Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Infamous Thirsty Ear Festival

The Thirsty Ear Festival, a favorite attraction for guests of The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn for 12 twelve years now, will be bringing more Southwest roots music to Santa Fe from June 7-12, 2012.  The festival encompasses a wide range of musical styles, including: rockabillly, hillbilly punk, Americana, blues, reggae and jazz.  Most concerts this year will take place at Santa Fe Sol, though some events will take place at other venues.  Headline bands include Legendary Shack Shakers, The Dirt Daubers, Mary Gauthier, Robert Belfour, Ana Egge Band and more.

Thirsty Ear is quite the extravaganza, with both indoor and outdoor stages and a wide array of foods and beverages.  Of particular note are the craft beers  - don't miss the Santa Fe Brewing Company's VIP craft beer tasting on Sunday, June 10 at 5pm - and the delectable organic dessert offerings.   Since the main stage is outside, you will want to have a hat and sunscreen for daytime events, and warmer clothes for evening concerts.

These concerts are kid friendly, with all shows shows open to all ages, and no admission for children.  An extra treat for children is the Kids Corral, with arts & crafts, games, children's music and an interactive African drumming session for children with Akeem Ayanniyi.

Tickets prices for each event range from $12-$29, but the best deal is the "All Pass", which gives access to all events throughout the festival, including the VIP beer tasting on Sunday, for just $80.  Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 505.988.1234.

Santa Fe Sol
37 Fireplace
Santa Fe, NM

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