Top Live Music Venues in Santa Fe

Do you love listening to live music? If you do, and you’re planning to visit Santa Fe, this was written for you! It’s a guide to some of the best live music venues in town. These are places that the locals love and people come from all over to enjoy. With everything from world-class opera to “Cowgirl Karaoke,” Santa Fe has something for every musical taste. 

Santa Fe Live Music Venues

Below are six of our favorite places to listen to live music in Santa Fe. Many also offer great food and drinks, spectacular views, or great people-watching opportunities.  

The Lensic Performing Arts Center 

This world-class concert hall and theater offers everything from classical music to flamenco exhibitions, contemporary jazz to a foot-stomping ‘Buckaroo Ball’. You might also catch a theater presentation, film, or lecture among its diverse year-round offerings. A former movie palace/vaudeville stage, it opened in 1931. It has been fully restored to its former glory and now serves as Santa Fe’s premier performing arts center.

Second Street Brewery

Enjoy a brew and some great food while listening to the house band at Second Street Brewery. If you visit it on a Wednesday, you can enjoy a variety of local musicians during the brewery’s popular open mic night.

El Meson

Bring a group of friends when you visit the tapas bar at El Meson. Enjoy friendship, laughter, authentic Spanish tapas, and live flamenco, tango, soul, blues, or jazz music. 

Santa Fe Opera House

Watching professional opera in the open air with a spectacular sunset over the Jemez Mountains as a backdrop? It’s just another nightly performance at the Santa Fe Opera House! Actually, you can catch more than opera at this gorgeous venue. It also hosts acclaimed performers from all genres. Enjoy a picnic or even a small tailgating party before the performance.

The Cowgirl Hall of Fame

This Food Network favorite has been featured on four of that network’s shows! That should tell you something about the food, which is mainly cowboy comfort food along with great BBQ. Besides live music and fantastic food, it also features patio seating and a playground for the kids.

Santa Fe Plaza

The Plaza has been at the very heart of Santa Fe both physically and socially for almost four centuries. Visit one of the many food vendors and then just hang out, do some people watching, and enjoy the free live music.

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