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.
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: Live Music, Restaurant.
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 26, 2016
Celebrate the sounds of Santa Fe with nightly outdoor performances at the historic downtown Plaza and also on Santa Fe's growing southside in the San Isidro 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.
Secreto Lounge is Santa Fe's most awarded cocktail bar specializing in hand crafted "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. 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.