3rd annual Taos Mountain Music Fest continues under Telluride's Gumble

3rd annual Taos Mountain Music Fest continues under Telluride's Gumble

[click “Play”, Steve Gumble talks to Susan about the Taos Mountain Music Festival]


Taos Music poster Steve Gumble (and his SBG productions) is the force behind the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, now in its 18th year and a sold-out success annually. So what’s a nice guy like that doing in a place like Taos? The short answer: Making a good thing better.

Friends and producers of the Taos event were not in the Festival producing business like Steve. Their day job was running the mountain. So, they approached their friend Steve to grow a musical event with loads of promise.

The third annual Taos Mountain Music Festival takes place this year on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Northern New Mexico’s music event of the summer features 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 to take on an already amazing Festival and to build on its continued success,” said Gumble. “We look forward to expanding and improving on an already tried and true festival. And of course we are psyched about this year’s lineup.”

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

For the festival night owl, there’s late night music featured after the Main Stage both in Taos Ski Valley and in the festival campground. Langhorne Slim plays the Martini Tree Bar Saturday night and Shannon McNally and Hot Sauce and Colorado favorite Dangermuffin rock the festival campground both Friday and Saturday nights, free to all campers with the purchase of a camping pass.
“We wanted to make the campground more appealing for the campers, and what better way to do this than to add free concerts Friday and Saturday nights,” said Steve.

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 but must be accompanied by an adult.

Want to learn more? Click the “play” button and listen to Steve Gumble talk more about this year and what’s in the works for Taos starting next year.

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