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AMP Announces New Drive-In Series At HIPICO Santa Fe

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Patrons can enjoy live music while tailgating and picnicking on the grass.

AMP Announces New Drive-In Series At HIPICO Santa Fe

AMP will present a weekend of COVID safe drive-in concerts on the HIPICO polo fields on August 14 and 15. Not so much a "drive-in" as a concert on the lawn with individual VIP parking. Patrons can enjoy live music while tailgating and picnicking on the grass and enjoying some of New Mexico's finest performers. This trial weekend will feature recent Santa Fe Reporter Best Band Nosotros and beloved local songwriter Joe West and Friends, with special guest Bill Hearne. Stay tuned for more shows coming later in the summer!


Friday, August 14 - Nosotros - A Santa Fe Reporter Best of Santa Fe Night, featuring the 2020 Best Band and Food Truck/Chef

Just named Santa Fe's Best Band in the 2020 Santa Fe Reporter Best of Santa Fe contest, Nosotros is one of the most recognizable Latin bands in the Southwest United States. They have twice been featured on NPR's Alt Latino, twice been named winners in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition, been awarded 12 NM Music Awards and have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music. We'll have several food trucks on hand, including perennial favorites Jambo Hapa, featuring the 2020 Best Chef Ahmed Obo.

Saturday, August 15 - Joe West & Friends featuring Bill Hearne

As well as being one of Santa Fe's most beloved songwriters, Joe West is also a local impresario, producing theatrical events around his hometown of Santa Fe and throughout the state of New Mexico. Quirky, offbeat and melodic, his award-winning "theatrical folk music" is a singular mix of country and rock, which he has been recording and releasing on cassettes, CDs and vinyl records since the mid-eighties. He has toured extensively throughout the States and Europe, opening and sharing the stage with the likes of Peter Rowan, the Violent Femmes, Arlo and Sara Lee Guthrie, Mojo Nixon and James McMurtry.

Texas legend and Santa Fe Treasure Bill Hearne sits in with Joe and Friends for a special guest set.

All events at 8 pm.

For tickets and all event information visit

This project is made possible by the generous support of Falling Colors and Still Point Foundations.

Venue specifications, protocols and practices:

AMP Concerts is working to build the very best COVID safe concert experience possible.

  • Vehicles are parked in 27' X 18' pods maintaining a minimum of 18' between vehicles. Each pod provides patrons a 9' X18' "personal tailgate zone" beside their vehicle.
  • Full concert PA with delay speakers will ensure sound coverage while video screens on stage and mid venue will allow for optimum viewing.
  • Tickets are sold per car with up to 6 per car/legal seat/seatbelt for each passenger. Four tiers of pricing ensure that tickets are affordable for all to come out and enjoy an evening of music on the grass.
  • Patrons select an entry time when purchasing their tickets. Each entry time block is limited to help ease access
  • Portable restrooms will be readily available spaced around the perimeter of the lawn to ensure proximity and ease of access. There is an ADA area with ADA compliant portable unit in that section. All units are cleaned/sanitized regularly, at least every 30 minutes.
  • Patrons, artist and staff all have to observe and abide by current State of NM Public Health orders. A cloth face covering must be worn except when eating or drinking. All artist and production staff are held to the highest standards, wearing masks at all times except when actively performing.

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