September 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Organizers ask attendees to park at Tesuque Flea Market lot
Fox in a Forest
Todd Eric Lovato is a Santa Fe native, the managing editor of SantaFe.com, an award-winning musician and an overfed, long-haired leaping gnome.
If you're one of the fortunate music lovers who has tickets for the now sold-out Bonnie Raitt concert Sept. 27 at the Santa Fe Opera, you might consider coordinating your outfit with a pair of comfortable sneakers rather than, say, high heels and cowboy boots.
The Santa Fe Opera box office released an email announcing that much of the public parking at the Opera will be inaccessible on Sept. 27 due to set up related to the Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta Grand Tasting, which takes place Sept. 29. The message, sent on behalf of Jamie Lenfesty, the director of Heath Concerts, said free parking will be available in the parking lot of the Tesuque Flea Market, which is adjecent to the Opera and about a half mile from the theater entrance gate. Free shuttle vans will be available before, during and after the concert and concertgoers are welcome to make the short walk as they prefer, according to the email. "We apologize for this inconvenience," Lenfesty wrote in the email. "Heath Concerts is excited to be presenting Bonnie Raitt at this venue and this was the only available date on the tour schedule so the parking issue the date presented had to be overcome. We hope everyone will agree it is a small inconvenience when weighed against seeing Bonnie Raitt at this amazing venue."
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