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Planning & Pricing

Eligibility: The presentations in “The Ballad of Arizona” are available for any public setting, whether it’s a private organization or a nonprofit group. Some talks for nonprofit organizations are eligible to be partially underwritten by Arizona Humanities. Please call for details.

Timing: Please plan your program and reserve your presentation at least two months in advance. 

Promotion: Templates for press releases, posters, and handouts are available for the programs, and will be provided upon request.


Setting: Every presentation relies on musical performances and a visual backdrop. The performers bring all the necessary instruments and computer presentations, while the host organization is responsible for microphones, speakers, and a screen. 

Price: The fee for each one-hour presentation is $500, plus travel where applicable. Please call for details.

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Dr. Jay Craváth at the Arizona Humanities Awards


Many Native Americans from Arizona served as Code Talkers, using their language to send unbreakable messages (from “Ballad of Arizona”)

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Touring brass bands were a popular form of entertainment in old Arizona (from “Honky Tonks, Brothels, and Mining Camps”) 


Popular Prescott cowboy poet Gail Gardner helped establish the genre (from “Miners, Cowboys, and Washerwomen”)

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