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10 Places to Watch Live Music in Albuquerque

Best Concert Venues in Town

10 Places to Watch Live Music in Albuquerque

Visit Albuquerque worked with local musicians, music store owners, artists and chefs, all of whom shared their favorite spots to catch a show in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Isleta Ampitheater

Recommended by: Missy Begay 

for a concert venue, which is the Pueblo-owned amphitheater on the south
side of town, which is kind of situated up on a mesa and you just get
amazing 360 views of the western sunset.” 

Marble Brewery

Recommended by: Paul HuntonJeff Erway

. They're good buddies of ours and they have an awesome outdoor patio downtown with live music usually, and really, really killer
IPAs.” 

Marble Brewing is recommended by notable locals as one of the best breweries to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.

Canteen Brewery 

Recommended by: Paul Hunton  

Dust City Opera's lead singer Paul Hunton shares, "Canteen Brewhouse has a great covered patio that's been a really great spot to play. Plus, they have great beer. Their High Plains Pils is one of my favorites!"

Canteen Brewhouse is recommended by notable locals as one of the best breweries to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.

Ponderosa Brewing and Red Door Brewing

Recommended by: Paul Hunton

Dust City Opera's Paul Hunton also told Visit Albuquerque, “I love the places that host open mics, like Ponderosa Brewing and Red Door Brewing.” 

Red Door Brewing is recommended by notable locals as one of the best breweries to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.






Recommended by: Paul Hunton  

"There are some quirky little art shops and bars, restaurants, and breweries around Nob Hill. There's a cellar bar that's good for live music called Zinc."

Zinc is recommended by notable locals as one of the best spots to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.

Scalo

is a really
phenomenal Northern Italian restaurant that hosts bands too. I like to play there and it's a popular spot.” 

Scalo is recommended by notable locals as one of the best spots to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.

The Tannex

Recommended by: Nanibah ChaconShawna Brown

The Verdes Foundation's Shawna Brown told Visit Albuquerque, "The Tannex is another hidden gem in Albuquerque. It's a space that a lot of live music happens at in Barelas. It's just a really cool place that is a treasure that no one really knows about. It's locally owned, woman-owned, and it brings in artists from all genres into the space."

The Tannex is recommended by notable locals as one of the best spots to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.

Casa De Benavidez

Recommended by: Jeff Erway, Robert Pimentel

La Cumbre's Jeff Erway shared with us, “Casa de Benavidez has a koi fish pond on the patio, and their food is really good. It's a really old-school spot. Hector Pimentel, who is the son of the founder of Pimentel Guitars, often plays there on the weekends and he's pretty good. That place is completely New Mexican and it's just a really, really great place."

Casa de Benavidez is recommended by notable locals as one of the best spots to catch live music in Albuquerque, NM.

Sister Bar



The Verdes Foundation's Shawna Brown told us, “If I want to hear live music and dance, I'll go to Sister
Bar
. They have really good DJs."

Popejoy Hall

Recommended by: Lauren Green

 is a great spot for local shows. It's a really
fabulous venue.”

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