The Horn Saloon had a disaster Thursday night, when heavy rain basically took out the roof, forcing the cancellation of this weekend's Hornfest.
Tired of the same country, rock and roll, and slow dancing in the Verde Valley?
The Horn Saloon, located in downtown Camp Verde, is delighted to announce the first ever HornFest, a night dedicated to the growing local contemporary emerging music scene found in the heart of Camp Verde, featuring performances by The Chromatics, Zodeak, Facemelt Brothers, and Bret Worth. HornFest is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24, from 6 p.m. to close.
Local musical prodigy and Camp Verde High Student, Bret Worth, kicks off the musical event at 6pm inside as part of Camp Verde's Free Fourth Friday Event. His range and talent with the acoustic guitar has proven to capture the astonishment of everyone who hears him play, and has caught the attention of the prestige Julliard. Worth's sound covers pop rock songs to the classics such as his favorites by Van Halen. Worth will be playing through the dinner crowd as The Horn Saloon's Chef Devin Delnicki presents his latest dinner special, seared ahi tuna steak with raspberry butter served with ginger risotto and Thai style cucumber salad, available for $18 starting at 5 p.m.
Beginning at 8 p.m., The Horn Saloon's beer garden will be sectioned off and transformed into a stage for the journey root sounds of local reggae band, The Chromatics, followed by the powerful hip hop artistry of Zodeak, and end with the rhythmic vibes of The Facemelt Brothers. The event will have a $10 cover charge that will grant access to the beer garden and drink specials, and the beer garden will be open to those 21 and older.
The Chromatics have been a staple in the Verde Valley music scene for some time, being known for bringing a free and uplifting style of music that sticks out against the country rock most will find in the Verde Valley. Playing all around the Phoenix and Northern Arizona area, The Chromatics bring their influences from reggae bands such as Soldiers of Jah Army and State Radio to the stage, and combine it with several different musical elements to create their own original sound that they have described as "journey roots," a sound filled with eerie melodies that intend to emit positive vibrations to inspire and echo the creativity and passion throughout the world.
Hip Hop sensation Zodeak will share the stage with The Chromatics later into the night and then ease into his own set of hard hitting lyrics about love, and life in Arizona. Zodeak's sound offers opportunities to dance with that special someone, but also reflects on the life Zodeak has had to get to where he is now. Originally from Phoenix, Zodeak struggled through a tough childhood that now inspires the lyrics to his raw and autobiographical songs, allowing us his perspective on what it is like to grow up in urban and rural areas of Arizona.
Dubstep finally comes to Camp Verde with the techno vibes of the Facemelt Brothers. The Facemelt Brothers' high energy will keep the night going as artists such as Katy Perry and Usher get sampled, mixed, and spun to lift the dancing spirits. New to Camp Verde, Facemelt Brothers are headlined by DJ Tyler Flagg and feature many guest spinners with their roots from Tempe.
HornFest will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, the same night as Camp Verde's Free Fourth Friday Event, and there will be a $10 cover charge and 21+ admission only for the beer garden to see the Chromatics, Zodeak and Facemelt Brothers starting at 8 p.m. The Horn Saloon is located at 348 S. Main St., in downtown Camp Verde next to the White Hills Gallery. The Horn Saloon is open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11:30 a.m.-close. To purchase tickets ahead of time or for more information on upcoming events, visit www.TheHornSaloon.com or call (928) 567-7229.