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MESCALERO, N.M. (April 24, 2012) – Inn of the Mountain Gods kicks off summer with a lineup of entertainment set to entertain everyone. Ranging from classic country to folk and “American Idol” sensation Kellie Pickler, the resort brings a range of talent to the stage to start the summer off right.


Ray Price – Thursday, May 10

County Music Hall of Fame singer Ray Price brings his talents to the stage at the Inn of the Mountain Gods Thursday, May 10 at 8 p.m. As a well-known country music singer-songwriter and guitarist, Price is known for classic country and honky tonk hits including “Release Me,” “Crazy Arms,” “Heartaches by the Number” and “City Lights.” Tickets are on sale now from $25-$125 at or by calling 888-262-0478.


Mescalero Warrior Challenge – Saturday, May 12

The Mescalero Warrior Challenge brings the Reservation’s own Coty “Ox” Wheeler home in a bantamweight bout against opponent Freddie Lux Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. While Ox (14-4) is known for his aggressive standup-style of Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and displays of pride in his Apache heritage, Lux (5-1) is a powerful technical fighter who proves difficult for his opponents. The card also includes bouts between Nick Urso (2-1) and Gilbert Cuen 1-1; Clint Roberts (2-1) and Geronimo Gonzales (1-2); Johann Perez (0-0) and Adam McGurk (0-0); Adam Gonzales (0-1) and Ricki Thompson (2-1); and Landon Vanata (0-0) and Adrian Apodaca (0-1), as well as five amateur bouts. Tickets are on sale now starting at $35 at

Kellie Pickler – Monday, June 4

Country music star and “American Idol” sensation and Kellie Pickler visits the IMGRC Monday, June 4 at 8 p.m. Pickler’s debut album “Small Town Girl” went gold with popular singles “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind,” while her self-titled sophomore album produced her first top 10 hit, “Best Days of Your Life.” Tickets start at $25 and are available online, at the Concierge Desk or at 575-464-7508.


Alison Krauss and Union Station – Tuesday, June 19

Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas brings its Paper Airplane Tour 2012 to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino Tues., June 19. In April of 2011, Rounder Records released the eagerly anticipated Alison Krauss and Union Station album, Paper Airplane, Krauss’ first since her Grammy®-winning collaboration with Robert Plant in 2007. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, Bluegrass Albums Chart and No. 3 on the Top 200 Album Chart.  A truly breathtaking collection of 11 exquisite songs, Paper Airplane is Krauss’ 14th album and the band’s follow-up to 2004’s triple Grammy®-winning Lonely Runs Both Ways (Rounder). Tickets are on sale now at starting at $50.



Ronnie Dunn – Wednesday, August 15

Elvis Tribute – Friday, August 17


About the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico’s extraordinary Four Diamond resort casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Just outside of Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines where visitors enjoy clean mountain air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the southwest. From the clean, comforting design of 273 luxury rooms and suites, numerous dining options, and 38,000 square feet of action packed gaming, to a championship golf course named one of the top courses in the country by Golf Digest and Golf Week Magazine and the country’s southernmost ski area, Ski Apache, offering the best warm-weather powder skiing in the world with 55 runs served by 11 lifts and, New Mexico’s only passenger Gondola, the Inn of the Mountain Gods has it all.



Betsy McDonald
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