5th Annual Gate City Music Festival



Get your dancing shoes ready! The 5th Annual Gate City Music Festival (GCMF) is coming our way. The annual GCMF is a fun, praised event that will be taking place on Labor Day Weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 4-5.


There's a reason we're feeling so high, and it's because The Bellamy Brothers will be headlining at the gorgeous Historic Shuler Theater on Sunday evening. As always, Will and Crystal Yates will be here to kick off the headliner, including, Colfax Reunion.


The Bellamy Brothers


The whole family can partake in fun activities throughout the weekend, and enjoy free live music on Historic First Street. Catch the musical acts of Secondhand, Sister Mary Mayhem, CappTon Reid, Candace Vargas, and NortherN 505 Band. Not only will there be live music, but unique vendors, delicious food and drinks, and a DJ present downtown.


Raton is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Northeastern New Mexico along I-25, which makes for the perfect wild west backdrop for concerts, plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, and a spontaneous Labor Day Weekend getaway. Come as a stranger, and leave as family.


To purchase tickets for the headlining show, go to GateCityMusicFestival.com or contact Brenda Ferri at (575) 445-2052.


Book your hotel directly on ExploreRaton.com for the lowest room rates.


For more information about GCMF, read about its origins in the 2021 Raton Visitors Guide on page 56.



Saturday, September 4

(FREE LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY SATURDAY and FREE STREET DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT )


10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

  • Street Fair with vendors

  • Sidewalk sales

  • Kids Zone


10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Vendors on Historic 1st Street.


10 a.m. – 12 p.m. DJ


Live Music starts @ Noon:

  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Secondhand

  • 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sister Mary Mayhem

  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CappTon Reid

8:00 p

.m. – 12 a.m. Street Dance Featuring: Colfax Reunion (FREE Street Dance on Historic 1st Street)



Sunday, Sept. 5

(FREE LIVE MUSIC SUNDAY UNTIL 5PM, CONCERT SUNDAY NIGHT REQUIRES TICKETS)


12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Street Fair with Vendors

  • Sidewalk Sales

  • Kids Zone

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Candace Vargas & The NortherN 505 Band


7 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Tickets Required) Concert at the Historic Shuler Theater

Featuring: Bellamy Brothers, Will & Crystal Yates & Colfax Reunion



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