Albuquerque has a new live music venue to enjoy this spring and summer at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe and Bakery. Don’t let the name fool you. This isn’t a small cafe/coffee house type place. The patio is large and spacious and the location is perfect and convenient with plenty of room for dancing and free parking on site.
The Pueblo Indian Cultural Center at 12th and I-40 has a very lovely restaurant called the Pueblo Harvest Cafe and Bakery. It isn’t all about the music, though. We’ve eaten there a few times and really like it. It’s located less than 1 mile from Adobe Nido. The fare is a mix of American and Southwest with a Native American flare, featuring duck, lamb, rabbit and bison, blue corn items and so on, as well as tradition things like prime rib and salmon. It’s a delightful change. They have a decent selection of ale, beer and wine, but no cocktails. Not a bar!
As if having a wonderful Native American restaurant and museum within walking distance of our Albuquerque B&B wasn’t great enough, this spring and summer the Pueblo Harvest is offering up live music every Friday and Saturday night through August, outside on the covered patio. It’s a fantastic venue.
From 6pm to 9pm on Fri and Sat, for $5 you may sit on the outdoor patio facing the Sandia Mountains, watch the mountains turn pink at sunset, enjoy free Horno baked pizza, sip a beer or some wine and listen to Jazz, Salsa, Blues and more played by Albuquerque’s incredible local artists, like Soul Kitchen featuring Chris Dracup and Hillary Smith, (voted best in the city for many years in a row!) What’s not to like? This is a no brainer folks! They have great lineup of artist for us this summer and there is something for everyone.
For a complete schedule of artists, and to be sure you show up on the right night for your favorite style of music, go to their website and download a pdf of the schedule for the whole season. Go early, because many of these musical artists have a big following, so you need to stake out a table before the crowd hits…oh, and don’t forget the pizza!
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