2016 Stage Schedules

Comcast Main Stage
Merican Slang
The Night kNights



Premier Hopfest Stage

Clark Libbey
Shane Wallin
Eryn Bent


Osceola Energy Outdoor Stage

Lenin & McCarthy
The Real Matt Jones Band


The night knights

The Night kNights are a group of friends and musicians from Albuquerque, NM who share a love for ‘good’ music – whatever makes people feel good.  ‘Guilty pleasures’ get a bad rap.  Some songs are quite simply an undeniable part of every person’s life soundtrack, for better or for…even better.  The Night kNights combine high-caliber musicianship and performance with unpredictable yet totally recognizable song selections.  Musicians Summer Sun, Nick Fowler, Charles Crawford, Frank Mirabal and Nicole Larsen will have you dancing, singing and reminiscing in no time!

Merican Slang

Inspired by Webster’s Dictionary of American Slang, Merican Slang, Albuquerque’s premier funk band, was established in April, 2011.  Merican Slang is often described as experimental and unique; “Merican Slang’s music has been likened to the JBs and the Meters” (Local IQ Magazine).  Merican Slang attracts a regional fan base which loves to dance and party until last call!  “They’re a booty poppin’ party band” (Local Alibi).  The group’s unique musical arrangements and high energy stage presence elevates the music experience for fans of live music of any genre!  When Merican Slang takes the stage, it’s time to dance!

Lenin & McCarthy

Lenin and McCarthy are actually Tom Gutierrez and Rob Martinez, music veterans of the New Mexico pop, rock and mariachi scenes. Lenin and McCarthy have traveled throughout the region playing rock and pop on stages all over New Mexico and the Southwest. Most recently they were the driving force in the 50s Rockabilly act The Daddy Os, and have since become an acoustic pop-rock vocal duo, playing energetic versions of songs by The Beatles, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, Crowded House, and much more. Come on out and enjoy a wide variety of music from a New Mexico original, Lenin and McCarthy!

Eryn Bent

Singer-songwriter Eryn Bent has been enchanting audiences since age 14, with her powerhouse vocals and honest, gritty songwriting.

Born and raised in Montana, Eryn has deep, Western roots that shine through her Americana, folk-style songwriting. She has played all over the West coast, forever planting her musical magic in the hearts of those who listen to her. 
Eryn is a trained vocalist with years of private training under her belt, which gives her the incredible range and ability to showcase her vocals in many evocative ways. She sings for you, and you'll feel it in your bones.


The Real Matt Jones features award-winning songwriting that meets band members who have traveled all over the world playing music. Just like the jalapeno applesauce in a pork belly hash, you won't want to miss this musically surprising band.


Shane is a name soon to be synonymous with the forward motion of music. Already stirring a buzz in the recording industry the singer songwriter from Albuquerque, NM yielded songs from the very first moment he cradled a guitar in his arms. Since, he has produced two albums, and was recently voted “Best New Singer/Songwriter" (2011) "Best Musician" and "Best Male Vocalist" (2013) in New Mexico by Albuquerque the Magazine.

Shane is currently in the finishing stages of his as yet unnamed third album project where it is rumored he has teamed with a Grammy Award winning producer/engineer. While information about the recordings is being tightly guarded, the album is also said to feature the talents of some of Rock and Rolls greatest players including Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane fame on bass! Sounds' exciting! Time will tell....