weekend,” said Jamie Ramsey, mayor of Kearny and one of the organizers of the Gila River Music Festival. “It is a family event. There is a little bit of something for everyone.”

Musical entertainment on Friday includes:

  • Sydney Swanson, at 11 a.m.
  • Benjamin Bochenek, noon.
  • The Floral Ties, 1 p.m.
  • Jahlos & The Rebels, 2 p.m.
  • Eddie Gutierrez, 4 p.m.
  • Megan & Shane, 5 p.m.
  • Reckless Envy, 8 p.m.

The Saturday lineup includes:

  • Ernie Sandoval, 11 a.m.
  • Tequila Moon, noon
  • Buddy Duke, 1 p.m.
  • Curt n Rod, 2 p.m.
  • The Joeys, 4 p.m.
  • Reckless Envy, 5 p.m.
  • Traveler, 8 p.m.

Among the food trucks and mobile eateries are birria tacos, tortas and quesadillas from Estilo Sonora; tropical smoothies, teas and coffee from Maui Wowi; ice cream and Eegee’s from KoolTwists; lumpia, spring rolls, adobo from Golden Sun; Chuckwagon Old Fashioned Sodas; Big Tex BBQ; Dirty Sno with Louisiana-style snow cones; Chico’s Mexican food with Sonoran hot dogs and churros; a fry bread truck; Roadrunner wood-fired pizza; TLC Concessions; and Auga Frescas.

The Vendor Market at the festival will have jewelry form CactusDaisy Creations; soy wax melts from Pink Zebra; Hempworkx CBD products; Plants & Poetry holistic items; Give Me 5 jewelry; Well Hung Meats beef jerky and novelty T-shirts; hand-beaded jewelry from Sunrise Creations; That’s Neato Nini clothing and gifts; Taub’s gift shop with a variety of T’s and festival items; Rosie’s Roadshow, with western clothing, jewelry, concealed carry bags and purses; Veteran Owned, Patriot Printing; JHeart Designs with custom handmade cutting boards; Custom T-shirts; sunglasses and hair items. There is a Kids Corner from Ms. Dawn with toys and activities for the kids.

Tickets are available online at


Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at