Looking to for live tunes to enjoy this summer? We’ve compiled a list of the most popular music festivals, concert series and events happening across the state between June and September. Check it out. We might even see you at a few shows.
Route 66 Summerfest
Albuquerque’s largest music event of the season. There will be live bands, food, shopping and a car show. July 16, 2016 | 2-10:30 p.m.
“Under the Stars” Summer Concert Series 2016
The New Mexico Jazz Workshop is again hosting a summer concert series at the Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater. The 20-show line up consists of jazz, blues and salsa. Series runs June 3, 2016 – August 13, 2016 | Doors open at 6:30
Summer Concert Series at the ABQ BioPark
Every summer the ABQ BioPark hosts two concert series: Summer Nights and Zoo Music. Enjoy a wide range of musical acts in two of the city’s most beautiful settings, the Botanic Garden and the Zoo Amphitheater. Series run June 9, 2016 – August 18, 2016 | Times vary
Celebrate the best in new Latin music. Confirmed artists include Mala Maña, Baracutanga, the Big Spank and Grammy-nominated Ceci Bastida. June 25, 2016 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Steve Miller Band
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller stops in Albuquerque during his 2016 North American tour. July 30, 2016 | 8 p.m.
Music from Angel Fire
Wind down the season with world-class chamber music performances and education programs. August 19, 2016 – September 3, 2016
Clovis Music Festival
On the first night of this two-night event, rock out to your favorite American Bandstand hits with original performances by Johnny Tillotson, Merrilee Rush, Shirley Alston Reeves, Brian Hyland and Chris Montez. Then, on night two, swap your poodle skirt for cowboy boots and get down with award-winning country singer Clint Black. September 9-10, 2016
AMP Concerts in the Santa Fe Railyard
Enjoy fresh desert evenings in the Railyard with music from Daniela Cotton, Zion I, Filastine, Orgone and more. Shows run from May 28, 2016 – August 26, 2016
Music on the Hill 2016
Every Wednesday evening enjoy live blues, soul, folk or jazz while sitting on the grassy hillside near St. John’s College. Admission is free and outside food is welcome. Feel free to bring blankets and chairs, but no tables are allowed. Program runs June 15, 2016 – July 27, 2016 | Wednesdays 6-8 p.m.
KBAC’s 20th Anniversary Rooftop Party
Radio Free Santa Fe is celebrating turning 20 by hosting a rooftop party on the San Francisco Street Garage. Karl Denison’s Tiny Universe will be performing. June 30, 2016 | 5-9:30 p.m.
The Santa Fe Opera 2016 Season
This season the Santa Fe Opera is presenting La Fanciulla del West, Don Giovanni, Roméo et Juliette, Capriccio, Vanessa and Apprentice Scenes. July 1, 2016 – August 27, 2016
Santa Fe Bandstand 2016
It’s Santa Fe’s largest musical lineup of the summer. The 2016 schedule includes around 60 acts of widely varying genres, and the best part is that every show is free! The shows are organized by Outside In Productions, a nonprofit community-based group established in 1995. Program runs July 5, 2016 – August 26, 2016 | Times vary
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
One of the world’s premier summer chamber music festivals returns for its 44th season. July 17, 2016 – August 22, 2016
Explosions in the Sky Block Party at Meow Wolf
Meow Wolf hosts its first-ever block party, which will include a live performance by the Texas-based post-rock band Explosions in the Sky. August 25, 2016 | 6:30-11:55 p.m.
Michael Franti & Spearhead Soul Rocker Tour
Franti and his band will play songs from their recently released album, “Soulrocker,” and they will also debut a mini documentary, “Why I Make Music.” August 28, 2016 | 6 p.m.
Taos Music on the Mesa
Lineup includes Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle, The Old 97s, Elephant Revival, Band of Heathens, The Mastersons, Robyn Ludwick, Grace Askey and more. Nearby camping will be available. June 3-5, 2016 | All day
Taos Solar Music Festival
Celebrate rock and roll and renewable energy at this year’s fest. In addition to big name bands like Rodrigo y Gabriela, the Wallflowers, John Butler Trio, Kongos, and Rixton, the Solar Fest this year will feature a renewal energy trade show. June 27-28, 2016 | All day