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Supporting winemaking: Grape Aid 2020 benefit concert features Elle King, Ozomatli

Grape Aid 2020 will feature a star-studded concert headlined by singer-songwriter Elle King.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, Grape Aid 2020 will transition into a live “Drive-In Concert” in partnership with AMP Concerts. The high-energy and multidimensional broadcast will showcase performances by King, Ozomatli, Eilen Jewell, Roses Pawn Shop, Frank Ray and other performers from Nashville, Austin and Los Angeles. The local lineup includes Josh Grider, Bri Bagwell, Alex Maryol, Joe West, Jono Manson, Baracutanga, Carlos Median, and Byland, according to a Grape Aid 2020 news release.

AMP Concerts will host a Drive-In Concert and Tailgate Party at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at HIPICO, 100 South Polo Drive, Santa Fe. Tickets for the event range from $55 to $132 at More information can be found at Opening the show will be Santa Fe guitarist and singer Jono Manson and up-and-coming 16-year-old Albuquerque high school student Chloë Nixon, according to a release.

King is a singer and songwriter who blends pop, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll. In 2015, King released her debut album, “Love Stuff,” featuring the hit single “Ex’s & Oh’s,” which reached the top of Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. King made chart history as the second female artist in 18 years to reach No. 1 at Alternative Radio. “Ex’s & Oh’s” earned King two Grammy Award nominations. Her collaboration with country star Dierks Bentley on the song “Different for Girls” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, according to the AMP Concerts news release.

In addition to the music performances, Grape Aid 2020 will include interviews with growers and winemakers and celebrity toasts from afar. The entire event will be livestreamed from 2 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12. The virtual event is free with a suggested donation of $20 or a purchase of a wine package. Money generated from ticket sales will be used help farmers and growers.. The event is presented by the New Mexico Wine & Grape Growers Association. For information, visit

New Mexico Wine is promoting the purchase of discount cases, six-packs and trios of wine to help wineries sell their latest vintages. The sales will make room for the 2020 grape harvest and keep the agricultural traditions of New Mexico winemaking alive. Every purchase of wine comes with automatic access to the Grape Aid 2020 live show. Pickup locations are set up across New Mexico, while local and national shipping is being sponsored by VinoShipper, which will provide fulfillment to 44 states, according to the Grape Aid 2020 news release.

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