2018 Schedule of Events

Here are some of our most popular events this year.

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Opening Ceremony

9:00amFriday, July 6, 2018

9:00amFriday, July 6, 2018

Join us at 9 a.m. Friday, July 6 for the opening ceremony in front of the International UFO Museum and Research Center.  Help us celebrate Stanton Friedman Day!  After the ceremony, peruse the museum at your leisure in air conditioned comfort. The UFO Festival begins downtown at 12 noon!

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Garrett Wang – Star Trek Actor

12:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

12:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

Garrett will be at the Information Tent or walking around the Festival area.  He will also be at the Galacticon when he is not downtown. We are excited to announce that actor Garrett Wang will be joining us at the UFO Festival in 2018. Wang is most noted for his series regular role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001. In 2005, Wang played the role of Chow Ping in the TV miniseries Into The West, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He played the part of Garan in the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, saying, “it’s always more challenging for an actor to play the bad guy.”

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Capt. Klas & Chris Miles

2:50pmFriday, July 6, 2018

2:50pmFriday, July 6, 2018

Join this dynamic duo on the Albertson's Main Stage https://www.facebook.com/captainklasmusic/ https://www.facebook.com/chris.miles.5661

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Planetarium Show: Phantom of the Universe

3:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

3:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)    

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Comedian Jay McKittrick

4:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

4:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

No automatic alt text available.Comedian Jay McKittrick will keep you in stitches at the Albertson's Main Stage

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Laser Show: Rush 2112

5:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

5:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

$8: Adults (ages 16-59) $5: Children (ages 4-15), Roswell Residents with ID, Seniors (age 60+), and Active Military Free:  Tots (ages 3 and under)  

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Laser Show: Led Zeppelin

7:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

7:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

$8: Adults (ages 16-59) $5: Children (ages 4-15), Roswell Residents with ID, Seniors (age 60+), and Active Military Free:  Tots (ages 3 and under)  

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War of the Worlds Dramatic Reading

7:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

7:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

The Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company will present a radio-show reading of The War of the Worlds, Saturday, July 8, 2018 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center The War of the Worlds is a famous radio play, based on the novel by H.G. Wells. Howard E. Koch, the co-writer of Casablanca, adapted the script for radio. In 1938, this radio broadcast terrified listeners who were convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place as it was being broadcast from New York’s Mecury Theater. Orson Welles directed and narrated this Halloween episode, over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network Sunday, October 30, 1938.  The radio drama detailed a frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover and it became famous for allegedly causing mass panic in America. Although the scale of the panic is disputed because the program had few listeners the incident did secure Welles’ fame as a dramatist. In honor of Roswell’s 71st Anniversary of it’s UFO Festival this production of The War of the Worlds is being done in partnership with the Roswell UFO Festival and the Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company.

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Shelby, Texas

7:20pmFriday, July 6, 2018

7:20pmFriday, July 6, 2018

Join Shelby, Texas on the Albertson's Main Stage Shelby, Texas is a Bay Area country/rock band bringing their own west coast country charm wherever they roam. Their debut album, We Are Shelby, Texas, introduces a new breed of country bringing together classic storytelling and a concrete sense of self. Songs like "Tennessee", "Glory" and the award-winning "Home" show you exactly who Shelby, Texas is and just what they have to bring to the future of country music. Shelby Lanterman, from Napa, CA and Texas McCauley of San Francisco, formed the band in 2016. Since then, Shelby, Texas has played hundred of shows in 25 states including headlining performances at San Francisco’s famous Great American Music Hall, Napa's Blue Note, and the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. They were even invited to perform special showcases at SXSW in 2017 and 2018. Through multiple national and regional tours, Shelby, Texas has built up a loyal following that is always growing. In addition to their highly acclaimed original music, they also perform a carefully selected set of covers ranging from country to classic & southern rock and more. Their exciting live shows have earned them accolades and an ever-growing fan base. Often compared to June Carter and Johnny Cash, Shelby, Texas puts on a high energy show that is musically captivating, entertaining and fun. They rely heavily on interacting with the audience, guaranteeing that no two shows are ever alike. Shelby Lanterman, born & raised in Napa, has been performing live since the age of 16.  As a solo artist, she has opened for Lisa Loeb, Bob Mould, Chris Trapper, Hot Club of Cowtown and several others.  She has performed at Bottlerock, Hollywood’s Roxy Theater, Rockwood in NYC and many more.  Her current album Paper Thin was released in fall of 2016 to rave reviews.  KVYN and KMOU regularly play I Blame You and Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman, as well as the previously released Turnin’ To You.  Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman won the Original Song Contest at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival sponsored by KMOU, and the video became the first official collaboration piece for Shelby, Texas. Born Michaelryan McCauley, Texas was gifted the nickname by his fellow songwriters for his All-American attitude and his soulful style of storytelling. After growing up in the small town of Roseville, California, Texas brought his small town sensibility to San Francisco in 2007. Over the past decade, Texas has been performing across the western U.S while gaining both fans and recognition. He has received numerous awards for both his performance and his songwriting. Most notably, his song “Home” won Best Song of the Year for West Coast Songwriters in 2016 awarding him the attention of listeners and producers alike. This song has gone on to become an audience favorite at the Shelby, Texas shows, and will be included on their upcoming album. In fact, it was at a West Coast Songwriters Competition where Shelby and Texas first met. Impressed by each other’s songwriting and dedication to music, they began collaborating. It’s a case of serendipity that we all get to enjoy! https://www.shelbytexas.com/

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Curtis Grimes

8:30pmFriday, July 6, 2018

8:30pmFriday, July 6, 2018

We are excited to announce that Curtis Grimes will be performing at the 2018 UFO Festival in Roswell, New Mexico!  Grimes has 6 #1 songs under his belt and has played hundreds of shows across the US. His most recent album “Undeniably Country” was released in November of 2016 and debuted at #16 on Billboard Heatseekers. The album features songs such as fan favorite "From Where I'm Standing" co-penned by Chris Janson and his most recent #1 single "Right About Now". Learn more about Curtis and listen to a few of his hits. Keep updated on our website at www.ufofestivalroswell.com and subscribe for email updates.  We continue to add more entertainment and amazing events!

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FREE Movie – Independence Day

8:30pmFriday, July 6, 2018

8:30pmFriday, July 6, 2018

In the epic adventure film `Independence Day,' strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived, its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances. What a perfect movie to show at the official 2018 UFO Festival Independence Day weekend!  Join us at the 3rd St. Station pavilion for a FREE showing of this critically acclaimed movie. Movie begins around 8:30 p.m.  The floor is concrete, so plan accordingly. Remember to bring your:

  • Chairs
  • Snacks
  • Bug spray

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING EVENT.  WELL BEHAVED PETS ARE ALLOWED.

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Laser Show: Pink Floyd

9:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

9:00pmFriday, July 6, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)    

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24th Annual Alien Chase

6:45amSaturday, July 7, 2018

6:45amSaturday, July 7, 2018

The City of Roswell Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Alien Chase Saturday, July 7. The Alien Chase features a 10K run, 10K walk, 5K run, and a 5K walk. Participants in each race will compete in nine age divisions for men and women. The 10K races will start at 6:45 a.m. and 5K races will start at 8:15 a.m. at the Roswell Adult and Recreation Center at 807 N. Missouri Ave. Age divisions are 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. Overall men’s and women’s winners in each race will receive awards. First- through third-place finishers in each age group will receive medals. Commemorative T-shirts will be given to all participants and drawings for door prizes will take place following the races. Entry forms are available at the Adult and Recreation Center or online at athlinks.com. Registration on race day will be from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the Adult and Recreation Center. Packet pick-up will be July 6 at the Adult and Recreation Center from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. or on race-day morning from 6 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Registration cost for each race is $35 through May 31. Cost is $45 June 1 through July 6, and $50 on race day. Costs include chip timing. For more information, call (575) 624-6719.

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Alien Pet Contest

10:00amSaturday, July 7, 2018

10:00amSaturday, July 7, 2018

Join us for the  Cielo Grande Veterinary Center Alien Pet Contest. Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10 am Pet Contest outdoors on Courthouse Lawn at 10 am Human Contest inside Pearson Auditorium (NMMI Campus - approx 1500 block of N. Main St.) at 3 pm DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS AND RELEASE Every year the Alien Costume Contest grows and the competition gets tougher. With this world renowned event, you are guaranteed a great time!   All ages and costumes are invited to enter.  There is no charge to enter! This isn't only a costume contest, it is a full-out stage performance. Because it’s more than just posing on stage: it’s about portraying characters too, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy.  We want you to have fun with it.  Woo the crowd and the judges and you have a better chance of winning! With a costume for pets in the morning and the adults in the early evening - it is a great day of fun and entertainment!  Pets are required to be restrained in some way and owners must clean up after their pets. We welcome all contestants to travel the festival, you will be surprised at how many people will stop you just to take a photo!

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Garrett Wang – Star Trek Actor

10:30amSaturday, July 7, 2018

10:30amSaturday, July 7, 2018

Garrett will be at the Information Tent or walking around the Festival area.  He will also be at the Galacticon when he is not downtown. We are excited to announce that actor Garrett Wang will be joining us at the UFO Festival in 2018. Wang is most noted for his series regular role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001. In 2005, Wang played the role of Chow Ping in the TV miniseries Into The West, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He played the part of Garan in the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, saying, “it’s always more challenging for an actor to play the bad guy.”

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Song Contest

11:30amSaturday, July 7, 2018

11:30amSaturday, July 7, 2018

Listen to the winners of our Song Contest on the Albertson's Main Stage

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Alien Autopsy NM Museum of Space History

12:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

12:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you Tascosa for hosting the New Mexico Museum of Space History Alien Autopsy. Alien Autopsy teaches kids about astrobiology, and life on Earth, by role-playing as scientists studying creatures from the deep ocean of Europa, one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter. We call it Fake Bodies, Real Science because we build anatomically correct bodies from non-meat products. Students work in teams of four as the dissect and try to figure out what the parts did and how the creature lived. In turn, they learn scientific investigation and about life on Earth. While we haven’t found life on other worlds, not even Mars, we might one day. So this activity helps spark imaginations to think about how and where to look, and what life might be like. It’s one of many popular classes, like The Awful Truth About Zero-G and Paging Dr. Droid, that we can take across the state. We will choose a few kids to help with the dissection and talk about the search for life. It will be educational and fun.

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Alien Autopsy NM Museum of Space History

12:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

12:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you Tascosa for hosting the New Mexico Museum of Space History Alien Autopsy. Alien Autopsy teaches kids about astrobiology, and life on Earth, by role-playing as scientists studying creatures from the deep ocean of Europa, one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter. We call it Fake Bodies, Real Science because we build anatomically correct bodies from non-meat products. Students work in teams of four as the dissect and try to figure out what the parts did and how the creature lived. In turn, they learn scientific investigation and about life on Earth. While we haven’t found life on other worlds, not even Mars, we might one day. So this activity helps spark imaginations to think about how and where to look, and what life might be like. It’s one of many popular classes, like The Awful Truth About Zero-G and Paging Dr. Droid, that we can take across the state. We will choose a few kids to help with the dissection and talk about the search for life. It will be educational and fun.

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Planetarium Show: Universe

1:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

1:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)

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Foodeeny Family Play

1:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

1:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Join us at Pearson Auditorium in air conditioned comfort for the hilarious Foodeeny Family Play performed by the Roswell Community Little Theatre.  Cool off and have a great laugh with the family!

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Alien Autopsy NM Museum of Space History

1:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

1:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you Tascosa for hosting the New Mexico Museum of Space History Alien Autopsy. Alien Autopsy teaches kids about astrobiology, and life on Earth, by role-playing as scientists studying creatures from the deep ocean of Europa, one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter. We call it Fake Bodies, Real Science because we build anatomically correct bodies from non-meat products. Students work in teams of four as the dissect and try to figure out what the parts did and how the creature lived. In turn, they learn scientific investigation and about life on Earth. While we haven’t found life on other worlds, not even Mars, we might one day. So this activity helps spark imaginations to think about how and where to look, and what life might be like. It’s one of many popular classes, like The Awful Truth About Zero-G and Paging Dr. Droid, that we can take across the state. We will choose a few kids to help with the dissection and talk about the search for life. It will be educational and fun.

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Alien Autopsy NM Museum of Space History

1:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

1:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you Tascosa for hosting the New Mexico Museum of Space History Alien Autopsy. Alien Autopsy teaches kids about astrobiology, and life on Earth, by role-playing as scientists studying creatures from the deep ocean of Europa, one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter. We call it Fake Bodies, Real Science because we build anatomically correct bodies from non-meat products. Students work in teams of four as the dissect and try to figure out what the parts did and how the creature lived. In turn, they learn scientific investigation and about life on Earth. While we haven’t found life on other worlds, not even Mars, we might one day. So this activity helps spark imaginations to think about how and where to look, and what life might be like. It’s one of many popular classes, like The Awful Truth About Zero-G and Paging Dr. Droid, that we can take across the state. We will choose a few kids to help with the dissection and talk about the search for life. It will be educational and fun.

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War of the Worlds Dramatic Reading

2:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

2:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

The Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company will present a radio-show reading of The War of the Worlds, Saturday, July 8, 2018 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center The War of the Worlds is a famous radio play, based on the novel by H.G. Wells. Howard E. Koch, the co-writer of Casablanca, adapted the script for radio. In 1938, this radio broadcast terrified listeners who were convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place as it was being broadcast from New York’s Mecury Theater. Orson Welles directed and narrated this Halloween episode, over the Columbia Broadcasting System radio network Sunday, October 30, 1938.  The radio drama detailed a frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover and it became famous for allegedly causing mass panic in America. Although the scale of the panic is disputed because the program had few listeners the incident did secure Welles’ fame as a dramatist. In honor of Roswell’s 71st Anniversary of it’s UFO Festival this production of The War of the Worlds is being done in partnership with the Roswell UFO Festival and the Way Way Off-Broadway Theatre Company.

Learn more

Alien Autopsy NM Museum of Space History

2:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

2:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you Tascosa for hosting the New Mexico Museum of Space History Alien Autopsy. Alien Autopsy teaches kids about astrobiology, and life on Earth, by role-playing as scientists studying creatures from the deep ocean of Europa, one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter. We call it Fake Bodies, Real Science because we build anatomically correct bodies from non-meat products. Students work in teams of four as the dissect and try to figure out what the parts did and how the creature lived. In turn, they learn scientific investigation and about life on Earth. While we haven’t found life on other worlds, not even Mars, we might one day. So this activity helps spark imaginations to think about how and where to look, and what life might be like. It’s one of many popular classes, like The Awful Truth About Zero-G and Paging Dr. Droid, that we can take across the state. We will choose a few kids to help with the dissection and talk about the search for life. It will be educational and fun.

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Eryn Bent

2:10pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

2:10pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

See Eryn Bent on the Albertson's Main Stage

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Alien Autopsy NM Museum of Space History

2:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

2:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you Tascosa for hosting the New Mexico Museum of Space History Alien Autopsy. Alien Autopsy teaches kids about astrobiology, and life on Earth, by role-playing as scientists studying creatures from the deep ocean of Europa, one of the ice-covered moons of Jupiter. We call it Fake Bodies, Real Science because we build anatomically correct bodies from non-meat products. Students work in teams of four as the dissect and try to figure out what the parts did and how the creature lived. In turn, they learn scientific investigation and about life on Earth. While we haven’t found life on other worlds, not even Mars, we might one day. So this activity helps spark imaginations to think about how and where to look, and what life might be like. It’s one of many popular classes, like The Awful Truth About Zero-G and Paging Dr. Droid, that we can take across the state. We will choose a few kids to help with the dissection and talk about the search for life. It will be educational and fun.

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Laser Show: Country

3:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

3:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)    

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Alien Costume Contest

3:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

3:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Join us for the Alexa Person Alien Costume Contes. Saturday, July 7, 2018,  3 pm Human Contest inside Pearson Auditorium (NMMI Campus - approx 1500 block of N. Main St.) at 3 pm DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORMS AND RELEASE Every year the Alien Costume Contest grows and the competition gets tougher. With this world renowned event, you are guaranteed a great time!   All ages and costumes are invited to enter.  There is no charge to enter! This isn't only a costume contest, it is a full-out stage performance. Because it’s more than just posing on stage: it’s about portraying characters too, a show full of spectacle, beauty, awe, comedy.  We want you to have fun with it.  Woo the crowd and the judges and you have a better chance of winning! With a costume for pets in the morning and the adults in the early evening - it is a great day of fun and entertainment!  Pets are required to be restrained in some way and owners must clean up after their pets. We welcome all contestants to travel the festival, you will be surprised at how many people will stop you just to take a photo!

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Laser Show: Metallica

5:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

5:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)

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1st Annual Down to Earth Brewfest

2:03pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

2:03pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Come enjoy a day of live music & beer tastings at the first annual Down to Earth Brewfest! $15 admission includes 1 full pour + 5 tastings + a souvenir glass. Participating breweries include Bosque Brewing, Santa Fe Brewing, Rio Bravo, Monks, Sierra Blanca Brewing, and Tractor Brewing Co. Sheverb plays at 7 PM! Sheverb is a psychedelic western rock & roll band from Austin, TX. They recently recorded their debut album, Chapter One, at Bell Tree Studios and they're hitting the road this July. They play Down to Earth Brewfest Saturday evening. Links their music here: https://sheverb.bandcamp.com Check out their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/sheverbtheband   This event is not sponsored by the UFO Festival.  It is an additional event run by a third party.

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Brothers of Alien Rock

5:55pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

5:55pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

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UFO/USO Show

6:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

6:30pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Join Way Way Off Broadway Theatre Company for some wonderful nostalgic USO show memories.  At Pearson Auditorium.

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Laser Show: Pink Floyd

7:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

7:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)    

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Shelby, Texas

7:10pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

7:10pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Join Shelby, Texas on the Albertson's Main Stage Shelby, Texas is a Bay Area country/rock band bringing their own west coast country charm wherever they roam. Their debut album, We Are Shelby, Texas, introduces a new breed of country bringing together classic storytelling and a concrete sense of self. Songs like "Tennessee", "Glory" and the award-winning "Home" show you exactly who Shelby, Texas is and just what they have to bring to the future of country music. Shelby Lanterman, from Napa, CA and Texas McCauley of San Francisco, formed the band in 2016. Since then, Shelby, Texas has played hundred of shows in 25 states including headlining performances at San Francisco’s famous Great American Music Hall, Napa's Blue Note, and the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. They were even invited to perform special showcases at SXSW in 2017 and 2018. Through multiple national and regional tours, Shelby, Texas has built up a loyal following that is always growing. In addition to their highly acclaimed original music, they also perform a carefully selected set of covers ranging from country to classic & southern rock and more. Their exciting live shows have earned them accolades and an ever-growing fan base. Often compared to June Carter and Johnny Cash, Shelby, Texas puts on a high energy show that is musically captivating, entertaining and fun. They rely heavily on interacting with the audience, guaranteeing that no two shows are ever alike. Shelby Lanterman, born & raised in Napa, has been performing live since the age of 16.  As a solo artist, she has opened for Lisa Loeb, Bob Mould, Chris Trapper, Hot Club of Cowtown and several others.  She has performed at Bottlerock, Hollywood’s Roxy Theater, Rockwood in NYC and many more.  Her current album Paper Thin was released in fall of 2016 to rave reviews.  KVYN and KMOU regularly play I Blame You and Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman, as well as the previously released Turnin’ To You.  Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman won the Original Song Contest at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival sponsored by KMOU, and the video became the first official collaboration piece for Shelby, Texas. Born Michaelryan McCauley, Texas was gifted the nickname by his fellow songwriters for his All-American attitude and his soulful style of storytelling. After growing up in the small town of Roseville, California, Texas brought his small town sensibility to San Francisco in 2007. Over the past decade, Texas has been performing across the western U.S while gaining both fans and recognition. He has received numerous awards for both his performance and his songwriting. Most notably, his song “Home” won Best Song of the Year for West Coast Songwriters in 2016 awarding him the attention of listeners and producers alike. This song has gone on to become an audience favorite at the Shelby, Texas shows, and will be included on their upcoming album. In fact, it was at a West Coast Songwriters Competition where Shelby and Texas first met. Impressed by each other’s songwriting and dedication to music, they began collaborating. It’s a case of serendipity that we all get to enjoy! https://www.shelbytexas.com/

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Xcel Energy UFO Festival Light Parade

9:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

9:00pmSaturday, July 7, 2018

Thank you, Xcel Energy for sponsoring this event! One of the favorite events of the UFO Festival is the evening light parade.  Our summer evenings are beautiful and families love to come out and enjoy the creative floats full of aliens and spaceships. The parade begins at 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 and runs south from 9th St. to 3rd St. Come early to guarantee a great seat! There is no entry fee and all aliens and pets from the costume contest are encouraged to ride on the float provided.

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Garrett Wang – Star Trek Actor

10:30amSunday, July 8, 2018

10:30amSunday, July 8, 2018

Garrett will be at the Information Tent or walking around the Festival area.  He will also be at the Galacticon when he is not downtown. We are excited to announce that actor Garrett Wang will be joining us at the UFO Festival in 2018. Wang is most noted for his series regular role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, which ran from 1995 to 2001. In 2005, Wang played the role of Chow Ping in the TV miniseries Into The West, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg. He played the part of Garan in the 2007 fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, saying, “it’s always more challenging for an actor to play the bad guy.”

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Sean Costanza

11:00amSunday, July 8, 2018

11:00amSunday, July 8, 2018

Join Sean Costanza on the Albertson's Main Stage

A river's course is never straight and a well-worn path isn’t always the best way. Sean Costanza's journey in life and music has twisted and turned, leading him to his current home in the fertile fields of Southeast Iowa.

As a native New Mexican, growing up in the “Land of Enchantment” was beautiful yet heartbreaking. Costanza’s connections to the Rio Grande river valley run deep, and so do the scars that he earned there. From ideal early memories of picking apples at the family orchard in Belen, NM to dealing with murder; Costanza uses his experiences to give us raw, unfiltered songs about love, loss and everything in between. 

Costanza's live performance hits deeply and moves honestly as his songs barrel straight ahead, or waltz through life’s bright peaks and low valleys. He brings together folk, rock, country, and blues into a defining and passionate sound.

His latest album "Silver City Drive", is currently being featured on radio stations in the Midwest and Southwest, and is now streaming on Pandora alongside many of his musical influences such as Steve Earle, Chris Knight, Jimmy LaFave, and Townes Van Zandt.

Costanza is a strong Americana, Alt-Country contender that connects with his listeners as he travels down new roads and old.

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Car Show

12:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

12:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

Don't miss the 2018 UFO Festival Car Show.  See amazing new and vintage cars and low-rider bikes.  Fun for the whole family!  This will be in the Sunwest [...]

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Khai and Marie

12:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

12:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

Join Khai and Marie on the Albertson's Main Stage

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Jerry Serrano

1:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

1:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="286"] Photo by Gerald Salzarulo[/caption] Watch Jerry at the Albertson's Main Stage Jerry Serrano performs as a solo artist at venues across West Texas and New Mexico. He is the winner of the 2015 Spring Singer Songwriter Competition at Blue Light Live in Lubbock, Tx, and the current host of Singer/Songwriter night held on Monday evenings at the Blue Light Live. His wide range of musical influences make for an eclectic show. He sings and accompanies himself on guitar, piano, and trumpet. His influences include, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Muddy Waters, and Ryan Adams. He is also in demand as a session musician and freelances in various musical projects in the West Texas area. He has performed as a keyboardist for Red Shahan, Erick Willis, John Baumann, Ross Cooper, Jon Young, and many others. His debut solo album "The Moon" was released in September of 2017. Alma Quartet has been the premier vocal jazz ensemble in the Lubbock, Texas area for over a decade. Jerry formed the group in the fall of 2002 and they have stayed busy since it's inception. Jerry is the singer, and he also plays trumpet and guitar. John Reid plays the bass, Royce Chambers plays the piano and tenor saxophone, and Yaurian Horton is the drummer. They perform original music, jazz standards, and Latin jazz sung in Spanish and Portuguese. Their debut album 'Solitude' was released in December of 2015.

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Planetarium Show: Two Small Pieces of Glass

1:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

1:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)    

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Shelby, Texas

2:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

2:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

Join Shelby, Texas on the Albertson's Main Stage Shelby, Texas is a Bay Area country/rock band bringing their own west coast country charm wherever they roam. Their debut album, We Are Shelby, Texas, introduces a new breed of country bringing together classic storytelling and a concrete sense of self. Songs like "Tennessee", "Glory" and the award-winning "Home" show you exactly who Shelby, Texas is and just what they have to bring to the future of country music. Shelby Lanterman, from Napa, CA and Texas McCauley of San Francisco, formed the band in 2016. Since then, Shelby, Texas has played hundred of shows in 25 states including headlining performances at San Francisco’s famous Great American Music Hall, Napa's Blue Note, and the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. They were even invited to perform special showcases at SXSW in 2017 and 2018. Through multiple national and regional tours, Shelby, Texas has built up a loyal following that is always growing. In addition to their highly acclaimed original music, they also perform a carefully selected set of covers ranging from country to classic & southern rock and more. Their exciting live shows have earned them accolades and an ever-growing fan base. Often compared to June Carter and Johnny Cash, Shelby, Texas puts on a high energy show that is musically captivating, entertaining and fun. They rely heavily on interacting with the audience, guaranteeing that no two shows are ever alike. Shelby Lanterman, born & raised in Napa, has been performing live since the age of 16.  As a solo artist, she has opened for Lisa Loeb, Bob Mould, Chris Trapper, Hot Club of Cowtown and several others.  She has performed at Bottlerock, Hollywood’s Roxy Theater, Rockwood in NYC and many more.  Her current album Paper Thin was released in fall of 2016 to rave reviews.  KVYN and KMOU regularly play I Blame You and Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman, as well as the previously released Turnin’ To You.  Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman won the Original Song Contest at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival sponsored by KMOU, and the video became the first official collaboration piece for Shelby, Texas. Born Michaelryan McCauley, Texas was gifted the nickname by his fellow songwriters for his All-American attitude and his soulful style of storytelling. After growing up in the small town of Roseville, California, Texas brought his small town sensibility to San Francisco in 2007. Over the past decade, Texas has been performing across the western U.S while gaining both fans and recognition. He has received numerous awards for both his performance and his songwriting. Most notably, his song “Home” won Best Song of the Year for West Coast Songwriters in 2016 awarding him the attention of listeners and producers alike. This song has gone on to become an audience favorite at the Shelby, Texas shows, and will be included on their upcoming album. In fact, it was at a West Coast Songwriters Competition where Shelby and Texas first met. Impressed by each other’s songwriting and dedication to music, they began collaborating. It’s a case of serendipity that we all get to enjoy! https://www.shelbytexas.com/

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Laser Show: Beatles

3:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

3:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)    

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Laser Show: U2

5:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

5:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)

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Laser Show: Genesis

7:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

7:00pmSunday, July 8, 2018

$8 Adults (ages 16+) $5 Children (ages 4-15) Free: Tots (ages 3 and under)

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UFO Crash Site Tours

9:00amAdditional Shows

9:00amAdditional Shows

One morning around Independence Day 1947, about 75 miles from the town of Roswell, New Mexico, a rancher named Mac Brazel found something unusual in his sheep pasture: a mess of metallic sticks held together with tape; chunks of plastic and foil reflectors; and scraps of a heavy, glossy, paper-like material. Unable to identify the strange objects, Brazel called Roswell’s sheriff. The sheriff, in turn, called officials at the nearby Roswell Army Air Force base. Soldiers fanned out across Brazel’s field, gathering the mysterious debris and whisking it away in armored trucks. On July 8, “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region” was the top story in the Roswell Daily Record. But was it true? On July 9, an Air Force official clarified the paper’s report: The alleged “flying saucer,” he said, was only a crashed weather balloon. However, to anyone who had seen the debris (or the newspaper photographs of it), it was clear that whatever this thing was, it was no weather balloon. Some people believed–and still believe–that the crashed vehicle had not come from Earth at all. They argued that the debris in Brazel’s field must have come from an alien spaceship.The site is reached only by private tours on the Bogle ranch. Be the first in 71 years to take a tour of the Brazel crash site. LEARN MORE OR PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE

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UFOlogist Invasion

8:00amAdditional Shows

Retrobots invade Roswell!

10:00amAdditional Shows

10:00amAdditional Shows

You won’t want to miss this amazing ‘curious collection’ of retrobots at Roswell’s newest museum -the Miniatures and Curious Collections Museum (MCCM), 320 N. Richardson – beginning June 29, 2018. RETROBOTS: Vintage toy robots, rockets, saucers, astronauts, spacemobiles and moviebots! RETROBOTS: A selection from the personal collection of Howard Vasquez, Carlsbad, NM. Howard has been collecting since the late 1990s, finding treasures at yard sales, secondhand stores and even a missing arm on E-bay. His collection includes tin and early plastic toys from Japan, Germany, Russia, Romania, Korea and the United States, starting from the late ‘40s. MCCM Mission and Features: To preserve a permanent collection of quality miniatures and tell the story of their makers, to continue the craft of miniature making and foster appreciation, and to entertain visitors with rotating exhibits of curious collections. MCCM features miniature room boxes, houses, and group displays; individual items such as Julie Hinkle’s Poco Pots; a dollhouse play area for children; a gift shop; miniature workshop and meeting room area. RETROBOTS OPENING & UFO FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 3-9 p.m. Sunday, July 1 thru Thursday, July 8, 3-8 p.m. Friday, July 6 thru Sunday, July 8, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. ADMISSION: $2 to MCCM only; $10 for Mars 2147 experience (at same location) which includes MCCM

This event is not hosted by 2018 UFO Festival Committee

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10:00amAdditional Shows

We are so pleased to have the amazing Runyan Ranches Petting Zoo join us at our Festival this year! Runyan Ranches will provide a variety of animals for the zoo, numbering between 45-60.  These animals are all experienced petting zoo participants.  They have hands on interaction with the public daily, whether home based or traveling.  They are used to being in different locations, unusual smells, sights and sounds.  You will even be able to feed them! Learn more about Runyan Ranches!

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1st Annual Down to Earth Brewfest

2:00pmAdditional Shows

2:00pmAdditional Shows

Come enjoy a day of live music & beer tastings at the first annual Down to Earth Brewfest! $15 admission includes 1 full pour + 5 tastings + a souvenir glass. Participating breweries include Bosque Brewing, Santa Fe Brewing, Rio Bravo, Monks, Sierra Blanca Brewing, and Tractor Brewing Co. Sheverb plays at 7 PM! Sheverb is a psychedelic western rock & roll band from Austin, TX. They recently recorded their debut album, Chapter One, at Bell Tree Studios and they're hitting the road this July. They play Down to Earth Brewfest Saturday evening. Links their music here: https://sheverb.bandcamp.com Check out their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/sheverbtheband   This event is not sponsored by the UFO Festival.  It is an additional event run by a third party.

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