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 to all of our sponsors and musicians for our 2019 season. All of our concerts were a huge success, and we could not have done it without your help. We look forward to bringing free, family-friendly concerts to the Santa Fe community in 2020!

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!


Calling all musicians: Music on the Hill is accepting applications now through November 1, 2019 for the 2020 summer concert series.


2019 Summer Lineup


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 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.


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) or 505-984-6113.

Premier Lead Sponsor

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

Band Sponsor

Deborah Trouw, Waddell and Reed Financial Advisors

Senior Partner Sponsor

Christus St Vincent Health System

Media Sponsors

  • Albuquerque Journal
  • Santa Fe Audio Visual
  • Santa Fean Now Magazine
  • 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
  • Jimmy D’s Restaurant
  • KW Monica McLin
  • 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.

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


IHM Retreat & Conference Center

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: 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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