When: July 6 7- 10 pm
Where: Desert Ridge District Stage
Why: Peppermint James is one of the top 40 cover bands as well as an original alternative band. They were formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 2004. With strong influence from The Beatles, The Wailers, traditional jazz and blues artists, and many outstanding world musicians, the sound of Peppermint James continually evolves with a no limits attitude towards songwriting and arranging. After almost 6 years of developing through a steady stream of live shows, the band has created a sound all their own. They released their debut album in April of 2008, and shared the stage with the Jon Butler Trio, Blues Traveler, and the Wailers at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Scottsdale, AZ. Not stopping to rest on their laurels, Peppermint James continues their busy schedule of energetic live performances, released their sophomore album (Jan. '11), and is looking forward to sharing their music on a continuously larger scale.