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Event: First-ever Wolfstock Music Festival to Benefit Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary


Christina Hartsock

Leyton Cougar, Director, Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary

The first annual Wolfstock music festival is set for June 11 at the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in Ramah, NM. The festival will include performances by eight New Mexico bands, outreach by environmental organizations, and goods from local vendors. The event is being organized and promoted as a benefit for Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary.

“Come hear the wolves howl, the musicans rock, and enjoy the natural beauty of the area.” —Christina, concert organizer
The festival’s music begins at 1:00 PM and will include bands The Saltine Ramblers, Rebbe’s Orkestra, Candela, Goddess of Arno Balkan Dance Band, Robert Hoberg, Twilight Bungalow, and others.  Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the wolf sanctuary and meet the ambassador wolves and are welcome to camp on Saturday night on the sanctuary grounds.

Tickets are available on the WSWS website for $25 prior to the concert date and $30 on the day of the show. Free admission for children 12 and under. Proceeds from this event will benefit Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in the care and feeding of the wolves and wolf-dogs as well as the sanctuary’s educational and advocacy programs. All of the musical performers will be donating their time to this event.

Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary was founded by New Mexico artist and activist Jacque Evans in 1991 as The Candy Kitchen Wolf and Wolf-Dog Rescue Ranch. The name was changed to Wild Spirit as part of a re-organization in 2003. The non-profit organization operates a shelter for displaced, captive-bred wolves and wolf-dogs. The wolves are given permanent homes at the sanctuary, however, some of the wolf-dogs may be adopted to appropriate homes. The organization’s staff also conducts outreach and education programs.  

To become a festival sponsor or learn more about this event, contact Christina Hartsock: baslerchristina@gmail.com.

You can download a printable version of the Festival Poster here.  

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