michael hearne’s big barn dance music festival

When: September 6 – 8, 2018
Where: Kit Carson Park, Taos
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Celebrating it’s 16th 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 6 – 8, 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 16 years, the Big Barn Dance stage has hosted both legendary songwriters and young up-and-comers.

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.

In keeping with the tradition of presenting world-class music, the 2018 lineup will feature:

Albert & Gage
Beat Root Revival
Bill Hearne Trio
Bill Kirchen
Bob Livingston
Chris J. Arellano
Chris Hillman & Herb PedersenChuck Cannon
Eliza Gilkyson and Mary Gauthier
Gary P. Nunn
Hayes Carll
hONEy hoUSe
Jack Tempchin
Jason Eady & Courtney Patton
Jed Zimmerman
Jimmy Stadler
John Fullbright
Keith Sykes
Michael Hearne & SXSW
Michael Martin Murphey
Mike and the Moonpies
The Renfrees
Richard Leigh
The Rifters
Shake Russell
Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
Tish Hinojosa
Tom Faulkner
Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
Warren Hood
Zac Wilkerson

Big Barn Dance 2017

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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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