Since 1905, Red River has played host to visitors in search of cool mountain temperatures, and August, should be no exception, with food, tunes and fun lined up and ready to go at Larry Joe Taylor's annual “Hot Chili Days and Cool Mountain Nights.”
This three-day event combines live music all weekend with Larry Joe Taylor & Friends with multiple cook-offs in Brandenburg Park, include the CASI "Red River Red" cook-off, the New Mexico State Green Chile Championship and the Lone Star BBQ Society cook-off.
Music venues all over town, like the top of the mountain, the Lost Love Saloon, Brandenburg Park, and the historic Motherlode Saloon., will be participating. Music fans love this event because of the "up close and personal" concert venues and the unique access to world-class singers and songwriters. It is not uncommon to see renowned musicians sitting around the fireplace at the Lodge, pickin' and strummin', sharing their gifts with everyone around. Bring your guitar and hop in on the action.
Previous years have featured Larry Joe Taylor, Reckless Kelly, Deryl Dodd, Josh Weathers Band, Brandon Rhyder, Tejas Brothers, Michael Hearne & South by Southwest, Keith Sykes, Max Stalling, Richard Leigh, Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines.
On your way to and from Red River be sure to stop in Taos, a treasure trove of old homes, museums, interesting shops, and art galleries; Questa, situated in the middle of hiking and camping; Angel Fire, with its great outdoor family activities such as biking, fishing, golf, and tennis; and Eagle Nest, offering high-country terrain, scenic vistas and beautiful Eagle Nest Lake.