4th of july celebration in taos
Taos Hometown Celebration Returns Featuring Los Lobos!
Sunday, July 4th, 2021
Reservations for the Los Lobos concert has reached capacity! Online tickets are no longer available! Walk ups will be considered for entrance day of show depending on capacity limits at the Park.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The 5th Annual Pancake Breakfast • 8am to 10am at the Historic Taos Plaza
- Welcome by Town of Taos Mayor Dan Barrone
- National Anthem by Makaylah Antonia
- Presentation of Colors by VFW Post #3259
- Invocation by Taos Pueblo Governor Clyde M. Romero Sr.
- Acknowledgement of Independence Day by Yani Bunch Executive Director of Not Forgotten Outreach
- Taos Quilt and Needlecraft Guild – Awarding 11 Quilts of Valor to veterans of all conflicts
- Star Road Dance Company from Taos Pueblo, NM
Live Music with Los Lobos at Kit Carson Park
4:30pm • Gates open
5:00pm • Mariachi Calor with special guest Carlos Medina
6:00pm • Michael Hearne
7:30pm • Los Lobos
Fireworks following the concert.
FREE SHOW – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Food vendors at the Park include:
Taos Cow – Ice Cream
Mystic Dance – Frito Pies, Nachos, Cotton Candy and Snow Cones
Jen’s Diner – Taste of New Mexico
Sanchez Tacos – Traditional Mexican Tacos
Mighty Mike’s Meats – Spectacular Smoked BBQ
Calidad Foods – Hot Sandwiches and Gourmet Burgers
Aly’s Taos Eats – Greek-inspired Cuisine
The Hot Dog Lady
The BEST viewing of the fireworks show will be from Kit Carson Park.
Music and fireworks display is brought to you by the Taos Volunteer Fire Department and the Town of Taos.
Around Taos – Arroyo Seco
The annual Arroyo Seco parade has been postponed until 2022. But don’t let that keep you from visiting the quaint village this 4th of July. Arroyo Seco Live will present the Lowrider Exhibition, Low ‘n Slow, for outdoor viewing during the holiday. Check out secolive.org for more information.
About Los Lobos
The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, when David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Louie Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) earned their stripes playing revved-up versions of Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. The band evolved in the 1980s as it tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes. They were soon sharing bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos in 1984.
Early on, Los Lobos enjoyed critical success, winning the Grammy® for Best Mexican-American Performance for “Anselma” from its 1983 EP …And a Time to Dance. A year later, the group released its full-length, major-label debut, How Will the Wolf Survive? Co-produced by Berlin and T Bone Burnett, the album was a college rock sensation that helped Los Lobos tie with Bruce Springsteen as Rolling Stone’s Artist of the Year.
A major turning point came in 1987 with the release of the Ritchie Valens biopic, La Bamba. The quintet’s cover of Valens’ signature song topped the charts in the U.S. and the U.K. Rather than capitalize on that massive commercial success, Los Lobos instead chose to record La Pistola y El Corazón, a tribute to Tejano and Mariachi music that won the 1989 Grammy® for Best Mexican-American Performance.
That kind of sharp artistic turn has become Los Lobos’ trademark, serving to both fuel the band’s creativity and keep its fans engaged. In 1992, that willingness to defy expectations led them to record Kiko, an adventurous album produced by Mitchell Froom that’s considered by many to be one the band’s very best.
Since then, Los Lobos has continued to deliver daring and diverse albums such as Colossal Head (1996), Good Morning Aztlán (2002), The Town and the City (2006), Tin Can Trust (2010) and Gates of Gold (2015). On top of that, the band’s live shows never disappoint, as documented on the recent concert recordings Live at the Fillmore (2005) and Disconnected in New York City (2013). Through the years, they’ve managed to keep things interesting with unexpected side trips like an album of Disney songs in 2009, along with countless contributions to tribute albums and film soundtracks. One of those – “Mariachi Suite” from the 1995 film Desperado – earned the band a Grammy® for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.
Los Lobos has sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps its most lasting impact will be how well its music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. In it, styles like son jarocho, norteño, Tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and punk all come together to create a new sound that’s greater than the sum of its parts.