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Events Along The Turquoise Trail

The following list of events are occurring along The Turquoise Trail. Please use the contact information provided for each if you have additional questions.

If you would like to have your Turquoise Trail event included in the list below, please contact Patricia Brown by phone (505) 438-3008 or .

    May Live Music at The Mine Shaft Tavern

    May 1 - May 30, 2016
    SUN 1 LONE PINON Mexican hausteca on the deck 3PM

    TUE 3 CACTUS SLIM & the GoatHeads rock/blues 7pm

    FRI 6 JOHNNY AZARI delta blues on the deck 5pm
    FRI 6 MONDO VIBRATIONS reggae/rock/soul 8pm

    SAT 7 JESSE RS rock/funk jam 7pm

    SUN 8 RYTHMN DRAGONS rockabilly on the deck 3pm

    TUE 10 CACTUS SLIM & the GoatHeads rock/blues 7pm

    FRI 13 SLOAN ARMITAGE acoustic singer on the deck 5pm
    FRI 13 Cash'd Out - A Tribute To Johnny Cash 7PM $10

    SAT 14 CALI SHAW TRIO new folk on the deck 3pm
    SAT 14 DOUG STRAHAN & GOOD NEIGHBORS American old school 7PM

    SUN 16 THE BARBWIRES blues 3pm

    FRI 20 MT. THELONIOUS chamber folk on the deck 4pm
    FRI 20 KAMIKASE KARAOKE 7pm

    SAT 21-SUN22 CRAWDADDY BLUES FEST

    The Mine Shaft Tavern is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 9th Annual - CrawDaddy Blues Fest. The event will be held May 21 and May 22. Gates open at noon. Great live blues, Fresh Boiled Crawfish & Cajun specialties! Advance Tickets $15 Per Day / $25 Both Days ($20 at Gate) and available at http://www.ticketssantafe.org. Parking & a shuttle will be available on the north end of town.

    The Mine Shaft Tavern brings in fresh live crawfish from Gulf Coast region. If you love crawfish, you need to come out to this event. In addition to crawfish, green chile blue crab cakes, crawfish etoufee, gumbo, and Texas BBQ Ribs, brisket and smoked pork are available. Fresh squeezed Hurricanes served here! There will be a full bar and plenty of shade. Rain or shine. Kids under 12 are free, no coolers or outside beverages or food allowed.

    SAT 21 CRAWDADDY BLUES FEST NOON-Late
    CACTUS SLIM & THE GOATHEADS
    RUDY BOY EXPERIMENT
    FELIX Y LOS GATOS
    THE GUNSELS
    PARTIZANI BRASS BAND
    JULIE & THE BLUE SUNS
    STEPHANIE HATFIELD

    FOLLOWING IN THE MINE SHAFT TAVERN….RANDY MCALLISTER 8pm $5 cover without CrawDaddy wristband

    SUN 22 CRAWDADDY BLUES FEST NOON-9pm
    IYAH
    CONNIE LONG & FAST PATSY
    CW AYON
    SHARI PUORTO BAND
    PARTIZANI BRASS BAND
    KEY FRANCES
    CHRIS DRACUP & FUNK OF THE WEST
    HONEY HOUSE

    At Mine Shaft Tavern Stage- JIM ALMAND

    THE BARBWIRES

    FRI 27 LORI OTTINO & ERIC SAWYER smooth bluegrass 5pm
    FRI 27 THE BUS TAPES folk rock 7PM

    SAT 28 JIM & TIM soulful blues on the deck 3pm
    SAT 28 SEAL HEALEN BAND rock 7pm

    SUN 29 KEY FRANCES rockin blues on the deck 3pm

    MON 30 IYAH reggae on the deck 3pm





    Sandia Peak Tram 50th Anniversary Celebration

    May 7, 2016
    Experience the rugged rock escarpment and deep canyons of the Sandia Mountains. See nature's beauty unfold as you ascend 2.7 miles to 10,378 feet for an 11,000 square mile view of New Mexico.

    Celebrating their 50 year aniversary, with 2 new tram cars. The cars were manufactured by CWA out of Lucerne, Switzerland the same company that built the original cars for the 1966 opening and the current cars which were installed for the 20th Anniversary of the Tram in May 1986.

    The Tramway opened on May 7, 1966 and has welcomed over 10.9 million visitors to date and it is anticipated that prior to the installation of the new cars the tram will have transported over 11 million visitors for the 2.7 mile journey to the top of Sandia Peak.

    The Tramway will re-open for public rides at 1PM

    Sandia Peak Tram
    30 Tramway Road N.E.
    Albuquerque, NM 87122
    (505) 856-7325


    Crawdaddy Blues Festival

    May 14-15, 2016
    The music is fantastic and the food will match the music. The Mine Shaft Tavern has the freshest crawfish driven up from SE Texas and cooks it right in front of guests. If you love crawfish, do not miss this event. In addition, shrimp, hamburgers, brisket, gumbo and many other foods will be available. There will be a full bar and plenty of shade. Kids under 12 are free, no coolers, outside beverages or food allowed. Cajun Food & Live Music under the Big Tent. Next to the Madrid Old Coal Town Museum.
    Noon to Dusk

    The Mine Shaft Tavern
    Madrid, NM 87010
    (505) 473-0743

    2nd Annual Madrid Challenge Tourney

    June 11-12, 2016
    The Madrid Cultural Projects is throwing the annual men's softball tournament at the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark in Madrid, New Mexico. All profits go directly toward ballpark restoration. This year's restoration projects include: new scoreboard, infield surface improvements, weed control with goatscaping. Dust off your pom pons, prepare to enjoy some peanuts, watch the play from our new bleachers in our refurbished grandstand.

    http://madridchallenge.weebly.com/

    Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark
    Madrid, New Mexico 87010
    (505) 474-6535

    Santa Fe Studio Tour

    June 18-19 & 25-26, 2016
    About the Santa Fe Studio Tour: Meet well known and emerging Santa Fe painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, potters and jewelers- in person, in their studios. In collaboration with Creative Santa Fe, The Santa Fe Studio Tour offers unique opportunity for the public to see the artists' latest work and their working environment. Local artists engaged in creating fine art open their studios annually on the last weekend in June. This tour allows visitors to map out their own route and see as many studios as they wish. Most studios have an artist demonstrating their techniques and all studios have art for sale. All information is on the website: http://www.santafestudiotour.com

    June 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th

    Turquoise Trail Sculpture Garden & Studio's location on the tour
    (On Highway 14, north of Cerrillos village & south of CR 42 - between mile markers 34 and 35)
    3453 State Highway 14
    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    (505) 471-4688

    Model T Tour

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    A National Model T tour will drive Turquoise Trail through Madrid (9am to 11am) on June 28th.

    Info: The Mine Shaft Tavern
    Madrid, NM 87010

    July 4th Baseball Game & Parade

    Monday, July 4, 2016
    The annual 4th of July baseball game between Madrid Miners & the East Mtn Riffraff starts at 10am at Oscar Huber Memorial Baseball Park followed by the July 4th parade at high noon.
    Madrid, NM. 87010
    http://www.visitmadridnm.com

    Cerrillos History Hike

    Saturday, August 6, 2016
    The Cerrillos Historical Society keeps the village history alive with this docent led tour through Cerrillos. Meet on First & Main Street, program starts promptly at 10am. Wear walking shoes and bring a hat & water. 10am-noon.

    For more information call Todd Brown (505) 438-3008
    http://www.CerrillosNewMexico.com

    Cerrillos Town Wide Yardsale

    Saturday, August 20, 2016
    Annual town wide community yard sale. Tables set up throughout town with unique finds, art & function, baked goods, fun for the whole family. From 9-4.

    Cerrillos, NM 87010
    For more information (505) 438-3008

    Fiesta de Cerrillos

    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    Activities for all ages. Food & Beverages, Patriotic Moments, Live Music, Children's Activities, Arts & Crafts Booths, Donkey Races, Turquoise Trail Volunteer Fire Department, Cerrillos Hills State Park displays. Saturday from 9-4pm. Sponsored by Cerrillos Community Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Las Candelas de los Cerrillos. Interested art & craft venders, please email . Donations happily accepted.

    NM Jazz Workshop

    Sunday, October 2, 2016
    New Mexico Jazz Workshop at The Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark
    Madrid, NM 87010

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On June 15, 2000 the Turquoise Trail received designation as a National Scenic Byway from the The National Scenic Byways Program after completing a comprehensive corridor management plan.

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