1 Year After Wallow Fire, The 2nd Annual Kick Ash Bash Sends Message:

Outdoor Concert Weekend in the Ponderosa Pines of AZ’s White Mountains, where Summer Temps Avg. 80 degrees

Online PR News – 27-May-2012 – Greer, AZ – What: One year after the Wallow Fire evacuated the adorable White Mountain village of Greer, the 2nd Annual Kick Ash Bash Weekend intends to let folks know: Greer is STILL HERE and STILL GREEN. The family-friendly music festival event will feature an entertaining line up of local and regional rock, country, jazz and blues acts on the outdoor “Stage in the Pines” located adjacent to The Historic Molly Butler Lodge on Main Street-- starting at 3 PM on Friday, July 27 and continuing all day Saturday, July 28. There will be comical Wild West Shoot Outs, carnival games for kids, and crafts, commemorative merchandise and t-shirts for sale.

Where: On the outdoor “Stage in the Pines” located adjacent to The Historic Molly Butler Lodge on Main Street. Parking available at Molly’s (109 Main St) and at the Copper Barrel Gifts & Antiques (60 Main St)—as well as along Main Street itself. Everything is within walking distance.

Cost: No entry fee for the music festival, but donations are appreciated (collected by the Greer Desperados during their Wild West performances). Proceeds from merchandise sales and “Molly’s Burgers & Brats BBQ” on Saturday go to support the Greer Wallow Fire Recovery Fund (more details below).

Schedule & Activities

Fri, July 27
Awesome line up of local and regional rock, country, jazz and blues acts on the outdoor Stage in the Pines located adjacent to Molly’s on Main Street-- starting at 3 PM on Friday. Beer and refreshments truck.

Sat, July 28
A full day of entertainment and fun as great bands rock the outdoor Stage in the Pines from 11 AM to 10 PM. Beer and refreshments truck. Carnival games and prizes. Craft Fair. Wagon Rides. The Greer Desperados make appearances in comical Wild West Shoot-Outs at Noon and 4 PM.

Sun, July 29
Annual Kick Ash Bash Sunday Brunch & Lunch from 9 AM to 4 PM with mouthwatering Menu Specials and Live Music acts on the patio at Molly Butler Lodge.

Cabins & Lodging: For reservations please call Molly Butler Lodge & Cabins: 928-735-7226. There are three quaint lodge rooms available, but guests can also enjoy the privacy and charm of authentic woodland lodging in any of Molly’s 50+ private cabin rentals. From small rustic log cabins to million dollar luxury log home estates on acre+ lots, Molly’s cabins are located throughout Greer’s rolling hills and forests, ranging in size to sleep anywhere from two to 18 people. Prices range up from $95 per night.

Dining: For dining reservations at Molly Butler Lodge restaurant: 928-735-7226.

About Greer: Located just four hours northeast of Phoenix, Greer is a green valley situated on the Little Colorado River in the heart of the White Mountains. It's a popular fly-fishing destination, a cool nature-lover's escape from the summer heat and a winter playground 12 miles from some of the best ski slopes in Arizona. Greer is not only quaint; it's also historic and boasts pioneer/ranching museums, the oldest lodge in Arizona, award-winning restaurants, many cabin rentals, gift and antique shops, coffee shops, and easy access to scenic horseback riding and hiking trails- not to mention stargazing!

About Greer Wallow Fire Recovery Fund: The Greer Wallow Fire Recovery Fund is a non-profit organization established by Greer business owners and residents in the wake of the Wallow Fire in 2011 with the intent of helping the town recover from the Wallow Fire impact emotionally, ecologically, and economically. Details/donate at www.GreerWallowFireRecoveryFund.org.

"We are all relieved to know that despite our losses, Greer remains the beautiful mountain paradise we've all come to cherish. Truly, we cannot thank our fire fighters enough for their dedication to fighting the Wallow Fire. We know it was no small task," said Allan Johnson, co-owner of Molly Butler Lodge and board president of the Greer Wallow Fire Recovery Fund. "So many people have fond memories of times spent in Greer and they want to support this historic and charming village. Therefore, we have established the Greer Wallow Fire Recovery Fund and are excited to host our 2nd Annual Kick Ash Weekend which will feature a music festival, BBQ, craft beers, crafts, and lots fun family activities."

Media: Any member of the media who would like to attend/cover the event or desiring hi res photos and b-roll video footage of the event, please contact:

Kelly Wood, 480-239-0109, kelly@kwprgroup.com
Heather Pulley, 443-926-3320, heather@kwprgroup.com

About Molly Butler Lodge & Cabins: Located in the picturesque mountain village of Greer, Arizona, The Historic Molly Butler Lodge & Cabins is the oldest continually operating lodge in the state of Arizona and has entertained many famous guests and U.S. presidents. It’s founder, Molly Butler (1877-1964), was truly the stuff of legends—hardy, self-reliant, and generous with a spunky enthusiasm for frontier life that was endearing and contagious. Today Molly’s is committed to carrying on the legacy of genuine hospitality engrained by its namesake, offering visitors award-winning dining, a wide variety of comfortable lodging and cabins (sleep 2 to 18), and a year round calendar of events that translates into lots of good old-fashioned fun for couples, friends and families! For more information on the history of Molly’s, dining, lodging and cabins, weddings or group events, and to check out Molly’s Annual Events Calendar, please visit www.mollybutlerlodge.com and www.facebook.com/mollybutlerlodge.

About Greer: Tucked into Arizona’s lovely White Mountains at 8500 feet altitude, the ‘alpine’ village of Greer is truly “trapped in time”. Because it’s well off the beaten track, couples, families, and groups of friends love to get-away-from-it-all in Greer, enjoy the great outdoors, and spend quality time together!