Big Annual Music Events
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.
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Big Annual Music Events
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!
The 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
The Taos Chamber Music Group continues a tradition of creativity and artistic excellence. For years, the Taos Chamber Music Group has tapped into the Land of Enchantment by presenting the imaginative and inspirational performances for which it has become known. Its programs celebrate the universal language of music and reflect the unique cultural diversity of the Taos area, earning TCMG a reputation as one of Northern New Mexico’s most innovative and successful music series.
Clovis Music Festival
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, other events include 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.
Santa Fe Bandstand
Santa Fe bandstand presents 8 weeks of free, live, diverse music performances on the historic Santa Fe Plaza. From Grammy Award-winning artists to the best of Santa Fe's exploding local music scene, they're something for everyone on this year's lineup. Come down to the Plaza, spread out a blanket and break open your picnic basket. The perfect way to spend a cool summer night in Santa Fe!