The Taos Mountain Music Festival (photo: Anne-Sophie Lenoir)

Mountain Music Festival Returns to Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley, NM – On August 20-21 SBG Productions, producers of the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 3rd Annual Taos Mountain Music festival featuring headliners Matisyahu, Railroad Earth, Ozomatli, and Leftover Salmon.

Additional festival performances include Donna the Buffalo, Jackie Greene Duo, Afroman, Orgone, Dangermuffin, Langhorne Slim, Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce, Ryan McGarvey and Mariachi Luz de Luna. “We are really excited about the lineup this year,” said Steve Gumble, Festival Director.

The Taos Mountain Music Festival (photo: Anne-Sophie Lenoir)
The Taos Mountain Music Festival (photo: Anne-Sophie Lenoir)

The Taos Mountain Music Festival is a two-day outdoor festival situated at the base of Taos Ski Valley, surrounded by national forest with the beautiful backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. This two-day celebration in the mountains hosts a full weekend of music, entertainment, and family fun activities.

Festival attendees can shop for crafts from local artisans in the festival marketplace, enjoy craft beer from sponsor Sierra Nevada, sample food fromarea vendors and restaurants, and kids can enter the “Kidzone” to go wild in the jumpy castle, get their faces painted, and play games all weekend long.

For the festival night owl, there will be late night music featured after the main stage both in Taos Ski Valley and in the festival campground. Langhorne Slim will play the Martini Tree Bar Saturday night and Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce and Colorado favorite Dangermuffin will rock the festival campground both Friday and Saturday nights, free to all campers when a camping pass is purchased.

“We wanted to make the campground more appealing for the campers, and what better way to do this then to add a free concert for Friday and Saturday nights,” said Gumble.

Two-day passes, VIP Two-day passes, Single Day tickets, Camping and RV passes are on sale now. Children 11 years old and younger are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Taos Ski Valley offers many lodging choices from hotels to condos to private homes for larger groups attending the festival. Many lodges are offering inclusive packages including festival weekend passes. “You will have to be quick to find a room in the valley for the festival, they are booking up very fast,” says Alyson Hyder, Executive Director of Taos Ski Valley Chamber of Commerce.

For Festival information, lodging or to purchase tickets visit www.taosmountainmusicfestival.com or call (866) 515-6166. Tickets are also available locally in the city of Taos at Taos Sound, 314F Paseo del Pueblo Norte; and Vibrations, 102C Paseo del Pueblo Norte. In Santa Fe, they can be found at High Desert Guitars, and in Albuquerque at Birdland.

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