High Desert Experience


So it is with heavy heart that we have to move Monolith on the Mesa again! Our decision has not been made lightly! Our local government is still holding to 33% of the max captivity which leaves us with no room to make this happen. Furthermore there are not enough bands touring to create an experience we would like, as well as Taos Mesa Brewing is still rebuilding “The Mothership” from the fire last year which has set them to open late fall and we have all agreed. It is just a little premature to try and have a festival of “Monolithic” proportions.The second installment will take place September 16-17-18 2022. Mark your calendars! We have all reservations set and we feel that by that time next year we will be able to throw the kind of rager that we like and that it will be way closer to “normal”, what ever that will look like in the near future. All tickets and VIP packages will still be good and all Ticket holders will still get 2 years for holding strong. We will be releasing information on the new line up soon. We have some big plans so save the party bank to break it open at next September’s Monolith in the Mesa II!! Thanks for your support! We are gunna rage in 2022!!


Monolith on the Mesa is a “High Desert Experience” that is an independent 2nd year 3 day festival that is being hosted on the grounds of Taos Mesa Brewing and Hotel Luna Mystica in Taos, New Mexico (8 miles from the town of Taos). The festival is focused around the heavy rock genre (Heavy Psych, Stoner, Retro Rock, Sludge, Space Rock, Doom, Drone) as well as installation art along with visuals projected around the compound. Music inspires art, as well as art inspiring music. It is limited to 1,500 tickets and will be an intimate performance. There are two stages, the indoor stage, and the outdoor “earthship” amphitheater that will be rotating acts throughout the day. The festival is a perfect getaway, offering attendees the unique and mystical Taos experience! Enjoy a weekend on the breathtaking high desert mesa, surrounded by unobstructed views of the Sangre de Christo Mountains. The festival sits on the gateway to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument which lends festival goers to a choose your own adventure with endless hikes, river rafting, natural and resort hot springs and bike trails making for an immersive experience unlike any other music festival.


The Taos Mesa Brewing Venue

Taos Mesa Brewing is bringing New Mexico a first class music venue. An indoor stage plus 2 outdoor stages – an amphitheater for large shows plus a smaller, more intimate stage by the patio that overlooks the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.

Offering breath taking views, a variety of craft beer and cider, and the best sound in Northern New Mexico, Taos Mesa Brewing beckons those who enjoy imbibing sights, sounds and suds. Come cement your fondness for the high desert experience with Taos Mesa Brewing at the Mothership and amphitheater 20 ABC Mesa Rd. El Prado, NM or the downtown tap room at 201 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur Taos, NM 87571. taosmesabrewing.com


September 16th, 17th & 18th, 2022 – All Ages

Monolith on the Mesa