The seventh annual Mountain Chile Cha Cha will take place on Saturday, August 25th in Town Park downtown in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.The Cha Cha includes a morning trail race for all ages and abilities, a green chile cook off and tasting and a free concert in the park. The Mountain Chile Cha Cha is a no-admission, all day fall celebration. There is a big tent so this event happens rain or shine. There will be food vendors, green chile roasting and cold Mexican beer in the cantina. The award-winning Latin band Nosotros from Las Cruces, NM, will begin playing at 1:30pm.
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Nosotros seamlessly combines Latin rhythms with the elements of flamenco, jazz, salsa, and rock, creating an original sound that is unmistakably Nosotros. The band currently performs several nights a week to a large fan base throughout the Southwest at various music festivals, nightclubs, private bookings, and television/radio programs. They have also traveled to Los Angeles, Chicago and San Jose, CA, where they performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival with some of the biggest names in Jazz and Latin music. Their unique, hybrid sound is versatile enough for performances in large venues as well as small intimate settings.
The trail races begin at 8:30 AM and include a 5k, 10k and ½ marathon options, with the award ceremony at noon. T-shirts and finisher awards for all racers! followed by a tasting of the 30+ green chile entries from 12:30 to 2:30 PM. Nosotros will take the stage at 1:30 PM with a short break for the green chile cook off award ceremony at 3:30. Food vendors and the beer garden will open at 11:30 AM, and there will be Hatch green chiles roasting on site and available for purchase. See you at the Cha Cha!