Big music. Small venues. Bring the kids. Shortgrass Music Festival 2017 • The Thirteenth season September 15, 16 & 17 in downtown Cimarron, New Mexico This season’s festival weekend will feature traditional music of the Appalachian Mountains performed by Spencer Branch; Tish Hinojosa, the singer songwriter from Austin that took Taos, Nashville and Europe by storm; and in a festival first, a performance of both classical and modern opera from gifted young baritone Andrew Lovato. The Festival is an annual three-day concert event that brings topnotch concert artists from the region, across the nation and around the world, performing in a variety of small but acoustically fine venues that put the audience right next to the artists. Cimarron, located on the Old Santa Fe Trail at the mouth of Cimarron Canyon, is one of New Mexico’s last great Old West towns, the gateway to high country adventure, history and some seriously excellent scenery. Look for museums, shops, galleries and groceries plus fine dining and lodging.