Thursday, August 12, 2010
In the height of festival season in Santa Fe, at The Don Gaspar Inn we meet people from all over the world with interests in culture, art, cuisine, history, and the performance arts. Between August 27-29th bluegrass music lovers will come to Santa Fe for the 36th Annual Santa Fe Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival. Held at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds in Santa Fe, this celebration of traditional acoustic music will include a mix of national, regional, and local performers, as well as instrument contests, jam sessions, free camping, and a barn dance on Saturday evening featuring music by the Orpheus Supertones and Bayou Seco. Top billing at this year’s festival are The Orpheus Supertones, one of the best-kept secrets in traditional old-time string band music. Additional performances include The Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s prestigious Emerging Artist of the Year award in 2003, and The Badly Bent, winner of the prestigious 2005 Band Competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Also appearing will be a number of regional and local bands including The Squash Blossom Boys, The Mullany Family, Unstrung Heroes, The Family Coal, The Duke City Swampcoolers, Breaking Blue, Buddy and Tina Wright, The Love Buzzards, Coyote Crossing, and Young Edward. Event Hours are Friday, August 27th 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM, Saturday, August 28th 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM, and Sunday, August 29th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For tickets and information call Eric Carlson at (505) 984-3297 or visit southwestpickers.org. The Don Gaspar Inn, The Casa Blanca Inn, and Blue Lake Ranch are members of Inns of the Southwest. Please visit our websites for monthly specials.