Santa Fe, N.M.—Top Frogville artists will be performing at Frogfest 3, Saturday, August 23, including Nathan Moore, Taarka, Boris and the Saltlicks, Hundred Year Flood, Bill Hearne Trio, Xoe Fitzgerald the Time Travelling Transvestite, and Goshen.

John Treadwell, founder of Santa Fe’s own Frogville Records said that the company celebrates Frogville Records’ anniversary with an 8-hour music festival. This year it is held on Saturday, August 23, 4 p.m. to midnight at the Santa Fe Brewing Company.”

Frogville Records has had a number of major successes in these five short years. Frogville is now heard on over 125 radio stations in the United States and Europe. Boris & the Saltlicks’ new album went to No. 2 on the Euro-Americana Chart in May 2008. Goshen just played their second successful year at the North Mississippi Hill Country Blues Festival. Grammy award winning producer Andy Kravitz produced the new Hundred Year Flood album and a track on Boris McCutcheon’s new album with the legendary Taj Mahal, who joined Boris McCutcheon and Hundred Year Flood as a special guest on one track for each album. Both albums will be released in fall 2008. Nathan Moore has just been named the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour winner.

Steve Szymanski, Planet Bluegrass vice president, said that Nathan Moore played a wonderful set of music at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, a national competition with nearly 700 entries from around the world. The quality and creativity of Nathan Moore thoroughly impressed the recording company.

Frogfest 3 promises to be this summer’s most exciting local music event. 8 hours of Santa Fe’s best acoustic singer-song-writer bands jamming blues and bluegrass on one stage at The Santa Fe Brewing Company is predicted to be as hot as the temps that can sometimes top 100 on occasion (though Santa Fe is cooler than other popular New Mexico destinations.)

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WHERE: SANTA FE BREWING COMPANY, one mile south of Interstate 25 on Cerrillos Road
35 Fire Place, Santa Fe, NM 87508 (505) 424-3333
WHEN: Saturday, August 23, 2008 4 p.m. to midnight
COST: $10. 12 and under free.

Where to stay: There are over 70 hotels in Santa Fe. One interesting offering among many is El Dorado Hotel & Spa. It offers cool digs near downtown. It is a four diamond resort surrounded by galleries, shops and trendy restaurants.