Skip to Main Content

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 2018 season. See you all back on the Hill in 2019.

Thank you to the musicians who filled our 2018 summer with their musical talents!


Calling all musicians: Music on the Hill is accepting applications now through November 1, 2018 for the 2019 summer concert series.

Download the Performance Application (PDF)

Music on the Hill Participant Survey

Did you attend one of our 2018 summer concerts? We want to hear from you. Please take our survey.

Music on the Hill Participant Survey

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!

Summer 2018 2018 Concert Lineup

Doug Lawrence, June 13

With a smooth and soulful jazz sound, tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence has played with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and many others.

More About Doug Lawrence
The Tracey Whitney Quintet, June 20

A sultry singer, prolific songwriter and passionate performer, Tracey Whitney delivers R&B, pop, and jazz vocals in the style of yesteryear.

More About Tracey Whitney
Ryan Montano, June 27

An Albuquerque-based trumpeter, songwriter and arranger, Ryan Montano uses solid technique and emotive songwriting to deliver a captivating fusion of jazz, soul and Latin stylings.

More About Ryan Montano
Jimmy Stadler, July 11

Hailing from the romping stomping hills of Taos, New Mexico, musician Jimmy Stadler brings with him an extensive collection of original songs and covers.

Visit Jimmy Stadler Website Watch Jimmy Stadler YouTube Video
Ranky Tanky, July 18

With a sound that comes straight from the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina, Ranky Tanky creates music born of their storied Gullah culture.

Visit Ranky Tanky Website Watch Ranky Tanky YouTube
Calle 66, July 25

Fixtures in the Santa Fe salsa scene, Calle 66 is set to close out the season with their characteristic Latin flair.

More About Calle 66


Designated Parking Areas

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

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 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 cbkingston(at) or 505-984-6113.

Premier Lead Sponsor

Lanb Logo

Band Sponsor

Waddell Reed Logo

Senior Partner Sponsor

Christus St Vincent Logo
PrestiDigital Media Logo

Media Sponsors

  • Albuquerque Journal 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
  • ultiMED Logo
  • Walter Burke Catering Logo

Supporter Sponsors ($1,000 level)

  • Coates Tree Service Logo
  • DMC Construction Logo
  • ilpiatto Logo
  • KW Monica McLin Logo
  • Santa Fe Bar & Grill Logo
  • Frogurt Logo
  • Gallery 901 Logo
  • Ten Thousand Waves Logo
  • Cassidy's Landscaping Logo
  • Kure Wellness 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

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, Margaret Mertz, St. Vincent Hospital Foundation, Dion Silva, Los Alamos National Bank, Philip Spiers, Tom Taylor Belts and Buckles, John Trentacosta, Straight Up Productions, David Wilkinson, and Santa Fean Magazine.