Santa Fe, New Mexico, has a culture that’s entirely its own. The city is a true melting pot created by the neighboring country of Mexico as well as Spanish colonists, Native Americans, and more. Music is just one of the many aspects of the city that brings Santa Fe to life. When you stay at El Farolito, try out some Santa Fe music venues. There are many unique performance spaces to explore. Plan your next trip around your favorite artist playing at one of these venues!
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The 6 Best Santa Fe Music Venues
1. Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf is unlike anything you have ever encountered. Over 100 local artists have collaborated to create an explorable installation filled with technology and interesting environments. This unique exhibition makes visitors feel as if they’re in another world. At night, the space converts into a music venue complete with crazy colors and blacklights. See who’s playing and plan your visit!
2. GIG Performance Space
The GIG Performance Space is a popular venue for national and regional musicians. The non-profit Open Arts Foundation created the venue to give blossoming musicians a performance space to practice their craft. This is one of the most intimate Santa Fe music venues, making it a gathering place for music lovers of all types.
3. The Santa Fe Opera House
A visit to the Santa Fe Opera House is an experience you won’t forget. Enjoy a romantic night under the New Mexico sky with beautiful music, gripping drama, and a stunning sunset view. Begin the night picnicking in high class among other opera goers, then find your seat under the stars and enjoy the show!
4. The Underground at Evangelo’s
The Underground offers live music up to 7 nights a week but usually averages around 5. It is located in the basement of the famous Santa Fe bar Evangelo’s and features mostly rock music. The cash-only bar keeps drinks affordable and the venue stays open late. This is the perfect spot for music lovers that want to stay out on the town!
5. Second Street Brewery
Second Street Brewery will provide visitors with great beer, a warm atmosphere, and talented musicians. Sit back and relax with an ice cold brew and enjoy the music! Bands of varying genres play every Wednesday through Sunday, so make sure you check their schedule before you visit.
6. Lensic Performing Arts Center
The Lensic Performing Arts Center is one of the Santa Fe music venues that is within a short walk from El Farolito. This premier performing arts center offers more than 200 events a year. These include anything from theater and dance to music by well-known musicians!
After Visiting Some Santa Fe Music Venues
After trying out Santa Fe’s music scene, retreat back to El Farolito. Our bed and breakfast is located conveniently downtown, just minutes away from many Santa Fe music venues. Delight your senses in our cozy rooms and casitas, tucked among gardens and private patios. Wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast to start your day off right. Pick out a concert or two to see in Santa Fe, then plan your stay around it at El Farolito!