September 9-11, 2022 | September 8-10, 2023

Pickamania Music Festival
Annually: 2nd weekend in September
Cost: $15 on Friday & Sunday, $30 on Saturday, $50 for the weekend

The in-person event returns in 2021, with attendees encouraged to follow COVID-safe practices (masking and distancing as appropriate). The event will be limited to 150 people.

Seating at the outdoor pavilion includes chairs on the grass, with scattered benches under shade trees. Guests are welcome to bring their own camp chairs, shade and picnic baskets, though a free cheeseburger (veggie options available) is included with the price of admission.  Black Range Vineyards will also be on hand to offer wine and beer for purchase.

Added attractions include booths set up by local artists and crafters on  Saturday, and on Sunday, the Truth or Consequences “Makers Market” group.

2021 Pickamania Musical Lineup:

Friday, September 10

5pm: rock and roll originals from Truth or Consequences recording artist Rob (Berto) Stroup followed by acoustic blues from the Back Porch Blues Band featuring Pat Dutton, Bill Bussmann & Mark Kashmar.

Saturday, September 11

4pm: T or C’s Creosote Ramblers, led by Blanch Almquist (folk, country, and classic rock with guitars fiddle, upright bass, & harmonica)
5pm: Santa Fe’s The Fast Peso String Band (old-time Appalachian-roots country, with Gary
Ashkin and Jim Hughes on fiddles, John Eddy on mandolin, Bo Olcott on guitar,
and Tom Adler on banjo)
6pm: national flat-picking guitar champion, singer/songwriter Peter McLaughlin
and his multi-instrumentalist collaborator Chris Brashear (an original
blend of acoustic bluegrass music)
7pm: Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin will join McLaughlin and Brashear for a “super jam”

Sunday, September 12

12pm; Socorro native Frances Deters (Americana classics)
1pm: T or C’s “Pint & a Half” with Tammy & Duke Shepard (Americana and original songs)
2-4pm: Sunday singer/songwriter Wil Maring and multi-instrumentalist Robert
Bowlin (folk, country and bluegrass)

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