Tres Rios Nature Festival

Tres Rios Nature Festival

March 5th & 6th, 2016 Celebrating the geat outdoors!


Music-NotesMusical performance will take place on stage both Saturday & Sunday.

MIKES.LOGOCrescent Crown Beer Garden
Hang out in our beer garden beautifully located on the bridge over the river with a perfect view of the stage!  21 years of age and over only.  Available for purchase: Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Coronoa, Modelo, Beaulieu Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon & Rombauer Vineyards- Chardonnay.

NEW: Sunset concert along the water
Saturday, March 4th, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
featuring Chuck E. Baby & The All Stars

Saturday, March 4

Main Stage:

11:00 AM    Human Jones Review

12:00 PM    Recycle Fashion Show

1:00  PM     Sugar & The Mint

2:15 PM      Back Porch Bandits

3:30 PM      Sugar & The Mint

5:00 PM      All That Jazz – Line Dancing Instruction

5:30 PM        Chuck E. Baby & The All Stars

Sunday, March 5

11:00 AM Human Jones Review

12:00 PM  Back Porch Bandits

1:30 PM    TBD

2:45 PM    Cisco & the Racecars

About our performers:

Chuck E BabyChuck E. Baby & The All Stars

This FUN and versatile band has been entertaining folks in Arizona for
many years. They have worked the Casinos, Arizona State Fair, local
club circuit, festival, and concert scene.

Featuring: CHUCK E. BABY- Bandleader, singer, multi-instrumentalist,
and 1st RATE ENTERTAINER. He is famous for engaging the audience into
having fun.

CHUCK E. BABY handles the Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, and
Harmonica, and sometimes, even the drums! Chuck E. Baby surrounds
himself with many fantastic musicians from the valley who cover all
the other instruments, and who are eager to play with this very
talented bandleader—hence the name “ALL-STARS”.

Chuck E. Baby’s CD of original tunes, entitled “NEVER IN A MILLION
YEARS”, is featured on several seasons of the MTV show: “The Real
World”. The band covers a wide variety of fun music from ALL
eras…From Santana to Sinatra; Aerosmith to Louis Armstrong; Beatles,
Jimmy Buffett to Jimmy Hendrix, Eagles, CCR, Matchbox 20… Rock,
Motown, Blues, Swing, ….the list goes on and on. Audiences are amazed
at the variety of music that Chuck E. Baby can perform.

Chuck E. Baby has opened the show or shared the big stage with many
headliners over the years: Hootie and the Blowfish, 30 Seconds to
Mars, Verticle Horizon, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Chuck Berry, Dave
Mason, Wall of Voodoo, Delbert Mc Clinton, Flock of Seagulls, REO
Speedwagon, The Fixx, Jerry Riopelle, The Gin Blossoms, and many, many

Sugar & The MintSugar & the Mint2

Sugar and the Mint (Formerly Generation Band) was started by The Sharlot Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona in February 2011. Students were chosen by audition and initially it was formed as a youth cultural music conservatory. In 2014, Sugar and the Mint (Generation) parted ways with Sharlot Hall Museum, (after the program lost funding) and ventured out on its own. They have since become a professional and dynamic young musical group. They play a blend of new old-time, contemporary bluegrass and indie-folk music.

In 2014, they won FIRST PLACE at the Payson Fiddle-in-Band competition and FIRST PLACE at The Old-time Country Band competition at the Wickenburg Fiddle championships. In 2015, they took THIRD PLACE at Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Festival and were honored to play in the second round on the main stage. In 2016, Sugar and the Mint (at that time GENERATION) took FIRST PLACE at the 2016 Pickin’ in the Pines Music Festival in Flagstaff, and FIRST PLACE at the 2016 Wickenburg Bluegrass Festival Gospel Band Competition, in Wickenburg, Arizona.

Humanjones ReviewHumanjones Review 2
The “Humanjones Review” is Bryan F’kind on guitar and vocals, his daughter Z on keyboards, vocals and percussion, and Gail Paul on flute.

Together, they play a little Americana, folk, rock, originals, instrumentals and the like. Gail is an accomplished and formally trained classical musician. Bryan had enough dollars to buy four weeks of guitar lessons in 1965. Z has been playing piano and singing since she was 6.

The “Humanjones Review 2” is an engaging duo, generally comprised of Bryan and Z.  (Post Script by a fan:  Though he’s too modest to say it, Bryan is a remarkable and inventive singer/songwriter and a fine musician.  His experience is long and varied,   his originals engaging.  You’re gonna like these folks.)

BPBandits 5-pc Tres Rios 2015The Back Porch Bandits 
Out of the Phoenix area, The Back Porch Bandits have provided energetic, expert string-band music at concerts, festivals and public and private gatherings for over fifteen years! A mix of bluegrass, Old-Time, cowboy/country, folk and originals comprises their “Banditgrass” music, appealing to wide audiences.

Ringleader Ken Clemmer (on guitar) has gathered some of the most talented and experienced pickers in the Southwest for the Tres Rios festival. Each plays several instruments at performance level, and most of them sing. This go-round you’ll see Joel Dowling on bass, Billy Parker on mandolin, Steve Thomas on banjo, and Reno McCormick playing fiddle and dobro.

Here’s our guarantee: It’ll be fun!


Bluegrass music and its branches hold a special appeal for those who have grown up playing, jamming, and performing around the state. Under the management and vision of Francisco Briseno, Cisco & The Racecars has grown to be a serious and exciting group to see and hear.

The band finished first place in the Picking in the Pines Band Contest for 2014 and with that win had conquered all four bluegrass band contests in Arizona. And they recently were featured as the concert band for the State Fiddle Championship Festival in Payson.  A highlight of that adventure was to open for Special Consensus and then to share the stage with that wonderful band for “Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms”.  Although their roots are bluegrass and they remain true to that tradition, they are also able to play popular, country, and old-time music.

This young band is exciting to watch with the full range of instruments including banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle, and cello and super vocals by all members. They love what they’re doing and they are committed to making their listeners happy with their music. They are best friends as a band and enjoy traveling, jamming, eating, and talking together. They also serve as mentors to the young members of the Jam Pak Blues ‘N’ Grass Neighborhood Band.