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Independence Day in Cave Creek Arizona 2017 is July 3rd at the Horny Toad, Cave Creek AZ!
July 22 at 8 PM
Honestly, it's only June and it's already hot. All people do is complain about the heat while dripping in sweat and having their legs stick to chairs. Everybody's bored, running out of things to do, we're all sick of complaining and we're just ready to have some fun.
I'm not saying I have the cure for the summer blues, but for one night, I have a solution. You know what I'm talking about – it's the 6th Annual White Trash Bash at Big Earls Greasy Eats in Cave Creek! Let me give you a quick little history about the White Trash Bash. In 2012, a writer for a local newspaper in town wrote an article about the previous owner, Kim Brennan, calling her "white trash." She saw this is an opportunity to create a party. And boy did she! The whole town came out to support her and wanted an excuse to party. Now, fast forward five years and five huge, fun and memorable parties later, we are about to have our sixth White Trash Bash. I am proud to carry on the tradition that has become a party the town’s resdients look forward to every year.
The White Trash Bash has been dubbed the best summertime party in Cave Creek. It is inappropriate and hilarious all mixed together in a perfect combination. As always, we will have a trailer in the front yard accompanied with a clothes pin line, flamingos,and so much PBR Beer and Jell-O shots you won't know what to do with yourself.
We will have a costume contest, which might be the funniest thing of the entire night. Like last year and years before, we will have these categories : The Best Camel Toe & Best Moose Knuckle, The Trashiest Couple at the Trailer Park and Best Men's Romper/Best Leg Competition
You'll see new and exciting games and attractions this year. Maybe even an inflatable waterslide...! A DJ will keep the party going all night.
So come on out July 22 at 8 PM until 2 AM, for our adults only party. Dress to impress and get out your best overalls, mullets, beer bellies, curlers, slippers, spam, Slim Jim's and Pringle cans. Put it on your calendar as it's the one event all summer you don't want to miss.
Cave Creek, Arizona's most culture filled town. From bikers to cowboys to golfers, musicians & artists, Cave Creek has it all. Cave Creek was founded in the mid 1870's as a mining town and camp for the U.S. Cavalry and has maintained its western charm ever since. Cave Creek locals or "Creekers" hold its western history and culture very dear. The town slogan is "Where the Wild West Lives." With a past full of gun fights, indian wars, and mining and a present that maintains the old west through western saloons and western themed restaurants, and retail stores, its rodeo events, lively biker events, and growing live music scene, Cave Creek has earned this title and maintains it 24/7, 365 days a year. Cave Creek Live celebrates the uniqueness of Cave Creek and keeps you updated on its lively events. Visit our pages often for the latest updates about everything in Cave Creek, Arizona, and the surrounding area.
Located just north of Phoenix in the foothills of Black Mountain, Skull Mesa and Elephant Butte, Cave Creek is the place to visit for a walk back into time, into a "living" western town, not a tourist trap roadside attraction but for an exciting venture into the place "Where the Wild West Lives".
Live Music all Year!
Music: Wednesday 7:30-9:30 PM and Saturday 10AM-12PM with Coyote Joe and Friends , Thursday-Saturday 7:30-10:30 PM, Sunday 3-6 PM & 7-9pm
Wine Wednesday: 6-8 P
Saturday May 27th Sir Harrison Band, $5 cover
Sunday May 28th 3-6 Cameron DeGurski, 7:30 - 10:30 Sugar Thieves $10 cover
Monday May 29th Rick Strole
Tuesday May 30th Smoot Mahooty
Thursday June 1st Tap Takeover Helton Brewery, music Sky Daddy
Friday June 2nd Big Pete Pearson, $10 cover
Saturday June 3rd Rick Savral for Cup of Joe and night JC & the Juke Rockers $5 cover
Sunday June 4th 3-6 Brian Chartrand 7-9 Carrie Lynn Van Winkle
Monday June 5th Jay Allen
Tuesday June 6th Sing along with Sweet Tony Paiotti
Wednesday June 7th Bruce Hecht
Thursday June 8th tap takeover Big Sky, music by Glade Wilson
Friday June 9th Pop Top $5 cover
Saturday June 10th Open audition for Cup of Joe, evening Ronnie Glover Trio Rio $5 cover
Sunday June 11th 3-6 James Cowden, 7-9 Ashley Creighton
Brooke Butler purchases Big Earl’s Greasy Eats
Renovations, events planned for historic business
February 16, 2017, Cave Creek, Arizona – Brooke Butler, a native Cave Creek resident who has worked for iconic Big Earl’s Greasy Eats for more than four years, has purchased the business.
Butler, who has many plans for the retro restaurant/bar, says buying the business was her destiny.
“I wanted to buy Big Earl’s Greasy Eats because I have worked here for years and have a deep connection with the restaurant and the many relationships I have fostered here,” says Butler. “It became apparent to me that this is where I should be.”
Butler says her team of 17 employees already has removed the stage and dancing poles, which were key to the development of the restaurant/bar’s annual White Trash Bash, which takes place every July.
“We are excited to bring a lot of fun and interesting changes to Big Earl’s in the coming weeks and months,” adds Butler. “Our team has added tater tots and fried pickles to the menu and are offering even more exciting adult milkshake varieties, and we plan to will add more new food items for later this year. One of our goals is to bring back the 1950s feel that made this place a piece of Arizona history, however, we have committed to continue serving the same award-winning food that people have come to love.”
Butler is planning to add Monday night family nights, video truck games monthly and a party to celebrate the sale of the establishment.
The History of Big Earl’s Greasy Eats
Known as the old Cave Creek gas station, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats was designed as a station for Standard Oil in 1935 and patented in 1936. In 1936, Phoenix had 127 service stations, 14 of which were Standard Oil stations. Today, the Cave Creek station, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats, is the only known surviving example of a 1930s art deco Standard gas station in the greater Phoenix metropolis. Now a world famous restaurant, the former station originally was located on 19th Avenue in Phoenix and was moved to Cave Creek in 1952. It functioned as a Standard station until the late 1980s. Open 364 days a year, Big Earl’s Greasy Eats serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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