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Taos Music on the Mesa 2017 Friday June 2 Report

Taos Music on the Mesa 2017 Friday June 2 Report

 by Bill Nevins   

photo: Elephant Revival, photo courtesy of Elephant Revival

Taos Music on the Mesa 2017, The Third Annual MOM Festival, kicked off grandly with northern New Mexico singer songwriter guitarist Ry Taylor opening the festivities late Friday afternoon, followed by the Sweetwater String Band and Haunted Windchimes, two great acts. The crowd grew as sunset came Friday night, and intermittent showers were ignored or pleasantly endured. They were sufficiently warmed up by 8 pm to give Gipsy Moon a rousing welcome at the Taos Mesa Brewing indoor stage. The dancing had begun! Fine craft ales flowed and good eats and conviviality were in full supply. The audience sashayed and boogied  on out to the amphitheater outdoor stage where the great electric Elephant Revival held forth and held them captivated until around 11 pm when some drifted home or to the festival campgrounds, and others kept the party going at the indoor stage with Drew Emmitt and members of Leftover Salmon and Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters.  What a night! And only the first of three days and nights at the Third Annual Taos Music on the Mesa Fest!  Saturday and Sunday promise to be even more fun and frolic and fantastic musical times.  Stay tuned, and come on up to Taos! For ticket and camping information and full schedule, visit www.taosmusiconthemesa.com