Santa Fe's vibrant and eclectic music scene is as diverse as the city's rich cultural heritage. On any given night, you can shimmy to the blues, two-step to country, salsa to Latin American music, or boogie down to bluegrass. Santa Fe's fine tapestry of musical genres also includes Americana, rock, jazz, classical, flamenco, reggae, electronica, avant-garde, Native American, African, and others.
Santa Fe is also home to several top-notch recording studios and independent record labels. Jono Manson's Kitchen Sink and John Treadwell's Frogville Records studio, in particular, are well-known in New Mexico and beyond, drawing both local and out-of-town musicians, including John Popper of Blues Traveler and American Idol star Crystal Bowersox.
Together, Santa Fe's musicians, promoters, record labels and studios work together to create a singular Santa Fe sound, reflective of the City Different's natural and cultural landscape: Raw, edgy, original music with rhythms that move the body and soul like a New Mexico rainstorm.
You can hear the magic of the Santa Fe sound in the city's bars, clubs, and restaurants, ranging from the historic El Farol on Canyon Road to Second Street Brewery, a local favorite, to the more upscale Vanessie. Most of the venues are small, allowing for an intimate live music experience. On a grander scale, Santa Fe is also home to several major venues, including the Santa Fe Opera -- one of the most beautiful and acoustically rich outdoor settings in the world -- Sol Santa Fe, and the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center. Each is a frequent stop for national and international touring acts, including Wilco, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett, Jimmy Cliff and Public Enemy. During the summer months, the Santa Fe Bandstand Series turns the city's historic plaza into a giant dance floor, drawing locals and tourists alike.
Music is as integral a part of Santa Fe art and culture as our famous galleries and restaurants. Find out for yourself -- check out one of the many fun live performances going on tonight in Santa Fe.
Located on the 5th Floor inside the Drury Plaza Hotel.
Bar Alto is the ideal place to enjoy breathtaking Santa Fe views and sunsets along with our signature Southwest craft cocktails! Free Live Entertainment on Thursday starting @ 6 pm !!
HOURS : Friday - Saturday 4 pm to 10 pm
Sunday- Thursday 4 pm to 9 pm
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Fireplaces, Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Pool, WiFi.
Designed as the center focal point of the hotel, CAVA Santa Fe features a myriad of entertainment options and serves as Santa Fe’s community living room and meeting space. The lounge features regularly scheduled and special guest entertainment highlighting world-class musicians and performers. Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment.
This watering hole has been a local favorite for generations. The kiva fireplace in the corner is the perfect place to warm up on a snowy evening with a bowl of the best green chile stew in Santa Fe. The Dragon Room boasts the best patio in the warmer months as well.
Duel Brewing, the newest brewery in Santa Fe, specializes in fine “Belgian Style” beers. We use traditional recipes and high-quality ingredients to make the best possible beers. We have great food! Our Ruben may very well become legendary. We have live local music (sometimes not so local).
The oldest bar and restaurant in Santa Fe, El Farol is famous for its food and its live music nightly. Enjoy flamenco music and dancers as well as rhythm and blues, folk, Latin jam and more. Order tapas, sip a margarita and enjoy the entertainment in the cantina, or sit on the front porch and enjoy the street scene.
“EL FLAMENCO” is operated under Entreflamenco, a non for profit organization with 501c3 status. The venue features the artistry of Granjero, Ramirez and Entreflamenco but will also offer performances of other artistic disciplines, free outreach activities to children, dance instruction, lecture and demonstrations, and exhibits and photography. The 2,227 square foot space will also be available for private rentals, weddings and other arts & cultural events. Amenities: Entertainment, Live Music, Restaurant.
Jinja Asian Cafe is a cozy neighborhood restaurant serving pan-Asian food in an intimate setting for casual dining. Our goal is to offer the best of Southeast Asian cuisines, featuring our favorite dishes from Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore. Full gluten-free and vegan menus are available. For lunch or dinner, relax in a cozy booth and take a little vacation right here in Santa Fe.
Opened in 2006 by Chef/Owner James Campbell Caruso, La Boca is an intimate Spanish tapas restaurant in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Influenced by his travels in Spain, Chef James cultivates synergies of authentic Spanish ingredients to create dishes both traditional and modern. Dishes such as smoky grilled eggplant topped with rich manchego, sweet saffron honey, and briny capers or thinly sliced tuna drizzled with blood orange aioli and topped with kalamata olives and smoked sea salt create a constellation of different flavors in every bite. "We're influenced by the exuberance of Spanish cooking," says Chef James. "La Boca is our interpretation of the great excitement created in Spain about food." One of the keys to La Boca's culinary success is its commitment to the highest quality ingredients. Chef James explains, "We strive to get the best, most authentic ingredients. This means staying true to the Spanish tradition to sourcing products regionally, which we do through our participation in the Santa Fe Farm to Restaurant Delivers program, and through the direct relationships we have with local producers of meats, dairy, and produce. What we can't find locally, we source directly from Spain--chorizo, pimenton, olives, etc. Sometimes we do both; for example we have both a local and a Spanish goat cheese and we take advantage of each unique flavor.
With the feel of a lively European wine bar, La Boca also features an extensive selection of carefully chosen mediterranean and South American wines. Knowledgeable and animated staff graciously guide customers to the perfect wine to complement their meals. La Boca also prides itself on being an ambassador of Spanish sherry culture, transporting its guests to Cadiz in the crisp cool flavors of Fino, or the deep fig-essence of a Pedro Ximenez.
La Boca shares its passion for Spanish food wine and culture through special events. La Boca hosts Flamenco guitar legend, "Chuscales" every Monday (no cover), and Nacha Mendez, guitarist and songstress who sings music from around the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, La Boca hosts a monthly seminar with various topics ranging from cooking demonstrations, sherry tastings, wine tastings, and more!
Chef James is the author of El Farol: Tapas and Spanish Cuising, and will release his new book, Espana: Exploring the Flavors of Spain in May. This beautifully photographed book includes a primer on Spanish ingredients, as well as over 50 recipes for tapas, stews, meats, seafood and vegetables; scrumptious soups; hearty main dishes; and delectable desserts, all using fresh produce, the finest cheeses and meats, and traditional spices.
Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies will make you dance. Lots of Rolling Stones' music with great originals peppered in, tossed with smokin' blues slide guitar and a heaping helping of rock n' roll energy. Mmmm good!!
Welcome to the Low 'n Slow Lowrider Bar at the Hotel Chimayo; de Santa Fe. Named after the book "Low 'n Slow - Lowriding in New Mexico" by Jack Parsons and Carmella Padilla, the bar is designed to capture the essence of the low-rider culture; its exuberance, style and artistry. The bar is a tribute to New Mexico's Hispanic cultural pride and individuality through the decor and artwork, handcrafted by Chimayo specialists. Sample innovative concoctions from award-winning mixologists. Enjoy the rhythms of local norteño entertainers each weekend. Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment.
WHEN: July 5 - August 25, 2017
Celebrate the sounds of Santa Fe with nightly outdoor performances at the historic downtown Plaza. 75 concerts are scheduled throughout the summer from jazz to mariachi to blues and rock. Check the Santa Fe Bandstand website for specific dates and venues.
Since it started in 1972, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival has become one of the world's preeminent music festivals, guided by a visionary spirit and dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation. Contributing to its magic is the Festival's unique Santa Fe setting, nestled amid timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
Today, under the spirited artistic leadership of composer/pianist Marc Neikrug, the Festival invites scores of distinguished musicians, along with emerging young talent, during its 6-week season. Thousands of enthusiastic patrons young and old return year after year to enjoy more the 80 concerts, recitals, master classes, youth concerts, and open rehearsals. Performances are held in St. Francis Auditorium in the New Mexico Museum of Art, on the Plaza; and at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
In the off-season, the Festival reaches out to adults and young people in Santa Fe schools with innovative and inspiring musical adventures.
This organization brings some of the finest musicians and performers in the U.S. and from around the world to perform chamber works in ensembles of various sizes from September through May. Guest performers often are featured.
Santa Fe Spirits was founded by Colin Keegan in 2010 with the goal of becoming the Southwest's pre-eminent artisan distillery. With products ranging from silver whiskey to barrel-aged apple brandy, Santa Fe Spirits is a relatively small distillery proud to be producing exceptional spirits designed to capture and accentuate the essence of the southwest.
Secreto Lounge is Santa Fe's most awarded cocktail bar specializing in handcrafted "garden-to-glass" and vintage cocktails created with fresh, local organic fruits, herbs, and spirits. Located inside the historic Hotel St. Francis, one block south of the Plaza, Secreto Lounge focuses on giving guests not just a drink, but a drink experience. Open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. from Friday through Saturday and 12 p.m. - 10 p.m on Sunday. Amenities: Cocktail Lounge.
Skylight is a locally owned and operated, community minded live music, dining and events venue in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. With a large and unique space, Skylight hosts a variety of events from concerts and performances to private parties. The nightly entertainment includes live music, DJs, comedy and performing arts. Skylight offers three full bars, three dance floors, dinner served late and pizza you can take with you or pick up until 1:30am Thursday - Saturday. Offsite catering and onsite rental packages are also available for all budgets. Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment, Live Music, Meeting Facilities, Outdoor Dining, Restaurant.
Vanessie Santa Fe is one of the finest restaurants in Santa Fe. This upscale casual Continental~American Steakhouse offers a great meal at any budget. Fresh and local is the word, featuring dry ages steaks, magnificant lamb, fresh fish, rotisserie chicken & legendary appetizers such as our "world famous" gargantuan onion loaf, delectable calamari and signature Portabello mushroom fries. Or, try our green chile cheeseburger or kobe beef sliders served with sweet potato fries for the perfect casual meal in our piano lounge.
A stunning restaurant, world class piano bar and on-site Boutique Inn create a perfect setting for your next special event ~ whether it is a corporate gathering, private party or fabulous wedding, we will make sure your time with us is exceptional !
We have live music every evening & we are also the Santa Fe home to world class pianist, Doug Montgomery so please check our music schedule at www.vanessiesantafe.com for the latest updates. See you here !