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Denver band plays eco-conscious music festival Monolith on the Mesa outside Taos, NM

Denver band plays eco-conscious music festival Monolith on the Mesa outside Taos, NM


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with Mars Red Sky, The Obsessed, Nebula, Eyehategod,
Stöner, The Freeks, Mondo Generator, Yawning Man and others

July 26, 2022 (Taos, New Mexico) – Monolith on the Mesa takes place September 16th, 17th, 18th, 2022 at Taos Mesa Brewing The Mothership outside of Taos, NM. Tickets are on sale now. Line-up includes Mars Red Sky, The Obsessed, Nebula, Eyehategod, Stöner, The Freeks, Mondo Generator, Yawning Man, Red Mesa and more. Denver band LOVE GANG are one of the bands from all over the US coming to perform.

The festival line-up is focused on heavy riff-rock acts from across multiple sub-genres including stoner rock, heavy psych, doom metal, sludge, drone, and retro rock. The festival grounds compliment the mind bending sounds of the bands. The unique aspect of this event is certainly the high desert mesa location. The venue offers a full view of the Sangre de Cristo mountains. The starry night sky is life altering on its own, but coupled with the sonic vibrations, it becomes truly transcendent.

The Freeks are really looking forward to playing Monolith on the Mesa in 2022,” says band founder Ruben Romano. “So stoked to finally get onto the bill. I got a lot of friends who will be there that I haven’t seen in a really long time, and some new ones I’m hoping to meet. Good times ahead for sure!!“

Monolith on the Mesa is perhaps the most important new music festival,” says Lance Gordon of Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show. He adds: “The festival is a shared vision between Dano Sanchez and Roman Barham. Creating a true art and music experience with an edge to it! Sadly Dano passed — but not the vision! Roman is carrying the torch and Mad Alchemy is extremely excited to liquefy the night in Taos again this year.”

“Here at Monolith On The Mesa we wanna keep everyone safe from COVID. So please, if you are sick do not come to the festival,” says Roman Barham, festival co-founder and talent buyer. “Since it is an outdoor festival we leave it up to patrons if they wanna wear a mask or not. We will have hand sanitizing stations readily available. On a “high” note, the state of New Mexico just legalized recreational marijuana. This means visitors can check out some great dispensaries in Taos.”

“We do have a “green team” onsite that will focus on recycling,” says Jayson Wylie, Taos Mesa Brewing President/Director of Brewing Operations. He adds “If we can swing it, we’ll have reusable aluminum pint cups.”

Monolith on the Mesa is an open air festival focused around the “earthship” amphitheatre which holds 1,500 people. The festival sits at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains and at the edge of the Rio Grande gorge minutes from Taos Pueblo and the Gorge Bridge. Activities in the vicinity include rafting, hiking in the desert or in the mountains, mountain biking, soaking in the natural hot springs, as well as strolling the beautiful and historic streets and plazas of Taos.

September 16th, 17th, 18th, 2022
Doors at 12 noon daily.

Taos Mesa Brewing The Mothership
20 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, NM, 87529

Monolith on the Mesa will honor tickets and other arrangements purchased in 2020 and 2021. Tickets will
be rolled over to this year’s Will Call list.

Single Day Pass $60 ticket link:

Two Day Pass $100 ticket link:

Three Day Pass $150 ticket link:

Rain or shine event!

Friday, September 16th, 2022
Doors at 12:00 pm
Mesa Stage-1:00-1:45/ GreenBeard
Mesa Stage-2:00-2:45/ Blue Heron
Mesa Stage-3:00-3:45/ Caustic Casanova
Mesa Stage-4:00-4:45/ Red Mesa
Amphitheater Stage-5:00-5:45/ Owl
Mesa Stage-6:00-6:45/ The Atomic Bitchwax
Amphitheater Stage-7:00-7:45/ Daikajiu
Mesa Stage-8:00-9:00/ REZN
Amphitheater Stage-9:00-10:00/ Belzelbong
Mesa Stage-10:00-11:00/ The Obsessed
Amphitheater Stage-11:00-12:00/ Mars Red Sky

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
Doors at 12:00 pm
Mesa Stage- 12:15-12:45/ Via Vengeance
Mesa Stage-1:00-1:45/ Terra Damnata
Mesa Stage-2:00-2:45/ Heretical Sect
Mesa Stage-3:00-3:45/ Love Gang
Mesa Stage-4:00-4:45/ Heavy Temple
Amphitheater Stage-5:00-5:45/ Year of The Cobra
Mesa Stage-6:00-6:45/ Rubber Snake Charmers
Amphitheater Stage-7:00-7:45/ The Otolith
Mesa Stage-8:00-9:00/ Eagle Twin
Amphitheater Stage-9:00-10:00/ Nebula
Mesa Stage-10:00-11:00/ Warhorse
Amphitheater Stage-11:00-12:00/ Stoner

Sunday, September 18th, 2022
Doors at 12:00 pm
Mesa Stage- 12:15-12:45/ Fever Dog
Mesa Stage-1:00-1:45/ Heave
Mesa Stage-2:00-2:45/ Lilith
Mesa Stage-3:00-3:45/ Communion
Mesa Stage-4:00-4:45/ The Freeks
Amphitheater Stage-5:00-5:45/ Duel
Mesa Stage-6:00-6:45/ Tabernacle
Amphitheater Stage-7:00-7:45/ El Perro
Mesa Stage-8:00-9:00/ Mondo Generator
Amphitheater Stage-9:00-10:00/ Ecstatic Vision
Mesa Stage-10:00-11:00/ Eyehategod
Amphitheater Stage-11:00-12:00/ Yawning Man

After sundown every evening visual magicians, Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show, illuminate the night sky.

Hotel Luna Mystica is located adjacent to the venue and offers guests the exclusive “Monolith
Experience” in the form of a custom, vintage trailer park and starlight campground. Sample package
deals include trailer accommodations and extras like —
two (2) three-day festival passes
four (4) drink tickets
two (2) MOTM pint glasses and merch bundle

Contact Hotel Luna Mystica directly for a list of all options, prices and availabilities:
E. [email protected]
P. 575-613-1411
Physical Address: 25 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, NM 87529

Sponsorship opportunities are available to companies and organizations that share the festivals outlook
on music and consciousness.

Ambrosha Mondragon-EXP Realty
Black Harbor
Blues Funeral Recordings
Desert Records
EarthQuaker Devices
Fly PR
Heavy Psych Sounds Records
Heritage Hotels & Resorts
Hotel Luna Mystica
Magical Tattoo
Music Go Round
Rattlesnake Cable Company
Revolt Gallery
Rigs of Doom
Sister Bar
Slow Burn Coffee Roasters
Sombra Grays
STB Records
The Obelisk
Tractor Brewing Company
Worshiper Cabinets


For press inquiries or additional information on Monolith on the Mesa 2022 please contact Fly PR: T. (323) 667-1344 or [email protected].

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