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Music in the park

The Last Bandoleros, The Mavericks and Dwight Yoakam made 6000 folks real happy

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Even though a lot of folks had a disposable rain poncho stuffed in their back pockets, the weather turned out perfect for a high energy concert by Dwight Yoakam, The Mavericks and The Last Bandoleros Saturday (July 29) in Kit Carson Park.

The show was expected to attract at least 6,000 music fans, and judging by the size of the enthusiastic crowd, it reached that number and maybe more.

“Everyone wants to enjoy good music surrounded by like-minded people. This is what puts us on the map as far as people seeking a live music experience in a beautiful setting,” Facilities and Events Director for The Taos of Taos Mitch Miller said in a Thursday (July 27) Tempo article. We asked Miller what it’s like to be part of the process of bringing this level of entertainment to our little town and he said, “This is the most enjoyable time of my life. It’s like the culmination of so many experiences of working in the music business.”

The Taos News was at the big show, with photos contributed by Tempo editor Rick Romancito and Staff Photographer Katharine Egli.

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Debbie Swope

Loved the Mavericks and Dwight Yokum. I am disappointed that we missed the first band. Even though we got in line at 4:30 we didn't make it into the concert until 6:45. I felt it was bad planning to wait until 5:30 to open the gates when they knew it was going to be such a large crowd.

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