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Outpost Performance Space

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  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E.
    2 Blocks South of Central
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Type: Performing Arts & Theaters
  • Phone: (505) 268-0044
  • Fax: (505) 268-4481
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Outpost Performance Space is a non-profit, member-supported, community based performing arts venue that presents over 100 shows a year–jazz, experimental, folk, international, spoken word, youth performances and more. Year-round education programs include Jazz and Latin music classes for youth and adults and visual art is represented at the Inpost Artspace Gallery. Outpost also presents the NM Jazz Festival each July (since 2006) in partnership with the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe, and the Route 66 Summerfest, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque and Nob Hill Mainstreet, which attracts 60,000 people to Albuquerque’s historic Nob Hill district.

Amenities
  • Credit Cards: Accepted
  • Days Open: Monday-Friday
  • Hours of Operation: Box Office 2:00-5:30 pm; Monday-Friday 1 hr. before shows
  • Miles to Airport: 2.00
  • Offers Group Rates: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Full
  • WiFi/Internet: Yes
Outpost Performance Space Meeting Facility
  • Classroom Capacity: 160

  • April 1, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $10-$15

The ABQ Grand Slam Poetry Slam Championship returns to Outpost and it's an evening of slam poetry with ten of the top performance poets in Albuquerque competing for a spot on the 2016 ABQ Poetry Slam ...

  • May 9, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $25-$30

Hailed as a "Master" by The New York Times, Israeli born clarinetist-saxophonist virtuoso, Anat Cohen has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful st...

  • May 4, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Outpost features our favorite multi-woodwind maestro, in concert with some of his longtime musical friends. One of New Mexico's long-standing jazz luminaries, Arlen Asher was born in 1929 in a small f...

  • May 13, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Tonight is a special night at Outpost honoring one of New Mexico's most prolific and unique musical artists, Armando Ortega. Inspired by "the dance groove music with a positive message," he...

  • March 30, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Called "A brilliant melodist" by the Chicago Reader, Bobby Bradford is considered one of the most original trumpet/cornet players to emerge from the avant-garde. He played a fundamental role...

  • April 29, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $25-$30

Tonight's concert, organized and produced by Jesus Muñoz and Casa Falamenca is a rare and special focus on music- specifically the music of legendary flamenco guitarist and nationally award win...

  • March 16, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

One of Albuquerque's most popular and respected singers, bandleaders and cultural organizers, Cathryn McGill returns to the Outpost stage for an evening of gospel-infused jazz and blues. She has recen...

  • April 21, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Composer Christopher Shultis, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, now living in Philadelphia, returns to the Outpost to perform for the first time in more than two decade...

  • April 9, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $20-$25

Saxophonist David Murray and percussionist Sir Kahil El' Zabar are both modern music masters who have been at the forefront of creative exploration and compositional diversity for more than four decad...

  • April 27, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Three-time Grammy nominated tenor saxophonist, Donny McCaslin is one of the most striking young voices in jazz. He moves comfortably between mainstream modern, funky fusion, ballads, and his own exper...

  • April 20, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $20-$25

Renowned as featured soloist and lead tenor saxophonist with the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Doug Lawrence, who is originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana and grew up in Albuquerque, lived and wo...

  • March 2, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $20-$35

Multi-award winning, Grammy nominated folk-roots-blues singer-songwriter and guitarist, Eric Bibb returns to Outpost on the heels of his Fall 2014 release, Blues People, which he notes is in part a tr...

  • May 11, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Expansion is a part of Gerald Clayton's artistic identity and his music is "a celebration of the inherent differences in musical perspectives that promote true artistic synergy." A four-time...

  • March 9, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

American trumpeter and composer J.Q.Whitcomb was born and raised in Santa Fe, where he started playing professionally at an early age in a variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, funk, sk...

  • May 19, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $20-$25

Rooted in the jazz traditions of Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and other such leading ladies of jazz, Marie has earned a reputation as one of the most provocative risk-taker among today's jazz div...

  • May 5, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

The Santa Fe based Round Mountain is comprised of multi-instrumentalist brothers Char and Robby Rothschild who blend "dusty American grit with a worldly amalgam of global influences." The br...

  • March 23, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $20-$25

Known for her superb scat singing and ability to reach the emotional depths of a ballad, NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan's unique musical style is both uncompromising and entirely original. Greatly inf...

  • April 8, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $17-$22

Still on the Hill is a national and international touring group from Arkansas that has been described as "Ambassadors of the Ozarks" for the work they do to preserve a rich culture that is q...

  • April 14, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Specializing in the music of the late Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla as well as original nuevo tango compositions, the Austin Piazzolla Quintet has, since 2009, captivated audiences with their int...

  • April 13, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $15-$20

Vaivén, a Flamenco-Jazz fusion trio, debuted in Santa Fe in March 2016 and performed at the Route 66 Summerfest this past summer. Performing for the first time at Outpost, the Trio features int...

  • May 6, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: Free

The Kids Variety Shows are an Outpost tradition. They're great and they're for and by kids of all ages and levels. Dance, music, comedy, theater. You name it! It's a wonderful relaxed performance envi...

  • February 24, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $3

Outpost's Roust the House Teen Performance Nights feature local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano to hip hop, spoken word, and more. Roust shows are coordinated by Sage McKay ...

  • March 31, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $3

Outpost's Roust the House Teen Performance Nights feature local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano to hip hop, spoken word, and more. Roust shows are coordinated by Sage McKay ...

  • April 28, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $3

Outpost's Roust the House Teen Performance Nights feature local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano to hip hop, spoken word, and more. Roust shows are coordinated by Sage McKay ...

  • May 20, 2017
  • Location: Outpost Performance Space
  • 210 Yale Blvd. S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Phone: 505-268-0044
  • Admission: $3

Outpost's Roust the House Teen Performance Nights feature local teen bands and soloists, from punk rock to classical piano to hip hop, spoken word, and more. Roust shows are coordinated by Sage McKay ...