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Time to Nominate SANTA FE BANDSTAND in the Santa Fe Reporter’s 2017 Best of Santa Fe Reader’s Poll!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to nominate Santa Fe Bandstand as “BEST EVENT/FESTIVAL” in the Santa Fe Reporter’s annual Best of Santa Fe Reader’s Poll. We’ve been fortunate enough to win first place in this most competitive of categories for the past four years. Let’s go for win number five in 2017!

Connect to the poll by clicking HERE.

Deadline for nominations is March 28th.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS (click on image below to enlarge):

CRAIG MACK MEMORIAL/BANDSTAND BENEFIT

craig-mack-posterCRAIG MACK was a true Bandstand superfan who never missed a show. Sadly, he passed away on November 15, 2016.

Please join us for a celebration of Craig’s life at The Cowgirl on Saturday, January 7th from 1pm to 5pm. Special musical guests include The Stanley Kee Trio.

All proceeds benefit Santa Fe Bandstand in our efforts to make the 2017 season our best ever.

 

SOUND BIDS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

112247740Audio service bids for the 2017 season are now being accepted. If you’re interested in providing and running sound services for the coming season, please download the attached bid guidelines and return to Outside In Productions by the deadline submission date of November 30th. Click here for 2017 Sound Bid Guidelines

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 “BEST OF BANDSTAND” TOP-20

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2016 “Best of Bandstand” survey. Based on more than 2,400 votes, here are the Top 20 vote getters…

Jono Manson And Friends, Billy D & The Hoodoos, Larry Mitchell, Robert Mirabal, Lumbre Del Sol, Nosotros, Mamadou Kelly, The Pleasure Pilots, Son Como Son, Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia, The Sticky,  Higher Ground Bluegrass, Surf By Southwest, Santa Fe Opera Apprentices, Nacha Mendez, Meow Wolf Monster Battle, Lone Piñon, Partizani Brass Band, Eilen Jewell and Chango.

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WEEK 4 IS IN THE BOOKS!

Week 4 was short (on account of Spanish Market) but sweet. We heard tons of great comments about Paris-based Ginkgoa, Grammy Award-winner Tim O’Brien and the nearly 3-hour show by Blu-Sol on the Southside. For more photos on all Bandstand events, check out our Facebook page.

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WEEK 3 IS IN THE BOOKS!

Great weather prevailed during week 3, fostering big Plaza attendance. From funky horns sections and classic big band jazz to Santa Fe classics like Lumbre del Sol and Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia, is was another great week from start to finish.

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WEEK TWO IS IN THE BOOKS!

Thanks to all our Bandstand fans at the downtown location – and the Southside – for turning out in record numbers to dance, dine and simply enjoy the cooler evening weather while listening to fine free music.  Here are a few shots to remind you of what we saw in Week Two:

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WEEK ONE IS IN THE BOOKS!

The 2016 Santa Fe Bandstand got off to a great start last week. Thanks to the thousands of people who attended and all our sponsors who made it possible. Week two kicks off with The Partizani Brass Band and two-time Grammy Award-winner Terrance Simien.

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THE 2016 PROGRAM GUIDE IS HERE!

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Find them all over town, including Los Alamos National Bank, Ohori’s Coffee, Tune Up Cafe, Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen, Santa Fe Sage Inn, Herbs Etc and many other community-minded local businesses who support local live music and Santa Fe Bandstand.

 

SANTA FE BANDSTAND BEGINS NEXT MONTH!

_DEL1883xxThanks to the hundreds of bands and artists who applied to be part of the 2016 Bandstand season. It took a while (way longer than usual) but we finally have our lineup – and it’s a great one!

In an effort to keep things fresh, 44% of this year’s schedule is built with new acts- bands that have never been part of our concert series. And in a nod to the fast-growing “locally sourced” movement, 83% of our lineup is comprised of New Mexico-based bands.

This year’s Grammy Award-winning acts include Zydeco master Terrance Simien on July 12th, Bluegrass legend Tim O’Brien on July 27th and a twin-bill of Grammy winners with Larry Mitchell and Robert Mirabal on August 16th.

Other season highlights include Mali’s Mamadou Kelly, presented in conjunction with the International Folk Art Market’s opening night Artist’s Procession, Polyrhythmics, an 8-piece Fela Kuti-style Afrobeat dance band from Seattle, The Sheepdogs – the first unsigned rock band to ever grace the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and a special “top secret” night of programming from our friends at Meow Wolf.

We’re also very pleased to be bringing Bandstand programming back to the Southside with a series of four special Saturday night shows. These events will be held at San Isidro Plaza in the courtyard directly in front of Plaza Cafe Southside, across from the Regal Cinema. A great opportunity enjoy a cocktail, have dinner and dance the night away.

More details on the 2016 Bandstand season can be found by clicking on the “Event Schedule” tab.

See you July 5th!

Lumbre del Sol at the 2015 Santa Fe Bandstand

_DEL2379xChris Abeyta and LUMBRE DEL SOL play a rousing version of the City Different’s unofficial anthem “Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico” during the 2015 Santa Fe Bandstand. Click on the above photo to watch the video.