Southwest Roots Music Presents 13th Annual Thirsty Ear Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico June 2012

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13th Annual Thirsty Ear Festival is set for a 5 day stretch in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10, with most music performances set for music venue Santa Fe Sol. Santa Fe Sol is located at 37 Fire Place Santa Fe, NM, at the south end of Santa Fe, just off of State Highway NM-14. South. The Thirsty Ear Festival is a featured event on SantaFe.com.

13th Annual Thirsty Ear Festival is set for a 5 day stretch in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Wednesday, June 6 to Sunday, June 10,

The heart of this year's Thirst Ear Festival is at Santa Fe Sol, with satellite events at other venues. The event offers separately ticketed shows and an ALL PASS, which gives patrons access to all venues and each event at any time. This is New Mexico’s premier roots music event. It features a healthy dose of American, blues, and hillbilly punk among a variety of genres of music. The kickoff party at Santa Fe Sol starts off 7 p.m., Thursday, June 7, and features the Legendary Shack Shakers along with a few other musical performers. The Thirsty Ear Festival is a featured event on SantaFe.com
All shows offered at the Thirsty Ear Festival are all ages and kids get in free. Each and every one of the events being put on at Santa Fe Sol offer the popular Kids Corral that includes arts, games and crafts. On Sunday, June 10th, tickets are only $15 for adults (only $10 if patrons are wearing a Thirsty Ear Festival t-shirt). The Kids Corral features lots of music and special kids’ performances, including an African drumming session for kids with master Nigerian drummer Akeem Ayanniyi. Kids must be accompanies by adults at all times.

WHAT TO EXPECT & WHAT TO BRING: Santa Fe Sol features both indoor and outdoor stages, and plenty of food, beverages, and a full array of craft brews. The main stage is outside so patrons are reminded to bring lawn chairs (full size is fine), sunscreen, blankets, umbrellas, warm clothes for the evening, and anything else that might need for an outdoor event. Tents and anything else that might obstruct views are not allowed. Coolers, alcohol, glassware, pets and flash cameras are not allowed. Food is allowed but coolers are not allowed at all. The festival is a non-smoking event.

Two Santa Fe hotels are offering special discounted rates during the Thirsty Ear Festival and they are as follows:

  •     Inn at Santa Fe (888-871-7138): A nice, moderately priced hotel that is closest to both the Thirsty Ear Festival and Sol Santa Fe.
  •     Hotel Santa Fe (800-825-9876): A luxury downtown hotel convenient to the downtown music & cultural scene.

The schedule for the Thirsty Ear Festival is as follows:

Wednesday, June 6 at 7:00, Old San Ysidro Church
966 Old Church Road, Corrales, NM
pre-festival performance with singer-songwriters
Mary Gauthier
Birds of Chicago
featuring Po' Girl's Allison Russell & JT & the Clouds' Jeremy Lindsay
$25 advance. $29 door. General Admission.
Tickets at brownpapertickets.com Tickets are also available at Bookworks on Rio Grande, cash only
and FrameNArt at Corrales Road and Alameda Buy On-line

Thursday, June 7 at 7:30, Sol Santa Fe
37 Fire Place, Santa Fe
official festival kickoff party with hillbilly punk rockers
The Legendary Shack Shakers
Dirt Daubers
$12 advance. $15 door. General Admission.
Tickets at Lensic Box Office 505-988-1234 Buy On-Line

Thursday, June 7 at 7:00, GiG Performance Space
Thirst Ear Festival Fundraiser: For ultra super fans, come mingle at a reception with Allison & Jeremy from Birds of Chicago, get a free CD when you walk in the door, & listen to some cool tunes. Call 918-289-0482 to inquire about blocks of tickets. $20 minimum suggested donation at the door. Big thanks to Santa Fe Performance Exchange, Double D Productions & New Moon Fashions for sponsoring this event.

Friday, June 8 at Sol Santa Fe
37 Fire Place, Santa Fe
Broomdust Caravan 9:30-11 outdoor stage
Mary Gauthier 7:30-9 outdoor stage
Kate Mann – 7-7:30 outdoor stage
Doors open at 6:30
$25 advance, $29 door. Kids under 12 free. General Admission.
Tickets at Lensic Box Office 505-988-1234 BUY ONLINE

Saturday, June 9 at Santa Fe Sol
37 Fire Place, Santa FeSISTER CAROL – 9-10:30 outdoor stage
Free Range Ramblers - 8:30-9 indoor stage
TBA– 7-8:30 outdoor stage
Cloacas – 6:30-7 indoor stage
African drumming for kids with Akeem - 6:30-7 kids corral
ROBERT BELFOUR 5:30-6:30 outdoor stage
TBA - 5-5:30 indoor stage
AGALU Nigerian Ensemble 4:30-5 outdoor stage
Doors open at 4:00
$25 advance, $29 door. Kids under 12 free. General Admission.
Tickets at Lensic Box Office 505-988-1234
BUY ONLINE

Sunday, June 10 at Santa Fe Sol
37 Fire Place, Santa Fe
Community Day, with lots of regional bands, kids' activities, & glorious gloppy fun.
Only $15. Kids under 12 free. General Admission
STRAY RAVENS - 8:30-10 outdoor stage
TBA - 8-8:30 indoor stage
ANA EGGE BAND - 6:30-8 outdoor stage
Chipper Thompson - 6-6:30 indoor stage
African drumming for kids with Akeem - 6-6:30 kids corral
BIRDS OF CHICAGO - 5:00-6:00 outdoor stage
VIP Craft Beer Tasting - 5-5:30 beer tent
TBA - 4:30-5 indoor stage
CRISTEN GREY - 4-4:30 outdoor stage
Doors open at 3:00 $15 GA. Kids under 12 free. Tickets at Lensic Box Office 505-988-1234 Buy On-line

About Southwest Roots Music:
Southwest Roots Music (SWRM), a nonprofit 501c3 organization, is dedicated to promoting traditional music through educational programs and live performances by local and internationally renowned artists, in the process helping to strengthen the arts economy. In addition to an annual schedule of up to 25 blues, folk, Cajun, zydeco, reggae, alt-country, world music and roots rock performances and educational programs, SWRM organizes the Thirsty Ear Festival, New Mexico's premier roots music event.

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