Music & Performance

New Mexicans enjoy life. In every corner of New Mexico, visitors can find festivals, performances, concerts and music. From the Santa Fe Opera to the world music festival at Globalquerque, there is an event or festival to capture the imagination of everybody in the family. Come out and enjoy the world that is New Mexico.


New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture. Roam between indoor and outdoor stages, sampling music from around the world, visit craft booths, grab international snacks and local beer and wine. Dance under the stars or relax in the theater. It's all part of the ¡Globalquerque! experience!

Taos Solar Music Festival

Since 1999 Kit Carson Park has been the site of this two-day music festival and sustainable energy fair. Now in its fifteenth year, the festival offers the best of national and regional artists for a back-to-back two days of non-stop entertainment each June.

Santa Fe Opera

From the unlikeliest of beginnings—an opera company located hundreds of miles from any major city, featuring American singers in a wide-ranging and challenging repertory, and treating theatrical and musical values as equally important in its productions—The Santa Fe Opera has grown to become recognized as one of the world's leading cultural festivals.

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Since it was founded 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 the timeless splendors of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Music From Angel Fire

Join the many friends of Music from Angel Fire who gather at summer’s end in the Rocky Mountain region of northern New Mexico. The summer temperatures are cool, the leaves are beginning to turn and music is in the air. Music from Angel Fire’s Summer Festival plays a leading role in the cultural life of the rural communities of Northern New Mexico by presenting world-class chamber music through concerts and educational programs.

Taos Chamber Music Group

2015-2016 Season

The Taos Chamber Music Group continues a tradition of creativity and artistic excellence in its twenty-third season of “wild and scenic” music. Eight different programs combine chamber music masterpieces with more contemporary surprises, as well as works that reflect our home in Taos, New Mexico. In addition to favorites by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Ravel and Debussy, highlights include a brand new TCMG commission, an all Spanish program, a collaboration with sound and light artist Sasha vom Dorp, music and poetry informed by dreams, and the return of special guests, the American String Quartet and virtuoso pianist Gleb Ivanov. 

Concerts take place in the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art where TCMG is the Resident Chamber Music Group. All performances begin at 5 p.m so that you can enjoy dinner out afterwards at one of our participating restaurants.  Tickets go on sale in August. Order tickets by mail or at (get one concert free with season ticket subscription), or purchase in advance two weeks prior to each concert at the Harwood Museum.

Clovis Music Festival Home Schedule of Events Tickets Artists Venue Sponsors 2014 Clovis Music Festival Lineup Announced

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Clovis Music Festival, which honors one of Clovis’ most influential and successful residents, world-renowned recording artist Norman Petty and his wife, Vi Petty. This year’s festival will take place Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 4-6, at the Curry County Events Center, 1900 E. Brady Ave.

Local bands will take the stage on Thursday, Sept. 4, after they are selected in a Battle of the Bands contest at the High Plains Harley Davidson.


Friday night, Sept. 5, features the Highway Men Live – a tribute show to three greats of country music, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.  The Highway Men Live features Philip Bauer as Johnny Cash, Bob Gill as Waylon Jennings and Michael Moore as Willie Nelson. A special appearance will be made by Buddy Holly on Friday as well, in celebration of the music history in Clovis and honoring the tradition of the Clovis Sound.

The Kentucky HeadHunters open the Saturday night, Sept. 6, show with Phil Vassar presenting as the headliner of the evening. The Kentucky HeadHunters take a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll and meld the two together to create a unique sound. Some of their hit songs include “Dumas Walker,” “Redneck Girl,” “Walk Softly (On This Heart of Mine),” and many more.

Phil Vassar has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to No. 1 include “My Next 30 Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right on the Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.”

More Information

The Clovis Music Festival began in 1987 and is held the second weekend in September. It shows that “Clovis Rocks” by inviting the entire community – and people from around the globe – to celebrate a rich musical heritage with performances from some of the greatest musicians of all time. The festival is a tribute to the influential musicians that recorded their music in the Norman Petty recording studios and had an impact on Clovis.

Along with the music festival – three days worth – the festival features other events, such as the Desert Cruzer’s Annual Rod Run and Classic Car Show at Hillcrest Park, tours of the Norman Petty recording studios, special events and jam sessions at the Norman & Vi Petty Rock & Roll Museum and much, much more. An official schedule of events will be released in the next couple of weeks.