Madrid Ballpark Folk and Blues Fest – July 10

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Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 21 at 10am
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The Madrid Ballpark Folk and Blues Fest! The day of music, fun and celebration in the unique and wonderful town of Madrid, New Mexico. Enjoy a great afternoon at Madrid’s historic Ballpark at this home-grown music festival feature the best music from New Mexico and beyond.

Headlining the Festival for 2106 is the incomparable Hot Tuna! Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Lifetime Achievement honorees, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, are bringing their electric Hot Tuna power trio to Madrid for the first time. Founded back in 1968 as a side project of the Jefferson Airplane, Jorma and Jack have been wow-ing audiences for decades. A truly legendary, exceptional band.

Supporting Hot Tuna is the New Mexico musical legend, The Family Lotus. Founded back in 1968, they are one of the original creators of “psycho-grass”. This 7 piece band is as tight today as ever. If you’ve never seen them, this Madrid and Santa Fe favorite will show you what New Mexico music is all about.

Opening the festival is the Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks! Boris McCutcheon is a singer and songwriter of truly unique and engaging Americana songs. He plays guitar, harmonica, and mandolin, and he is backed by an incredible band of musicians known as The Salt Licks. Once you hear his music, you will wonder how you ever got along without it!

There will be great food, artists, vendors and roaming circus performers through the Festival. Join us for some great music and help us celebrate all that is Madrid, NM!

The Palace Express will run a shuttle service between Santa Fe and Madrid for the Festival. The shuttle will pick up riders at the Rt 599 Railrunner station at 1:30, 3, 4:30, and 6pm; and will leave Madrid to return riders to Santa Fe at 8:30-9, 10-10:30, and 11-11:30. The fare is $10 one-way.

Here’s the schedule:

Gates open at 2pm

3pm: Boris McCutcheon and the Salt Licks
5pm: The Family Lotus
7pm: Hot Tuna

Please note these ballpark rules:

NO glass bottles or containers of any kind
NO alcohol of any kind
Small coolers only (shoulder carryable, no wheels, etc)
No chairs with awnings, no big beach umbrellas (be considerate of others). Thanks!

For more on Hot Tuna visit: http://hottuna.com/





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