Events

Lensic Performing Arts Center

This new opera by Joe Illick and novelist Douglas Preston was created for Zozobra’s 100th anniversary. Drawn from Will Shuster’s original stories, this tale leads the audience deep into a nefarious plan set in motion by Zozobra, Santa Fe’s most infamous malcontent.

Live Nation

Ghost Files Live

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Experience the thrill of ghost hunting with the Ghoul Boys at a special screening of a never-
before-seen episode of Ghost Files! Join hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej after the
screening for exclusive behind the scenes stories, a little Too Many Spirits, an audience Q&A,
and even a live ghost hunting demonstration!

Lensic Presents

Vanya

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp focus in this one-man adaptation which explores the complexities of human emotions.

Lensic

Dweezil Zappa

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Renowned guitarist Dweezil Zappa celebrates two of his father Frank Zappa’s landmark albums, “Roxy & Elsewhere” and “Apostrophe." The tour commemorates the 50th Anniversary of both albums and Dweezil has curated a setlist highlighting fan-favorite tracks from each record; replete with unique hybrid arrangements.

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Festival

Ranky Tanky with Lisa Fischer

Lensic Performing Arts Center

The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. Grammy-winning powerhouse vocalist  Lisa Fischer (20 Feet From Stardom) adds her remarkable versatility and wide-ranging vocal power. 

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Fest

Joshua Redman Group

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Saxman Joshua Redman calls his Blue Note debut,  where are we, “a meditation on America and the power and importance of place.” With mesmerizing vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa, they take on music from Rodgers & Hart to Springsteen, all interpreted with the improvisational brilliance and melodic invention that is a hallmark of Redman’s artistry.

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Fest

Dave Holland New Quartet

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Renowned bassist, composer, bandleader, and NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland brings his new quartet of masters to the Lensic, each an established bandleader and composer: alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, pianist  Kris Davis, and drummer Nasheet Waits. Innovative, sophisticated, virtuosic, and totally unforgettable.

Lensic & New Mexico Jazz Fest

Meshell Ndegeocello

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Acclaimed Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and producer Meshell Ndegeocello’s career is one of originality, longevity, and musical truths. She's known for her journeys into soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and rock.

Lensic

Kishi Bashi

Lensic Performing Arts Center

The latest full-length from Kishi Bashi, Kantos is a work of exquisite duality: a party album about the possible end of humanity as we know it, at turns deeply unsettling and sublimely joyful.

The Santa Fe Symphony

American in Paris

Lensic Performing Arts Center

2022 Van Cliburn finalist Clayton Stephenson joins The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa for its spectacular 2024–2025 Season Opener performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.

AEG Presents

Eric Idle

Lensic Performing Arts Center

Eric Idle, star of stage, screen and crossword puzzle, has often been compared to Noel Coward. But, alas, never favorably. He has been in Show Business since 1961. “Unfortunately, I can’t find the exit” he says. “My role in life seems to be cheering people up,” he adds glumly.

Last November in London, Cat Power took the stage at Royal Albert Hall and delivered a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. In her own rendition of that historic night, the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall inhabited each song with equal parts conviction and grace and a palpable sense of protectiveness, ultimately transposing the anarchic tension of Dylan’s set with a warm and luminous joy.