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This is a bucket list must! One day it is my dream to be standin’ on a corner in Winslow Arizona. It’s such a fine sight to see. Wait, where have I heard those familiar words? You know, it’s a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford, slowin’ down to take a look at me. For me, these words never tire. They are the iconic lyrics written by Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne, for the smash hit, Take It Easy. 

Standin’ On A Corner In Winslow Arizona, Is A Thing

Being on the radio each day, I learned something new, almost every day. Awhile back as I was playing The Eagles, Take It Easy. I asked the question: Is there really a corner in Winslow, Arizona? Who is standing on it.  I was deluged with social media, emails and messages.  Yes, standin’ on the corner in Winslow Arizona is a thing. It’s actually a park just off Route 66 in Winslow. Created in 1999 by an actual foundation called the Standin’ On A Corner Foundation. It was created as a tribute to Glenn Frey, his song, and to inspire tourism to Winslow.

The Park

The park corner features, a flatbed Ford, and a two story mural with the words, Winslow Arizona. On the street corner is a giant Route 66, logo painted on the street. After the sad and untimely death of Glenn Frey in 2016, they added a statue of his likeness, in his honor.

Winslow AZ!

Photo by Lisa MacLean

 

Glenn Frey statue

Photo by Lisa MacLean

 

The two story mural, with a statue of Jackson Browne, who co-wrote, Take It Easy

Winslow AZ!

Photo by Lisa MacLean

Photo by Lisa MacLean

The flatbed Ford!

Photo by Lisa MacLean

Wow, what goodies are in there?

Photo by Lisa MacLean

The Festival!

Our listener friend, Lisa MacLean who lives near the park and was listening, alerted us to the festival! We are all invited to join them for the Standing On The Corner Festival! 

Friday & Saturday, September 29th & 30th, 2023

523 W. 2nd Street – Winslow, Arizona 86047

Gate Opens at 3:00 PM on Friday, September 29th & 11:00 AM Saturday, the 30th

There’s great live music, food, entertainment and fun!

Special thanks to Robert Mckinny from the Standin’ On The Corner Foundation. The festival and the park are possible thanks to the wonderful collaboration with the city of Winslow, Arizona.

So, now that our bags are packed, before we head to Winslow, Arizona, what songs talk about OUR little corner of the world?

  • Dirty Water-The Standells

    A must for every movie made about Boston! How lucky are we to have our own song about questionable water. Sorry “Charles.”

  • Please Come To Boston-Dave Loggins

    This guy is actually the cousin of Kenny Loggins. It was hit in the 1970’s and played all over America on the radio. I believe this was the first major hit that mentioned Boston.

  • Rock & Roll Band-Boston

    This is one of BEST tributes to our great city! Boston is mentioned in the first line! Hyannis is mentioned too!

  • Weekend In New England-Barry Manilow

    Attention Fan-A-Lows. I’ll let you have your private moment. Enjoy. NOTE, Barry never actually says Weekend, In New England. But he does say, Time, In New England.

  • Shippin' Up The Boston-Dropkick Murphy's

    Another great feature of our city. Locally made, national hit songs to celebrate drinking.

  • Boston-Augustana

    A great song about Boston, from a bunch of guys from California. Lead singer Dan Layus, from the west coast came here for family during the holidays. He said: “Boston seemed like the farthest point, away from California.”

  • Boston-Kenny Chesney

    This guy is from Tennessee, yet found a spot in his heart to sing about our little town, complete with a Red Sox mention. Sometimes, it’s important to see our backyard through the eyes of visitors.

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