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Weekend Happenings 8/11/23

Check out this weekend's happenings (Aug. 11-12, 2023) in Raton from comedians to live music and supporting local food growers and crafters.

Gate City Craft Bar on the corner of Rio Grande Avenue and South First Street.

Raton Cottage Market

Come support our community and shop local at the Raton Cottage Market every Saturday until October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Now open on Historic First Street next to the Golden Rule Store. Shop fresh vegetables, local food, and crafts for everyone to enjoy.

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Honky Tonk Hodgepodge

The only bar with its own zip code, Colfax Tavern & Diner at Cold Beer, NM is hosting the Honky Tonk Hodgepodge, a free to attend music festival up against a gorgeous background of the Southern Rockies, on Friday and Saturday, August 11-12, 2023. Enjoy live musical performances of “a wide-array of genres from harp-driven folk to metal to synth pop to punk to blues to, you guessed it, honky tonk.” Festival goers can eat and drink, and camp onsite for both evenings. Additionally, there will be a comedy hour and yoga to start Saturday's festivities. All ages are welcome to attend.

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William Lee Martin - Comedy Stampede Tour

William Lee Martin will be joining us at the Raton Shuler Theater for big laughs at his Comedy Stampede Tour on Saturday, August 12 at 7 p.m. A storytelling comedian, William Lee Martin is a regular act at the MGM in Las Vegas and written comedy specials airing Amazon Prime and Apple TV. You don’t want to miss an evening of belly-laughing and relatively clean and clever jokes.

Live Music at Gate City Craft Bar

Gather your friends at Gate City Craft Bar in downtown Raton on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023 for an evening of summertime tunes with four musical acts: Mike Trejo’s Hell’s Circus and Darkened Sun from Colorado Springs, Diskount Vodka from Pueblo, and Raton’s Goat Hill Rebels. Entry fee is ten dollars at the door and bands take the stage at 7 p.m. Come check these rock bands out and dive into Gate City’s new menu!

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