Blues legend to perform near Tempe

June 25, 2013 by  

One of Arizona’s most successful musical artists will soon be making an appearance a short distance outside of Tempe.

In just over one week’s time, Big Pete Pearson will be entertaining the crowd at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. The demand for flyer printing may be increasing as employees and volunteers from the garden recruit attendees for this final installment of their 2013 spring concert series.

Pearson, who has been dubbed ‘Arizona’s King of the Blues’, first brought his vocal talents to Phoenix in the 1950s. His music has gained widespread popularity, and he often goes on tour outside of the United States. He has collaborated with such famous figures as Ray Charles, Etta James, Tina Turner, and B.B. King.

Those who attend the concert will be able to choose from several dining options as they enjoy Pearson’s outdoor performance. The Patio Cafe will be open for business, offering a number of items from its menu. A chef from Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events will also be present to prepare dishes from a weekly specials list. Attendees will have access to a cash bar and be able to sample a variety of wines.

Big Pete Pearson will perform on Friday, June 28 at 7:30 pm. The show will only be open to those over 21. Tickets will cost $22 for the general public and $16 for members of the garden. Those interested in making reservations should call (480) 481-8188.

The Desert Botanical Garden is located at 1201 North Galvin Parkway.