Barn Dance Fest announces line-up

Three-day Americana music extravaganza to be held at Kit Carson Park


In keeping with tradition, Michael Hearne has announced yet another stellar artist lineup for his 16th annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival at Kit Carson Park in Taos.

The festival, set for Sept. 6-8, will feature such renowned songsmiths as Michael Martin Murphey, Richard Leigh ("I'll Get Over You," "Cold Day in July") and Jack Tempchin ("Peaceful Easy Feeling," "Already Gone") as well as classic rock legends Chris Hillman (of The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers) and Herb Pedersen, this year's lineup won't be one to miss.

Gary P. Nunn will be returning to perform at Saturday night's big dance and fans will be thrilled by the return of past favorites including John Fullbright, Warren Hood, Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros and many more. While a number familiar faces will continue to bring their music to the Barn Dance stage, some notable newcomers include Hayes Carll, Keith Sykes, Jason Eady & Courtney Patton, Beat Root Revival and Zac Wilkerson.

Here’s the 2018 Big Barn Dance Artist Lineup

Albert & Gage - Beat Root Revival

Bill Hearne Trio - Bill Kirchen

Bob Livingston - Chris J. Arellano

Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

Chuck Cannon - Gary P. Nunn - Hayes Carll hONEy hoUSe - Jack Tempchin

Jason Eady & Courtney Patton

Jed Zimmerman - Jimmy Stadler

John Fullbright - Keith Sykes

Michael Hearne & South by Southwest

Michael Martin Murphey - The Renfrees Richard Leigh - The Rifters - Shake Russell Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines - Tish Hinojosa Tom Faulkner - Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros - Warren Hood - Zac Wilkerson

Tickets to Big Barn Dance 2018 are on sale now at Purchase tickets before July 1st for a special "Early Bird" discount on 3-Day Passes. New VIP packages are also available that include early entry or reserved seating, VIP parking, access to the VIP tent and more. Information on tickets and VIP packages as well as camping, volunteering, merchandise and more can be found at