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8750′ BBQ & Music Festival Lineup Announced


Red River’s highly anticipated 8750’ BBQ & Music Festival (pronounced eighty-seven-fifty) is set to take place from August 15 to August 18, 2024. According to a press release sent by the Town of Red River, the four-day extravaganza is expected to be an unforgettable experience for all attendees, combining mouth-watering BBQ and chili with thrilling live music in the Red River Valley. The event is co-hosted by Red River Events Inc. and the Town of Red River.


The festival kicks off with a dinner and lakeside concert at the Bitter Creek Ranch, located at 8 Bitter Creek Road. Guests will experience all the flavors of expertly prepared BBQ while enjoying beautiful melodies from John Fullbright and Bailey Bigger.


Attendees can also look forward to daytime musical performances at the town’s Brandenburg Park and evening performances at the historic Motherlode Saloon.


Highlights of the 2024 lineup include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Dale Watson, Uncle Lucius, Seth James, Jesse Daniel, Josh Weathers, along with many more local and national favorites. The festival wraps with a show presented in partnership with Red River Ski and Summer Area: ride the scenic chairlift on Sunday morning for an unforgettable concert experience at The Tip Bar and Grill, the restaurant located at the top of Red River ski area.


The festival will feature exciting competitions: for BBQ, red chili and green chile, which will showcase the skills of talented cooks from across the southwest. These culinary masters will compete for coveted prizes, cash rewards, and the ultimate bragging rights.


In 2023, the festival was recognized by the Senate of the State of New Mexico as an official State BBQ Championship, sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society. The red chili cookoff is sanctioned by Chili Appreciation Society International and is the Four Corners Regional auto-qualifier.


Attendees will also get to cast their votes on Saturday for the People’s Choice competition. The proceeds from the cookoff go to support the Red River Valley Charter School.


With its fusion of delicious food, live music, and breathtaking scenery, the 8750’ BBQ & Music Festival promises an unforgettable experience for attendees of all ages.


For more information about the festival, its performer, to purchase tickets, and admission details, you can visit the official website at www.8750festival.com.

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