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Free Concerts at Three State Historic Sites: Lincoln ▪ Ft. Selden ▪ Jémez

(June 2, 2015 SANTA FE, NM)— A series of free outdoor concerts at three of New Mexico’s eight historic sites will be presented this summer by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Music Commission.

Featuring some of New Mexico’s best musicians playing both traditional and contemporary site-specific music, this family-friendly and free concert series will highlight archival renditions and traditional tunes. The concerts will be at 11am and 1pm with noon-time docent-guided tours of the site for anyone wanting to learn more about the influence these places have on New Mexico history.

“We’re excited to bring some innovative programs to our historic places,” said Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales. “We want to encourage all New Mexicans as well as our visitors to understand the historic significance that places like Lincoln and Jemez have. Music is a wonderful way to enhance anyone’s visit.”

The concert schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 13
Lincoln Historic Site
12 miles east of Capitan on U.S. 380
Lincoln, NM (do not use GPS to locate this site)
For more information the public may call 575-653-4372

11am     Cowboy Way (Western Songs, Western Stories)
Noon     Tours of Historic Site
1pm       Flying J Wranglers (Western, Fast Fiddle and Guitars)

Sunday, June 14
Ft. Selden Historic Site
I-25 Exit 19, 13 miles north of Las Cruces
Radium Springs, NM
For more information the public may call 575-647-0421

11am     Buffalo Soldiers (Living History Talk)
Noon     Tours of Historic Site
1pm     The Anslovers (Country, Bluegrass, Celtic and Folk Fiddle)

Saturday, June 27
Jémez Historic Site
State Highway 4, 43 miles north of Bernalillo
Jémez Springs, NM
For more information the public may call 575-829-3530

11am     Marlon Magdalena (Traditional Flute)
Noon     Tours of Historic Site
1pm       Red Thunder Bear and the Thunder Rebels (Contemporary Flute/Drums)

The sites are rustic so audience members are encouraged to bring a chair, hat, sunscreen, and water. Picnics are encouraged and food will also be available for purchase.

Reservations can be made on-line by going to nmhistoricsites.org

This program is part of the New Mexico Arts and Cultural Collaborative, sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Music Commission, and AMP Concerts.

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