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November Entertainment and Events at Inn of the Mountain Gods

Music, Comedy and More through November

MESCALERO, N.M. (Oct. 25, 2017) — There’s plenty to see and do at Inn of the Mountain Gods this November with an exciting combination of entertainment and events including headliners Charley Pride on Nov. 11 and Ramon Ayala Nov. 25 as well as the All Aboard Tree Lighting event for the whole family on Nov. 26. To learn more, visit InnoftheMountainGods.com.

Charley Pride — Saturday, Nov. 11
Country music legend Charley Pride hits the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods on Saturday, Nov. 11. With more than 50 years as a recording artist, his success skyrocketed in the 1970s when he became the best selling artist on the RCA record label since Elvis Presley. Recognized as one of the most successful musicians in country music history, Pride is an inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of only three African-American singers to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He has garnered 52 Billboard Top 10 hits with 29 of them reaching No.1 on the music charts. From 1969 to 1971 Pride had eight of his most popular singles simultaneously reach No. 1 on the US Country Hit Parade as well as chart on the Billboard Hot 100: “All I Have to Offer You (Is Me),” “(I’m So) Afraid of Losing You Again,” “I Can’t Believe That You’ve Stopped Loving Me,” “I’d Rather Love You,” “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” “Wonder Could I Live There Anymore,” “I’m Just Me,” and “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’.” The singer’s incredible catalogue of chart-topping singles plays an important role in American music history. At 84 years of age, Charley Pride continues to perform 30-40 dates a year and just released his first album in six years titled Music in my Heart. Tickets for this can’t-miss show are $25 and doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit innofthemountaingods.com/entertainment/

Ramon Ayala — Saturday, Nov. 25
“King of the Accordion” Ramon Ayala is headed for the stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods Saturday, Nov. 23. The Mexican musician, composer and songwriter of Norteño and Conjunto music is a master accordionist, having played for more than 40 years, recorded over 113 albums and taken home four Grammy awards. Ayala played a major role in the modernization of Conjunto music, forging a distinct sound and compiling a roster of songs that have been covered by countless Latin artists over the years. He’s behind such hits as “Un Rinconcito en el Cielo,” “Chaparra de mi Amor,” “Tragos Amargos” and the Latin Grammy winning songs “Quemame Los Ojos” and “El Numero Cien.” Ayala continues to be one of the best-selling Noreñto musicians of his generation, with music featured in 13 films. Do not miss the King of the Accordion take center stage at Inn of the Mountain Gods. Tickets start at just $30 and doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit innofthemountaingods.com/entertainment/.

All Aboard Tree Lighting – Sunday, Nov. 26
All aboard for a fun and festive family-friendly celebration Sunday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Inn of the Mountain Gods! The All Aboard Tree Lighting event will include refreshments like hot cocoa, apple cider and cookies, plus pictures with Santa, lots of kid-friendly activities and entertainment. Activity stations include Christmas card making, cookie decorating, story time and more. Attendees will be treated to a performance by the Bella Voce Choir from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with the lighting of the tree at 6 p.m. Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite pajamas to the Polar Express-themed affair. Tickets, which include a Polar Express book, are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance.

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 November line-up includes Digumsmak Nov. 3-4; DJ Frizzo Nov. 10-11; DJ One Nov. 17-18 and 24-25. Check innofthemountaingods.com/club-49/ for the most up-to-date musicians and acts.

1852 Treaty RoomLive Music Every Friday
For late night entertainment and cocktails, visit the 1852 Treaty Room every Friday night for live music from 8 p.m. to midnight. The November line-up includes Wait for What Nov. 3 & 24, Abe Mac Nov. 10 & 23, and Jerry Marquez Nov. 17.

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.

BINGO — Thursday through Sunday
We love bingo here at Inn of the Mountain Gods, which is why we have three sessions a day, five days a week! Guests can join the fun Thursday through Monday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 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. Play bingo the traditional way with paper cards and daubers or opt for the completely electronic version and don’t worry about missing a number.

Christmas Bling — All November
Every Christmas tree deserves some new bling for the holidays! Inn of the Mountain Gods is giving away custom Christmas tree ornaments to anyone who earns 20 slot base points between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the month of November. Players may earn up to four custom ornaments per day.

Food Drive Slot Tournament — November 4 & November 18
Players can donate non-perishable food items to the Food Drive Slot Tournament for a chance to win their share of $2,000 in cash and prizes. Players who donate six items will receive one entry into the slot tournament for that day. Anyone who donates eight items, with two of those items being 20-ounce jars of peanut butter, will receive two entries into the slot tournament. Players won‘t want to miss out on this chance to do good while winning big!

Black Friday Cash for Christmas — Friday, November 24
Instead of spending money, guests will have a chance to earn money for the holidays this Black Friday. Inn of the Mountain Gods is giving players a chance to enter the “Cash Cube” and grab up to $5,000 in cash. Players who earn 10 points on Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays and drop their earned entries into the drawing between 4 a.m. to 6:50 a.m. will have a chance to step into the cash cube for 30 seconds and grab as much IMG cash as they can!

High 5’s for 55’s Dishware Gobble it Up — Mondays or Wednesdays in November
Seniors 55 and older have a chance to win from an exciting selection of Thanksgiving essentials including a four-piece roasting pan and carving set, three-quart Granite Ware sized right casserole, carving board, 19-inch Granite Ware boxed roaster and a Polder Accu-Touch digital thermometer and timer with ultra probe. Participants only need to swipe their Apache Spirit Card at any kiosk at Inn of the Mountain Gods or Casino Apache Travel Center between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays to participate in the fun. Participants should not forget to print out their 50-percent-off dining voucher from any kiosk, good at Smokey B’s, Gathering of Nations Buffet, and Big Game Sports Bar.

Christmas Tree Earn & Get — Tuesdays in November
Christmas goodies are up for grabs! Guests who drop into Inn of the Mountain Gods on November 7, 14 or 21 and earn the required slot base points between noon and 8 p.m. will be taking home a brand new Christmas tree, tree skirt or Christmas star. Players who earn 110 base points on Nov. 7 will take home a 9in., silver-glittered, 5-point star tree topper. Players who earn 170 base points on Nov. 14 will get a 60 in. Christmas tree skirt. Players who earn 160 base points on Nov. 21 will have a brand new 6 ft. artificial Christmas tree to show off this holiday season.    

Loco 4 Locals Free the Turkey Weekly Drawing — Thursdays in November
Locals have a chance to “Free the Turkey” and win up to $1,500 cash! Local players who earn 20 points and drop their entries into the virtual drum between 2 p.m. and 6:50 p.m. have a chance to play Free the Turkey, a game in which three winners will receive a cage containing a real live turkey, along with 30 keys each. Players are given 30 seconds to try and find the key that will free the turkey. Players who cannot free the turkey will receive $250 cash; players who do free the turkey will go home with $1,500 cash.

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.


Inn of the Mountain Gods is New Mexico’s premier resort-casino and the only AAA four diamond rated resort in southern New Mexico. 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 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.

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