Bands of Enchantment | New Mexico Music Television Show Bands of Enchantment | New Mexico Music Television Show
Max Gomez, Taos musician

Move over, Austin: Bands of Enchantment is here! This new 30-minute music-centric television show will air on public television stations across the state this summer (see the complete list of stations and times below).

Bands of Enchantment was filmed in Tucumcari, New Mexico, featuring music acts from across the country. Inspired by Austin City Limits, SXSW, MTV Unplugged, and American Bandstand, the first season features 12 bands that have been featured on Billboard, The Grammys, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Late Night with David Letterman, CBS Morning Show, NBC, Daryl’s House, ACL, Bonnaroo Music Festival, SXSW, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, Rolling Stone, and more.

Season one includes Brett Dennen from California’s Central Valley; Making Movies from Kansas City, Missouri; Southern Avenue from Memphis, Tennessee; Junior Mesa from Bakersfield, California; Lilly Hiatt from Nashville, Tennessee; The Texas Gentlemen from Dallas, Texas; Lydia Loveless from Columbus, Ohio; and Max Gomez from Taos, New Mexico. In addition, there are two special acoustic episodes with New Mexico’s very own Carlos Medina from Las Vegas, Micah Thunder from Albuquerque, Sara Marie Rorie from Santa Fe, and The Levi Platero Band from the Navajo Nation.

Bands of Enchantment was created by New Mexico State University Alumni Ken C. Peterson and executive produced by his stepfather, Vincent Chavez Sr (Latewa Media), and his stepbrother, Vince T. Chavez (Elkhorn Entertainment). “Now more than ever it’s time to celebrate!” said Ken Peterson. “What better way than with music! My family and I are so excited to be building the next Austin City Limits right here in New Mexico. We couldn’t have done it\ without the incredible support from the City of Tucumcari. Here’s to the first of many!”

Lilly Hiatt on Bands of Enchantment

Bands of Enchantment airs:

KENW (Portales, Artesia, Tucumcari, Ruidoso, Roswell, Hobbs)
Mondays at 10:30 p.m. MT starting June 14 and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. MT starting June 19

KRWG (Las Cruces, El Paso, Deming, Silver City, Alamogordo, Truth or Consequences)
Saturdays at 10 p.m. MT starting July 3

KACV (Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma Panhandle, Eastern New Mexico)
Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. MT starting July 10

KNME (Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Farmington, Socorro, Gallup, Las Vegas)
Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. MT and 10 p.m. MT starting August 14

For more information and official trailer, visit bandsofenchantment.com

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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