The New Mexico Federation of Labor (NMFL) along with a collation of business and community groups announce a statewide Labor Day tour featuring performance art, poetry and music. “The Salt of the Earth Tour” is a six city, three-day event that will bring the true meaning of Labor Day to the people of New Mexico in a fun family environment.
Labor Day, Monday Sept. 2, Santa Fe Street Festival 11-3 p.m. @ Taos Street behind Youthworks! and the Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos across from the Indian School.
“Many people think of Labor Day as just another three day holiday, but it’s our chance to celebrate working people and labor’s contribution to this country. We want to entertain and educate people,” NMFL President Jon Hendry said.
The Joe West Trio headlines “The Salt of the Earth Tour,” performing spirited renditions of classic workers’ songs. Albuquerque’s Poet Laureate, Hakim Bellamy brings his exquisite style of poetry to audiences on the tour. Local street performers of all styles and special musical guests will create a festive environment for all to enjoy. The seminal New Mexican Labor film, “Salt of the Earth” will screen at each tour stop.
It’s time to “Rock” & talk while New Mexico talent and artists work to entertain and engage YOU!
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