Silver City Blues Festival - LasCruces.com

Every summer, over Memorial Day weekend, the historic mountain community of Silver City becomes a mecca for Blues enthusiasts state- and even nation-wide. Encompassing three full days, the Silver City Blues Festival takes over Gough Park with music, food, arts and crafts, car shows and more to lift the spirits and welcome the summer months ahead. The 27th Annual Silver City Blues Festival takes place May 27 – 29, 2022, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Presented by the Mimbres Region Arts Council, with support from local businesses, individual blues lovers, and donations from attendees, the 2022 Blues Festival has something for everybody. Included in the event are local and national performers, unique vendors from Silver City’s own Makers Market, food and beverage vendors, and beer gardens provided by Little Toad Creek Brewery and Distillery, and Qs Bistro.

Scheduled to appear for this year’s line-up are acts from across the nation. Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers bring a lone weeping guitar, blues harmonica and soul filled vocals from Oklahoma. Nebraska’s Hector Anchondo, and 2020 winner of the International Blues Challenge, takes the audience on an emotional and personal journey through his powerful brand of blues music. Multi-award-winning guitarist Eddie “Devil Boy” Turner hails from Colorado, producing music that moves the feet and haunts the soul. More special guests have yet to be announced, so keep an eye on the website for more.

The ultimate goal of the festival, aside from getting out and having a wonderful time, is to bring amazing entertainment to Silver City, while supporting the local economy. Though there is no entrance fee, donations are greatly appreciated, with all proceeds going toward the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s mission of nurturing a creative community and benefitting music  programs in Grand County.

In keeping with that mission, and in support of the community goals, local businesses surrounding Gough Park and throughout the town, are open for business during and after the festival. Unfortunately, because of the growing crowds at this popular yearly event, pets are not allowed inside Gough Park, though exceptions are made for service animals.

For more information on the 2022 Silver City Blues Festival call 575-538-2505, email [email protected] or visit their website.

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