The Old Stage Stop, Historic Cimarron
The Cajun Creole sound of French Louisiana has influenced country, western and rock & roll for decades, and few do it better than THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS. Find them 7 p.m. Friday evening, Sept. 16, at
at the Old Stage Stop in the Cimarron historic district next to the St. James Hotel…By 1861, there was a government sanctioned mail route that came over Raton Pass along the Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail and stopped at Maxwell's ranch in Cimarron. Be the first to dance a little zydeco in the old Barlow & Sanderson stage office that was housed in this building since 1870 and converted into Rosso’s Mercantile in the early 1900s. On-site parking; come early for an evening stroll around Cimarron’s Old Town.
THE MAGNOLIA SISTERS
16 SEPTEMBER, 2016
7pm • $10
The Old Stage Stop, Cimarron, NM historic district next to the St. James Hotel
This multi-instrumental band plays the whole gamut of musical styles from southwest Louisiana: Cajun, Creole, dancehall favorites and front porch ballads. They tell stories, sing rich harmonies on a cappella ballads, and play string band numbers from the 1930s as well as the dancehall favorites that dancers love.
Colfax Tavern in Colfax, NM (pop. 1)
HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS will take the stage for the 8 p.m. late show at the Colfax Tavern, where nothing much happens but you better be there when it does! The Tavern is a classic roadhouse, the site itself dating back to when Colfax was a railroad town on the Vermejo spur. Performance will be outside, under the stars, and will be chilly unless you’re dancing. Northern New Mexico is one of the great night sky venues in the United States, where even the bright lights of the Tavern aren’t enough to dim your enjoyment of the Milky Way.
(11.2 miles north of Cimarron on Hwy 64; parking all around)
HALDEN WOFFORD & the Hi*Beams
17 SEPTEMBER 2016
7pm • $20
Colfax Tavern, Colfax, NM
The show begins with Red River’s own Hwy 38 Houndogs at 7 p.m.
(Must be 21 to attend)
This is not the first rodeo in these parts for HALDEN WOFFORD & THE HI*BEAMS and they bring the good times with them. The outdoor stage at Colfax where they will appear Saturday evening, September 17, is the best way to channel the expansive energy they bring to the stage, a combination of high altitude and wide open spaces that infuses their trademark Rocky Mountain rock & roll sound. Equal parts Hank Williams and Johnny Depp, front man Halden Wofford pours forth a potent mix of rocked-up honky tonk, western swing, Dylanesque originals and spaghetti western epics. There is no creative limit to the songwriter, illustrator, author, storyteller and singer. But Halden has met his match in the Hi*Beams. Each outrageous tale he spins is met by the whine and wail of the steel guitar, the furious double-neck electric guitar and mandolin, and the relentless thump of the upright bass and drums. The show opens at 7 p.m. with the HWY 38 HOUNDOGS who cross the pass from Red River, NM with an irresistible home brew of dance music they call “southwest Americana with a green chili twist.” Formed in 2007, this working roadhouse band plays the neighborhood from northern New Mexico to west Texas.
HWY 38 HOUNDOGS ALSO PERFORMING in a BENEFIT CONCERT for the ShortGrass Music Festival
FRIDAY, 13 MAY, 2016, 7-9PM @ Colfax Tavern, $20.
(Must be 21 to attend)
The Magnolia Sisters
Cello & Piano Recital
performed by Denise Djokic, cellist & Heng-Jin Park, pianist
*Under 18 Free
Halden Wofford & the Hi*Beams
with HWY 38 Houndogs opening
(must be 21 to enter)
how to purchase tickets...
AT THE CONCERT
Doors will be open ahead of time to allow ticket purchases and seating.
VIA SNAIL MAIL
Send a check to:
ShortGrass Music Festival
PO Box 121
Cimarron, NM 87714
(Checks payable to ShortGrass Music Festival)
Call Cimarron Chamber of Commerce
or toll free 888-376-2417
BY CREDIT CARD
select credit cards are accepted
The United Methodist Church, Cimarron, NM
The United Methodist Church in Cimarron, where cellist....and pianist... will perform is a small but excellent venue for classical music with outstanding acoustics and seating close to the stage. The church itself was built in 1906 of native limestone and became the Athletic Hall for boxing matches, theatrical performances and movies. The second story was damaged by the tornado of 1996 and, sadly, removed. (on the north side of Hwy 64 across from Russell’s One Stop Shop; parking in front and on side street next to the church).
CELLO & PIANO RECITAL
18 SEPTEMBER, 2016
4pm • $10
Denise Djokic, cello & Heng-Jin Park, Pianist
United Methodist Church, Cimarron, NM
Two dynamic classical performance artists, Denise Djokic and Heng-Jin Park, will collaborate in a cello and piano recital at the United Methodist Church in Cimarron Sunday, September 18. Known for her “arrestingly beautiful tone color” (The Strad), cellist DENISE DJOKIC captivates audiences with her natural musical instinct and remarkable combination of strength and sensitivity. Acclaim for her powerful interpretations, bold command of her instrument and insightful playing has earned her world-wide recognition. Pianist HENG-JIN PARK, the new Artistic Director of Halcyon Music Festival and founding member of the Boston Trio is also a passionate chamber musician, heralded by the Washington Post as a “pianist of unusual artistry and musical imagination.” These internationally acclaimed musicians will perform together at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The church is a small venue with excellent acoustics—be sure to arrive early as seating is limited.