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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

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Fred Eaglesmith & Tif Ginn

March 1st

Thursday @ 7:30pm

Dar Williams

March 4th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Tinsley Ellis

March 6th

Tuesday @ 12:00pm

Teatr Figur Kraków

March 9th

Friday @ 7:30pm

k.d. lang

March 10th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

The English Beat

March 11th

Sunday @ 7:30pm


March 12th

Monday @ 9:00pm


March 17th

Saturday @ 7:30pm

Jenny and the Mexicats

March 20th

Tuesday @ 12:00pm

Kemi Projects

March 22nd

Thursday @ 12:30pm


March 22nd

Thursday @ 8:00pm

Sylvan Esso

March 22nd

Thursday @ 9:00pm

Durand Jones & the Indications

March 23rd

Friday @ 9:00pm

Afropop Worldwide Welcome Party

March 24th

Saturday @ 1:00pm

Festival in the Desert: The Tent Sessions

March 25th

Sunday @ 2:00pm

Afropop Worldwide Talk

March 25th

Sunday @ 7:00pm

Afropop Worldwide Talk

April 1st

Sunday @ 7:30pm

Kaki King

April 9th

Monday @ 8:00pm


April 10th

Tuesday @ 8:00pm

Tank and The Bangas

April 12th

Thursday @ 12:00pm

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

April 13th

Friday @ 12:00pm

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

April 13th

Friday @ 7:30pm

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

April 18th

Wednesday @ 7:30pm

Portugal. The Man

April 20th

Friday @ 7:30pm

Vieux Farka Touré

April 20th

Friday @ 7:30pm

Austin Piazzolla Quintet

April 21st

Saturday @ 10:00am

Vieux Farka Touré Guitar Workshop

April 22nd

Sunday @ 7:30pm

The Harmaleighs

April 30th

Monday @ 7:30pm

Adrian Legg

May 1st

Tuesday @ 7:30pm

Adrian Legg

May 4th

Friday @ 8:00pm

Pokey LaFarge

May 5th

Saturday @ 8:00pm

King Tuff: The Other Tour

May 6th

Sunday @ 7:30pm

“Weird Al” Yankovic

May 12th

Saturday @ 11:00am

Bosque Redondo Memorial Gourd Dance

May 18th

Friday @ 7:30pm


June 13th

Wednesday @ 7:30pm


September 21st

Friday @ 6:00pm


September 22nd

Saturday @ 6:00pm


September 22nd

Saturday @ 6:00pm