2008 MARFA LIGHTS FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
5pm Booths Open
8pm Free Concert & Street Dance with Los Texas Wranglers
Midnight Booths Close
7:30am Registration for 5K Run at Presidio County Courthouse
8am 5K Run Begins
10am Booths Open
11am Parade on Highland Avenue
12pm Sam Watts
3pm Tahitian Dancers
4:30pm Amy Cook & Her Band
6pm Hotel Brotherhood
8pm Booths Close
8pm The Resonators at Vizcaino Park
10pm Michael Salgado at Vizcaino Park
12pm Booths Open
12pm Dry Creek Diggers
2pm Tahitian Dancers
3pm The Glisteners
5pm Fondue Monks
6pm Booths Close
8pm Ruben Ramos at Vizcaino Park<![if !mso]><![endif]>
The 22nd Annual Marfa Lights Festival will take place on the courthouse square in downtown Marfa Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31.
The celebration kicks-off at 5PM on Friday when food and craft vendors open their booths. At 8PM, Los Texas Wranglers will take the downtown stage for a free concert and street dance. The festival closes at midnight.
On Saturday the fun starts with a 11AM parade down Highland Avenue. Vendors and music will entertain throughout the day until 8PM.
Blackwell School Alliance will sponsor Saturday and Sunday night dances at Vizcaino Park. The Resonators will open the concert at 8PM. Tejano Music Award winner Michael Salgado will then entertain the crown until about 1AM.
On Sunday, the vendors and daytime music return to the courthouse square at noon. The festival continues until 6PM.
Sunday evening, El Gato Negro along with Grammy and Tejano Music Award winner Ruben Ramos will perform from 8PM till midnight. Ramos is celebrating his 35th year as an entertainer.
As always, the Marfa Lights Festival promises lots of fun for the entire family.
Tickets for the Michael Salgado and Ruben Ramos concerts are $30 for both nights. One night tickets will be available at the gate for $20.
Tickets are available at the Marfa Chamber of Commerce (cash or check only) or by calling Joe Cabezuela at 432-386-5737; Sally & Richard Williams at 432-386-2768; Alma Cabezuela & Toni Dominguez at 432-729-4811. Tickets are available in Alpine at Magoo's Place 432-837-9951; or by calling Mary Ann Lujan at 432-837-1605 or 432-294-2370.
For more information, please contact the Marfa Chamber of Commerce at 800-650-9696 or send an e-mail to [email protected].