Michael Martin Murphey’s American WestFest is proud to announce this year’s line up! Come out and join this incredible group of musicians, authentic Western Mountain Men and Native American Dancers. You will also find fine art, jewelry, and crafts from around the region. This will all be taking place on July 11th, 12th and 13th in Red River, New Mexico. New additions to this years event include a Saturday Morning Trail-ride led by Murph and a VIP Chuck-wagon Dinner with a show in Bitter Creek. These special events will start Thursday Night, July 11th with Murph and RW Hampton.

Tickets and more information are available at:



Welcome to the Rollout of the return of Michael Martin Murphey's American Westfest® to Red River, New Mexico, July 11th-13th, 2019! We are thrilled to announce this in conjunction with Michael receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame in April of 2019 - their highest honor- which has honored legends such as John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Kevin Costner, Sam Elliot, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Part of the reason Michael is getting this award is the founding of his legendary festival, Michael Martin Murphey’s American Westfest®. Since 1986 his festival has went on to tour Colorado,

New Mexico, Utah, California, Montana, South Dakota, Idaho, Texas, Oklahoma, Indiana and Missouri. At Murphey’s Westfest® in California he was given an award by the US Department of the Interior for his conservation efforts and work with the US National Parks, Bureau of Land Management and US Forest Service.

Publications such as Cowboys and Indians, True West, Country Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post have praised Michael Martin Murphey’s American Westfest® as one of the best festivals in America. Murphey says the popularity of his festival is based on his classic “three ring circus" approach offering the public “more to do that you can get done in all the days of the festival”- daily, all-day music and poetry performances by Murphey and featured celebrities- and an exhibition of Western, Nature/ Landscape/Wildlife/ Outdoor and Native American Art, Western Crafts( jewelry, clothing, gear,etc.), authentic food and drink traditions of the Western chuck-wagon and Native American campfire, Native American/Mountain Man/ Cowboy re-enactment and showcase of their gear. 

American Westfest®'s eclectic approach stands out from other Western festivals because the music includes Contemporary and Traditional Country and Western music, Western Swing, New Age, Americana, Jazz, Bluegrass, Old-Time Folk and Gospel music- all loved and accepted by lovers of the Western Lifestyle. These are all genres of music in which Murphey himself has participated- his music been been recognized in all these fields by the Grammy Awards, Wrangler Awards,  Country Music Hall of Fame, Western Music Association, Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, Texas Country Hall of Fame, National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame and Old-Time Music Hall of Fame. He is in the Music Hall of Fame in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska and Iowa.



1-Day Ticket - Friday or Saturday:

1 Day general admission admittance to the festival

Please note this ticket is lawn seating only - Blankets and chairs are allowed and encouraged.

3-Day VIP - Thursday, Friday, Saturday:

Admittance to the Thursday night VIP ONLY concert at Bitter Creek 

Chuck Wagon dinner on Thursday night ONLY

3 drink tickets for the weekend

Admittance to Friday + Saturday concerts

Covered seating section

Exclusive merch Item

Children 6 & under free

 Children aged  7 - 12 get in free when accompanied by a paying adult. (1 kid free per 1 paying adult) If you have additional children beyond the amount of paying adults, you must buy an additional child's ticket for kids 7-12.


VENDOR/SPONSORSHIP INFO: If you're interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor at American WestFest®, please click HERE.


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