Regretfully, we have cancelled this year’s Music Makers Weekend.

Our numbers were insufficient to make it financially viable.

I want to thank Jim Rust and Brian Taraz for volunteering once again to keep us well fed.  Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff, and Alan James, thanks once again for your willingness to present workshops.

Perhaps this annual gathering has run its course. I don’t know. In the coming months I must assess whether I will try again, or let it fade into history.

Please stay in touch. I’m always happy to learn of your musical endeavors.
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So, Like the Cubs fans USED to say: “Maybe next year”

Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist


We’re just about to run out of time to make our Music Makers Weekend work this year.

I have 7 registered and 2 more committed to register.

I need 4 more more to make the financial loss affordable.  Yes, it will still be a loss, but not so big that I couldn’t afford it.

If I cancel tomorrow, I will get back the money I’ve already paid in facility rent and all those registered will get their payments back too. That’s a special deal we were offered by the DRBI office.

It looks to me, at this point, that this is a lost cause. One way or the other, I’ll send out the determination tomorrow.

Here again, is the link to register:

You can also call Desert Rose Baha’i Institute directly at 520-466-7961


Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist


Is this the End? Let’s Keep it Going!

We are just over a month away from Music Makers Weekend 2016.

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough pre-registrations to make this year’s event financially viable.

We’re going to wait another week, until 15 November, to see if enough people register to make this work.

We really don’t want to miss this year because of funding, but we may not have a choice, UNLESS a few folks, who for years may have been thinking about coming someday, decide this is the year!

So talk to your musician friends of like spirit! The folks registered so far are a great group, the program is timely, and we ALWAYS have a great time.

I’m looking forward to seeing more names on the roster by week’s end!
How about YOURS?


Darrell Elmer Rodgers
Singer, Songwriter, Performer, Humorist