Concerts and Music Festivals


Concerts and music festivals to attend while visiting the Mexican state of Sonora.




Sonorans love their music, and virtually every event has a musical component. And sometimes the fiesta is all about the music.

Concerts take a variety of forms, from listening to a taka taka band in your favorite cantina, to performances in clubs and other small venues, and up to concert halls and arenas. And then there are outdoor music festivals.

Outdoor festivals, especially those that feature alternative music and arts, are becoming more popular in the Mexican state of Sonora, and we'll list them here as they're announced (or as we hear about them).

Concerts in Sonora, Mexico

September 30 - October 1
1st Annual Rio Ruido
Alternative Music and Arts Festival

Rancho El Gavilán
Ures, Sonora
This two-day music and arts festival will feature musical acts from a variety of genres, ranging from the electronic, techno, punk and post-punk end of the spectrum to folk-country norteño music. To be held on a ranch near Ures, this may be Sonoran alternative music's answer to Woodstock.
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October 14 -16
Peñasco Palooza
Rocky Point, Sonora
The summer heat is abating, and since Jimmy Buffett won't be anywhere in the area, this is a good second-choice for parrot-heads looking for an enriching beach-music party experience. The concert will benefit local charities, and will feature performers like Steve McCarty, Curly Smith, David Lewark, Terry Anderson, Paul McDermand, Gary Moon, Jimmy Crespo and RoJo
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October 16
Cachorra Music Fest
Near San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora
The Cachorra Music Fest will feature 14 musical acts, and is being held as part of the Fiestas del Desierto 2011 event.
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kino music fest 2011 November 12 - 13
1st Annual Kino Fest
Alternative Music and Arts Festival

On the beach at Kino Bay, Sonora
I don't know about you, but I'd find any excuse to go to the beach at Kino Bay, and this seems like a good one... The music at this first-ever event will be a complement to the seaside beauty of Bahia Kino.
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