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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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Float cafe & bar at Meow Wolf
Coffees, teas, blended protein infusions and spirits have all been inspired by the multiverse! We source our own espresso blend "Hyperspeed" from a local roaster and craft both traditional coffees and create truly unique options. Some are dazzled in glitter, stars & marshmallow charms. Absinthe is also available at Float and poured through a cloud of cotton candy.
1352 Rufina Circle
Santa Fe, NM 87507
505-395-6369
Coffees, teas, blended protein infusions and spirits have all been inspired by the multiverse! We source our own espresso blend "Hyperspeed" from a local roaster and craft both traditional coffees and create truly unique options. Some are dazzled in glitter, stars & marshmallow charms. Absinthe is also available at Float and poured through a cloud of cotton candy.
El Farol
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.
808 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 983-9912
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.
Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room
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.
308 Read Street

505-780-5906
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.
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 !
Todd & The Fox
Todd & the Fox: Roots Rock, Eclectic.
2210 Miguel Chavez Road, Unit 1423
Santa Fe, NM 87505
5054803865
Todd & the Fox: Roots Rock, Eclectic.

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