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There are a lot of great events and arts organizations around the region. Here is a list of some of our favorites that you can generally count on to deliver great arts and entertainment options. We're including ourselves since a lot of people find this page directly, and you should check out our shows before leaving!

AMP Concerts - The best folk, acoustic, Americana and world music in Albuquerque

Outpost Productions - All flavors of jazz, and a little of everything else.

The Southwest Pickers - Bluegrass performances, workshops and jam sessions.

If you are interesed in learning more about Jewish life in Albuquerque, then Abq Jew is for you!

There's always fun music going on during the summer. In Albuquerque, you can't go wrong with Summer Nights at the Botanic Garden, Zoo Music, and Jazz and Salsa Under the Stars at the Albuquerque Museum. You can also make the lovely day trip to Los Alamos for the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.

Albuquerque Folk Festival has moved to the Balloon Museum, and the new location is a big hit. A great mix of acoustic performers will be there, but the real treat of the fest is the hundreds of workshops on all levels of music and dance, from jaw harp to mandolin, African to Scandinavian. It's a great, interactive musical day.

Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival gets the whole town dancing in late August. International instructors, 40 plus dance workshops, live bands, performances, dance competitions, cash prizes, films, lectures, musicality workshops, evening events & live Salsa Dancing Under the Stars.

FUSION Theatre Company - consistantly the best live theatre in the state of New Mexico. We can unequivocally recommend ANY production that FUSION is responsible for.

And our pals at Tricklock Theater Company are always pushing the edges in the non-traditional theater front. Every January they put on the Revolutions International Theater Festival, which brings a variety of stunning cutting edge theater companies to Albuquerque for a brilliant frenzy of activity.

If you came here looking for rock and roll, you'll probably be disappointed. We don't do a lot in that area and it isn't a strong part of our local calendar. But Albuquerque has some great rock clubs. When we're in the mood, we'll drop by The Launchpad or Burt's Tiki Lounge. And our new favorite club, the speakeasy-like Low Spirits Bar & Stage.

Visiting Albuquerque? Check out the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau for lots of useful info.

Coming in from out of town?
The owners of Bella Roma B&B are great supporters of the arts and regularly help us out with artist lodging.  They have a beautiful place in a lovely neighborhood, conveniently located between downtown and Old Town.  We can't recommend them highly enough!

Our favorite radio

89.9 FM - KUNM - The only station in Albuquerque that regularly plays the kind of music we bring to town. Plus, they maintain one of the best arts and culture calendar in town.

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Coming Up

February 28th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

African Guitar Summit

March 1st

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

African Guitar Summit

March 4th

Saturday @ 2:00pm

Ukulele Workshop with George Kahumoku Jr.

March 4th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Masters of Hawaiian Music

March 4th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Alejandro Escovedo

March 5th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Masters of Hawaiian Music

March 7th

Tuesday @ 8:00pm

Donavon Frankenreiter

March 11th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

Turkuaz

March 12th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

DakhaBrakha

March 13th

Monday @ 7:30pm

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

March 13th

Monday @ 8:00pm

Pussy Riot Revolution

March 14th

Tuesday @ 12:30pm

Ndere Troupe

March 14th

Tuesday @ 8:00pm

Pussy Riot: How To Start A Revolution

March 15th

Wednesday @ 8:00pm

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience

March 18th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

Portugal. The Man

March 21st

Tuesday @ 12:00pm

Tri-ciclo by Picnic Impro

March 21st

Tuesday @ 12:30pm

Carlos Núñez

March 21st

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Carlos Núñez

March 22nd

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Dawes

March 22nd

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Carlos Núñez

March 25th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Dervish

March 28th

Tuesday @ 12:00pm

Engine

April 1st

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Dead Man Winter

April 4th

Tuesday @ 6:00pm

Lara Ruggles & Sam Rae Sidwell

April 5th

Wednesday @ 12:00pm

Lara Ruggles & Sam Rae Sidwell

April 8th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Still on the Hill

April 22nd

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

April 25th

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Son Volt

April 26th

Wednesday @ 7:00pm

Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro

May 2nd

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Rhiannon Giddens

May 15th

Monday @ 12:00pm

Epiphany 3

May 15th

Monday @ 6:00pm

Epiphany 3

June 7th

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Elvis Costello & the Imposters

June 20th

Tuesday @ 6:00pm

Bébé La La

June 28th

Wednesday @ 6:00pm

Bébé La La

July 11th

Tuesday @ 6:30pm

Bobcats Swing/Jazz Trio

July 25th

Tuesday @ 6:00pm

Flambeaux

August 17th

Thursday @ 6:00pm

Young the Giant

September 22nd

Friday @ 6:00pm

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September 23rd

Saturday @ 6:00pm

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