taos vortex 2019

A future Taos Vortex Festival is not planned at this time. Find general information and 2019 event details below.

Meow Wolf’s Music Weekend

August 16, 17, and 18, 2019
Kit Carson Park in Taos, New Mexico
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Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment group that creates new realms of experience, is thrilled to present a second year of Taos Vortex, an immersive three-day event of live music, DJs, installation art, and performances. The event will be held Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18 in Taos, New Mexico.

Generously expanded from last year, the event will feature thirty-five artists in total and offer a third day of event programming. Passes may be purchased for the entire 3-day weekend event or for single day attendance. Meow Wolf anticipates that this year the event will be highly attended after the “early bird” tickets for the full weekend were completely sold out in just five hours.

Meow Wolf Taos Vortex promises to go beyond last year’s experience. In 2018, Taos Vortex-goers saw a roaming 20-foot gorilla and peacock navigating Kit Carson Park, a seven-eyed jaguar, a laser harp hut, and a gummy bear pyramid. Late night entertainment came from group Pussy Power House, who enthralled guests with an herbal bar and “pleasure stacking” station, and are now returning for year two.

Taos Vortex’s immersive environment centers around the diverse neighborhoods and creatures that inhabit them. Huts and homes installed around the park invite everyone to step inside, find the neighborhood that suits them, and celebrate the multidimensional weekend of the summer.

The musical focal points will happen on two stages, The Spire and The Glade. The Spire stage is a citadel to inspire awe and wonder, a stage created for performers to play for their fans. The Glade is a meadow for people to hang out in and be a part of the show, offering a casual and intimate habitat.

Amid The Spire and The Glade, neighborhoods, performers, weekend-goers are encouraged to lose themselves in play. Meow Wolf invites Vortex inhabitants to live in the space and create their own art and experiences through interaction with a multitude of creative elements, prompts, and scenery.

Offsite, Meow Wolf encourages participants to explore the beauty of Taos by floating down the Rio Grande to the hand-sculpted RaPaulette Cave, hot air ballooning above the Taos Gorge, and learning about the medicinal use of sage on the Taos Pueblo.

Max B.K, Events Director for Meow Wolf, said, “We look forward to returning to Taos in support of their local economy and have a weekend lineup of musical artists that share in the sense of adventure. These are artists who are unafraid to push the envelope and experiment. We are delighted to be hosting the groundbreaking Flying Lotus 3D show, the iconic P-funk ringleader George Clinton, the fierce talent of Empress Of, and sibling freak folk from CocoRosie. We’ll also have performances from our favorite electronic stars, including the incredible Reggie Watts/John Tejada live project, Wajatta, electronic mysticism from Zhu, takeovers from the Desert Hearts and Soulection crews, booty-shakin’ house from DIRTYBIRD ring leader Claude VonStroke, and the genre-destroying Mija.”

Located in historic Kit Carson Park, Taos Vortex is just steps away from the Taos Plaza and Historic District and all of its dining and accommodation amenities. On-site camping is on grassy and flat baseball fields beneath trees planted by the entrepreneur and swindler, Arthur Manby, whose headless body is buried in the park’s cemetery. Each campsite has a communal tent for late-night discussions, along with a camp brunch to recount the evening’s fun over burritos.

Meow Wolf is grateful for its partnership with the Town of Taos to produce the event  and all of the denizens of Taos who are gracious enough to turn their park into the only music and art weekend event in New Mexico.

Current partners and sponsors of Taos Vortex 2019 are the City of Taos, AMP Concerts, PPC Solar, and Earthship Biotecture, with more to be announced soon.

Taos Vortex 2019 Lineup:

Barclay Crenshaw

Calexico and Iron & Wine

Carlos Medina

Claude VonStroke



Desert Hearts

Empress Of

Flying Lotus 3D

G Jones

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic



Josh Pan

Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage

Justin Martin


Leven Kali

Lykke Li

Madison Cunningham



Nick Murphy




Sky Civilian

Snail Mail


Tone Ranger

Too Many Zooz


Wake Self

Yoshi Flower


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About Meow Wolf

Meow Wolf is a Santa Fe-based arts and entertainment group that creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration. The company’s first location showcases the THEA Award-winning, international sensation House Of Eternal Return where over one and a half million visitors have discovered a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, climbing apparatus, and surreal, maximalist & mesmerizing art exhibits along with a Learning Center and Float Café. The location is also home to a music venue, bar, and outdoor dining scene. In 2018, Meow Wolf announced plans for massive new permanent locations, in Denver, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., and the world’s first artist-driven dark ride at Elitch Gardens. Most recently, Meow Wolf announced the addition of an immersive hotel and exhibition which will be located in the heart of Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row


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