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  • Take the high road back to El Rey Court on Saturday, May 4th from 12-7pm.
  • Golden Dawn Arkestra | Junaco | John Francis + The Poor Clares | Kayla Von Der Heide | DJ Christina Swilley
  • Take the Low Road after dark: Afterparty with Spoolius in La Reina




We come in peace. Golden Dawn Arkestra continues to spread a message of love, light & tolerance in the hope that Earth beings can someday live in unity, having learned to love one another despite their many differences. To aid in this purpose, Golden Dawn Arkestra conducts extra-dimensional experiments involving space and time travel through the use of sound and movement. Their followers delight in these rituals; all bear witnesses to their higher selves and joyously bask in the eternal light that joins us all as one. The Arkestra ’s theatrical visuals inspired by Sun Ra Arkestra are enriched further by appearances from various dancers who, like the musicians, are adorned in shimmering garments reminiscent of intergalactic kingdoms of yore. Inspired to exuberance by ritualistic practices such as processions, chanting, and the power of the music itself, the audience falls into spellbound frenzies. GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA invites you to join in their cosmic explorations in the hopes that you too may experience the ecstatic joy of drifting upon the ever-loving rays of RA.


Junaco began as an experiment of music and art, using the project as a timeline of our lives. Each song is a vignette of an emotion, an ode to a feeling. Junaco's first full length album, "Where Does It Go?" was recorded in upstate New York in the early spring of 2022. The days were getting warmer, and the flowers were starting to bloom. The 12 song record shares feelings of coming to terms with ourselves, and feeling certain about who we are. A coming of age record, if you will. A transition towards accepting uncertainty, and recognizing that the strongest thing we have is our own minds.

Social media handles: IG @junaco.junaco / TikTok @.junaco / twitter @junacoband


Desert daydreams and moon lit ramblings, John Francis & The Poor Clares' melodious rock & roll is rooted in images. These are songs of sincerity -the hopes and pains of a poet in an age of reduction. Keen songwriting harkens back to late 60's/early 70's greats Paul Simon and Neil Young, deftly decorated with golden harmony, cohesive and dynamic instrumentation, vulnerability and polish. A new story is being told in Santa Fe, and it feels as familiar as a whisper.


Kayla von der Heide lives and haunts the town of Bisbee, AZ. Her voice and her songs sing with the spirit of the desert as she has taken inspiration from the place she grew up in. She was 2020's "Gems in the Roughs" , Gems on Vhs' singer song-writer winner, and a contestant on Team Gwen for the voice's season 22. Her favorite thing is to write her own songs though and make videos to them in abandoned places all by herself. She travels through spooky desert lands and haunted spots to find inspiration with her dog Bodie, and she is sure to bring lots of handmade candles and so much more to any performance.

Social media handles: IG: @kaylavonderheide


Spoolius is a dynamic DJ duo that has been shaping their sound as artists for over a decade, but has been cultivating their connection for a literal lifetime in Santa Fe. The unique synergy in their performance is tangible and they seek to deliver unforgettable dancefloor experiences characterized by catharsis, connection, introspection, house and techno, ferocious dancing, fun and unbridled joy. They are known for years of vivid moments performing at storied Team Everything events, their Meow Wolf residency and a slew of delightful times around the country. @spoolius


Spinning vintage vinyl between sets. DJ Christina Swilley will keep you dancing all day. Christina Swilley is a full-time Disc Jockey from Georgia living in Santa Fe, NM. She is a vinyl DJ who loves every kind of music, especially soul and funk. She likes to shing-a-ling and boogie down. @christinaswilley


  • 11am
  • Start the day off right with yoga by the pool with Alyx Walkinshaw. Enjoy the fresh air and poolside views, as you stretch and prepare for a full day of High Road fun. All levels welcome. Ages 16+.



Good times, brought to you in part by our friends at: Lensic 360, Rambler Sparkling Water, Meow Wolf, Second Street Brewery, Madre Mezcal, YETI and Southwest Cannabis.


Stay the night at El Rey with our special High Road offer to receive the best available rate on any room, & two Rambler sparkling waters to keep you dancing all day long.

Offer is valid for May 2nd - May 5th.


Mia Zia Body Scrub Work Shop

Join Mia Zia for an immersive body scrub + polish workshop. Sprinkle calendula flowers, crumble rose petals, sniff the vanilla bean. You will blend and concoct 2 body scrubs. The retail value of these two items is $38. Class is only $35! Release your creative spirit in producing your own personal blend. Mia will be your scent guru and your creative guide - providing all materials and support. DM @_miazia on Instagram to RSVP. Deadline is 4/19.

This workshop will be at 3:30pm in the Greenhouse.

Tarot Card Reading

Join Stephanie Silverwing for a Tarot Card reading in the tranquil Greenhouse setting. See what the future holds for $2 a minute. Readings will be from 12 - 7 pm with an hour break from 3:30 - 4:30 pm for our Mia Zia Body Scrub Workshop.


Want an elevated experience for Highroad?

Take it easy, this package includes entrance into our Easy Road Lounge, brought to you by YETI, where you can enjoy a private bar and put your feet up. Also receive one El Rey tote, one YETI colster, two cans of Rambler Sparkling Water and 25% off merch.



  • Can I bring my own food /drinks?

  • No outside food or beverage is allowed, thank you!

  • Can I bring my dog?
  • Dogs are welcome but must remain on leash.
  • Can I be a vendor/musician/lead a workshop at this year's event?
  • We're all set for this year, but would love to connect for future events. Send us a bit about yourself to info@elreycourt.com
  • Where should I park/how should I get to and from the event?
  • There will be no parking available for non-hotel guests onsite at El Rey Court during this event. Please do not park at The Pantry Restaurant. Ride-sharing + riding your bike over highly encouraged!
  • Is this an all ages event?
  • Yes! If you're planning on imbibing, you must bring a valid form of government ID showing you are at least 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages.
  • What can I expect if I'm staying as a hotel guest during this weekend?
  • A ton of fun! However, we kindly ask that in exchange, you give us some grace that things around El Rey will be a bit different than usual — more noise, more crowds, and extremely limited parking. We will do our best to save parking spots for our hotel guests, but know that parking is not guaranteed. If you're cool with that, we'd love to have you!
  • Other questions, thoughts or concerns?
  • Reach out to our team at infor@elreycourt.com; no phone calls, if you please.