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

Mother’s Day Music Festival

May 10 – 12, 2019
Three day, family-friendly, free music festival to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Taos Plaza Live

Every Thursday, May – August 2019 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Free live music events on Taos Plaza. Bring your chairs, blanket and picnics.

Music on the Mothership

June 2019
3 Day Annual Music Festival at Taos Mesa Brewing. Featuring over 25 bands, onsite camping, food vendors and craft beer.

Taos Opera Institute

June 2019
Cantos de Taos group perform solos and ensembles all over the Taos region in many diverse venues.

Michael Franti and Spearhead and The Original Wailers

June 9, 2018
Music in the Park with Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Wailers and Opening act TBA

Music in the Park

2018 Taos Music Season in the Park
Featuring: Michael Franti and the Wailers, The Family Stone, Meow Wolf Vortex Festival, Trombone Short, Old Crow Medicine Show

Celebrate the 4th of July in Taos

July 4th, 2019
Taos and Taos Ski Valley Parades, Parties, Free Live Concert in the Park and Fireworks.

Taos School of Music

June 17 – August 5, 2018
Over 50 years of preparing young masters for the world stage and bringing superb performances to chamber music lovers.

Las Fiestas de Taos

July 19 – 21, 2019
Annual celebration of the feast of Santa Ana and Santiago; featuring music, food, and dance – held on historical Taos Plaza.

Motet On The Mesa

July 2019
Motet on the Mesa is an intimate festival that includes 2 days of music and starlight camping at vintage trailer hotel, Hotel Luna Mystica, just steps away.

Meow Wolf Presents Taos Vortex

August 3-4, 2018 AMP Concerts and Meow Wolf bring a unique music weekend festival to Kit Carson Park in Taos

Taos Pride

August 2019
3 Day Festival in Taos celebrating the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people everywhere.

Fish Out Of Water Festival

The third-annual Fish Out Of Water Festival will return to Taos Mesa Brewing Mothership in August 2019.

Dog Days of Summer

August 2019
Back for its 10th year Dog Days of Summer Concert will feature top-notch talent and will benefit Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos

Music From Angel Fire

August 17 – September 1, 2018
World-renowned artists perform an impressive array of works from great classical, romantic, baroque and contemporary masters.

Old Crow Medicine Show

August 18, 2018 Old Crow Medicine Show in Kit Carson Park. Doors open at 5:30pm and show starts at 6:00pm

Michael Hearne’s Big Barn Dance Music Festival

September, 2019
The best artists in Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter and everything in between.

Voodoo Threauxdown

September 22, 2018
Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band. With special guests Cyril Neville & Walter Wolfman Washington.

Taos Chamber Music Group

September 2018 through May 2019. For over 25 years, Taos Chamber Music Group has presented an incredibly diverse scope of performances, with a reputation for creativity and artistic excellence.

Taos Jazz Bebop Society

The Frank Morgan Taos Jazz Festival The Premier Fall Music Event in Northern New Mexico When: November 14, 15, 16… Read more »

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