michael hearne’s big barn dance music festival

When: September 7 – 9, 2017
Where: Kit Carson Park, Taos
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Celebrating it’s 15th year, Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival boasts a lineup of the best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between. Scheduled for September 7 – 9, the festival will take place once again in the heart of Taos, New Mexico at Kit Carson Park. Known for it’s intimate concert hall setting, as well as two dance floors, the Barn Dance is a beloved tradition that music lovers and two-steppers alike look forward to year after year.

Over the past 15 years, the Big Barn Dance stage has hosted both legendary songwriters and young up-and-comers.

In keeping with the tradition of presenting world-class music, the 2017 lineup will feature:

Michael Hearne Big Barn Dance Music Festival

2017 Line up

2017 Music Lineup:

Michael Hearne & South by Southwest – Dale Watson – Joe Ely
Red River Songwriters: Walt Wilkins, Kelley Mickwee,
Susan Gibson, Brandy Zdan, Drew Kennedy & Josh Grider
John Fullbright – Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Todd Phillips
Eliza Gilkyson – Lari White – Bill Kirchen – Jimmy Stadler
Trout Fishing in America – High Plains Jamboree
Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines – Terry Allen – Bob Livingston
Jed Zimmerman – Rex Foster – Tommy Elskes – The Rifters
Shake Russell – The Bill Hearne Trio – Halden Wofford and the Hi Beams
Dana Louise & the Glorious Birds – hONEy hoUSe – Gerry Spehar
Band of Heathens – Pauline Reese – Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne


A listening room experience in a festival setting, this event has an atmosphere unlike any other. With a large tent and two covered dance floors, the festival is a phenomenal experience whether you’re enjoying the beautiful mountain sunshine or a refreshing New Mexico rain. Enjoy the seated listening room setting throughout the weekend. Then on Saturday evening, the chairs are cleared and the tent becomes the finest dance hall in New Mexico.

With restaurants, lodging, shops and local art galleries just a short walk away from the festival grounds, attendees not only get to experience incredible music but explore the vibrant culture unique to Taos.


Big Barn Dance Music Festival Passes are on sale now.

3-Day Festival Pass Early Bird Special until August 1st – $120 Buy passes here
3-Day Festival Pass After August 1st – $129.99 Buy passes here
Single Day Ticket Thursday, Friday or Saturday $55 Buy passes here
Barn Dance Only Ticket Saturday after 7:30pm – $25 Buy passes here
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Taos History

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Kit Carson Home & Museum

Purchased by Kit Carson in 1843 as a wedding present for his bride Josefa, the family occupied this four-room adobe home until 1867.

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Take a self-guided tour of historical Taos Plaza and the story-filled streets, like Bent and Ledoux, that surround it.

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