On Sunday, June 28 the English four-member boy band, Rixton – selected as MTV’s 2014 “Artist to Watch” – will bring their pop rhythms to the stage after noon. No stranger to Taos, alternative South African band, KONGOS, performed a free concert at Taos Plaza in September 2014 and will surely energize the crowd with their songs such as platinum selling song, “Come with Me Now” along with “I Want to Know.” Following KONGOS will be the APRA and ARIA-award winning Australian roots and jam band, John Butler Trio, along with other acts until 10 p.m.
Food truck vendors including the debut of Taos Sizzle, created by Jamie Schulze of Taos Ski Valley’s Bavarian Restaurant, will be available throughout the event.
A pre-festival Sustainable Building Conference from 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 26 will be held in conjunction with the festival. The conference, hosted by UNM-Taos Construction Technology Department’s Chairman, Mark Goldman, will highlight local and regional projects and programs that embody the best of both traditional and forward-thinking solutions for reducing our footprint on earth.
With morning lectures and afternoon workshops, participants will learn more about solar power, adobe structures used throughout Taos’ 1,000 year history, innovative and affordable housing solutions such as Earthships, and more. Participants will be able to make traditional sun dried adobe blocks, see recycled art, and see local artists sculpting with renewable materials.
The Sustainable Building Conference will be held at the Town of Taos Council Chambers, located on Civic Plaza Drive.
For the first time ever, festival goers are being allowed to camp behind Kit Carson Park overnight. There will be a designated area for a limited number of four-person tents only for those with two-day tickets.