Music in the Mountains (Winter/Spring)

For the music lover, vacations are planned around the sound of music. Keep reading to see what Ruidoso has in store with some great music artists and shows at a couple of amazing venues!

February

stomp

February 1. Stomp at Spencer Theater. This is not an April Fool’s joke. The real deal, highly-acclaimed show is coming to town and we cannot wait! The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.

February 22. The Ten Tenors at Spencer Theater. If you want to hear some amazing voices that will give you chills, you must see this show. Australia’s most debonair musical export – The TEN Tenors – deliver a dynamic mix of vocal power ranging from high-tone opera, to jazz, disco, modern and classic pop – always with a stylized flair that leaves audiences breathless.

Josh Turner

February 23. Josh Turner at Inn of the Mountain Gods. There’s no doubt Josh Turner is a heart throb in the country music world. Turner is known for his rich, deep baritone and distinctive style, the driving force behind such hits as “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Would You Go With Me” and “Time is Love,” the most played country song of 2012.

This show has been CANCELLED. February 24. Dick Fox’s Golden Boys at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Whether this show brings back memories for some of our well-seasoned crowd, or you are more of a hipster with a knack for the vintage, this show will be a nostalgic and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Former teen heartthrobs Frankie Avalon, Fabian Forte and Bobby Rydell­ have united as Dick Fox’s Golden Boys for a finger-snapping stroll down memory lane with some of the best music from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

March

March 17. Kane Brown at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Another heart throb on the country music charts, Kane Brown has been called “The Future of Country Music”. Brown’s music career gained momentum through social media, where he caught the eyes and ears of fans and producers alike for his soulful baritone and honest lyrics.

March 24. Robert Earl Keen at Spencer Theater. Most country lovers have heard one of Robert Earl Keen’s biggest hits, “And the Party Never Ends!”. His tunes reside in the category of Alt. Country, a literate songcraft style that lies between folk and country, a genre filled with razor sharp wit and freewheeling Americana spirit – all shared with flawless musicianship.

April

amazing grace

April 4. Amazing Grace at Spencer Theater. “Amazing Grace” has been sung around the world since the 1700s. You will want to hear the story of it’s beginning through this beautiful musical. A captivating tale of romance, rebellion and redemption, this radiant production follows one man whose incredible journey ignited a historic wave of change.

mariachi

April 6. Mariachi Vargas de Tacalitlán at Inn of the Mountain Gods. For over half a century, Mariachi Vargas de Tacalitlán has been considered the finest mariachi group in the world, earning and upholding the title of “El Mejor Mariachi del Mundo.” Featuring world-class vocalists and instrumentalists, flawless ensemble work, impeccable taste in arrangement and repertoire, and spellbinding showmanship, the Mexican folk ensemble never fails to provide an unforgettable performance.

April 7. Clint Black at Inn of the Mountain Gods. A true classic in American Country, Clint Black is touring the country with his newest album On Purpose. Known for his incredible guitar performances and larger-than-life stage presence, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see a legend in action!

simon and garfunkel

April 14. Bookends: Simon and Garfunkel “Through The Years” at Spencer Theater. Two men had a mutual appreciation for a couple of legends. They formed a musical duo to honor their idols, Simon and Garfunkel. Over the years, Bookends have been able to fine-tune their vocals to the point that they now sing in perfect harmony, just like Simon and Garfunkel. They appear at the Spencer with a string quartet for a night of pure musical poetry.

April 22. Cinderella at Spencer Theater. While not necessarily a music event, this ballet will feature beautiful music by Sergei Prokofiev. Cinderella is a light-hearted retelling of everyone’s favorite fairy tale. From the hilarious Ugly Stepsisters (played to perfection by two dancing men), to the magic of the Fairy Godmother and the discovery of true love, this delightful performance warms the hearts of audiences of all ages.

April 27. Easton Corbin at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Supposedly born to be a country singer, Easton Corbin has definitely left his mark on the industry. He is lauded for his traditional country sound, authentic lyrics and mastery of understatement. American Songwriter says, “Easton Corbin has one of those rare, glorious voices that was made—just made—for singing country music.”

We will post more events as they are booked. So, please save this page to your bookmarks for updates in the future. We hope you appreciate this all-inclusive list of all the big music shows in Ruidoso Winter/Spring 2018! Keep an eye out for our post about local artist shows coming soon.

-Taelor Martinez

Some event descriptions courtesy of the venues.