Music - Entertainment - Events - Happenings
Sacred Grounds is committed to bring the finest entertainment to Ruidoso, New Mexico. Remember, if our parking lot is full, there are plenty of parking places nearby, across Sudderth in the Village’s new parking lot.
Message from Will,
This "season" from June through October, we'll have regular, no cover charge events with some dates filled in now and some dates will be filled in closer to the actual dates. Here are our recurring events. Sometimes, these events may get preempted by a special event.
Sunday: Most Sundays, Noon to 2:00 or 2:30 PM - Music in the dining room.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 6:30 PM - Movies (Starts Tue, June 5 with a very special movie - Loving. Check our Facebook page for future movie schedules, special movie night menus, and movie night drink specials.
Friday: 4;00 - 6:00 Happy Hour Music Event. Open Mic from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in front room. Music gig in Dining/music room from 8:00 - 10:00 PM.
Saturday: Music gig in Dining/music room from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
The Accidental Tourist - Academy Award winners William Hurt and Geena Davis star with Kathleen Turner in this touching story of a travel writer who hates to travel, a man who lives a well—ordered life in his well-ordered world until suddenly everything changes for the Accidental Tourist. When Macon Leary‘s (Hurt) wife, Sarah (Turner), leaves him, Macon withdraws even further into his protected world. But an event that Macon did not plan and cannot control occurs: He breaks his leg. Now into his well-ordered life enters plucky, outgoing dog trainer Muriel Pritchett (Davis), who determinedly opens Macon‘s closed life to endless new possibilities. But when Sarah returns, Macon must choose between going back or forward.
Cradle Will Rock- This critically acclaimed movie starring Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack, John Cusack, Bill Murray, and Susan Sarandon, takes a kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America. From high society to life on the streets, director Tim Robbins (DEAD MAN WALKING) brings Depression-era New York City to vivid life. It's a time when DaVincis are given to millionaires who help fund the Mussolini war effort and Nelson Rockefeller commissions Mexican artist Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of Rockefeller Center. Atime when a young Orson Welles and a troupe of passionate actors risk everything to perform the infamous musical "The Cradle Will Rock." As threats to their freedom and livelihood loom larger, they refuse to give into censorship. Based on actual events.
Made in Dagenham - This extraordinary story is based on true events. Dagenham, England 1968. At the town's local Ford automobile plant, Rita O’Grady (Golden G|obe® winner Sally Hawkins) is one of only 187 women in a workforce of 55,000 men. Facing overwhelming opposition in this ”man’s world,” Rita rallies her female co—workers to fight for equal pay — a stand that defies the corporate status quo, threatens her marriage, and ultimately exacts a tragic toll. But with the support ofthe shop's steward (Golden G|obe® winner Bob Hoskins) and the government's Employment Secretary (two-time Golden G|obe® winner Miranda Richardson), the women become the sensation ofthe nation — and the catalyst for a profound turning point in time.
Walking Rain -
Leave the ears refreshed.
Walking Rain is the name the Indians of New Mexico gave to fast summer rainstorms that sweep across the desert leaving the air and ground refreshed. The music of Coale Johnson and Bob Bruen covers the open spaces between folk, country, blues and swing. A Bluegrass/New Grass veteran, Bob plays mandolin, guitar and sings with the likes of David Grisman, Vasser Clements and Mike Marshall. Coale, a graduate of Depaul Univeristy and Berkelee School of Music, plays guitar, bass, and sings. Coale performed blues and jazz since childhood and has two jazz albums under his belt, playing with renowned musicians: George Marsh, Karl Perazzo and Benny Reitveld.
$10.00 Tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walking-rain-concert-tickets-48675201839
Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia concert with Mister Sister = Josh English (drums) and Trixie Merkin (bass).. $21.83 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jay-boy-adams-zenobia-w-mister-sister-tickets-48392085029
A Top-5 Americana Chart artist, Jay Boy Adams has toured with ZZ Top and Stephen Stills. Zenobia has performed on Broadway and on numerous recordings.
We're looking forward to making some new friends—do come down to support this cool, happening venue! - Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia
Winter's Bone - 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and herfamily will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin’s code of silence and risking her life, Ree hacks through the lies, evasions and threats offered up by her relatives and begins to piece together the truth. Based on the novel by Daniel Woodrell, Winter's Bone is the winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize.
Austin's Paper Moon Shiners are returning to Sacred Ground Coffeehouse with their new CD "Illusions of Composure". New and old tunes with the same spirit of musical fun! Come say howdy. ($9.99)
Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Frank Meyer and vocalist Elena Antinelli, Paper Moon Shiners create that very sound. The Austin, TX band write and perform well-crafted roots, ragtime, early jazz, blues and folk music that is a clear balance of wit, depth and spirit.
Gleason - At the age of 34, Steve Gleason, former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero, was diagnosed with ALS. Doctors gave him two to five years to live. So that is what Steve chose to do: live. This film incorporates personal video journals from Gleason for his then-unborn son to footage of his adventures undertaken as part of his mission to live his life to the fullest.
A unique opportunity to enjoy a private dinner, concert, and conversations with the great western swing musician, Ray Benson. This dinner concert show is, like the concert with Ray's full band on July 29, a fund raising benefit effort for Mountain Entertainment for the Arts, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. It will feature Ray and a couple of the band members to accompany him on stage. All ages are admitted to this concert but seating is very limited. All 80 reserved seats are $125.00.
Meet and greet Ray with cocktails and seating at 5:00 PM. Prime Rib and lobster tail dinner served at 6:30 PM. Cocktails, beer and wine are extra. Concert starts around 7:30 PM with conversation time after concert. Don't miss this opportunity to honor a national treasure and a Texas music legend.
About Ray Benson:
From the 1970s onward, few if any artists have done more to keep the sound and spirit of classic western swing alive than Ray Benson. While Ray has long been the sole constant member of AATW, he's occasionally made time in his busy schedule to cut solo albums and collaborate with like-minded friends. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ray grew up with an eclectic taste in music, with a special appreciation for jazz. Benson was attending Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio when a friend and fellow student, Ed Ward, brought the band Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen to campus to play a concert. Benson and his friend and fellow Antioch student Gene Dobkin were knocked out by Commander Cody's fusion of old-school country, western swing, and freak-friendly rock. As Benson was awakened to the possibilities of vintage Western sounds, he and Dobkin decided to form a band. Teaming up with Floyd Domino, Lucky Oceans, Leroy Preston, and Chris O'Connell, they formed Asleep at the Wheel, and after months of rehearsal in Paw Paw, West Virginia, they started playing out. While the group followed Commander Cody to California and landed their first record deal there after Van Morrison praised the group in Rolling Stone magazine, Asleep at the Wheel truly found their home when they were booked to play the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas in 1973. Benson and his bandmates fell in love with the city, and a local musician named Willis Nelson suggested they should stay. With time, Asleep at the Wheel became an Austin institution and one of country's most indefatigable acts, constantly criss-crossing the country, winning several Grammy awards, and sharing stages with everyone from Bob Dylan to George Strait as Benson became their sole constant member. Over the years, more than 80 musicians made their way through the lineup. Meanwhile, Benson became a behind-the-scenes figure of note in Texas, opening a recording studio (Bismeaux Studios) and an affiliated record label, co-founding the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, sitting on the board of directors of the TV show Austin City Limits, and hosting another show, Texas Music Scene. In 2003, after releasing nearly 20 albums with Asleep at the Wheel, Benson cut his first solo effort, Beyond Time. Benson released a second solo album, A Little Piece, in 2014, and 2015 saw the publication of Comin' Right at Ya, an autobiography Benson wrote in tandem with David Menconi. In 2017, Benson teamed up with another Lone Star roots music traditionalist, Dale Watson, to release the duo album Dale &Ray.
About Mountain Entertainment for the Arts:
MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINMENT GROUP FOR THE ARTS (“MEGA”), an IRS 503(c)(3) & New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation, was organized in 2014 in Ruidoso, NM as the successor to the Ruidoso Chamber Music Festival when that group dissolved after its original leaders moved. MEGA has continued to present classical music performances, but has increased both the variety of those performances and their locations, always working to keep costs down in order to reach many more Lincoln County's residents and visitors.
To further reach out to more people, MEGA expanded the types of musical and performance arts offered to include, for example, Native American, Blues, Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass and Country Music, as well as Dance, and also works cooperatively with other music and arts groups in surrounding communities. Sponsored performances have included Sean Chen, a prize-winning pianist from the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; the Piazzolla da Camera Trio; master classical guitarist Hector Garcia; local, regional and nationally-renowned blues, rock, and jazz groups, as well as talented local high school singer-songwriters.
In keeping with MEGA's mandate to make a large variety of excellent performances available to the largest possible audience, the price of admission has been kept low (sometimes free, with voluntary contributions accepted). As a result, MEGA nearly always subsidizes the true costs of the performances. However, with careful stewardship of its funds, only once in its four years has MEGA needed to organize a fundraising event--but now, for only the second time, that has become a necessity so its good work can continue to benefit our community.