Boots and Besties: The Girlfriends’ Guide to a Weekend at Las Cruces Country Music Festival 2019

Calling All Cowgirls!

Come for the Music, Stay for the Fun

The 7th Annual Las Cruces Country Music Festival will be rocking Southern New Mexico this fall. This year’s lineup is star-studded and spectacular! The stages come alive October 11, 12 &13 with some of the top names in Country Music royalty, and some exciting up and coming favorites too. Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Ronnie Milsap, Frank Ray, Jessie G, Casey Donahew will all take to the stage and light up Las Cruces.

Shouldn’t you and your besties be there?
Shine up those boots, grab your bestie and your favorite jeans and come on down. The weekend is yours!

The Cruces Country Music Festival 2019 has a Girlfriends’ Getaway designed with you and your besties in mind. No work, no kids, no worries. Just three days of music, friends and fun featuring some of country music’s  best performances, shopping, spas, hiking wine tours, and more. And oh, did we mention…lots of time to recharge and relax, IF that’s your style. 

Our hotel packages are affordable and include some of the swag you love, cuz, well, it’s your girlfriends weekend. And we have lots of tips for you to explore and enjoy the fantastic City of the Crosses when the stage is dark. Tour historic Mesilla, explore the local wineries, find your zen in a local spa or a hike in the amazing Organ Mountains. This town has it all and you and your besties deserve a chance to discover it!

Here’s what your Festival Weekend looks like.

Friday, October 11- Every Night is Ladies’ Night at CMF!

Get to town early and check in to one of our fine hotels. Unpack those jeans, grab your tickets, and head on out. It’s on! Explore the town a bit, have a bite to eat, and oh, did we mention Jalapeno Margarita?
Still thirsty? Check out more options around Las Cruces.

The Festival kicks off on Friday night on the Main Stage with 3 award winning acts.

Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, known for their hits “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy,” “Lost in This Moment” are sure to be a fan favorite. Casey Donahew, of “White Trash Story” and “Holy Water” and local favorite, Frank Ray will round out Friday night’s performances.

Be sure to stop by in between sets and get your official CMF apparel and merchandise. And don’t forget your little cowboys and cowgirls at home. They’ll love their official CMF garb.

Saturday – It’s All About You, Ladies.

Saturday is all you, all day.
Get an early start with a mani-pedi to get festival-ready. 

Then head on over to the Farmer’s Market on Main Street for lots of locally sourced seasonal produce, hand-crafted items and entertainment. Get that perfect gift for ‘you know who’ – Because you’ve got to home sometime! Don’t go empty handed. 

 And because you only live once, head out to historic Mesilla for some fun western history and heritage. Get to know a little more about the original bad boy, Billy the Kid. Follow that up with some retail therapy browsing the unique shops in this hidden gem of a town and then settle in for girl time and an authentic Mexican lunch and a libation or two. And then get ready to kick it! The band is warming up.

The music rocks under the night sky on Saturday night with Grammy Award-winning Gretchen Wilson. She’ll have you singing along to “Redneck Woman.” Country Hall of Fame inductee and six-time Grammy winner Ronnie Milsap is sure to have the crowd kickin’ it to their favorites. JessieG, a frequent opener and protegee of Gretchen Wilson brings her own brand of country and girl power to the stage to round out one epic evening of music.

Sunday Funday – ‘Cuz CMF is More Than Music.

It’s Sunday and time to trade in those boots for some running shoes! Get in on the fun with the Giddyup Gallop 5K. And if your posse is not quite 5K ready, check out the Fun Run. Get your pals and jump into the fun for braggin’ rights and the best selfie ever.

A trip to Las Cruces is not complete without an up close encounter with the iconic Organ Mountains. Put on your hiking gear and just do it! If the Wine and Ale Trail is more your speed, no shame! Give that glass a swirl, girl. And you’ll see some of the best Southwestern scenery on the way.

Sunday brings a lineup of regional artists. It’s “country meets latin” with a performance by the first female artist to perform with the Mariachies on the Grand Ole Opry, Stephanie Urbina Jones and the Honkey Tonk Mariachis.

And don’t forget about the Fun Run. Get your pals and jump into the fun for braggin’ rights and the best selfie ever. 

There’s a whole lot more than music going on. The three-day celebration includes food and drink vendors, CMF merchandise and swag, a free kids area and more.

The Festival takes place at Hadley Sports Complex. For more information visit

Hotel Packages

Our hotel packages start at $149 per night. Choose from 6 great hotel options. 

Packages include:

  •  2 nights accommodations
  • 2 Weekend Passes (includes Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
  • 2 Festival Cups
  • 10% Off Festival Merchandise Discount Coupon
  • Late Checkout (based on availability)

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No weapons, knives, outside food or drinks, chairs, or pets allowed.

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