Counting CrowsNew Mexico’s rich and vibrant music scene and low cost of living means musicians can make a living here. Their are numerous live, local music venues, from hotels and coffeehouses to brewpubs and concert venues.

The city’s Cultural Services Division contracts musicians for performances at the Albuquerque Museum, Old Town and the Albuquerque Sunport as well as during the summer Arts in the Parks and other specialty programs.

Wanna play? Here’s some of the opportunities that await you. Here you will find information and links to places where you can audition for city gigs, local venues that offer live music and opportunities in film and television projects around New Mexico.

Current opportunities are presented first followed by those posted for a later date.

Enchanted Mesa Show Chorus

This women’s chorus is seeking singers for four part harmony singing. Meets Mondays at 7:00 PM at the Netherwood Church of Christ in Albuquerque. enchantedmesa.org

Enchanted Chours

Seeking men and women for chorus. Light classics, show tunes and contemporary music. Meets Tuesdays at 7:30 PM at Manzano del Sol Good Samaritan Village in Albuquerque. 505-350-2436.

The New MexiChords Barber Shop Chorus

Looking for men for four part harmony singing. Meets Tuesdays at 7:30 PM at St. Johns United Methodist Church, Albuquerque. newmexichords.com

Sunport Serenadessunport

The Albuquerque International Sunport is one of the country’s most culturally unique airports because of the architecture and 113-piece permanent art collection. In 1998, the Sunport Arts Program expanded its schedule of events to include a year-round series of concerts in the Great Hall of the airport terminal. Sunport Serenades offers free concerts at Albuquerque’s airport, featuring an array of local talent ranging from classical to mariachi to jazz to polka. Each year more than 85 free concerts are produced to entertain visitors and welcome travelers to the Land of Enchantment. The concerts are a popular opportunity to showcase diverse and talented performing artists. All performances are free, open to the public and held in the Great Hall of the Terminal Building, 2nd Level Ticketing. To apply for this gig call 505-244-7700 or go to http://www.cabq.gov/airport/sunport-information/sunport-arts-program/sunport-serenades

Kimo Theater Live & Local Concert Series

The live and local music series will feature local musicians throughout the year in the crown jewel of downtown Albuquerque, the KiMo Theatre.

The Kimo Theater a Pueblo Deco picture palace, opened on September 19, 1927. Pueblo Deco was a flamboyant, short-lived architectural style that fused the spirit of the Native American cultures of the Southwest and appeared at a time when movie-mad communities were constructing film palaces based on exotic models such as Moorish mosques and Chinese pavilions. Native American motifs appeared in only a handful of theaters; of those few, the KiMo is the undisputed king.

This is part of the 90th anniversary celebration of the Kimo Theater. For more information, contact Eric Werner at ewerner@cabq.gov or call Larry Parker at the Kimo at 505-768-3544

Live music venues in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is home to an incredibly diverse music culture. Any night of the week you can find live blues, jazz, country, folk, Americana, rock, reggae, bluegrass, punk, electronica…..the list goes on and on. There are a variety of live venues, from brewpubs to nightclubs to listening rooms. Click on the link below to find a listing of  live music venues in Albuquerque. We strive to keep the listing updated, but please e-mail us with any current listings or information on new places to play.

Live Music Venues