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Hit the Road this Summer and Celebrate New Mexico Music and History

May 15, 2015

Free Concerts at Three State Historic Sites: Lincoln, Ft. Selden, Jemez

A series of free outdoor concerts at three of New Mexico’s eight historic sites will be presented this summer by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Music Commission.

Featuring some of New Mexico’s best musicians playing both traditional and contemporary site-specific music, this family-friendly and free concert series will highlight archival renditions and traditional tunes. The concerts will be at 11am and 1pm with noon-time docent-guided tours of the site for anyone wanting to learn more about the influence these places have on New Mexico history.

“We’re excited to bring some innovative programs to our historic places,” said Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales. “We want to encourage all New Mexicans as well as our visitors to understand the historic significance that places like Lincoln and Jemez have. Music is a wonderful way to enhance anyone’s visit.”

The concert schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 13

Lincoln Historic Site
12 miles east of Capitan on U.S. 380

Lincoln, NM (do not use GPS to locate this site)
For more information the public may call 575-653-4372

  • 11am   Cowboy Way (Western Songs, Western Stories)
  • Noon    Tours of Historic Site
  • 1pm     Flying J Wranglers (Western, Fast Fiddle and Guitars)

Sunday, June 14

Ft. Selden Historic Site
I-25 Exit 19, 13 miles north of Las Cruces
Radium Springs, NM
For more information the public may call 575-647-0421

  • 11am   Buffalo Soldiers (Living History Talk)
  • Noon    Tours of Historic Site
  • 1pm     The Anslovers (Country, Bluegrass, Celtic and Folk Fiddle) 

Saturday, June 27

Jemez Historic Site
State Highway 4, 43 miles north of Bernalillo
Jemez Springs, NM
For more information the public may call 575-829-3530

  • 11am   Marlon Magdalena (Traditional Flute)
  • Noon    Tours of Historic Site
  • 1pm     Red Thunder Bear and the Thunder Rebels (Contemporary Flute/Drums)

The sites are rustic so audience members are encouraged to bring a chair, hat, sunscreen, and water. Picnics are encouraged and food will also be available for purchase.

Reservations can be made on-line by going to

This program is part of the New Mexico Arts and Cultural Collaborative, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Music Commission, and AMP Concerts.

Media Contact:
Felicity Broennan



The Department of Cultural Affairs is New Mexico’s cultural steward and is charged with preserving and showcasing the state’s cultural riches. With its eight museums, eight historic sites, arts, archaeology, historic preservation and library programs, the department is one of the largest and most diverse state cultural agencies in the nation. Together, its facilities, programs, and services support a $5.6 billion art and culture industry in New Mexico.

The New Mexico State Historic Sites are: Bosque Redondo Memorial at Fort Sumner, Coronado, El Camino Real Historic Trail Site, Fort Selden, Jemez, Fort Stanton and Lincoln. In 2004, the historic Barela-Reynolds House and Property in Mesilla, was designated a state historic site upon its donation to the state by the John Paul Taylor family. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor will retain a life estate on the property that will not be open to the public until their death.

The New Mexico Music Commission purposely represents a diverse cross-section of state citizens who represent all facets of our musical community: education, performance, presenting, recording, and support services. As is befitting New Mexico, the commission embraces and reflects all of the musical genres that grace our state's multicultural tableau. All commissioners are unpaid volunteers appointed by the governor.  The Music Commission works throughout the state and with other state agencies to promote the many New Mexico musical traditions from the ancient drumming of New Mexico's Native nations, tribes, and pueblos, to the current melodies of chart-topping hits. The Music Commission is administratively attached to New Mexico Arts, the state arts agency and a DCA division.


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