Sounds of summer

Every Thursday evening, locals get a taste of world-class music at Taos Plaza Live


Most people might not know it, but a lot of anticipation surrounds the announcement of the Taos Plaza Live lineup. With good reason, the choices are hard as a committee works with the Taos County Chamber of Commerce to pick bands and performers they hope will fill the plaza with enthusiastic crowds.

Taos Plaza Live, for those who might not know, is a series of concerts that take place each Thursday evening on Taos Plaza, sponsored by the Chamber, along with generous businesses and organizations. On any given Taos Plaza Live summer night, you may hear Spanish rancheras, country-western, R&B, blues, or hard-driving rock 'n' roll, all while the dance floor in front of the gazebo is filled with locals and visitors dancing away.

It's what community is all about.

Here's who is playing when. Note that some shows will have an early start time to accommodate certain special presentations.

2018 Taos Plaza Live Music Schedule

May 31

5:30 p.m. Albuquerque Boys Choir

6 p.m. David Garver

7 p.m. Jimmy Stadler

June 7

6 p.m. Take Two

7 p.m. The Uz Band

June 14

6-8 p.m. Big Swing Theory

June 21

6-8 p.m. Dwayne Ortega

June 28

6 p.m. Swing Dusters

7 p.m. Chicken Sedan

July 5

Special Early Start

5:30 p.m. Jennifer Peterson Band

6:30-8:30 p.m. The Damn Band

July 12

6 p.m. Bone Orchard

7 p.m. The Dirty Power

July 26

6 p.m. The Noseeums

7 p.m. Chris Arellano

Aug. 2

5:30 p.m. Children's Dance Routine

6-8 p.m. Katy P & The Business

Aug. 9

6-8 p.m. Last to Know

Aug. 16

6 p.m. Peyote Bird

7 p.m. Bad Boys

Aug. 23

Special Early Start

5:30 p.m. Shannon & the Southern Soul

6:30-8 p.m. Out of Nowhere