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Unique Events:

Friday June 21, PPC Solar 40 year Anniversary Party, Summer Solstice Celebration.

Come celebrate PPC Solar bringing Solar Power to Taos for the past 4 decades! The Real Deal Crawfish Boil, Volleyball, Movie in the Pavilion and more! PPC Solar 40 year Anniversary Party, Summer Solstice Celebration, Friday June 21, 5PM.

Saturday June 22, Sheriff Posse Rodeo Dance with live music from:

Swing Dusters. In celebration of the annual Taos County Sheriff Posse Rodeo, the KTAOS Solar Center is holding an after-dance party!! The Swing Dusters play music from the American Swing Music songbook, cover tunes by classic performers like Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen and...well you get the idea. With an emphasis on playing danceable music, Swing Dusters play music reminiscent of dance bands and honky tonk combos from America’s bygone days. Saturday June 22, Sheriff Posse Rodeo Dance with live music from:
Swing Dusters, All Ages, $10 General Admission, 9PM.

Monday July 1, School of Rock (Colorado) Summer Tour 2019, Experience the school that inspired the movie! School of Rock is the largest after-school music education program in the United States. The school has "the ultimate goal of performing live in front of real crowds" and the official motto of the school is "To inspire the world to rock…on stage and in life". The most skilled students in each school form a band and play concerts in their city, and the top students from each school compete to become a member of an "All-Star" band and tour regionally.  School of Rock (Colorado) Summer Tour 2019, KTAOS Solar Center, Monday July 1, 7PM, $10, Kids 12 & Under FREE.

Weekly Events:

Happy Hour Monday through Saturday 3-6PM.

Every Monday,  The KTAOS Solar Center will once again be hosting the exciting music series entitled “Off the Cuff Live”, music begins at 7pm SHARP.  $5 Cover. Be Early! This is a live recording, doors close at 7PMWo.  “Off the Cuff Live” features local artists performing music from different chart-topping musicians. The show is recorded live, to be re-broadcast on KTAOS Solar 101.9 FM the following Sunday at 6pm right after a new live radio show with Jimmy Stadler and the following week’s “Off the Cuff”  Guest Musicians, at 5pm. “Off the Cuff Live” is an all ages show, from 7pm-8pm.

6/17- “Pink Floyd Tribute” featuring Jimmy Stadler, Alan Vetter & Greg Thum

6/24- “Santana Tribute” featuring Jimmy Stadler, Bob Andrews & Brent Berry

Every Tuesday and Friday, KTAOS Solar Volleyball League, KTAOS Solar Volleyball League in your Community's Backyard!!! (Weather Permitting) Every Tuesday and Friday!  Sponsored by PPC Solar!.  FREE- No Teams Necessary - Doors open at 3.  Games Commence at 5PM.

Every WEDNESDAY at 6PM, Art n’ a Glass with a special guest teacher. You're the Artist! A night of painting in a social setting. No experience required! Learn the fundamentals of painting with local professional Special Guest Artist. Templates available. Take your painting home! Limited space available.  Tickets may be purchased at KTAO.com. $20 per event! Admission includes: Canvas, Paint, Brushes, Instruction and Extended Happy Hour Pricing! Hand Selected Special Wines Weekly!

Thursday (June 20 & 27) Cullen Winter's Rhythm and Bluesmobile returns to performing in Taos, N.M. after a 2 and 1/2 year hiatus. Consisting of Cullen Winter on guitar and vocals, Dan Lizdas on piano and Hammond B3, Rick Halterman on Bass and Matt Billinger on drums, the band pumps out inspired blues shuffles, swings, rhumbas, funky fusion, and gritty soul grooves. Cullen Winter's Rhythm and Bluesmobile, 7-9pm, $5.

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