The Town of Taos Presents:

FREE Fourth of July Celebration

featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Members and R&B/Funk legends The Family Stone

Special Guests Baracutanga and The Damn Band, Followed by Fireworks!

at Kit Carson Park
211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte
Taos NM 87571
Other Events at Kit Carson Park

Time: 4:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 4:00pm     Ages: All Ages    

The Town of Taos Facilities and Events Department, Taos Volunteer Fire Department and AMP Concerts presents THE FAMILY STONE and Fireworks at Kit Carson Park.

Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic basket, your family and friends.  

A spectacular fireworks display hosted by the Taos Volunteer Fire Department will cap off the evening. This celebration will offer locals and visitors a safe, patriotic fun-filled experience. The BEST viewing of the fireworks show will be from Kit Carson Park.    

Remember that pets are sensitive to fireworks and large crowds. We recommend that you keep your pets indoors after dusk. 

The Town of Taos, Taos Volunteer Fire Department and AMP Concerts wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July.

Lawn/Camp Chairs Welcome.
In-and-out access is allowed for this show.

Register for the event and we'll also send you updates if there are any schedule changes as well as info on future programs and events around Taos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, R&B Pioneer Award Winners, and original founding members of Sly & The Family Stone Jerry Martini and Greg Errico, who together were part of the first inter-racial, inter-gender, mainstream major band in Rock & Roll history, bring you the chart-topping hits of Sly & The Family Stone.

 Hear legendary anthems like "I Want to Take You Higher," "Everyday People," "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin," "Dance To The Music," "Hot Fun In The Summertime," "Family Affair," "Sing a Simple Song," and many other instantly recognizable tunes from their vast catalog of albums, including the album STAND which, in 2015, was declared a National Treasure, preserved in The United States Library of Congress. In 2015, STAND was also inducted into The Grammy Hall of Fame.

These veteran San Franciscan Funksters are joined by the powerful voices of Phunne Stone (The multi-talented daughter of Sly Stone and the late great Cynthia Robinson) and Swang Stewart on vocals. They bring you a message of peace, love, and social consciousness through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time. Big Guns of Funk like Nate Wingfield on the guitar, Jimmy McKinney on keys, and Musical Director Blaise Sison on bass add the proper pocket to the raw Family Stone sound.

They present an explosive set of their Psychedelic Funk classic hits of the 60s and 70s. The raw, unfiltered original sound that became part of the essential building blocks of many, if not most, of the great modern artists' toolkits. Sampled and covered by major artists around the world, the influence of their music and sound is immeasurable in the development of modern music as we know it today.

Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among several other rhythmic combinations. This kind of experimentation, coupled with blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, has resulted in an exciting and distinct Latin flavor all its own that leaves dancing crowds always wanting more. Lyrically and musically, Baracutanga proposes to build bridges between the south and the north, overcoming the barriers of discrimination. Aside from their affinity and respect for native rhythms from the lands of their ancestors, the group finds common ground in creating songs those cross-linguistic and cultural barriers, promoting intercultural experiences that empower Latinos with a positive message of self-affirmation.


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Thursday @ 12:00pm

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Lady and The Tramp

June 30th

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July 4th

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FREE Fourth of July Celebration

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July 7th

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Anthony Leon & The Chain - FREE SHOW

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July 13th

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Ian Moore / Quaker City Night Hawks

July 13th

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Cry-Baby

July 15th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

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July 17th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

July 19th

Thursday @ 5:00pm

Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff

July 21st

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Magic Giant - FREE SHOW

July 22nd

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Maferefun Orisha: A Salute to the Saints

July 23rd

Monday @ 7:30pm

Maria Muldaur

July 24th

Tuesday @ 6:00pm

Joe Daddy & Hoodoo Jeff

July 24th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

James McMurtry

July 25th

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

James McMurtry

July 27th

Friday @ 7:00pm

Santa Fe Salutes Tom Petty - FREE SHOW

July 28th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

The Incredibles

July 29th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Changüi Majadero

August 3rd

Friday @ 5:30pm

Taos Vortex

August 4th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Deva Mahal - FREE SHOW

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Sunday @ 7:30pm

Future Games

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Sunday @ 8:30pm

Stephen Marley

August 10th

Friday @ 8:00pm

Black Panther

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Saturday @ 7:00pm

Dengue Fever - FREE SHOW

August 12th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Nosotros

August 14th

Tuesday @ 8:00pm

Charlie Hunter Trio / Willie Green Project

August 16th

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Ry Cooder

August 18th

Saturday @ 6:30pm

Old Crow Medicine Show

August 18th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Innastate - FREE SHOW

August 18th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

Coco (in Spanish with English subtitles)

August 19th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Baracutanga

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Sunday @ 7:30pm

Rainbow Kitten Surprise

August 20th

Monday @ 8:00pm

Tinariwen

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Tuesday @ 5:30pm

Steel Pulse + Tribal Seeds

August 24th

Friday @ 8:00pm

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

August 25th

Saturday @ 7:00pm

Bob Schneider & his band - FREE SHOW

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Monday @ 7:30pm

Robert Earl Keen and The Flatlanders

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Monday @ 7:30pm

The Mavericks

September 8th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Griffin House

September 10th

Monday @ 7:30pm

The B-52s

September 11th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Electric Hot Tuna

September 17th

Monday @ 8:30pm

Ryley Walker

September 21st

Friday @ 6:00pm

¡Globalquerque!

September 21st

Friday @ 8:00pm

Eleanor Friedberger

September 22nd

Saturday @ 6:00pm

¡Globalquerque!

September 22nd

Saturday @ 6:00pm

VOODOO THREAUXDOWN

September 22nd

Saturday @ 8:00pm

El Ten Eleven

September 30th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Iron & Wine

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Wednesday @ 8:00pm

Houndmouth

October 5th

Friday @ 8:00pm

Bahamas

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Thursday @ 8:00pm

Soccer Mommy

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Hot Club of Cowtown

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Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Hot Club of Cowtown

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Thursday @ 7:30pm

Joan Baez

January 18th

Friday @ 7:30pm

Kevin Burke

January 19th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Kevin Burke

January 30th

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

We Banjo 3

March 10th

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Germán López

March 11th

Monday @ 7:30pm

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