Levi Platero

ALBUQUERQUE – Bands of Enchantment is bringing its musical circus to Albuquerque this September for a Season 2 celebration that will be filmed at the Albuquerque Rail Yards and other locations across the city.

Bands of Enchantment is a music series merging international musicians with the best bands in New Mexico over 10 half-hour episodes that will air nationally in early 2023 and then be available for streaming by international audiences. Each episode will be a postcard from New Mexico to the rest of the world.

Season 2 will feature artists such as Latin Grammy winners Flor de Toloache, Grammy-nominated Oliver Wood, Texas rocker Jonathan Tyler, NPR Tiny Desk favorite Y La Bamba, genre bending Rare Americans, and Albuquerque’s very own Red Light Cameras! Other featured New Mexico bands include Side Montero, Felix Y Los Gatos, Alex Maryol, and Mozart Gabriel.

Ken C Peterson, the show’s creator and NMSU graduate, said, “Bands of Enchantment is New Mexico’s very own international music television show. This is our ‘Austin City Limits’; a show that celebrates diversity and incredible music against the backdrop of beautiful New Mexico.”

Director and Executive Producer Vince Chavez added, “We’re thrilled to bring Season 2 to Albuquerque and hope to build on it for future growth, eventually including an international music festival right here in New Mexico. This show is the commercial for that future festival

Season 2 is made possible with the support of – the City of Albuquerque, Visit Albuquerque, and New Mexico True, with additional support provided by Garcia Automotive Group, Heritage Hotels and Resorts, D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro, and Spur Line Supply Co.

“We are thrilled to help support the production of this exciting series, which will shine a spotlight on Albuquerque as a destination for live music,” said Visit Albuquerque President & CEO Tania Armenta. “In addition, each episode will highlight the area’s scenic beauty, rich culture and vibrant artistic traditions.”

Season 1 was filmed in Tucumcari, New Mexico, at the historic Railroad Museum. It premiered on NMPBS and aired nationally on PBS stations in all major cities including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Memphis, Phoenix, Denver, and more. Season 1 also streams internationally on PBS, Roku and Tubi. Download the app to stream Season 1 today.

Bands of Enchantment is developed and produced by Elkhorn. For more information on how to attend a live show taping in Albuquerque this September, visit www.bandsofenchantment.com.