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July 2016
FREE

THE BLUSOL BAND

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bandstand Southside,
3466 Zafarano Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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VARIETY. The BluSol band is a 5 piece Premiere Show Band  from Albuquerque New Mexico performing R & B, Funk, Soul, Top 40, Spanish, Country, Latin, Cumbia’s, Rancheras, and Rock. BluSol’s expertly played song list is built with the classics we all grew up with, including songs by Michael Jackson, George Strait, Rick James, Marvin Gaye, Dwight Yoakam, Kool & The Gang, Boz Skaggs, Brooks and Dunn, Earth, Wind and Fire, Selena and so many more. Nothin’ but the greatest dance hits – all night long!

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August 2016
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CHANGO

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: Century Bank
Chango

DANCE ROCK. Santa Fe natives Chango are a band known for great songs, high-energy shows and deft musicianship delivered with a sense of humor and a sound that is well… Uniquely Chango! Fueled by the guitar shredding wizardry of Greg Lopez (named one of Santa Fe’s top five guitarists by SF reporter 2012,) Multi-Instrumentalist Andy Primm on Vocals and Guitar (Whose exploits in the Santa Fe  music scene are well documented,) and 5 string bassist extraordinaire James “Hammy” Griego (A veteran of the live music scene in Santa Fe)…

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BILLY D & THE HOODOOS

August 2 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: Century Bank
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                                BLUES. ROCK. Billy D and The Hoodoos’ Somethin’s Wrong was named the Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest based in London. The twelve videos from the DVD have a combined total of over 1,000 views-per-day and have surpassed the one-million-hit milestone on YouTube. Billy D and The Hoodoos were also awarded “Best New Act” by the Cascade Blues Association. Billy D’s…

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MATTHEW ANDRAE

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Matthew Andrae

                            ONE MAN – ONE GUITAR – ONE EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMER. Apache singer-songwriter Matthew Andrae has been living, writing and performing for tourists in his native Santa Fe for over a decade. His music combines the groove of a Stevie Wonder with the emotional charge of a Tracy Chapman. His songs are played on a Guitalele (a cross between a classical guitar and a tenor ukulele). Matthew has sold…

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THE BUS TAPES

August 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Bus-Tapes

ROCK/AMERICANA. Two time New Mexico Music Award winners, husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner, bring together a range of talented musicians for fun and interactive shows. Their eclectic mix of originals and covers, everything from blues and folk to R&B ballads, has been rocking crowds since 2008. “Heather is a monster of a guitarist and plays one of the most beautiful Gibsons we’ve ever seen. Amazingly enough,  she’s an even better singer.” – Alex DeVore, SAnta Fe Reporter…

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MERICAN SLANG

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Merican Slang

FUNK. Inspired by Webster’s Dictionary of American Slang, established in April 2011, Merican Slang is Albuquerque’s premier Funk band. Often described as experimental and unique, Merican Slang’s music has been likened to the JBs and the Meters. Merican Slang’s fan base loves to dance, and they love to party until last call! “Merican Slang makes music inclusive of a variety of red, white and blue genres, with special attention paid to jazz, hip-hop and southern fried boogie.” – Weekly Alibi

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THE STICKY

August 4 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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FUNK. The Sticky is a live funk collective made up of creatives from Santa Fe who are at the top of their craft.  At the center is Vernon T. (Peter) Williams, multi-instrumentalist and Groove Director.  The magical core team of Joie Flare (Jozelle Anderson) on bass and The Change (Amy Lindquist) and Lady K (Katy Kidd) on vocals is rounded out by Helena Handbasket (Angela Gabriel) on percussion & vocals and The Big Cannoli (Marcus DiFillipo) on drumset. The Sticky’s…

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GIRLS INC ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

August 5
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Sponsor:

No Bandstand show today on account of Girls Inc. Arts & Crafts Show on the Plaza.

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JOHN KURZWEG

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: John Day Law
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ROCK. John Kurzweg is a multi-platinum record producer and multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter who first became known for his work with successful post-grunge band Creed in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Three of Creed’s records, which Kurzweg produced & mixed were certified multi-platinum and helped Creed achieve worldwide popularity as well as producing other popular rock artists such as Puddle of Mudd, Godsmack, and Eagle Eye Cherry. John has been nominated for several 2016 New Mexico Music Awards, including “Producer of the Year” and “Best…

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THE SHEEPDOGS

August 9 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: John Day Law
The Sheepdogs4

ROCK. While most rock bands are all too focused on the riff, the Sheepdogs remember the importance of those other elements that make for great rock music: melody, harmony and groove. To see them live is pure rock and roll jubilation, to revel in the splendor created by 3 part vocal harmonies and heavy hitting dual guitar leads. Their latest album, Future Nostalgia, is a beautiful blend of power and imagination, ranging from ferocious rockers to southern boogie and grooving psychedelia.…

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THE SANTA FE OPERA APPRENTICES

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Opera

OPERA. The Santa Fe Opera’s Apprentice Program for Singers is internationally recognized as one of the finest programs of its type. On average each year approximately 40 apprentice singers are chosen from a competitive applicant pool. Those who are selected will participate in a rigorous program of training and performances, which includes supporting roles in mainstage operas, starring in two evenings of apprentice scenes, vocal coachings, auditions and many other activities. The Apprentice Singer Program has been helping young singers…

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NACHA MENDEZ

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Nacha Mendez

ECLECTIC PAN-LATIN. Nacha Mendez grew up in the tiny border town of La Union, in southern New Mexico, where she began singing and playing the guitar at an early age. She learned traditional Ranchera canción from her grandmother and performed in border towns near El Paso with her cousins, the Black Brothers, sons of ex-Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black. She went on to study classical voice and electronic music at New Mexico State University before moving to New…

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AMERICAN JeM

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
American JeM

AMERICANA/FOLK. American JeM fills the air with energy, excitement, and beautiful three-part harmonies. For the last 28 years and counting, Jay Cawley (guitar, bass, vocals)  has performed, recorded and toured worldwide with Grammy Award winning Juice Newton.  He is also an accomplished songwriter.  Jay’s youthful spirit and on-stage playfulness puts any crowd in the mood for fun. American JeM lead vocalist, Ellie Dendahl, won first place prize for both songwriting and vocal contests at the 2010 Santa Fe Traditional Bluegrass…

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THE BILL HEARNE TRIO

August 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Bill Hearne

COUNTRY. FOLK. Honkytonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, unrequited love are the brick and mortar of country music and there isn’t a better mason than Bill Hearne… Bill Hearne calls it ‘The Road:’ that metaphorical ribbon of honky-tonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, prison cells and unrequited love line with signposts and mile markers tattooed with names like Haggard, as in Merle, Williams, as in Hank, Owens, as in Buck and Lovett, as in Lyle. Being legally blind, Bill has never actually…

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LOS GALLINEROS (a.k.a. The Chicken Coops)

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Chicken Coops3

TRADITIONAL NORTEÑO MUSIC. Y MAS. Led by Felix “Los Gatos” Peralta, this supergroup of young players brings a new twist on the old sounds of New Mexico. Gitarons, fiddles and button accordions characterize their sound. Flaco Jimenez doesn’t tour much these days- the sound of “Los Gallineros” might be as close as you can get. Their appearance coincides with the Santa Fe Classic Car Show. Come on down to hear classic New Mexico music while srolling amongst classic New Mexico…

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THE PLEASURE PILOTS

August 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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OLD SCHOOL R&B The Pleasure Pilots are a rhythm and blues and swing band composed of all-star players from all over Northern New Mexico.  With a swinging horn section and several standout vocalists, the band has been called “the best dance band in New Mexico.” While the band plays vintage   R & B, they are currently recording an album of original compositions.         The lineup includes: Fred Spencer:  guitar, vocals David Phillips: keyboards, vocals Terry Bluhm: bass,…

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BAILE ESPAÑOL

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Baile Espanol

TRADITIONAL HISPANIC DANCE TROUPE. Led by Angie Miller, the Baile Espanol dance troupe has been performing locally for 35 years and is dedicated to preserving Hispanic culture and heritage through dance. The troupe currently has 60 dancers ranging in age from 18 months to 40 years old. Always a visual spectacle- cultura auténtica y pura.  

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MANZANARES

August 13 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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ManzanaresHI

NUEVO FLAMENCO AND LATIN ROCK.  MANZANARES is hot Spanish guitar, sizzling Latin percussion, and soulful vocals; a high-energy and fiery sound with a dazzling repertoire that ranges from Spanish and Middle Eastern guitar melodies to Flamenco to Pop to Latin Rock. Led by brothers David and Michael Manzanares and accompanied by some of the best musicians in the industry, MANZANARES has been labeled one of the hottest latin acts to hit the music scene and has gained both national and international attention.  They continue to…

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A SPECIAL NIGHT WITH GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS LARRY MITCHELL AND ROBERT MIRABAL

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Larry Mitchell is a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer and performer who has toured the world playing guitar with well-known artists including Tracy Chapman, Billy Squier, Ric Ocasek and Miguel Bosé. In his original compositions, Larry skillfully weaves guitar textures that showcase his virtuosity as a solo artist and ensemble player. As a producer-engineer, Larry has won 26 New Mexico Music Awards in various categories from pop, adult contemporary, rap, rock, country and Native American. His latest release “The Traveler” has…

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THE KIPSIES

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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AMERICANA/FOLK. The Kipsies, an Americana-Folk band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was formed from the multi-award winning band Breaking Blue. The Kipsies feature some traditional bluegrass and old-time instrumentation, but with a progressive and modern sound that is sure to bring you to your feet. The unique mixture of folk, rock, jazz, classical, and bluegrass make The Kipsies a fresh, unique and inspiring band.

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CACTUS TRACTOR

August 17 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Cactus Tractor

POP FOLK. Cactus Tractor is a seven-person Bohemian Pop Folk Disco (beau-pop-faux-disc) band based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with four songwriters, toothsome harmonies, and a multitude of fun stringed and unstrung instruments. These include the hula horn (invented by Christy), the musical saw (which is dangerous), the violin (which is also dangerous if you’re standing just to the left), the accordion (which is heavy), the charango (which attracts a lot of attention despite its small stature—much like its player, Stef!),…

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INDIAN MARKET

August 18 - August 19
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
Sponsor:

No Bandstand show today on account of Indian Market set-up.

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CS ROCKSHOW

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bandstand Southside,
3466 Zafarano Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87507 United States
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CS Rockshow

CS. Rockshow is a rock trio that sounds bigger. The group is comprised of Don Curry (guitars/vocals), Pete Springer (keyboard including bass/vocals) and Ron Crowder (drums/vocals). Santa Feans Don & Pete have been playing together since summer 2006 and also perform as a duo.   Albuquerquean Ron is the “new kid” having played with the band for 4 years. All three are veteran musicians who also play with other groups but are drawn together to play a unique variety of rock…

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SURF BY SOUTHWEST

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Surfing saguaro

CLASSIC SURF. Led by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy,) Surf by Southwest plays classic surf instrumentals from the ’60s plus a few surprises! Classic tunes by Dick Dale, The Ventures, The Safaris, Jan and Dean, The Mermen and more.

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LET IT GROW

August 23 @ 7:15 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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TRIP ROCK. Let It Grow is New Mexico’s premier Grateful Dead cover band, faithfully recreating the improvisational music and community the Grateful Dead is known for. LIG has collectively spent decades studying the songs, stories and equipment of The Grateful Dead, carefully honing the elements needed to deliver a convincing experience. A mainstay on the Jam Band circuit, Let It Grow proves the long strange trip is alive and well in New Mexico. Break out your tie-dyes and come twirl on the…

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MEOW WOLF PRESENTS…

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Sponsor: Meow Wolf

Our friends at Meow Wolf are programing this special night. We have no idea what they have in mind, but one thing is for sure: this is bound to be one of the most memorable nights of the entire 2016 Bandstand schedule. We’ll post more info as it becomes available. Stay tuned!

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SFUAD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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The Santa Fe University of Art and Design’s Contemporary Music Program prepares students for careers in today’s modern world of music. The program fosters skills in performance, technology, composition, and recording arts. The curriculum also grounds students in world music, theory, and history. The SFUAD Contemporary Music Program is chaired by Mr. Horace Alexander Young, whose career spans four decades in the areas of performing, composing, recording, touring, teaching and writing about music. Tonight’s program features performances by many of this important…

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THE MAYA SPECTRA

August 25 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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ELECTRONIC. TRIP-HOP. Brothers Donald and Julian Peña, along with Janel Blanco on vocals, comprise The Maya Spectra, an emerging independent electronic trio hailing from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Although the brothers originally focused on jazz while studying in Arizona, a friend convinced them to transfer to the Santa Fe University of Art and Design where they were introduced to fellow bandmate Janel Blanco. The newly formed trio intended merely to play together for spare cash while they studied, but introducing…

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JONO MANSON AND FRIENDS, featuring WALLY INGRAM

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Santa Fe Bandstand,
Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark
Santa Fe, NM 87501 United States
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Jono2016X

ROCK. Jono Manson is a prolific singer/songwriter and veteran performer, with a long track record that includes major-label releases as both recording artist and producer. During a career spanning four decades he has performed everywhere from local dives to Madison Square Garden, from house concerts to festival stages. His songs have been recorded by Grammy Award – winning artists and have been featured in major motion pictures, on network television and in national advertising campaigns. He continues to collaborate with…

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