We are excited to present a new festival-

AMFM Flagstaff

August 27-30, 2015!

AMFM Flagstaff

 

“It’s a surprise. An awesome, inspiring location with quaint shops, sophisticated eateries, coffee shops, wine bars, brew pubs, music venues and murals galore nestled at 7,000 feet above the see near the base of the San Francisco Peaks. The historic downtown is the crown jewel of the Southwest with clean air, blue skies and clear night skies ablaze with stars, ponderosa pines and a gateway to the Grand Canyon. This is a true pioneer town and the people are warm, friendly and inviting. Northern Arizona University adds a boost of youthfulness with nearly 20,000 students. The mix of population and culture, especially Native culture and a plethora of art, pack a solid surprise for this small mountain town.

Although Flagstaff became an incorporated town in 1894, the modern history really dates back to 1876 when settlers passing through honored the nation’s centennial by raising an American flag up a pine tree. Their “flag staff” became a landmark for those who followed, and eventually became the town’s namesake. The western expansion of the railroad in the 1880s attracted merchants and saloonkeepers to set up shop for the railroad workers and lumbermen. Within a couple of years, Flagstaff was a thriving town of railroad, lumber and ranching industries. Early families such as the Riordans (lumber) and Babbitts (ranching) have descendants who still live and work in Flagstaff today. In the ensuing century since; the Normal School would become Northern Arizona University, Lowell Observatory was established, and the surrounding area became a vast National Forest. (Courtesy Flagstaff CVB)”