Few, if any, small cities in America can claim an arts scene as thriving as Santa Fe’s—with opera, symphony, and theater in abundance. Music is as integral to Santa Fe art and culture as our famous galleries and restaurants, culminating in a Santa Fe nightlife scene as eclectic and diverse as the culture. The quaintness of Santa Fe provides a wide variety in choice of nightlife. If you’re in a spontaneous mood, simply take a walk through the city streets and listen for music. You may end up at any given bar enjoying an intimate musical experience. Navigate your way through the Santa Fe nightlife, and you’ll experience a variety of music with the reputation of being raw, edgy, and original, complete with rhythms that move the body and soul like only New Mexico can. Santa Fe’s musicians and studios work together to create a singular Santa Fe sound, reflective of the City Different’s natural and cultural landscape, including genres such as Americana, rock, jazz, classical, flamenco, reggae, electronica, avant-garde, Native American, African, and others. Venues throughout Santa Fe, often small and intimate, make for an unforgettable music experience. Many of these spectacular places are just steps away from your door when you stay at our luxurious Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Experience the exhilarating Santa Fe nightlife in unique places, such as El Farol on Canyon Road. Or head to the local favorite Second Street Brewery located in the Railyard, Santa Fe’s up and coming neighborhood. 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. The Santa Fe Bandstand, comprised of 89 free concerts in Santa Fe’s historic plaza, runs from June 21st through August 23rd. Any mention of Santa Fe nightlife would be incomplete without mentioning the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera; the perfect event for a night out on the town enjoying the rich array of performing arts found in this amazing city. The Santa Fe Opera, known as one of the most beautiful and acoustically rich outdoor settings in the world, is a must-see while in Santa Fe. For up to the minute information on happenings around Santa Fe, check out Santa Fe WOW and their free mobile app.