Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more!  Tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air all over Santa Fe during the first ever Santa Fe Music Week, August 24 through September 3, 2018. Come experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard, restaurants and bars.


The Mavericks will be performing in Santa Fe during the first annual Music Week. (Photo Courtesy of The Mavericks)

Music is an important aspect of Santa Fe’s amazing cultural tradition, although it is occasionally overshadowed by the art galleries, museums and historic sites that are so well known. Santa Fe Music Week is a new way that The City Different will honor our music scene. We want to invite you to join us as we focus on the sounds of Santa Fe for these 10 days at the end of summer.

Santa Fe Music Week includes a variety of music genres from opera to rock to country. (Photo Courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera)

The final two performances of the 2018 Santa Fe Opera Season will kick off Music Week on August 24-25, 2018 along with a stunning Flamenco performance at the Lensic on August 24, 2018. There will be several national headliner performances throughout the week along with The Platinum Music Awards on August 30, 2018. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet will have a beautiful performance on September 1, 2018, featuring "An evening with Joyce Yang" where dance and live piano music meld together on stage to create a dynamic show.

Robert Earl Keen, photographed in Kerrville, Texas on July 4 2016, will be performing at the Santa Fe Opera during Music Week. (Photo Courtesy of Darren Carroll)

Key performances that shouldn’t be missed during Santa Fe Music Week include Grammy Award winning band, The Mavericks, who will perform in a benefit concert for NDI-NM, singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen with Special Friends and The Flatlanders at the Santa Fe Opera, Tobias Rene a Zozobra performance and Bob Schneider, Austin’s six-time Musician of the Year at the Santa Fe Railyard Concert series.

Catch a free Mariachi performance on the Santa Fe Plaza during Santa Fe Music Week.

Free mariachi performances and Native Dancers will bring culture to life weekdays on the Plaza from 2:30-5 p.m. and groups including Jimmy Gilmore & The Fireballs, The Rifters, Sim Balkey, Detroit Lighting and Nosotros will take to the bandstand stage on the plaza from 5:30-7 p.m. nightly.

Dance the night away to the sweet sounds of local Santa Fe Musicians on the Plaza during Santa Fe Music Week.

The Santa Fe Music Week entertainment will be a combination of free and paid performances so be sure to check out www.santafemusicweek.com for more details and ticket information

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