You’ve made it. You’re here at the fourth annual Red River Folk Festival. Take a load off. You must’ve come a ways to get here and you’re probably thirsty. Pull up a seat at the bar and relax. Take notice of the history hanging on the walls and don’t forget to get a good look at the music walking through our doors, playing on our stages and fishing our creeks. It’s all here. Hanging on the tail of the wind.
The Red River Folk Festival showcases well-known Americana, Country, Bluegrass and Folk musicians, performing in a beautiful alpine setting where the autumn gold of the aspens will just be hitting its peak. Check out the music schedule. Pick out your favorite bands and make sure to be there early. If you’re planning on watching the shows in the park, don’t forget to bring a chair and a coat in case it gets chilly.
During our indoor shows at the Red River Folk Festival we ask that you hush up and listen out of respect to the performers (we can’t believe we have to say this either). The shows taking place inside the Lost Love Saloon and the Motherlode will be very intimate. They will require that you and everyone else be on board to be the best crowd this side of the Colorado border. That’s not to say you can’t be rowdy and have a good time, its just to explain the old saying, there’s a time and a place.
• The Lost Love Saloon
The Lost Love Saloon will serve as our casual smaller venue where music will start daily at 5 pm. Inside the Lost Love Saloon you will see an array of performers casually swapping songs and trading guitars with other festival artists who happen to be walking by. This little tavern often produces some of the most magical performances around. You never know who’s gonna walk in and pick up a guitar…
• The Motherlode
The Motherlode is next door to the Lost Love Saloon. A great American honky-tonk of the first order, it was built in the mid-1930s as a saloon, dancehall and gambling establishment. Well, two out of three ain’t bad, and even though gambling ended in the early 1950s, the saloon and dancehall are still going strong. This classic and intimate venue will be home to our evening headline performances.
• Brandenburg Park
Red River’s beautiful public green, Brandenburg Park is THE place to enjoy live world-class music under the pavilion, town festivals and events, and good old fashioned family fun in the cool high country. 100 Main Street, Red River, New Mexico. Information: (575) 754-3030.
With or without music playing you can head to the park and checkout the Aspencade Arts & Crafts Fair. The weather will be warm and sunny during the day and cool and calm at night.
We want to thank you for being part of our musical heritage here in Red River. You could say that our whole vision for the Red River Folk Festival is to keep our music scene alive. The tradition of great songs and great performances. The one time memories of impromptu sing-alongs that will never happen again. To keep the torch lit for generations to come. To make music of the folk, by the folk, and for the folk.
Enjoy your time at the Fourth Annual Red River Folk Festival.