Everything to Know About New Mexico’s Las Cruces Country Music Festival

CMT Hot 20 Countdown Will Be Onsite in City of the Crosses

It’s time to kick it big in New Mexico’s City of the Crosses for the sixth annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival.

The three-day live music experience runs Friday-Sunday (Oct. 19-21) with one-of-a-kind performances by all-star country legends and masters of today’s country music.

The 2018 event will feature performances by Dwight Yoakam, Sawyer Brown, Randy Houser, Frankie Ballard and more.
The festival wraps with a “Sunday Funday,” and who doesn’t love those? The schedule boasts a Giddyup Gallop, which is a 5-10k run with a virtual half-marathon, and a massive horseshoe tournament, plus live music by Rick Trevino. Family-friendly fun can be found at the kid zone Friday-Saturday (Oct. 19-20).

Unfortunately, VIP passes are sold out. But three-day, daylong and Sunday Funday passes are available starting at $10. Bonus — kids ages 12 and under are allowed in for free.

CMT Hot 20 Countdown will be there filming all the action for an upcoming episode. Join the conversation on social media using #CrucesCountry and #CMTHot20.

Three-day passes are $70 and are available via the festival’s website.

Here is the full lineup for the 2018 Las Cruces Country Music Festival:

Friday (Oct. 19):
Coco O’Connor
Vince Alten & the Riff Raff
King Leg
Sugar & Steel
Frankie Ballard
The Yarbrough Band
Dwight Yoakam

Saturday (Oct. 20):
Half-Broke Horses
Chris Baker Band
The Tell Runyan Band
Sawyer Brown
Sim Balkey
Randy Houser

Sunday (Oct. 21):
Abe Mac Band
Rick Trevino

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.