Friday, July 6, 2018

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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