The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

New Mexico Jazz Festival Partners & Venues



The New Mexico Jazz Festival is a collaborative project of
The Outpost Performance Space
and The Lensic Performing Arts Center
both 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.



Established in 1988, The Outpost Performance Space is Albuquerque’s non-profit, member-supported, community-based Performing Arts Center. While presenting numerous concerts in larger venues, including those of the New Mexico Jazz Festival each July, Outpost’s home is at The Space— an intimate venue located at 210 Yale Blvd SE just down the street from the University of New Mexico. Outpost presents more than 100 concerts each year— jazz, experimental, folk & roots, spoken word, teen performance nights and much more— plus classes for youth and adults. Outpost also host visual arts exhibits in the Inpost Artspace. The Outpost Performance Space is unique— intimate and elegant— and we invite you to come see us. For more information go to


The Lensic Performing Arts Center

The Lensic Performing Arts Center is Santa Fe’s premier year-round performing arts center: a state-of-the art venue for theater, music, dance, film, lectures, community events and family programming set in a historic theater in the heart of the City Different. The Lensic offers over 250 performances a year, technical apprenticeships in the performing arts, and free performances to over 20,000 local school children a year. The "Lensic Presents Series" reaches out beyond the traditional performing arts to bring new and original works to Santa Fe. "Under Construction" an original, ongoing series showcases theater pieces under development. "Big Screen Classics" honors The Lensic’s origins as a movie house by screening treasured movies from the earliest silent films to the latest in high definition satellite broadcasting. "World Music Series" brings international musicians and artists from the Balkans and Bhutan to Egypt, Ireland, Ethiopia and Japan to The Lensic stage. For more information go to


The Santa Fe Jazz Foundation (Jazz Festival Partner Emeritus)

The Santa Fe Jazz Foundation was founded in 1990. Its mission is to help musicians in need and to financially support college jazz programs as well as other jazz organizations throughout the country. Traditionally, the Foundation has helped musicians who are experiencing health problems and are without insurance or who are unable to work. Over the years, many musicians have been helped by the generous support of individuals through the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation. In additon to its philanthropic work, the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation has presented hundreds of concerts in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque in venues ranging from the Santa Fe Opera to the St Francis Auditorium and The Hive.



Santa Fe Bandstand/Outside In

Santa Fe Bandstand is a free summer festival on the Santa Fe Plaza Stage produced by Outside In, in collaboration with the City of Santa Fe and featuring the best music of this region including Latin, Blues, Rock, R&B, Native, World beat, Country, Jazz, Swing, Reggae, Folk, Zydeco, Electronic, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Classical, Dance etc. Santa Fe Bandstand 2008 will feature up to 80 performances from July 7th to August 21st. Monday through Thursday evenings 6 to 8:30 pm and every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from noon to 12:30pm. Outside In is a nonprofit, community-based group established in the spring of 1995, to bring free, live performances, presentations and workshops to people confined to shelters, residential treatment facilities, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and any other institutions or human services programs where people would otherwise not have access to the arts. The Youth with Promise program presents free weekly guitar, dance, & visual arts workshops to juvenile offenders in detention and on probation, to at-risk youth in shelters and residential treatment programs and other underserved youth in the community. For more information about Santa Fe Bandstand and Outside/In go to




The Lensic Performing Arts Center
211 West San Francisco St.

Santa Fe Plaza
West San Franciso St. and Lincoln Avenue

St John's College- Music on the Hill
Camino Cruz Blanca


The Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale Blvd. SE: 2 blocks south of Central

Nob Hill Summerfest
Central Ave. between Girard & Washington

Old Town
The Gazebo on the Plaza

Hiland Theater
4800 Central Avenue SE