Here's my Jersey on promoting all the vast amount of musical talent that resides here in our very own state of NM.
WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM?
But first, a serious question.
Can bands live together on the road? Really. That's a serious question. Bands are notorious at being egomaniacs, and that's what often causes bands to fail; it's their inability to simply get along.
YOU WANT THE SOLUTION OR WHAT?
What if we can get bands to enter a circuit (tour) of NM, with each stop at an historic venue? They would all have to travel together, testing their mettle. This could be the proving grounds for bands. If they can make here, then they can make it anywhere. You gotta problem with that?
With bands playing the circuit (and assuming low hotel damage bills), the historic venues would get money to revitalize their place. This will give the audience a more pleasant visit. It's a win-win-win for everyone.
So what do I mean by "historic venues"? Well, I'm really glad you asked!
NM has a lot of different and very interesting architecture. Here's just a partial list of historic places that bands can play in:
- Alamogordo - Flickinger Center
- Albuquerque - El Rey
- Albuquerque - Hiland Theatre
- Albuquerque - Kimo
- Artesia - Ocotillo Performance Arts Center
- Carlsbad - Cavern Theater (2013 New Owners)
- Clayton - Luna Theatre
- Clovis - Lyceum Theatre
- Clovis - Mesa Theatre
- Farmington - Totoh Theater
- Gallup - El Morro Theatre
- Gallup - Performing Arts Center
- Mesilla - Fountain Theatre
- Las Cruces Rio Grande Theater
- Portales - Yam Theatre
- Raton - Shuler Theater
- Santa Fe - Lensic
- Silver City - Silco Theater
- Silver City - Buckhorn Saloon & Opera House
- Historic Venue That I Forgot (please leave in comments)
Now that's how to dance to la musica in NM. How 'bout youse guys?