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Music on the Hill

Music on the Hill, a Santa Fe summer tradition!

A free, family-friendly, summer concert series presented by St. John’s College. Bring your picnic, meet up with friends and enjoy live music on the Hill. Concerts are on Wednesday evenings in June and July from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. John’s athletic field.

Thank you Santa Fe, Friends of Music on the Hill and business Sponsors for a great 2017 season. See you all back on the Hill in 2018.

Thank you to the musicians who filled our 2017 summer with their musical talents!

2018 Musical Line-up Performance Application

Calling all musicians: Music on the Hill is accepting applications now through November 15, 2017 for the 2018 series.

Download the Performance Application (PDF)

2017 Musical Line-up

June 14 - Ali Ryerson


June 21 - The Pleasure Pilots


June 28 - Detroit Lightning


July 12 - Nacha Mendez


July 19 - Maqueque & Jane Bunett

Co-presented with St. John’s College and the New Mexico Jazz Music Festival


July 26 - Son Como Son



Designated Parking Areas

Please note that for all of our concerts, Park & Ride service is available from Museum Hill’s Udall parking lot.

A drop-off site is located at the entrance to campus on Camino Cruz Blanca for those unable to walk from the designated parking areas.

  • Santa Fe Prep Main Lot
    Off of Camino Cruz Blanca
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat & Conference Center
    Across the street from Santa Fe Prep with access from Camino Cruz Blanca.
  • Rio Grande School
    Off of Camino Cabra, next to Atalaya Elementary School
  • Atalaya Elementary School
    Off of Camino Cabra, next to Rio Grande School
  • Museum Hill
    Park your car at Museum Hill parking Udall lot only and ride the shuttle to the field. The shuttle will run at the beginning and end of the event, starting at 5:30 until 6:15 p.m. and returning from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Handicap Parking Area
    Handicap parking is available for those with a handicap permit. Proceed to the main college entrance where security personnel will direct you to the appropriate lot.

Concertgoers are advised to use the designated parking lots and heed all “no parking” signs on local area streets. View map of designated parking areas.

Please do not park along any nearby streets, including Camino Cruz Blanca, Camino San Acacio, Calle Rumolo, Camino Cabra, or Camino Picacho. The areas will be monitored by the City of Santa Fe Police and will be subject to parking violations.

Rules and Guidelines

To ensure the enjoyment of all concert-goers, we ask that you please follow these guidelines:

No pets, except service dogs, onto the field
No tables on the field
No large umbrellas
No tents
No smoking
Children must be supervised at all times
Park bicycles along tennis court fence
Keep views of the stage unobstructed
Drink responsibly and understand that underage drinking is prohibited
Respect the college’s neighbors and park cars only in designated parking areas
Pick up your trash before leaving the field

St. John’s College reserves the right to:

Ask anyone to leave due to inappropriate behavior or conduct.

Cancellation Policy

In case of inclement weather requiring cancellation of a concert, updated information can be found on this page, the Music on the Hill Facebook page, and KSFR and KBAC radio stations.


Special thanks to the local sponsors who make this event possible. Sponsorships support the concert series and financial aid for New Mexico students at St. John’s College. “Friends of Music on the Hill” offers individuals a way to make a tax-deductible gift to Music on the Hill. Become a Friend of Music on the Hill by donating today.

To request information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Carolyn Kingston at cbkingston(at) or 505-984-6113.

Premier Lead Sponsor

Lanb Logo

Lead Sponsor

Sunpower Logo

Band Sponsor

Waddell Reed Logo

Senior Partner Sponsor

Christus St Vincent Logo

Media Sponsors

  • Albuquerque Journal Logo
  • Presti Digital Media Logo
  • KBAC - Radio Free Santa Fe Logo
  • Santa Fe Audio Visual Logo
  • Santa Fean Magazine Logo
  • KSFR - Santa Fe Public Radio

Partner Sponsors ($2,500 level)

  • El Castillo Logo
  • Gemini Rosemont Logo
  • Montgomery Andrews Logo
  • Santa Fe Valet Logo
  • ultiMED Logo
  • Walter Burke Catering Logo

Supporter Sponsors ($1,000 level)

  • Coates Tree Service Logo
  • DMC Construction Logo
  • ilpiatto Logo
  • Jennifer and Jimmy Day
  • KW Monica McLin Logo
  • Neil Lyon Group - Sothebys International Realty Logo
  • Santa Fe Bar & Grill Logo
  • Frogurt Logo
  • Sarcon Construction Logo
  • Southwest Care Center Logo

This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

New Mexico Arts Logo

In-Kind Sponsors

Atalaya Search and Rescue

IHM Retreat & Conference Center

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs

Rio Grande School

Santa Fe Music Collective

Santa Fe Preparatory School

Santa Fe Waste Services


Special thanks to our Volunteer Advisory Board, who work throughout the year to organize, raise funds and produce Music on the Hill!

Thank you: Douglas Maahs of DMaahs Construction, Dion Silva, Los Alamos National Bank, Philip Spiers, Tom Taylor Belts and Buckles, John Trentacosta, Straight Up Productions and William Schiller.