Santa Fe Bandstand FAQs

This year’s season begins on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm and runs through August 15, 2018. Generally, our 8-week schedule runs Tuesday through Saturday.  More details will be posted when the 2018 schedule is finalized later this spring.

Nearby on-street parking is available at the rate of $2/hr. Credit cards are accepted at all downtown meters. Keep in mind that downtown street parking is FREE after 6pm. In addition, there are several large city-owned parking garages within a short walk of the Plaza. CLICK HERE to see a map of downtown parking structures.

Unfortunately, consumption of alcoholic beverages in the Plaza is not allowed by city ordinance.  There are a number of excellent tap rooms around the Plaza for pre or post show enjoyment. Some of our favorite brew houses include Draft Station, The Thunderbird Bar and Grill, The San Francisco Street Bar & Grill and La Fonda.

Absolutely! Plenty of room on the lawn, or for a closer view, come early for a spot on the perimeter of the dance floor.

Forgot your chair? Stop by the Bandstand Merch Tent – we’ve got ’em for sale!

Yes, feel free to bring Fido. Just make sure your four-legged friends are on leash.

The Plaza lawn is the perfect al fresco spot for a summer’s eve picnic.

Santa Fe Bandstand is officially a smoke-free event. No tobacco, e-cigs or marijuana is permitted within the bounds of the Plaza during show times.

The application window for the 2018 Santa Fe Bandstand season is now closed. Applications for the 2019 season will be available through our website beginning October 1, 2018. Final deadline for submissions is December 31, 2018.

Yes. If you’ve lost anything or anyone, please check with our staff in the Santa Fe Bandstand tent. All unclaimed items will be held through August 31, 2017.

Yes. We gladly accept all major credit cards for all purchases at the Bandstand tent.

We are deeply grateful to the City of Santa Fe for their generous support of Santa Fe Bandstand. But the truth is, the City’s contribution represents less than a third of our operating budget. We make up the balance through sponsorships, advertising and contributions from our audience.

If you enjoyed a Santa Fe Bandstand event and want to show your support or gratitude, you can make a contribution of any size by clicking on the “DONATE” button above or by clicking HERE.