Where the grass is greener and the music is hotter……

The fourth annual 2015 Meadow City Music Festival in Las Vegas, New Mexico, will host local and regional entertainers on two stages Friday (Aug. 21) through Sunday (Aug. 23).

Most of the performers playing the festival received musical training at Highlands University in Las Vegas or started their first band in city venues.

Cascabel, a headliner and a crowd favorite, began as a Las Vegas band in the 1970s, becoming immensely popular over northern New Mexico. Over the years, band members dispersed across New Mexico, Colorado, and California. This year, Cascabel will enjoy a musical reunion on a Las Vegas stage during the festival.

Other entertainers scheduled for this year’s festival include all female band Floozy, female-fronted Hello Dollface, Nashville recording artist Sim Balkey, two blues bands (Low Down Daddies and Rainy Day Blues), singer/songwriter Sage Harrington and The Happy Gland Band, Taiko Drummers, Jazzology and the Smooth Riders, the ranchera band Carlos Medina y Los Gallos, and many more.

In addition to musical offerings, festival guests can make a monoprint, taste delicious local cuisine either in city restaurants or catered at the festival, tour recent downtown Las Vegas building renovations, or visit landmarks that were part of Fred Harvey’s civilizing of the west. There are special activities for children, too.

Entertainment at the beautiful, shaded Plaza Park is free during the day, including performances by all the headliners. Evening performances at the renovated historic Serf Theatre are limited, so get tickets for those events early.

For more information, see http://meadowcitymusicfest.com or follow the Festival on www.facebook.com/MeadowCityMusicFestival.

—Chronicle staff