While music pulses through Santa Fe’s 400-year-old veins all year round, summer is the standout season to catch live music in an outdoor setting. Expand your musical horizons with something different in The City Different. Summer is when Santa Fe outdoor music is in full bloom. Here are few selections to make your musical summer an enjoyable one.
Santa Fe Opera
The Santa Fe Opera’s acoustically and esthetically outstanding amphitheater is an ideal setting for staging memorable performances each summer. This year’s productions include Lucia di Lammermoor, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs, Alcina, Die Fledermaus, and The Golden Cockerel. Three hours before curtain time, the campus parking lot is transformed into a tailgating dinner party with breathtaking scenery and sunset views. Don’t worry about cooking—there are also several dining options onsite. Be sure to check out the Preview Dinner Menus.
See for yourself why USA Today recently named The Crosby Theater at the Santa Fe Opera one of the top 25 buildings to see in New Mexico.
Santa Fe Bandstand
This year 59 musical performances come to life in the heart of Santa Fe from July 5 through August 26, as part of the 2017 Santa Fe Bandstand season. Plan to be entertained by local, regional and national acts on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. If you love to dance, bring your dancing shoes for the Plaza dance-a-thon. The Bandstand brings two months of amazing almost-nightly performances, all genres and all absolutely free. We can’t think of a better way to mix and mingle over music.
Music On The Hill
Is there a place where music-lovers can dance, eat, play and of course listen to great music at a grassy outdoor festival? You bet! Music on the Hill is a free concert series that takes place at St. John’s College each Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm starting on June 14 through July 26, 2017. The musical lineup features blues, soul, folk, and jazz. Concertgoers may bring their own picnic or purchase food from the onsite vendor. It’s all lawn seating, so bring a blanket or chairs. Click here for the music lineup.
Where can you enjoy award-winning brews coupled with great music? The Santa Fe Brewing’s latest addition, The Bridge outdoor venue. The Bridge is a one of kind open air space with mountain vistas on one side and a brewery on another. For more information on their family-friendly summer events like “Dog Days of Summer” and the “Fire & Water Festival”, as well as to see their music lineup, click here.
Santa Fe Railyard
Don’t miss the many free events happening at the Santa Fe Railyard this summer. Musical acts such as Dhakabrakha, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Golden General, Ian Moore, Alex Maryol, The Gluey Brothers, Iguanas, and Alto Estilo take to the stage in the months of June, July and August. For more info on the 2017 concert series, please visit the Santa Fe Railyard events website. While you’re there be sure to check out all of Santa Fe Railyard’s special community events, festivals and the ever-popular, Railyard Park Summer Movie Series.
We’re gearing up to bring you the best in live entertainment in the Santa Fe great outdoors and we sincerely hope to see you. Whether you are ready to visit us this summer or want to plan a trip later in the year, don’t forget to request the new Santa Fe Travel Guide. Please be sure to also check out the Deals and Specials Santa Fe has to offer and we’re sure you’ll plan the perfect getaway!