Mountain High Games, Summer Concerts Coming

With May hurtling past, Payson has produced a crowded lineup of activities for June.


With May hurtling past, Payson has produced a crowded lineup of activities for June.

June starts with a buzz saw and a bike race at the Mountain High Games Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3.

The town will join forces with a slew of sponsors to host the games, a bundle of fun and challenging events for people of all ages and skill levels that grew out of the revived Sawdust Festival.

Look for details in the May 23 edition of The Rim Review, which will also be in the Friday edition of the Payson Roundup. To learn more now, go to

In addition, various groups have lined up an engaging run of summer concerts, which also starts the first weekend in June.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. every Saturday from June 2 through July 28. The concerts are held in the amphitheater area of Green Valley Park where the audience can bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show.

Scheduled to perform are MC6 A Capella with Doo-Wop from the 1950s and 1960s, June 2; J. Powers Band with R&B, Motown music and rock, June 9; Blue Frog with blues, June 16; Breaking Point with both jazz and country music, June 23; hometown favorites, Junction 87 with country music, June 30; more hometown music by the popular John Carpino and the Hot Cappuccinos, July 7; Big Daddy & The Dynamites, blues, July 14; Southern Flight Band with variety and rock music, July 21; and another popular local group, The John Scott Band with blues, July 28.


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