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Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Bandstand
Photo courtesy of Steve Collins
Santa Fe Bandstand has been bringing diverse music to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, a gathering place since 1610, each summer since 2003. Outside In, a non-profit organization produces over 70 free... Read More
Santa Fe Bandstand has been bringing diverse music to the historic Santa Fe Plaza, a gathering place since 1610, each summer since 2003. Outside In, a non-profit organization produces over 70 free concerts four to five nights a week, from June until the end of August. Concerts, from 6 to 9pm, feature both local and national bands, and playing a range of diverse genres including Americana/Indie, Blues/Pop/Rock, Country and Bluegrass, Jazz, Latin and Salsa and World Music. Occasionally, well-known names appear. Arrive by 5:30pm, folding chair in hand, to score a prime spot. You can also bring a blanket and park on the grass. Want to strut your stuff? There's a dance floor. Bring a picnic or buy food from one of the vendors on the Plaza. There are a few Saturday night concerts on the Southside at San Isidro Plaza. Check their website for their schedule.
Santa Fe Plaza
Santa Fe, NM 87502
- Free Things to Do: "Want to be above it all? Get a table at one of the second story restaurants that overlook the Plaza. Eat and drink while enjoying the show. Arrive early; these are prime spots."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Free music on the historic Santa Fe Plaza is a great way to spend a balmy summer night. Santa Fe Bandstand is a winner.