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Live Music & Concerts in Albuquerque

Explore Albuquerque’s vibrant live music scene and acclaimed concert venues.

You don’t have to look far to find great live music in Albuquerque. Whether you are enjoying a beer at a local brewery or planning a weekend trip to see your favorite band, Albuquerque is New Mexico’s premier concert and live music destination. Find unique venues hosting local bands to internationally-recognized artists for the perfect live music experience.


Find some of the best places to watch music, and discover inspiration for planning the ultimate music experience in Albuquerque. 


Annual Concerts and Live Music Events

Festival Flamenco


Festival Flamenco Alburquerque celebrates the art of flamenco dancing. Every year, the National Institute of Flamenco brings international flamenco dancers to Albuquerque. Participate in over 30 workshops on the history and development of flamenco, the music or the rhythms. You can also enjoy world-class performances by some of the best flamenco dancers.

Albuquerque Summerfest

Summerfest Downtown Albuquerque

Albuquerque Summerfest is a series of concerts in neighborhoods around the city featuring local music, food and free activities. It’s a great way to support local businesses as well.

Mariachi Spectacular

Mariachi Spectacular

The Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque is a must-see event in the summer. World-renowned groups perform in a variety of mariachi styles. Hear new interpretations of classic mariachi songs. Conference students and the general public get the chance to experience the best mariachi has to offer.

Zoo and Garden Music

Live music at the Albuquerque Zoo

Enjoy bands from a variety of genres at the ABQ BioPark Zoo and Botanic Garden during the summer. It’s fun for the whole family spending an evening among the animals or the beautiful plants at the garden.

Music Culture and History 

Music has been an integral part of Albuquerque’s culture for centuries. As a form of sharing and storytelling, music is tightly interwoven in both Native American and Hispanic traditions. Together, these musical traditions play an important role in Albuquerque’s distinctly blended culture.

The sounds of traditional pueblo music contribute a unique beat to the sounds of Albuquerque. 

From flamenco to mariachi and even salsa music, Hispanic and Latin rhythms permeate the musical landscape in Albuquerque.



Live Music Events and Concerts 

Throughout the year, Albuquerque is home to a variety of renowned, annual musical events. From national headliners to lowkey performances at our local breweries and wineries, we have something to satisfy all musical tastes.

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