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music festivals

Taos has a music scene that belies its small town size.
Many musicians call Taos home and its energetic bars, wineries, and brew pubs bring in top notch artists and crowds from around the region. Come for a festival or just enjoy the nightly music scene. Every night in Taos you will find live music in eclectic venues. View our full events calendar.

Featured Annual Music Events

Music in the Park

Summer 2017 Music in the Park hosts Ozomatli for the 4th of July, Dwight Yoakman, The Mavericks in July; Michael Franti, The Wailers and Supaman in September.

Taos Plaza Live

May 25 – August 31, 2017
Free live music events on Taos Plaza happening every Thursday 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Taos School of Music

June 18 – August 6, 2017
Over 50 years of preparing young masters for the world stage and bringing superb performances to chamber music lovers.

Dwight Yoakam, The Mavericks and The Last Bandoleros

July 29, 2017
Music in the Park with Dwight Yoakam, The Mavericks and The Last Bandoleros

Taos Opera Institute

June – July, 2017
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 20 – 22, 2018
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Taos Chamber Music Group

Sept 30 through May 27, 2018
There is something different about making music in New Mexico – its endless vistas and open landscapes infuse creativity.

Music From Angel Fire

August 18 – Sept 3, 2017
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival

September 7 – 9, 2017
The best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between.

Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Wailers and Supaman

September 30, 2017
Music in the Park with Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Wailers and Supaman

Music on the Mesa

June, 2018
3 Day Annual Music Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. Featuring over 25 bands, onsite camping, food vendors and craft beer.

Mother’s Day Music Festival

May 11, 12, 13, 2018
Three day free family oriented music festival to celebrate mothers day. 20 Bands, Beer, Food, Rock, New Mexican & Tejano Music

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