On Sept. 6, Las Vegas citizens were rocking to the beat of the first annual Ain’t Got No Frijoles Blues Festival at King Stadium, right behind Camp Luna. Casa de Cultura, in association with the Las Vegas Land Grant, and co-sponsored by the Bank of Las Vegas, the event was an effort to showcase the venue as a valuable community resource for educational, entertainment, and public interest events. Last year, Cas” and the land grant co-sponsored the first “Preserve the Night Skies” star-gazing event in which many Las Vegas kids and parents participated.
The Blues Festival was an unqualified success with a great story written in the Las Vegas Optic. Our thanks go out to the many individuals and organizations that made the logistics feasible and the event successful.
We express our gratitude to the following for helping to make this festival possible: Las Vegas Land Grant Board of Trustee’s, Casa de Cultura, board and volunteers, King Stadium Committee, Darlene Coca-Hays, Tonita Gurule-Giron, Gallinas Volunteers Fire Department, Las Vegas National Guard, New Mexico State Police, San Miguel County, Public Works Division, San Miguel County Detention Center, San Miguel County Manger, City of Las Vegas Solid Waste/Street Department, New Mexico Department of Transportation, Luna Community College Physical Plant and Security, New Mexico Highlands University, United World College, Richard Vigil School Bus Transportation, Rocky Road Gravel Products, Keith Ward, KJW Construction Co. , John Gonzales Construction, Furniture-N-More, Jose Maestas, Love Music, SPC Office Supplies, Wizard’s Eye Candy Signs, Inc., NMHU Intern Joseph Gallegos, PNM, BTU Building Materials Inc., and Michael Adams.