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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.

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CAVA Santa Fe Lounge
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.
309 W. San Francisco Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

505.995.4573
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.
Vanessie Santa Fe
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 aged steaks, magnificent 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 !
427 West Water St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-9966
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 aged steaks, magnificent 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 !
Remix Audio Bar
Remix Audio Bar: America’s first DJ focused listening bar of its kind open from 10am-11:30pm daily, serving up coffee/ espresso/ elixirs/ tonics/ kombucha/ teas/ kava lattes/ frappes/ tasty treats and DJs mixing throughout the day. We host “Spin Class”, a DJ school for those who want to learn to beat-match. Try our “Silent Disco” for a new experience.
101 W. Marcy Street upstairs
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-803-7949
Remix Audio Bar: America’s first DJ focused listening bar of its kind open from 10am-11:30pm daily, serving up coffee/ espresso/ elixirs/ tonics/ kombucha/ teas/ kava lattes/ frappes/ tasty treats and DJs mixing throughout the day. We host “Spin Class”, a DJ school for those who want to learn to beat-match. Try our “Silent Disco” for a new experience.
Living Room at Inn and Spa at Loretto
A warm and sociable environment, fabulous cuisine, fantastic wines, and signature custom-crafted cocktails are the hallmarks of The Living Room at Loretto. Featuring a nightly happy hour in Santa Fe and live entertainment every Thursday through Saturday evenings, the Living Room at Loretto provides an inviting environment any time of day.
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-984-7994
A warm and sociable environment, fabulous cuisine, fantastic wines, and signature custom-crafted cocktails are the hallmarks of The Living Room at Loretto. Featuring a nightly happy hour in Santa Fe and live entertainment every Thursday through Saturday evenings, the Living Room at Loretto provides an inviting environment any time of day.
Noisy Water Winery
Stop by our wine tasting room, featuring wine made by the highest awarded winery in New Mexico- Noisy Water Winery. We offer daily tastings, wine by the glass, and bottle sales to go. Our wine is made with 100% of the finest New Mexico grapes. We provide complementary gourmet cheese tasting, as well as olive oil and balsamic samplings for everyone!
219 W San Francisco St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-9454
Stop by our wine tasting room, featuring wine made by the highest awarded winery in New Mexico- Noisy Water Winery. We offer daily tastings, wine by the glass, and bottle sales to go. Our wine is made with 100% of the finest New Mexico grapes. We provide complementary gourmet cheese tasting, as well as olive oil and balsamic samplings for everyone!
La Boca
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.
72 W. Marcy St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505/982-3433
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.
Bar Alto
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
228 E. Palace
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-0883
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
Low n' Slow Lowrider Bar and Lounge
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
125 Washington Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-4900
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
Secreto Lounge
Located in historic Hotel St. Francis, just steps from the Plaza – Secreto Lounge is Santa Fe's most awarded cocktail bar, specializing in handcrafted "garden-to-glass" & vintage cocktails created with fresh, local organic fruits, herbs, and spirits. Delectable cuisine from Tabla de Los Santos, tantalizing drinks & delicious appetizers in a warm, relaxing environment.
210 Don Gaspar Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-992-5800
Located in historic Hotel St. Francis, just steps from the Plaza – Secreto Lounge is Santa Fe's most awarded cocktail bar, specializing in handcrafted "garden-to-glass" & vintage cocktails created with fresh, local organic fruits, herbs, and spirits. Delectable cuisine from Tabla de Los Santos, tantalizing drinks & delicious appetizers in a warm, relaxing environment.
Warehouse 21
Warehouse 21 serves hundreds of Santa Fe’s youth and young adults in the performing, media and visual arts. The unique approach of Warehouse 21 has always fostered a particular type of creative energy that has been exemplified through project-based learning models, youth access to artistic resources and instruction, and a practical “do-it-yourself” ethic that stirs artistic independence and entrepreneurialism. W21 offers film festivals and radio programs; media publications and poetry events; comedy shows, theater productions, art exhibitions and concerts, all of which have been created by young artists. The facility is open during summer months, on weekends and after school so young people have alternatives to conventional youth activities.
1614 Paseo de Peralta

505-989-4423
Warehouse 21 serves hundreds of Santa Fe’s youth and young adults in the performing, media and visual arts. The unique approach of Warehouse 21 has always fostered a particular type of creative energy that has been exemplified through project-based learning models, youth access to artistic resources and instruction, and a practical “do-it-yourself” ethic that stirs artistic independence and entrepreneurialism. W21 offers film festivals and radio programs; media publications and poetry events; comedy shows, theater productions, art exhibitions and concerts, all of which have been created by young artists. The facility is open during summer months, on weekends and after school so young people have alternatives to conventional youth activities.
Jinja Asian Cafe
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.
510 N. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-4321
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.


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