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• July 1-15, 2014 •

9th Animas River Blues & Brews Fest
July 18-19, 2014 - Aztec

Aztec, NM is a Blues music mecca. When you think of great live blues music most people will conjure up visions of Chicago or the Mississippi Delta area but no longer are those boundaries exclusive. Aztec, a small town with a big love for live music, has been the host city for the Animas River Blues & Brews Fest for the past eight years. This year will be no different except that now the event will span two days instead of one.
• Friday July 18 •
Animas River Arts & Entertainment (ARAE), the group that produces the Animas River Blues & Brews Fest, is partnering up with Crash Music who will be hosting a Blues Fest kickoff concert at the Historic Aztec Theater, 104 N. Main, on Friday July 18, 2014 at 7:30pm. Crash Music will present two great blues bands on this evening: The Pleasure Pilots and One Roof Blues.
The Pleasure Pilots are a six piece rockin’ rhythm and blues band based in New Mexico, specializing in old school styles of R & B as well as their own original music.
One Roof Blues, steeped in the tradition of a classic blues stylist, has its roots firmly grounded with a Mississippi Delta sound. What initially began as a husband-wife acoustic duo, with Dave and Taylor LaRocco, quickly became popular throughout Durango and the 4 Corners area. The sultry tone of Taylor's vocals blend seamlessly with the swampy bottleneck slide of Dave's 1939 National Resonator guitar.
Tickets are $12 for Friday night. For more information and ticket purchase, visit: or call Crash Music at 505-427-6748.
• Saturday, July 19 •
The 9th Annual Animas River Blues & Brews Fest, Saturday, July 19, will be held outdoors alongside the beautiful Animas River in Riverside Park, 500 S. Lightplant Rd. in Aztec, from noon to 10 pm, and features five national blues bands this year.
General admission is $22. New this year is a VIP seating area under a huge tent with tables, chairs and other amenities included in the price. Kids 12 and under are FREE - kids play area is at the park. RV spaces are $10. Plenty of food, brews, wine and art vendors will be on site to complete your day.
Tickets available at This event is sponsored in part by the Connie Gotsch Arts Foundation. This year’s performers are:
Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps , Studebaker John & the Hawks, Bad Brad & the Fat Cats, Todd Tijerina Blues Band, and Shawn Arrington Blues Band.




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