Music on the Hill

Music on the Hill, a Santa Fe summer tradition!

2021 Update

For the 2021 season, we yet again find ourselves in the unfortunate yet necessary position to break from our Music on the Hill tradition and cancel our summer concert season. This decision was made with heavy hearts, but with the confidence that we must do our part to protect our community at large.

St. John’s College’s primary responsibility is maintaining a safe learning environment for our students, staff, and faculty, particularly those in residence year-round. De-densification is central to our COVID-safe practices. Given the uncertainty surrounding vaccine distribution and utilization, hosting the Santa Fe community on our campus grounds as early as this summer could negatively impact community spread, jeopardize campus and local health and safety, and impede our educational mission.

The college is announcing this decision at this time out of consideration for Music on the Hill artists, donors, sponsors, and volunteers—and with the knowledge of the length of time required to plan an event of this magnitude.

Thank you for your past interest in Music on the Hill and we extend our gratitude to the incredible musicians, volunteers and supporters who are central to of our beloved Santa Fe summer tradition.

We look forward to being in communication again in 2022.

Make a gift to Music on the Hill to support this program bringing free concerts to the Santa Fe community. Your support makes a difference!

2020 Summer Lineup

Join us on Facebook to watch live performances this summer.

July 29, 6–7 p.m. MT—Nohe & Sus Santos

Joining lead singer Nohelia Sosa in the band self-described as Latin, Soul with Passion and Attitude are Randy Sanchez, Rafael Herrera, and Justin Bransford. Sanchez elaborates. “There are influences from jazz, cumbia. We kind of lean towards this power trio who’s backing Nohe Sosa. We also like putting twists on the songs. We do a cover of ‘Purple Rain’ in a huapango. We try to think creatively.”

Learn more about Nohe & Sus Santos See the Nohe & Sus Santos YouTube Channel
August 19, 7–8 p.m. MT — Ryan Montano

Ryan Montano’s sound is a captivating fusion of jazz, pop and latin music resulting in a sound all his own. Music on the Hill fans have enjoyed this trumpeter in past seasons and we welcome him back to our at home edition!

Learn more about Ryan Montano See the Ryan Montano YouTube Channel

2019 Summer Lineup

Relive the memories of last summer by visiting our musicians’ web and YouTube pages through the links below.

Sponsors AND FRIENDS OF MUSIC ON THE HILL

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 carolyn.kingston(at)sjc.edu or 505-984-6113.

Premier Lead Sponsor

Enterprise Bank & Trust: Together, there's no stopping you.

Band Sponsor

Elevation Financial Group

Senior Partner Sponsor

Christus St Vincent Health System
KW Monica McLin

Media Sponsors

  • Albuquerque Journal
  • Santa Fe Audio Visual
  • KSFR - Santa Fe Public Radio

Partner Sponsors ($2,500 level)

  • Bell Bank Mortgage
  • El Castillo
  • Montgomery and Andrews Law Firm
  • ultiMED Urgent Medical Care
  • Walter Burke Catering

Supporter Sponsors ($1,000 level)

  • Cassidy's Landscaping
  • Coates Tree Service
  • Counter Intelligence/H and S Craftsmen
  • DMC Construction
  • Gallery 901
  • Gemini Rosemont
  • ilpiatto
  • Peruvian Connection
  • Santa Fe Bar & Grill
  • Sarcon Construction
  • Ten Thousand Waves
  • Tesque Casio

Benefit Events

Thank you to Santa Fe Bar and Grill and Il Piatto for hosting Restaurant Benefit Nights in support of Music on the Hill.

  • Santa Fe Bar & Grill
  • ilpiatto

Thank you to Peruvian Connection for hosting a Retail Benefit event in support of Music on the Hill.

MOTH Sponsor Peruvian Connection Logo

Friends of Music on the Hill (Any level up to $999)

  • Bill and Judith Alger
  • Anonymous
  • Wiley Davidson
  • Constance Deschamps
  • Amy Eads
  • Steve and Anne Farber
  • Linda Fertal
  • Patrick and Barbara Finley
  • Patricia Fletcher
  • Friends from Dallas
  • Paul and Lana Goblet
  • Indivisible - T or C
  • Florence Kess
  • Kate Klein Fund, Santa Fe Community Foundation
  • Lane and Kristy Krahl
  • Alasdair Lindsay
  • Edward Massart and Roberta Scott
  • Phil and Julie Murray
  • Janet Peacock
  • John and Peggy Polk
  • Amy Skorheim
  • Sarah Spencer
  • Philip Spiers
  • Benita Vassallo and Stephen Wiman
  • Martha Vázquez and Joseph Maestas
  • Harry Wright

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.

National Endowment for the Arts New Mexico Arts

In-Kind Sponsors

Atalaya Search and Rescue

Frogurt

IHM Retreat & Conference Center

Rio Grande School

Santa Fe Music Collective

Santa Fe Preparatory School

Santa Fe Waste Services

Parking

Designated Parking Areas

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

  • Santa Fe Prep Main Lot
    Off of Camino de Cruz Blanca
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Retreat & Conference Center
    Across the street from Santa Fe Prep with access from Camino de 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

Free Park and Ride Shuttle

Santa Fe Pick Up Map

Parking is no longer available at Museum Hill. Instead, shuttle parking is available with the Santa Fe Pick-Up.

Ride the FREE Santa Fe Pick-Up from the Transfer Station. The Park and Ride shuttle departs from the area in front of the Lamy building located at 413 Old Santa Fe Trail. Parking facilities can be accessed through Paseo de Peralta in the parking areas next to the Moon (PERA) and Lamy buildings. The Santa Fe Pick-Up hours will be extended until 8:30 p.m. for each concert evening. We thank the City of Santa Fe for extending their hours for the public to attend the free community concerts at St. John’s College. For more information visit santafenm.gov/transit or call 505-231-2573.

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 de 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, on the field
  • No tables on the field
  • No large umbrellas
  • No tents
  • No smoking
  • Children must be supervised at all times
  • Bicycle parking is available 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 radio station.

VOLUNTEERS

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

Thank you: John DiRuggiero, Douglas Maahs of DMaahs Construction, Tim McCord Digital & Social Marketing Strategy Management Consultant, Dion Silva, Los Alamos National Bank, Philip Spiers, Tom Taylor Belts and Buckles, John Trentacosta, Straight Up Productions, David Wilkinson, and Santa Fean Magazine.

Margaret Mertz
Margaret Mertz

Music on the Hill honors the memory of Dr. Margaret S. Mertz. Margaret was a 1983 graduate of St. John’s college in Santa Fe. She had a lifelong passion for performance, music and the arts. She volunteered with many arts organizations, and especially loved her work with Music on the Hill.

 

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