Las Cruces Country Music Festival 2019 It’s Almost Showtime! October 11-13
The 7th annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival 2019 is again bringing the best in country music to the City of the Crosses. Kick it to the sounds of Gretchen Wilson, Ronnie Milsap, Big & Rich, Jesse G, Stephanie Urbina Jones, Frank Ray and many more! Two stages of fine entertainment will keep you rocking. The main stage will feature an award-winning lineup of country music greats! New Mexico’s finest and your local favorites will keep it going on the second stage between the headliner performances. The event promises three full days of fun with epic music, great food, cool merch, and lots more. The festival is proud to feature great local flavors and award-winning breweries and wineries.
Got your festival tickets yet? There’s still time…but not much!
Las Cruces Country Music Festival 2019 Lineup
Friday, October 11
Gates open at 5pm
5pm Wild Horse
6pm Frank Ray
7pm Austin Van
8pm Casey Donahew
9pm Vince Alten Band
10:15pm Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy
Saturday, October 12
Gates open at 4pm
4pm Vince Alten Band
5pm Eli James Band
6pm Jessie G
7pm Saddle Brown
8pm Ronnie Milsap
9pm Tylor Brandon
10:15pm Gretchen Wilson
Sunday, October 13
Gates open at 11am
1pm Abe Mac Band
2:30pm Stephanie Urbina Jones & the Honky Tonk Mariachis
Got your festival tickets yet? There’s still time…but not much!
Rock This Years Festival Like the Star You Are!
The VIP Experience gets you into the swanky Thursday night VIP party, the Friday and Saturday night exclusive VIP section with rolling appetizers for 2 hours after the gates open, the absolute best views of the stage, well-stocked VIP bar and private restrooms. Sunday pass is included. $150 for all that prestige and festival fun.
Weekend Passes – The Best Way to Get Your Country Fix
Enjoy 3 full days of music and fun for just $80 bucks!
Get your tickets now and save with advance pricing!
Advance Weekend Pass $80.00
Advance Friday Pass $40.00
Advance Saturday Pass $40.00
Sunday Pass $10.00
Reserve your tickets now – prices increase day of show
La Viña Harvest Wine Festival – October 19 and 20 Noon-7pm
Celebrate fall at the Annual Fall Wine Festival presented by La Vina Winery.
La Vina, New Mexico’s oldest operating winery was started in 1977 in a small adobe building with just 14 acres of vineyards. They later relocated to their current home, formerly a 44-acre jalapeno farm. Owners, the Stark Family joke, “No, the grapes never tasted like chiles.”
Enjoy the music, and stroll and enjoy the beautiful winery during the festival.
Over 20 New Mexican classic wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Adult admission is $20 and includes a souvenir glass and your choice of 9 tastes or a full glass of wine. There is a $10 admission charge for guests 12-20 years of age, and guests 11 and under are admitted free of charge. Enjoy the grounds and some great fall weather!
La Vina is open daily except Wednesdays for tasting and tours of their historic winery.
Noon – Frank Zona and Urban Edge
4:30 Guitar Slim
Noon – Border Heat
2:15 – Austin Jimmy Murphy
4:30 – Twisted Hams
Info : 575-882-7632
4201 NM-28, Anthony New Mexico
Mesilla Jazz Happening Friday – Sunday, October 4-6
Smooth Jazz and Funky Blues.
Lots of smooth jazz and blues will be happening in historic Old Mesilla at the Plaza.
Bring a lawn chair, and get ready for some move-your-feet Jazz and funky Blues. Mesilla Valley Jazz & Blues Society, a non-profit dedicated to promoting Jazz and Blues, are bringing you this free event featuring an abundance of great acts. The Plaza will host live jazz music in two venues, and many local restaurants will be hosting Jazz bands.
Friday Night 6pm – 9pm Many of your favorite restaurants will be featuring Jazz bands
Saturday 1:15pm – 5pm and Sunday 1pm – 6pm Enjoy a full lineup on Plaza de Mesilla.
For more info call 575-526-2620
For a full schedule visit: www.mvjazzblues.net
The Strees are Full of Zombies! Saturday, October 26
Zombie Walk – Saturday Oct 26 5-9pm Plaza de la Cruces
Get your costume ready and your stagger on! Join hundreds of other zombies as you take over Main Street. Not ready to “walk this way?” Come on down, join the street party and cheer on your favorite zombie. The10th Annual Zombie Walk, presented by Downtown Las Cruces Partnership is expected to draw thousands of fans to enjoy the Zombie Parade down Main Street. Trophies will be awarded for the best costumes in several categories including Best Adult, Best Youth and Best Group. Get your posse together for a “spook-tacular” night.
This fun and free event features vendors, your favorite Food Trucks, live music and Zombies to spare! Registration starts at 5pm next to the stage.
Culture, Cooking and Fascinating History
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
There’s always something happening at The New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum and October promises to be filled with special events and demonstrations.
Ever wonder how yarn comes in so many colors? See a live demonstration of the process of dyeing raw wool and yarn at the free Dye Demonstration October 5, 10am – 12pm.
Gain fascinating insight into our heritage as you learn about the complex interactions between the Apaches and The Spanish in the mid-18th Century. Museum Director Mark Santiago presents this month’s Culture Series lecture, “Raiding and Revenge: Two Tales of Spanish and Apache Relations in New Mexico 1754.” October 10, 7pm. Mr. Santiago, a native of Arizona is an award-winning author.
Explore the new and exciting exhibit, “Home on the Range: From Ranches to Rockets.” You’ll learn about ranch life in the Tularosa Basin and surrounding mountains, and how the events that happened halfway around the world impacted them. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor pushed the US into WWII and led to a military training area in the region. Ranchers were ordered to remove their livestock from the area. “For decades, White Sands Missile Range has been referred to as a huge outdoor laboratory, a place where weapons and civilian projects can be tested,” said Eckles, co-curator of the exhibit with Leah Tookey. The exhibit features replicas of a ranch house, military block items, a V-2 rocket engine, interactive activities for kids including games, making paper rockets and feeling the texture of mohair. The display opens Oct 25, 2019, and runs until Jan 15, 2021. A free opening reception takes place from 5-7pm on November 7 and will feature a talk by retired director of Public Affairs Office at White Sands Missile Range, Jim Eckles.
Just in time for Day Of the Dead, the Heritage Cooking Program will feature Day of the Dead Bread, October 26, 9am – noon. You’ll be baking this festive, celebratory dessert bread in an 1890s vintage wood-burning cook stove. Visitors of all ages are welcome to join in the making of these classic loaves, which they can take home and share with friends and family (while supplies last). Complimentary copies of the traditional recipes also will be available, and supplies are furnished by the Museum. Activity is free with paid admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17).
New Mexico Farm & Heritage Ranch Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
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