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American JeM and a Very Special New Year’s Eve Celebration


Come enjoy the intimate setting, and great acoustics of The Performance Space on New Year’s Eve with American JeM and La Plancha Restaurant.  Music, more music, a three-course dinner with Champagne, decorations, and dancing to ring in 2015 ($60 per person). Reservations Required.

Dinner begins at 7:00PM and American JeM will begin their “New York” New Year’s Eve music set at 8:30PM.   We’ll make lots of noise and ring in the New Year at 10:00PM (Midnight in New York).  Then  continue playing for anybody who wants to stay past 10:00PM and ring in the New Year again on the Mountain Standard Midnight Hour!!!The Performance Space will be THE PLACE TO BE on New Year’s Eve with American JeM, Chef Juan Carlos and his delighful and efficient La Plancha wait staff who will be serving:

SALAD: Mixed Greens with La Plancha’s house vinaigrette.


1. Ribeye Tampiqueña – Served with mashed potatoes, black beans, and mixed vegetables
2. Salmon Tropical (tropicalfruit salsa) or Salmon Blanco (white winecream sauce)
served with rice, black beans and mixed vegetables.
3. Pollo Invierno – Roasted chicken wrapped in bacon served with mashed potatoes,
black beans, and mixed vegetables.

DESSERT: Chocolate Flan Cake

CHAMPAGNE (1 glass per patron)

Open bar service available at La Plancha until 11:00PM

Please open the attached flyer as well for additional information about American JeM’s “New York” New Year’s Eve and then reserve your table soon.  Seating is limited.


Byrd and Street in Concert

Friday, August 24 at 8 pm at The Performance Space.  Tickets $10 at the door.
“Real Americana with integrity & soul…a blend that shines” “Impeccable vocal harmonies” combined with original award – winning Texas-Americana songwriting, Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street from Austin have been making songs together since 2001. Three-time nominees for “Best Vocal Duo” at the Texas Music Awards as well as “Best Female Vocalist” nominee in 2012, they have been two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalists. The duo’s Love Broke the Fall CD was #13 on the Folk DJ Charts in July ’09 and their latest CD, Then and Now CD made #27 last fall as well as the Texas Roots Chart. Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary) recently recorded one of their songs, Let Me Be Your Friend, a song for animal adoption. Joining Byrd & Street for this show will be Santa Fe local musician Dave Devlin of the Bootleg Prophets, on mandolin and dobro!”


Third Ear Caravan – Rock N Soul

Friday 13th, 8 pm – ???

 La Tienda at Eldorado

On the patio if it’s nice or in The Performance Space if it’s not.  All Ages!

Third Ear Caravan is a blend of recycled rock n soul style music that speaks to the heart of the everyday person.  The soulful side of the day and the introspective side of the night, a cross between Bonnie Raitt, early Jefferson Airplane and R.E.M.

The Nowhere Band at the Performance Space

Join us Saturday, January 14 at 7 pm for the fabulous Nowhere Band, the New Mexico Beatles experience.  Bob Curtis on bass, Paul Marcus on drums, Evelyne and Tim Taylor on guitar.  Plus electric sitar, keyboard, harmonica, accordian, recorder and tamborine.



Tickets are 0nly $10.  Dance, listen and celebrate.  Click here for tickets.

Shelley Campbell in Concert

The Performance Space is pleased to welcome Shelley Campbell for her debut concert performance.  Join us for an evening of song and live music at its finest.

Shelley Campbell, an up and coming singer, will inspire and delight her audience in her debut concert as a solo artist Dec.2nd! Growing up in Albuquerque one of her musical experiences included singing back-up for “The Steve O’Neil Band” in the 80’s, which opened up for “The Motels”. Having then lived on Kauai until 2004, she appeared on “Hawaii Stars,” Hawaii’s version of American Idol, recorded a song for the soundtrack of the surf movie “Bali Hai” titled “The Last Illusion.” and won the talent portion of the “Miss Kauai” pageant with her rendition of the song “Dancing Bird” by Holly Near. Shelley’s lifelong passion for her singing career is to serve and connect with her audience in a more authentic, intimate, and meaningful way. One that will awaken, inspire and foster a sense of divinity & deeper connection to ourselves and each other. With the tenderness and yearning of her voice her deepest desire is to nourish the soul and enlighten the mind. The quality of her voice has been described as angelic, soulful, and heartwarming and has often moved people to tears. She will be accompanied by Michael Hall on piano, Darragh Nagle on guitar, and Christina Boiano & Diana James on vocals. Shelley is currently working on her first CD, due out in 2012.

Friday, December 2 at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $10.

The Performance Space is located just 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe.  Go to for more information.

Senayit Sunday, September 18 at 7 pm

From the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont emerges Senayit, a trio capable of guiding its listeners on an intimate journey by awakening a tribal and grounding energy. Front woman and main songwriter, Senayit Tomlinson, was born to create a distinctive and far-reaching life and sound. A woman of Ethiopian heritage, Senayit was raised in New York City and grew up on 80s pop, as well as traditional Chinese, Indian and Hatian music by way of her cultural family. She later studied in Indonesian gamelan music during college. Her sound today, however, is far from chaotic; her dynamic range, vocal expression and poetic style weave an eclectic, even wild thread of sound throughout her honest and accessible lyrics.
Michael Ramirez on bass and Isaac Luxon on drums and percussion complete the trio of Senayit. With a host of musical performance groups under his belt, as well as sound and lighting experience at venues across the country, Michael brings to the group an insatiable urge for experimentation with sound. Isaac, apprentice to master luthier George Morris and lead guitar player for reggae bands groove Shoes and Mo Ambesa, offers his invaluable lyrical style of drumming, attributed to his natural ear and training in instrumental music.
Recent collaboration with interdisciplinary artist JMoney Fur has allowed the trio of Senayit to tap into its wealth of talents in various performing arts and visual media. Incorporating video, puppetry, and various multi-dimensional arts, Senayit envelopes you to the point of a visceral, physical connection. It is not just music for your soul but something that is happening to you, around you, and never quite leaves you.
For more information click here.  Tickets, $8,  available at the door.


The Black Lillies Debut in Santa Fe

 Join us Monday, September 5 at 7 pm as we welcome The Black Lillies to The Performance Space.  These guys are awesome.  Currently ranked #11 on the Americana charts and one of the few indie groups to ever play the Grand Ole Opry, The Black Lillies promise to be a ton of fun.

Help us break in the new hardwood dance floor and reinvigorate this amazing space.  Tickets are only $10.