MESCALERO, N.M. (Jan. 5, 2018) — There’s no better way to kick off the New Year than with entertainment and events at Inn of the Mountain Gods, including La Original Banda El Limon on Jan. 19 and Warrant and Winger on Jan. 20. To learn more, visit InnoftheMountainGods.com.
ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS
La Original Banda El Limon—Friday, Jan. 19
One of the oldest and most revered groups in Mexican banda is bringing their classic sound to Inn of the Mountain Gods. La Original Banda El Limon features 17 members and a unique sound that expertly balances old and new forms of Latin music. One of the first banda artists to amplify and synthesize their sound, La Original Banda El Limon infuses the traditional Mexican musical style with contemporary elements. Their 2009 album, Derecho de Antiguedad, landed on top of the Latin Charts, as did their 2010 follow-up, Soy Tu Maestro: 45 Años Gracias a Ti, as well as 2013’s Fin de Semana and 2016’s Mas Original Que Nunca. You don’t want to miss out on this incredible opportunity to watch one of the longest-running and most iconic groups in contemporary Mexican banda as they take the stage. Tickets start at $29 and doors open at 7 pm.
Warrant and Winger—Saturday, Jan 20
Warrant and Winger will be rocking out at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Friday, January 20. Soon after their formation in 1984 in Hollywood, Warrant took the country by storm, producing five glam metal albums that reached international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their double-platinum debut album, Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and the single “Heaven,” which reached No. 1 on the Rolling Stone charts and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band continued to make heads bang into the early 1990s with another double-platinum album, Cherry Pie, which provided the unforgettable hit and music video of the same name.
Winger harnessed the power of two popular metal genres—glam metal and progressive metal—to inspire a new way of rocking out. Formed in New York City, Winger gained popularity with two platinum albums, Winger and In the Heart of the Young, along with charting singles “Seventeen,” “Headed for a Heartbreak,” and “Miles Away,” which put the band at the top of the charts by the early 1990s. Winger was nominated for an American Music Award for Best New Heavy Metal Band in 1990, proving they know how to step onto the music scene with a bang. Tickets start at just $25 and doors open at 7 pm.
Laugh Out Loud at Club 49 – Every Wednesday
Guests are invited to “Laugh Out Loud” every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Club 49’s “LOL” comedy night. Each week two new professional comedians take the stage. Food and drinks are served and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are just $5 at the door. For the latest updates and more information on upcoming acts, visit innofthemountaingods.com/lol-comedy-club/.
Karaoke at Club 49 – Every Thursday
Karaoke night takes place every Thursday evening at Club 49 at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Guests are invited to join the fun: whether that involves getting behind the mic or just dropping in to watch with a couple of cocktails. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and karaoke starts at 8 p.m.
Club 49 – Every Friday and Saturday
Located just off the casino floor, Club 49 presents some of the hottest musical acts in the Southwest every Friday and Saturday night. The January lineup includes DJ Frizzo Jan. 5-6, Digumsmak Jan. 12-13, DJ One Jan. 19-20, and 26-27. Check innofthemountaingods.com/club-49/ for the most up-to-date musicians and acts.
1852 Treaty Room—Live Music Every Friday
For late-night entertainment and cocktails, visit the 1852 Treaty Room every Friday night with live music from 8 p.m. to midnight. The January lineup includes Mike Pirko Jan. 5, Bo Rivers Jan. 12, John Anderson Jan. 19, and Tomas Vigil Jan. 26.
Wendell’s Lounge — Live Music Every Saturday
Adjacent to the restaurant, Wendell’s Lounge offers jaw-dropping views along with delicious appetizers and signature martinis, margaritas and cocktails. Live music adds to the ambiance every Saturday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. The January lineup includes Mike Pirko Jan. 6, Bo Rivers Jan 13, John Anderson Jan. 20, and Tomas Vigil Jan. 27.
Cash is King Slot Tournament — Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Guests won’t want to miss out on their chance to win their share of $47,000 in the Cash is King slot tournament, taking place Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in January. Players will receive one entry for every 25 base points they earn playing their favorite slot machine at either Inn of the Mountain Gods or Casino Apache Travel Center. Entries must be dropped at a kiosk between 1 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 at Inn of the Mountain Gods in order to qualify for the 7 p.m. drawing. Twelve winners will be drawn to participate in the slot tournament that will determine how much they are taking home. First place takes home $25,000!
High 5’s for 55’s Lucky Lotto —Mondays and Wednesdays
Players 55 and older have a chance to play the High 5’s Lucky Lotto Drawings when they’re playing at Inn of the Mountain Gods or Casino Apache Travel Center on Wednesdays. Participants must earn 10 slot base points to receive a voucher to enter into the drawing drum, from which five lucky players will be selected to play the Lucky Lotto for a chance to take home up to $500. Players 55 and older also receive 5X points on Mondays. Also, players won’t want to forget to print out their 50-percent-off dining voucher, valid to use Mondays or Wednesdays at Apache Tee, Gathering of Nations Buffet, Big Game Sports Bar, and Smokey B’s.
Loco for Locals Cash Cube Slot Tournament — Tuesdays and Thursdays
Players now have a chance to win the coveted golden ticket to enter the cash cube for 30 seconds and grab as much cash and free play they can get their hands on! For every 20 points earned on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Inn of the Mountain Gods, participants will receive an entry into the Loco for Locals Cash Cube Slot Tournament. Local players will receive one free entry every Thursday. The top ten winners will win free play with the top player in the slot tournament earning a golden ticket to enter the $2,500 cash cube on Thursday, January 30.
Poker Squares Cash Giveaway — Fridays-Wednesdays through Feb. 22
Poker players can win their share of $20,000 by earning squares Fridays through Wednesdays, now until February 22 at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Drawings for $1,000 or more will be held on Thursdays at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m. If the jackpot hits, the rest of the drawing will stop and reset for the next week. If it doesn’t hit, it will roll into next week’s drawings.
Blackjack Blitz Tournament — Jan. 27 and 28
Blackjack lovers can win up to $5,000 during the Blackjack Blitz tournament at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Early-bird registration is open through January 6. Players that register early will receive $50 in Free Spirit Bet and a buffet voucher good for January 27 and 28.
Pass-Punt-Kicker Texas Hold-Em Tournament — Sunday, Jan. 21
There’s a cut of $20,000 and a 65” Curve Vizio HDTV up for grabs at this no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament, which kicks off at noon at Inn of the Mountain Gods’ Convention Center A, C, and E. Players that register before January 12 will receive two buffet tickets and a $109 room rate. All players will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a 65” Curve Vizio HDTV.
Restock the Shelves Poker Tournament — Saturday, Jan. 14
Players can participate in this no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament at Inn of the Mountain Gods and help restock the local Mescalero Food Bank at the same time. Participants who bring in non-perishable items will receive extra poker chips. Donate three cans to get 1,000 chips, five cans to get 2,500 chips, and eight or more cans to get 5,000 chips.
Casino Apache Hat Giveaway — Tuesday, Jan. 16
What better way to step into the New Year than with a new hat? Players who earn 20 points between 10 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. at Casino Apache Travel Center on January 16 and take home a Casino Apache logo hat.
“The King’s” Birthday Drawing — Monday, Jan. 8
Guests are invited to celebrate Elvis’s birthday at Casino Apache Travel Center with the “The King’s” Birthday Drawing. Participants can dress up like Elvis (face masks are prohibited) to receive one free entry into the drawing, or earn one ticket for every 20 points at any slot machine. One winner takes home $1,000 cash.
BINGO —Thursday- Sunday
Bingo lovers can get their fill of bingo five days a week at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Players can join the fun Thursday through Monday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The hall boasts five flat-screen televisions and 100 seats. Guests can play bingo the traditional way with paper cards and daubers or opt for the complete electronic version and not worry about missing a number.
Money Ball Mondays – Mondays in December
Now anyone can win a share of up to $2,400 playing bingo on Monday Ball Mondays. If the jackpot hits, it will reset to $200 for the next session. If not, the jackpot will roll over into the next session until it hits. One-hour sessions take place at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Ski Apache Resort
Skiers of all levels are sure to find their perfect ride at Ski Apache. The country’s southernmost ski area offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in New Mexico, with 55 trails served by 11 lifts on 750 acres of terrain. Ski Apache’s high elevations, combined with its southerly latitude, give the resort the unique advantage of seeing abundant snowfall, mild winter temperatures and lots of sunny days. Visitors can take advantage of the Deep Freeze Weekday Package, which includes one full day on the slope for two, complete with rentals, lift tickets, transportation to and from the mountain, a two-night stay in a Standard or Superior room (dependent on availability), two breakfast buffets at Gathering of Nations Buffet, $30 lunch credit and $75 dinner credit for $549. Call 1-800-545-9011 to book your package today, use the offer code “DPFRZWD”. More packages are available, including the Capitan Weekend Package and the Apace Bowl Three Day Package for Four. To learn more, visit Skiapache.com/stay-ski-packages
Apache Eagle ZipRider
Experience Inn of the Mountain Gods and beautiful Lake Mescalero with an unforgettable ride on the Apache Eagle ZipRider, a thrilling zipline that flies 50+ mph over the lake, year-round. Parallel cables allow riders to enjoy the company of a friend or race them to the bottom. Adventure-seekers can take it up a notch with a night ride. For ticket prices and reservations, please call (575) 464-7957
Apache Wind Rider ZipTour®
Guests are invited to enjoy Ski Apache’s adrenaline-charged, heart-pounding, three-span zip line adventure, the Apache Wind Rider ZipTour®. Featuring expansive views of Ski Apache at 11,500 feet in elevation above the “Apache Bowl” and more than 8,900 feet in length, the ZipTour is the highest and third-longest zipline tour in the world. Fly as fast as 65 mph while taking in the beauty of the Sierra Blanca. For ticket prices and reservations, please call (575) 464-3633.