October 11 Big Pete Pearson’s Birthday/Anniversary Bash at Janey’s Coffee House
On Oct. 11, Big Pete Pearson, the King of Blues, will celebrate his fifth wedding anniversary and 77th birthday with a BBQ Bash at Janey’s Coffee House, 6602 E. Cave Creek Rd. in Cave Creek.
Born Oct. 4 and married two days and many years later, Big Pete is looking forward to celebrating with his wife Kelly Pearson, a professor of music theory and voice at Estrella Mountain Community College. Big Pete will be grilling all day and into the evening as designated BBQ pit master. With only a $10 cover charge, the event is a perfect way to celebrate the legendary Big Pete. Food starts at 6:30 p.m. and music at 8 p.m.
Janey’s Coffeehouse is a fitting venue for Big Pete. Known for its good food, good drinks and live music, Janey’s is more than a coffeehouse; it is a community. After his first performance at Janey’s, Big Pete became part of the family and he has called Janey’s “home” ever since.
A dominant figure in the Phoenix blues scene, Big Pete Pearson was born in Jamaica, but is considered a local. A veteran musician for over 66 years, Big Pete has performed and traveled throughout the United States and abroad. In 1995, he was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame.