The Historic Taos Inn – Celebrating 75 years in Taos June 18, 2011 Party Featuring Live Music, Food, Drink & Lodging Specials

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Known as the "Living Room of Taos", the Historic Taos Inn welcomes you to join in a commemoration of 75 years in business. Marked by the iconic Thunderbird neon sign on the main street of Taos, New Mexico, the famed Adobe Bar, Doc Martin's Restaurant and the Inn itself will feature specials, including complimentary exceptional regional entertainment such as Grammy Award winning Taos Pueblo artist Robert Mirabal.

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In the 1890's, when Dr. Thomas Paul (Doc) Martin came to Taos as the county's first and only physician, he bought what became the present day Historic Taos Inn for his home and practice. Doc was a rugged individualist, but was dearly loved for his deep concern for his fellow man. Covering the county to treat his patients meant hitching up a team of horses to travel for miles through mud and snow to set bones, break fevers and deliver babies.

When Doc passed, his wife Helen Martin converted the building into the Inn. Now known as “The Living Room of Taos,” the Taos Inn continues his legacy for warmth and care of all who come through this town.

Throughout May and June 2011 the Taos Inn will celebrate 75 years in business by showcasing exceptional regional entertainment, offering outstanding food, drink and accommodation specials to commemorate the significance of one of New Mexico’s most famous historic properties.

A party will take place on June 18th, featuring a complimentary concert by Grammy Award-winning Taos Pueblo flutist Robert Mirabal.

Live Music & Entertainment
Tuesday June 14: Larry Torres, Taos Professor and Historian, will speak on the early days of the Taos Inn
Followed by: The Audrey Davis Trio: Jenny Vincent songs, traditional New Mexican, and Spanish music
Wednesday June 15: Greg Abate: international Jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer
TthursdayJune 16: Kim and the Caballeros and the Nouveau Antiquarians: big ol’ twangy country
Friday June 17: Felix y Los Gatos: blues-infused rancheros and outlaw country
Saturday June 18: White Wolf, Taos Drum Group, Robert Mirabal**
Sunday June 19: Flamenco Con Paz: dance group with traditional flamenco music ensemble

Lodging Specials
*1st: Book any available room at regular price, get the second night for $75. Available May and June only, excluding major holidays and depending on availability; must be consecutive nights.
*2nd: Book any available room at regular price for 2 nights, get the 3rd Complimentary Available for ONE YEAR starting May 1, 2011, excluding major holidays and depending on availability; must be consecutive nights.

Menu Specials
*Chef Zippy’s rotating selection of appetizers will be offered for $7.50 (May/June only)
*The Adobe Bar’s signature “Cowboy Buddha” margarita reduced to $7.50 (May/June only)
*Additional bartender’s choice drink specials (options will vary, all year starting May 1)
*Daily lunch specials for $10 (options will vary, all year starting May 1)

Birthday Promotion
*If it’s your 75th birthday, come in for lunch or dinner, including dessert—on the house
*Must visit Doc Martin’s Restaurant on birthday and show a valid ID; one meal only
*All Year beginning May 1, 2011

June 18: Anniversary Events
*1:30 – press & invited guests enjoy early opening in the Courtyard; private room tours, Q and A, food and drink sampling; Spanish guitar music
*2pm doors open for public; Mayor Darren Cordova makes official proclamation, gives plaque to Taos Inn
**5:30-7:30 Taos Pueblo Drum Group White Wolf performs pow-wow and
traditional native songs
**8-10 PM Complimentary Headlining act: Robert Mirabal, Taos Pueblo Native flute, Grammy Award Winner

For more information about the Taos Inn, visit http://www.taosinn.com or call 888 518 8267.
Press inquiries, call Jennifer Hobson at 505 603 8643 or email Jennifer(at)jlhmedia(dot)com

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