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63rd Annual Spanish Market
Sat, Jul 26 2014, 8:00 - 5:00 PM
Traditional Spanish Market
8 am–5 pm: One of the oldest Heritage Markets in Santa Fe and in the US featuring 250 Traditional Spanish Artists in 2014 which attracts over 70,000 visitors every year.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Busy & The Crazy 88
Sat, Jul 26 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Hipster Pop Sci-Fi Jazz-o-Rama dusted with Country Western Funk and cinematic New Mexican Hip-Hugger Boogaloo Soul. Tripped out. Shaken ‘and' Stirred. In other words: Imagine yourself inside a Quentin Tarantino movie……. This band has no musical boundaries, they take a lot of experimental musical adventures and they have a lot of fun doing itǃ

Busy McCarroll may be one of Santa Fe's most recognizable and well-known musicians. She's been singing in and fronting Santa Fe bands for over three decades. She's been called ‘Santa Fe's Funky Diva', ‘The BeatNik Spy Girl' and most recently ‘Quentin Taratino's imaginary Musical Muse'. Whatever you call her, just don't try to pigeonhole her only one musical genre. She's full of surprises as she explores and conquers quirky unexpected foreign worlds of music. Busy is one of the Santa Fe local musicians who played to sold out shows at large SF nightclubs which no longer exist; The Line Camp, Golden Inn, Casa Blanca, The Office, The Cabaret, Club West, Take 6, Club Luna. Originally from California, she worked as a singing waitress at ‘The Great American Food & Beverage Co' there she met and sang with Lee Ving, leader of the Punk band ‘FEAR' later she joined Sid Hauseman's Bluegrass band ‘Southwest Wind' playing Upright Bass, spoons & singing. A few clubs they played were; The Palomino Club, Sagebrush Cantina, McDonald's and The Ice House. In California, Busy also appeared on the Hollywood show ‘The Gong Show' Busy borrowed her latest project name ‘BUSY + The Crazy 88' from Quentin Tarantino's ‘Kill Bill' movie (the band recently changed their name from The Ambassadors of Pleasure).

Joining Busy are long time band mates & music collaborators. Santa Fe's VIP music Ambassadors: Recording visionary & engineer – Baird Banner, Drums, Vocals. Founder of The Contemporary Music Program at College of SF (now SF Art & Design) Kevin Zoernig Wurlitzer, Keyboards, Accordion, Melodica, Vocals. NM's hardest working musician (he plays in about 50 bands) the friendly Master of the low notes – Justin Bransford – Electric & Upright Bass. Busy plays Guitar and sings. She is a recipient of over 25 music awards, including Best Album, Best Song, Best Pop, Best Original, Best Jazz, Best R&B, Best Soul.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Manzanares, with Max and the Maxpack
Sat, Jul 26 2014, 8:15 - 9:45 PM

MANZANARES is hot Spanish guitar, sizzling Latin percussion, and soulful vocals; a high-energy and fiery sound with a dazzling repertoire that ranges from Spanish and Middle Eastern guitar melodies to Flamenco to Pop to Latin Rock.

Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, MANZANARES has been labeled one of the hottest latin acts to hit the music scene and has gained both national and international attention. They continue to expand their already extensive fan base all over the U.S., Europe, South America, Japan and Australia. Sharing their music with the world is what the brothers like best. Born with a passion for music, they grew up the youngest two of six children on a century-old Spanish ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico. Steeped in strong family traditions, they were raised with a deep respect for their culture, their land and their family.

The earliest memory for the brothers is music. As small children, they began their musical journey and education by capturing the essence of Northern New Mexican and Spanish music on many occasions at the family ranch. Their father and uncles played guitar while the family danced and sang the rancheras, corridos, huapangos, boleros and valses of another time. This early musical influence is a big source of their inspiration.

MAX MANZANARES & THE MAXPACK from Santa Fe honor the standard jazz classics while infusing them with new young energyǃ “Old soul, young heartǃ” The MaxPack: Max Manzanares/Vocals, Bert Dalton/keys, Andie Z/bass, Mikey Chavez/drums, Chief Sanchez/Trumpet, Kanoa Kaluhiwa/Sax.
63rd Annual Spanish Market: Blessing of the Artists
Sun, Jul 27 2014, 8:00 - 9:00 AM
Blessing of the Artists
8–9 am: Mass and blessing of the Artists by Archbishop Sheehan at Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi followed by a Mariachi procession through the Historic Santa Fe Plaza.
28th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Market
Sun, Jul 27 2014, 9:00 - 5:00 PM
The market is open free to the public each year, during the last weekend of July. There will be 134 booths with many medium forms of artwork created by New Mexico Hispanic resident Artists.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 and Sunday, July 27, 2014

Located on Lincoln Ave , Santa Fe, NM (Next to Historical Santa Fe Plaza)
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Flamenco's Next Generation: Maria Benitez Youth Dance Troupe
Mon, Jul 28 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Flamenco's Next Generation (FNG) is the Institute for Spanish Arts' dynamic youth company of local dancers and guitarists. Formed in 2002 by focused, disciplined, and committed young students, FNG is now into their 10th year as a youth Flamenco company. This Santa Fe youth flamenco group strives not only to perform at the highest possible level but also to give back to their community with the same passion. Working closely with Maria Benitez to further their skills in flamenco dance, the group has performed for local communities to bring the passion of Spanish Dance to New Mexico's Capitol. FNG boasts a very impressive resume including performances for former Governor Bill Richardson, the New Mexico in session Senate and numerous other private events. The group has and continues to perform in summer season Sunday Matinees at the Lodge at Santa Fe since 2004.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Ryan Finn Big Band
Mon, Jul 28 2014, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

After graduating from Los Alamos High School in 2000, Ryan Finn moved to New Orleans, where he studied music education at Loyola University – New Orleans. While in New Orleans, he had the opportunity to perform with many great jazz musicians, including Tony ‘Oulabula' Bazley, Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, Wyclef Gordon, John Mahoney, Johnny Vidocavich, Tony Dagradi, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Troy Andrews (a.k.a. Trombone Shorty), and Big Sam's Funky Nation. Finn played regularly around the city as well as at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Since returning to Los Alamos, Ryan has performed with many local musicians in the Santa Fe area including: the Three Faces of Jazz, Andy Kingston, Pat Malone, Arlen Asher, Jan McDonald, Chris Ishee, Russell Scharf, Kanoa Kaluhiwa, John Trentacosta, Chief Sanchez, the Pleasure Pilots, Laura Clark, Robin Holloway, Mikey Chavez, Mark Clarke, and more.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: JQ Whitcomb
Mon, Jul 28 2014, 7:45 - 9:00 PM

J.Q. was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he started playing professionally as a teenager in a variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, funk, ska, and reggae. He graduated with a B.M. in Jazz Performance and a B.A. in Chinese Language from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music, having studied trumpet with jazz trumpet masters Marcus Belgrave and Kenny Davis there. After working primarily as a jazz musician in Shanghai, China for 8 years, J.Q. has returned to his hometown of Santa Fe in 2010.

Individually, JQ enjoys playing in a number of styles and contexts, including electronic music, acid jazz, salsa, funk, reggae, and Afro-Cuban.
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Tue, Jul 29 2014, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he's built a reputation as a monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan and banjoist Mike Munford (2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year), guitarist Chris Luquette (IBMA Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award winner) and doghouse bassist Dan Booth simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they also earned 2012 and 2013 Best Bluegrass Band honors from the Washington Area Music Association. It flavors every note of their new album, On the Edge, which Engine 145 dubbed, “a fine sophomore release from one of the most exciting bands in bluegrass today.”
Santa Fe Bandstand 2014: Peter Rowan
Tue, Jul 29 2014, 7:15 - 8:45 PM

A Grammy-award winner and six-time Grammy nominee, Peter Rowan is a singer-songwriter with a career spanning over five decades. From his early years playing under the tutelage of Bluegrass veteran Bill Monroe, to his time in Old & in the Way and breakout as a solo musician and bandleader, Rowan has built a devoted, international fan base through a solid stream of records, collaborative projects, and constant touring.

Peter's early career included stints with Earth Opera, Sea Train, Muleskinner, and the Rowans, where he played alongside brothers Chris and Lorin Rowan. In 1973, Peter, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Vassar Clements and John Kahn formed a bluegrass band christened Old & in the Way. It was during this incarnation that he penned the song “Panama Red,” a subsequent hit for the New Riders of the Purple Sage and a classic ever since.

Rowan subsequently embarked on a well-received solo career in the late '70s, releasing critically acclaimed records such as Dustbowl Children, Yonder (a record of old-time country music in collaboration with ace dobro player, Jerry Douglas) as well as High Lonesome Cowboy, a recording of traditional and old-time mountain music with Don Edwards and Norman Blake.

Peter's latest release The Old School includes 11 original songs and a rework of ‘Freedom Riders,' the Civil Rights anthem made popular by Odetta.
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Nearby Businesses, Attractions, Events and Services

SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market

SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market

100 Old Santa Fe Trail , Santa Fe, NM 87504
*WHEN: August 23 & 24, 2014* SWAIA's 93-year-old market draws roughly 100,000 people annually to buy artwork by top Native American artists for one weekend. Santa Fe Plaza.
Traditional Spanish Market

Traditional Spanish Market

100 Old Santa Fe Trail , Santa Fe, NM 87501
*WHEN: July 27 - 28, 2013* This 62nd annual event features the work of artists in New Mexico & S. Colorado who work in traditional Spanish Colonial art forms. Santa Fe Plaza.
Spanish Market

Spanish Market

100 Palace Avenue
WHEN: July 25 - 27, 2014
This popular annual event celebrates the rich Hispanic heritage of Northern New Mexico. The market includes handmade traditional, Spanish Colonial arts created by more than 200 local and regional artists.
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

60 E. San Francisco St,. Ste. 126, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Stone beads and custom beaded jewelry. Specializing in natural and unusual stone beads. Locally made sterling silver charms and findings. We have a large selection of stone donuts. Also, beautiful silk flowers. We're known for our silk poppies. Friendly service everyday.

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