MESCALERO, N.M. (September 28, 2016)— October is a month for scares and fun at Inn of the Mountain Gods, with a special screening of “Friday the 13th” at Movie on the Lake on Saturday, Oct. 1 followed by contemporary Christian hitmaker Chris Tomlin on Saturday, Oct. 8 and closing out with country up-and-comer Brett Eldredge on Sunday, Oct. 23.
Although originally panned by critics when it was first released in 1980, “Friday the 13th” has become a staple of the slasher-horror genre, generating 11 subsequent films, a TV series, novels, comic books, and two video games. The original film follows a group of teenagers who errantly attempt to restart an infamous summer camp years after a young camper’s accidental death caused its closure. In classic horror movie fashion, that fallen young camper returns at the camp’s reopening and savagely hunts down the teenage counselors.
For $20 per person, attendees receive a snack pack and boat seat for a night under the stars and on the lake. Boatload from 6:30- 7:30 p.m. and the movie begins promptly at 7:45 p.m. The small boats seat two to four persons and viewers will receive their snack pack when loading the boat. Participants will be out on the lake in the crisp night air so it is recommended that attendees dress accordingly. This is a 21 and older event.
Just four contemporary Christian artists have landed an album on the Billboard 200 and one of them is performing at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, Oct. 8. A native of Texas, Chris Tomlin has been writing songs of praise since he was 14. Tomlin’s music career really took off after his time leading youth worship at Texas A&M introduced him to Louie Giglio, who would eventually found Six Steps Records and sign young Tomlin to a record deal in 2001.
Tomlin has been with Six Steps Records ever since, releasing eight albums garnering two RIAA gold certifications, two platinum certifications and four top 200 albums, most notably 2013’s “Burning Lights,” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 thanks to singles like “Whom Shall I Fear [God of Angel Armies]” and “God’s Great Dance Floor.” Tomlin’s other hit singles include 2004’s “How Great is Our God,” which peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Christian Songs chart and “Our God,” which spent 10 weeks at the number one spot on the Hot Christian Songs chart in 2010.
Few country artists today have enjoyed the consistent success that 30-year old Brett Eldredge has experienced in the past decade. The 30-year old Illinois native has been performing since the age of 15, though he didn’t learn to play guitar until he moved to Nashville after college. Before becoming a best-selling singer in his own right, Eldredge was finding success behind the stage, penning hit songs for the likes of Gary Allan, David Nail, and Trace Adkins.
It was his efforts on Gary Allan’s “I Think I’ve Had Enough” that got Eldredge noticed and signed to Atlantic Records, where his debut album “Bring You Back,” peaked at No.11 thanks to the No.1 singles “Don’t Ya,” “Beat of the Music” and “Mean to Me.” Eldredge’s most recent record, “Illinois,” continued his success, peaking at No.1 and featuring the No.1 single “Lose My Mind.” and the No. 2 single “Drunk on Your Love.”
Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico’s premier resort-casino destination situated high in the picturesque mountains of Mescalero, New Mexico. Located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation near Ruidoso, the Inn is set in the cool, tall pines of the Sacramento Mountains where visitors enjoy the clean, crisp air, breathtaking scenery, exciting entertainment and the best casino action in the Southwest. From the welcoming design of its 273 luxury rooms and suites, numerous dining options, and 38,000 square feet of action-packed gaming, Inn of the Mountain Gods has it all. Add to that 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 eight-passenger Gondola, the Inn offers guests something for every season.