Today, The Motet has announced the inaugural Motet On The Mesa Festival, which will take place at Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership on July 27th and 28th. The two-day music festival in Taos, New Mexico, will see multiple performances by the host band, The Motet, as well as performances by Break Science, SunSquabi, The Suffers, TAUK, Organ Freeman, and Mama Magnolia. Furthermore, Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership is located right next to Hotel Luna Mystica, a vintage trailer hotel, making for the perfect location for a fully immersive and intimate musical weekend.
Early bird tickets for this exciting new event go on sale today, April 24th, at 10 a.m. (MDT), in conjunction with the event’s announcement. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 27th, at 10 a.m. (MDT). To snag tickets, head here, and for more information and updates about Motet On The Mesa, check out the festival’s Facebook page here.
As for The Motet, 2018 is shaping up to a monumental year for the Colorado-based funk seven-piece. Since 1998, the group has been known for its fusion of fiery funk, powerful soul, and dynamic improvisations. However, most recently, with the departure of former trumpet player Gabe Mervine and the injection of new blood with the addition of trumpeter Parris Fleming, the band has solidified its lineup and is enjoying a process of rediscovery and evolution. With vocalist Lyle Divinsky, also a relatively new member of the group along with Fleming and saxophonist Drew Sayers, leading the way paired with the veteran guidance of Dave Watts, Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Ryan Jalbert, The Motet is looking better than ever as they prepare to release a brand-new album in 2018 as a follow-up to their latest album, Totem.