Original Music Nights at the Silver Spur

Cave Creek Live presents: A night to showcase music acts in the Blues, Rock, Country, Singer Songwriter, Instrumental, Blue Grass..genres please come out this Sunday to the Silver Spur at 5p.m. and give us your info to be considered for one of these nights and hear the music of the Fred Mitchim Band!

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Happy Green Day!

The desert is green!  Enjoy a happy and safe St Patrick's Day!

st patricks day



Copper Wind Movie in Carefree this weekend!

copper wind by 6 gun entertanmentOn Saturday, March 11, Cave Creek Live along with it's Arizona Wild West Fest partners, 6 Gun Entertainment and Booth Communications present, Arizona’s first full-length western film, Copper Wind, will premiere at the Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, which is located at 101 Easy Street in the center of downtown Carefree, Ariz. Sponsored by Sanderson Lincoln, the evening will include a no-host bar, appetizers, cast members from the film and the screening of the historic movie-making film, which features an all Arizona cast and crew of more than 85 people. Music will begin at 4:30 PM with the screening taking place at 6:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring a donation for the Foothills Food Bank


Big Earl's on KNIX Tomorrow!

big earls cave creekPhoenix's KNIX will be coming out to Big Earl's tomorrow, Feb 25th at 9.a.m. to do a live broadcast and hang out...COME JOIN US!


Valentines at the Venues Cafe Carefree

venues cafeMonday Night is still Burger Night at Venues
The Best Burgers in town are paired with your choice of a free house white or red wine or a free beer...your choice of an 8 oz. Prime Burger or a house made Turkey Burger mixed with fresh herbs $12.95


One last reminder of our Valentine's Day offerings...we still have reservations available. In addition to the Prix Fix menu we will offer most of our regular menu...
Valentines' Day Menu
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Champagne toast & Amuse Bouche
First Course
Mixed Spring Greens, Heart Shaped Red Beets, Goat Cheese ,
Candied Walnuts & Champagne Vinaigrette
Crab Bisque
Second Course
Served with Whipped Potatoes, Heart Shaped Scalloped Potatoes or Polenta Heart Cake and Asparagus
Choice of
8 oz. Filet Mignon with Red Wine Chocolate Bordelaise
Four Seared Jumbo Scallops with Champagne lemon Butter
8 oz Lobster Tail, Drawn Butter
Eggplant Parmesan with Creamy Polenta
Third Course
Fresh Berries & Crème
   Chocolate Mousse & Crème   
$65 per person

Have you heard, we are receiving fabulous feedback on our Pizza?


12" Individual Pizza   15
Only served until 6pm
Veggie Pesto
Add a small side salad for $3
individual pizzas hand made and delicious

Happy Hour(s) at Venues
3pm - 6pm with some new food additions starting next week
House White and Red Wine $4 a glass
Coors Light, Miller Light $3 a bottle
Additionally we will have $2 and $3 discounts on all other wines by the glass and all other beers and cocktails
A reminder that we no longer offer breakfast on Saturday mornings...we continue to offer lunch and dinner 7 days a week and our wonderful Sunday Brunch from 10am -2pm.

Gunfight in Frontiertown Cave Creek

More than 20 gunfighters from the Wild West past descend upon the Town of Cave Creek one day only and for only one show, immediately following the parade on March 25, 2017. The lead will spread as black-powder fills the air in Frontier Town. Come "feel the fury" where the Wild West lives.

cave creek gunfight




Connect with 40+ local health and resource vendors serving our communities at the Health & Resources Expo.

The event is free and open to members of all ages in the community. A food truck will be available on site.

Health & Resources Expo, Cactus Shadows Fine Art Center, family event, community event

The event has been organized by member of the Foothills Food Bank, Town of Cave Creek, Desert Foothills Library, Cave Creek Unified School District, Desert Foothills Family YMCA, Carefree Physical Therapy, Maricopa County, Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Scottsdale Human Services, Town of Carefree, Paradise Valley Community College, Foothills Caring Corps and Honor Health.

For more information, please call 480-488-1105


International Film Festival at the Holland Community Center

Gary Zaro, Director of “The Film Festival at PVCC” main campus, will introduce each film and lead a post-film discussion.

Free Admission
Food and Beverage Concession Sales 

Dates are: Feb 3, Mar 10, Apr 14 and May 12.


Spring Treasure Fest

treasre in Cave CreekAn eclectic daytime and nighttime outdoor shopping experience in the charming, cowboy locale of Cave Creek.  Centrally located at the Roadhouse along Cave Creek’s main commercial drive, these weekend shows are entirely free and open to the public.

Each Treasure Fest event showcases 70 local artists and vendors exhibiting a range of boutique designs, apparel, handcrafted goods, jewelry, and gourmet packaged edibles.

During the shows, attendees are invited to take a break and relax at the Roadhouse. The casual dining establishment serves up a hearty selection of classic American fare as well as a full service bar of adult beverages. Known as one of Arizona’s main hangouts for motorcycle enthusiasts, the Roadhouse also features live, onstage music and entertainment.


Antique Appraisals at the Cave Creek Museum

Antique Appraisal, Cave Creek Museum, Fundraiser, Cave Creek ArizonaWho knows what treasure lies within?

Find out from professional antique appraiser Sean Morton who offers anecdotal assessments of your valuables!

Sean has a remarkable knowledge of the history and value of antiques, from readily recognizable to obscure.

Donation: $20 per item

Limit two items per session with unlimited sessions.

First come, first served.


Thunderbird Artists Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Thunderbird Art Festival Carefree 2017DOWNTOWN CAREFREE

January 20 - 22 @ 10:00 am

The three-day festival is widely known as a collector’s show, due to its rigorous jury, thus producing a festival unequaled in quality. The streets of downtown Carefree close, making room for more than 165 artists and an excess of 5,000 original masterpieces of fine art.

Artists’ works include small, medium, life-size and monumental bronze sculptures, metal, clay, wood, stone, glass and mixed media sculptures. There is an array of pottery, photography, hand crafted jewelry, batiks and select fine crafts. There are also spectacular oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, watercolors, pastel, charcoal, etchings and mixed media paintings. Subject matter ranges from Southwest and traditional to contemporary and abstract, including floral, wildlife, European, African and Native American art to name a few.

The festival offers a wide variety of mediums, styles, sizes, subject matters and price ranges, to ensure there is something that appeals to everyone.


All Shook Up! The Musical

all shook up in cave creek

desert foothills theater cave creek

JAN 13 - 21ST

It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ right out of your blue suede shoes with classics like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

Featuring a cast of amazing actors ages 13-19. Join us Jan. 20 for a pre-show fundraiser featuring Chance Tinder — one of the top Elvis Impersonators! He’ll be signing autographs, there will be food and more. Choose “Elvis Event” as the ticket type to be included.

Sponsored by: Phyllis and Peter Strupp, in memory of Walter Tysenn and Werner Strupp*

Buy Tickets HERE.

desert foothills theater cave creek elvis!



New Years Fireworks at Frontier Town Cave Creek 2016-2017

Cayenne New Year’s Eve Festival and Fireworks!


Celebrate New Years with Cayenne, French Guiana as Frontier Town joins with them in a family New Year’s Eve Celebration beginning with a Festival that includes a Cayenne Baking Contest, children’s games and ending with a fabulous fireworks display at 8:00 p.m.  The Baking Contest Registration will begin at 2:00 and judging will commence at 3:00 p.m. and prizes will be awarded.


Date(s) - Sat, Dec 31, 2016
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm


The Holidays at the Venues Cafe'

the Holidays at Venues

Great happenings at Venues this Saturday, Christmas and New Year's Eve...

Make your reservations soon as spots are filling up
This Saturday, come join us for Flavour at Venues
Brian Donaldson and Lawrence Ross  
Saturday December 17th at 6:30 pm
Come early for Happy Hour and have a nosh...enjoy Flavour's wonderful Jazz and our weekend specials .
Venues will be open for Christmas Eve, Christmas, 
New Year's Eve and New Year's day
We will be offering our regular menu with these specials to fit the festive season...again, reservations are going fast, call 480-595-9909 
Specials for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve include:

Surf and Turf...6oz Filet and Lobster Tail   $65
with loaded backed potato and vegetable

Grilled Salmon  $30
Southwest Stuffing, roasted tomato sauce, choice of vegetable and sauce

Grilled New York Strip $36
peppers and onions, red wine sauce, scalloped potatoes and vegetables
Roasted Pork Tenderloin  $26
mashed potatoes, apple gravy and vegetable

New Year's Eve 7pm - 10pm Entertainment 
$10 per person cover charge includes New Year's Eve favours, music and dancing with a 10pm (East Coast midnight celebration) 

...we all know we want to be in bed before midnight!

We will have Joseph Wytko to entertain us. Joseph is a favorite from the Boulders, offering a great variety of music. We will clear the front of the restaurant to allow for dancing. Press on the link below to hear his wonderful offerings.  
We will have our regular menu as well as all our specials starting at 5 pm on New Year's Eve
We will offer Brunch both Christmas Morning and New Year's Day
Give the gift of Venues this cards are the perfect gift or stocking stuffer...any denomination....reservations are going fast, call 480-595-9909 
Have a happy and healthy Holiday Season !!!

2016 Carefree Christmas Festival!

carefree christmasThree days and two nights of FREE holiday festivities and live entertainment for the entire family.

Friday, December 9th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, December 10th, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, December 11th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Electric Light Parade and Fireworks – Saturday, 6 p.m.

With Snow Sculpture by Famed Artist Ray Villafane

Carefree Desert Gardens & Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
100 Easy Street • Downtown Carefree, Arizona

Holiday Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, December 10th following the Electric Light Parade


Holiday Food and Gift Market

Lighted Christmas Village with gifts, seasonal foods with all day and late night shopping !marketplace-800x450


Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale


Celebrating 20 Years! Visit 188 artists at 47 host studios!
Held the last two weekends in November...


Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 18-19-20 and 25-26-27, 2016 10 A.M.-5 P.M. 


Held annually the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, the Sonoran Arts League presents Hidden in the Hills, the Valley's largest six-day studio tour and sale to art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors.

The HITH tour of members' studios offers a unique opportunity to observe artists at work and their guest artists. Visitors are welcome to participate in conversation and creative connection with 188 artists, gleaning insight into the creative process, learning about the tools of the trade and are able to purchase works directly from the artists.

Hidden In The Hills is the League's signature event that brings excitement, enrichment and artistic awareness so essential to life and community.


Etania Trunk Shows

Reaching into the trunk will reveal tumbleweed gems, sterling silver specials...Cave Creek’s newest boutique to host November, December Meet the Artist events

Etania Trunk ShowsCave Creek, Arizona – Two amazing artisan shows will take place November 11 and 12 and December 2 and 3, 2016 at Etania Jewelry & Boutique.

According to owner Lisa Baker, Local Jewelry Artist, the November, two-day event will showcase Jennifer Hanscom, a local jewelry artist who specializes in sterling silver. Hanscom, who designs, engineers and creates jewelry with intrigue, elegance and appeal. She also teaches jewelry-making classes and is a well known and sought after artist.  

In December, Walter and Doris Husbands of Tumblestone Gems & Jewelry, will offer customers fascinating pieces of art made from tumbleweeds.

“These fascinating pieces of art are unique and one-of-a-kind, says Lisa Baker, Etania’s owner. “The line includes jewelry, gift items and ornaments. You have never seen anything like Tumbleweed jewelry!”

Baker, a jewelry artist herself, searches the world for the best and most unusual gemstones. Each beautiful product is created into an unusual, unique, one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. Much of the jewelry is made or designed by Arizona artisans.  Etania Gems & Jewelry also is filled with handmade handbags, accessories, gifts and beautiful women's clothing.

“Our goal is to offer unique items you won't find elsewhere,” says Baker.

Located in Las Tiendas shopping center in historic Cave Creek, this “jewel” is not to be missed. Etania Jewelry & Boutique can be found at 6140 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek Ariz. Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 AM TO 6:30 PM. The store phone number is 602.429.0505 and the website is



Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donor sponsors for families

Foothills Food BankThe Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center seeks donors to brighten the holiday season for children, families and seniors in the northern Arizona foothills community. The food bank is working with more than a dozen local organizations and churches to provide gifts, holiday meals and hope for those in crisis in the community. The 14th annual Adopt-a-Family program will be held on Saturday, December 10 in Black Canyon City at High Desert Park from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and on Sunday, December 11, at Holland Community Center in north Scottsdale from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, all families must be signed up by December 7, 2016. Individual donors as well as donor groups such as businesses, HOAs, churches, and schools, are encouraged to participate in this year’s Adopt-a-Family program.  Interested donors determine the size of the family they are willing to adopt then a family wish list is provided as a shopping guide. Monetary donations also are accepted to support the program. All gifts must be wrapped and delivered in December either directly to the family or dropped off at the event site. Checks are payable to Foothills Food Bank. All gifts and donations are tax deductible according to tax laws.

For information about the 2016 Adopt-a-Family program or to request a donor sign-up form, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or pick up a form at the food bank. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.

CONTACT:     Michelle Reyes/480.488.1145
 Jeannine Dittoe/480.488.1145


Sonoran Art League Hidden in the Hills

 Studio Tour & Sale

Celebrating 20 Years! Visit 188 artists at 47 host studios!  Held the last two weekends in November... 

Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Nov. 18-19-20 and 25-26-27, 2016

Held annually the weekends before and after Thanksgiving, the Sonoran Arts League presents Hidden in the Hills, the Valley's largest six-day studio tour and sale to art enthusiasts, patrons and serious collectors.

The HITH tour of members' studios offers a unique opportunity to observe artists at work and their guest artists. Visitors are welcome to participate in conversation and creative connection with 188 artists, gleaning insight into the creative process, learning about the tools of the trade and are able to purchase works directly from the artists.

Hidden In The Hills is the League's signature event that brings excitement, enrichment and artistic awareness so essential to life and community. 

Taste of Cave Creek 2016

taste of cave creek 2016The Taste of Cave Creek is one of Cave Creek Arizona's most popular events over 8,000 people will visit Stagecoach Village in Cave Creek where the event is held in the two day span October 19 & 20th. The outdoor setting is filled with booths featuring the various foods and drinks produced in Cave Creek. Live music will fill the air from the gazebo and beer garden.  Come check out Cave Creek Live favorite & event sponsor Cave Creek Whiskey, along with many of the restaurants you see on this site.

Parking is at Cave Creek and School House roads, where a free shuttle will then take you to the venue. This is the best way to go, as the shuttles will drop off and pick up at the front entrance gate at Stagecoach Village.  The shuttles will start at 4:45 pm each night

Entry tickets are $10 (free for children 12 & under) and food tickets are $2 -$5




the big heap


NOVEMBER 18 - 20 9AM - 3PM

Your invited to join The Big Heap for their final "Big Heap" in Cave Creek, AZ.


Cave Creek Wicked 2016

Come to Cave Creek AZ this October 29th for best halloween event in Arizona.  Costume contests will be held all over Downtown Cave Creek for kids, adults, pets and horses! There will be a Bicycle Pub Crawl and a FREE party bus.  Tractor rides, face painting, trick or treating and so much more! Get your best costume ready!


The Horny Toad, 40th anniversary-70's Style!

The Horny Toad, Cave Creek’s oldest originally owned restaurant, plans its 40th anniversary

The Horny Toad, Cave Creek’s oldest originally owned restaurant, plans its 40th anniversary

Few restaurants and saloons survive four successful decades in business. However, not The Horny Toad, which is preparing to celebrate its 40-year anniversary on Saturday September 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse-Relics of the Past


The iconic Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is rallying residents and visitors to join a first of-a-kind campaign, Relics of the Past, which is focused on redecorating the heart of the Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse.

According to owner Larry Wendt, the Buffalo Chip, which currently is under reconstruction, plans to adorn a large wall inside of the new venue with western items – relics, photos and artifacts – 8X10 and larger;

•Western aficionados can make a donation to “purchase” a space/place on the wall, which will become part of Buffalo Chip history

•100% of the proceeds from the Relics of the Past wall will benefit Ecclesia: Church at the Chip, a 501(c)(3) entity

However, Relics of the Past is more than the creation of a one-of-a-kind western wall in Cave Creek’s most iconic saloon and steakhouse. It is about pulling together some of the most unique western relics around to “westernize” the Chip’s new interiors and exteriors. Interesting western relics such as an old telegram, an amazing pair of spurs, a cowboy hat from long ago, photos from the 1800s, a scrub board or chaps from eras past, for example.

“We want to ensure the past history for our great, beloved customers, both current and future, and envision the future with you,” says Wendt. “This special wall will memorialize our great community, the people and experiences that have shaped our success and favorite memories for all time.”

The collection of items and space sign-ups will take place on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 and Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Chip from 11 AM to 4 PM. The Buffalo Chip Saloon & Steakhouse is located at 6823 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, Ariz., 85331.

Relics Wall

• Each request for an 8X10 space ($25) or larger on the western relics wall will be paid for in cash and documented with regard to payment and wall placement number
• People who have something special to donate and/or and wish to add more space, should call 602.400.3330.

All payments are final and the relics committee will approve the wall submissions. Each item must be western in nature, non-offensive and thought about carefully. Decisions on relics chosen will be made by September 19, 2016.



Breaking the glass wall At Foothills at Food Bank & Resource Center

Cave Creek, Arizona – Small glass tiles will reveal more than just a creative wall as part of the expanding Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center – it also will be a reflection of the love donors have for the busy, growing food bank.

names on tilesAccording to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, individuals interested in helping the northern Arizona desert foothills food bank pay for the cost of its new addition now have the opportunity to purchase a 2” X 5” glass tile. The tiles will be etched with the donor’s name and become part of a one-of-a-kind wall mural. The tiles will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Each glass tile is $150 and 1,000 tiles are available to the public. Donors can pay for their tile(s) via cash, check, credit card or PayPal. Funds raised from the effort will be used to offset the payment due for the food bank’s new addition. The addition will provide a central location to pick up needed food items. It also will serve as a resource center to help people with a hand up and not a hand out. DiPietro says the main building now will have much needed warehousing space. The glass mural effort got underway on June 24, 2016.
For more information about how to order your custom tile, call the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center at 480.488.1145. Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center is located at 6038 E. Hidden Valley Drive in Cave Creek.


Big Earl's TRASH BASH 5

Big Earl's Trash Bash 5
Are you craving a night out with the other trashy heathens in your community? If the answer is yes, don your trashiest attire and bring your attitude to Trash Bash 5 at the legendary capital of America’s best burger and adult milkshakes: Big Earl’s Greasy Eats in historic Cave Creek. On Saturday, July 16, 2016, the fun gets underway at 8:00 PM with music, dancing, trashy prizes for: -best mullet -trash bash queen -camel toe competition -trashiest couple -best pregnant lady -worst parent and so much more. So, bring your friends, family and questionable kin and cousins and join us to get down, get dirty and get trashy. See ya at the bash!

Sugar Thieves at Ingigo Crow

Sugar Thieves at Indigo Crow, Stagecoach Village Cave Creek Arizona

Sugar Thieves at Indigo Crow, Stagecoach Village Cave Creek Arizona

The fabulous Sugar ThIeves play upstairs at Indigo Crow this Thursday, June 16 from 7 -10 PM! Indigo Crow is located at 7100 E. Cave Creek Road ((Stagecoach Village) in historic Cave Creek!


Cave Creek & Carefree Events 2017