Ryan McGarvey

Ryan McGarvey; photo by Rhonda Pierce

The hills and slopes of Sipapu are alive with the sound of music on Saturday, Aug. 24. Music on the Rocks is an all-day, all-ages festival featuring nine performers, most falling in the blues and alt-country categories. Blues guitarist Ryan McGarvey tops the bill. Since garnering national notice, the young Albuquerque native has not appeared very often in his native state. He won Guitar Player’s readers poll for “Best New Talent” of 2013, following his successful bid to play with Eric Clapton as part of an Ernie Ball contest that included 4,000 entrants. Santa Fe is represented by alt-rockers Eric George, Jeronimo Keith, and the Sean Healen Band. The free event kicks off at 10 a.m. and runs through the evening, rain or shine, at Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (5224 N.M. 518, Vadito). Call 800-587-2240 for details or visit www.sipapunm.com.

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