Santa Fe joins more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries around the world for global celebration of International Make Music Day on Monday, June 21, 2021. Completely different from a traditional music festival, Make Music Day celebrates and promotes the natural music maker in all of us, regardless of age, ethnicity, background, or skill level. Make Music Day is a free and open invitation for everyone to make, enjoy, perform, teach, learn, and experience the joy of making music on the longest day of the year.
Held annually, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 1,000 cities across 120 countries. It is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance. The celebration in Santa Fe this year is a mostly virtual event – with a few live performances at venues including Santa Fe Brewing Company and The Candyman. Besides the Santa Fe Music Alliance, organizations and businesses behind this year’s local celebration include the city of Santa Fe’s Arts and Culture Department, the New Mexico Music Commission Foundation, The Candyman Strings and Things, Amp Concerts, and Kludgit Sound. Sponsors include local radio stations KSWV, KBAC and KSFR and The Santa Fean.
For the most up-to-date schedule, visit the website. All Make Music Day events are free and open to the public. For more information on what’s happening in and around Santa Fe, visit our comprehensive events calendar.
The El Rey Theater in Albuquerque is hosting western Canadian singer/songwriter Colter Wall, Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8 p.m. Colter possesses a weathered baritone that spins narratives on the stage. He sings traditional known to most, historic reverie, and poignant originals, raising goosebumps and beers throughout the evening. It’s a nostalgic atmosphere and a simple yet colorful experience. Tickets are $27 in advance, $30 day of show. They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket, at 505-886-1251.
The Tumbleroot patio presents New Mexico’s own DJ Earway, every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. Earway serves up sets lusciously influenced by post punk, dark wave and sexy funk. Can you dig it?
Popejoy Hall presents the sibling quintet holiday special Christmas With The 5 Browns, Friday, December 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m. Five polished musicians playing five highly polished grand pianos all on the same stage: that’s the visual and acoustic wonder of Christmas with The 5 Browns. Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae all attended New York’s Juilliard School, the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. Their dynamic program of holiday favorites mixed with classical favorites includes “Carol of the … Read More