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Folk Festival

You need to be in town August 16-19.  Larry Joe Taylor celebrates his 21st year of hosting LJT’s Hot Chili Days, Cool Mountain Nights and Cook-offs which this year include the CASI “Red River Red” cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship, and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off. Past music headliners have included Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Richard Leigh, Susan Gibson and the late Chuck Pyle, to name only a few!  With a slate of world-class songwriter/performers on the 2017 schedule, this celebration of cool mountain air and red hot music has grown to be the most anticipated event of summer!

Since the mid-1970s, America’s best selling cowboy recording star has had a “thing” about performing in Red River.  Michael Martin Murphey will be in town for 16 shows at his Rocking 3M Amphitheater located by the lake at the former Bitter Creek Guest Ranch. In addition to performing the songs that have made him a top entertainer, he’s bringing his latest music – MMM is still busy writing great songs.

It ain’t country – it’s cowboy! Bobcat Pass Cowboy Evenings, celebrating 26 years of Western hospitality, welcomes Syd Masters back to the cowboy camp to perform his great style of cowboy songs and music of the modern West. Beginning in mid-June through Labor Day, there is cowboy grub, riding and roping, genuine friendliness and fun in the beautiful mountain setting of Bobcat Pass!

The 3rd Red River Folk Festival is a major musical component of the annual Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair on September 22-23. The music actually begins on Thursday, September 21, at the Motherlode and Lost Love Saloon. It moves to the outdoor stage in downtown Brandenburg Park on the 22-23. National and regional performers will be on the bill.

The Red River Community House “Music in the Mountains” concert series has been moved to Friday nights. Featuring the finest local and regional talent,  the series begins June 30 and runs through August 11, with a 7 p.m. showtime.