Brown Bag Performance Series

Always free, always entertaining! Take a lunch break at the very popular Brown Bag Performance series in Fuller Lodge.  Presenting a wide range of programs, from Beethoven to ballet, opera to jazz, chamber music to bagpipes, these concerts have been entertaining Los Alamos music lovers on their midday breaks since 1973.  You will love the variety this series presents! Brown Bag Performances help to connect the community.  Performances are held at 12 pm on the first Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise noted).

Due to closures in the Spring of 2020, LAAC is providing extra performances for the 2020-2021 Brown Bag Season. With continuing concerns regarding social distancing, performances may be cancelled, or provided to the community through alternative means, such as a Facebook Live or YouTube Live concert. We thank you for your patience, and continued patronage of the Brown Bag Performance Series.

Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series is back at Fuller Lodge!

With our next Brown Bag Program at noon, on May 5 we will once again be able to have performances in Fuller Lodge. For our opening program, the Los Alamos Arts Council is pleased to welcome pianist Charles Lieou who will be performing selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I-J. S. Bach.

We hope that you will be looking forward to these performances and be able to attend once again. We will be mindful of any Covid restrictions to ensure safety of the performers as well as audience members. Temperatures will be taken at the entrance and masks will be required in Fuller Lodge. There are stations for hand sanitizing available. Requirements will be adjusted if and when the rules change.

Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Brown Bag Performance Series 2020-2021 (subject to changes):

  • July 15th- Charles Lieou Makeup Performance from April, 2020 To Be Rescheduled for a Live Evening Performance
  • August 5th- Heidi Morning & Yelena Mealy- Date Change: Virtual Performance on Wednesday August 19th. Can be viewed here:
  • September 2nd- Craig Marin Experience– Virtual Performance on Wednesday, September Second. Can be viewed here:
  • September 16th- Giachetti Piano Quartet Makeup Performance from June 2020 Cancelled due to unavailability of performance venue
  • October 21st- Galisteo String Quartet: -No Longer Available
  • November 4th- Dan Marks:
  • November 18th- Black Mesa Brass Quintet
  • December 9th- Sax Atomics-
  • February 3rd- Claire Detels and Mark Jackson
  • February 17th- Stephen Redfield and Jeffrey Smith Cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions.
  • March 3rd- Kathleen Ryan
  • March 17th- Giachetti Piano Quartet Cancelled due to COVID 19 restrictions.
  • April 7th- Juanita Madland
  • April 21st – The Sunday Five Wind Quintet (with Dan Nebel)
  • May 5th- Charles Lieou, piano
  • June 2nd- Joy Charles and Aaron Anderson

May 5th, 2021 – Charles Lieou, piano – LIVE!

The Los Alamos Arts Council’s free Brown Bag Performance Series presents an in-person concert featuring pianist Charles Lieou. He will be playing selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I – J.S. Bach. The live concert takes place at noon on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge. MASKS ARE REQUIRED IN FULLER LODGE. This program is made possible in part through the support of the County of Los Alamos.

Charles Lieou

April 21st, 2021 – The Sunday Five Wind Quintet

The Sunday Five Wind Quintet is excited to present an online brown bag concert for the Los Alamos Arts Council on April 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM.  Formed during the pandemic by Gabriela Meriweather on flute, Kwami Barnett on clarinet, Pablo Hernandez on oboe, Dan Nebel on horn, and Kyle Sneden is based in Northern Colorado; this is their official debut performance.  Hornist Dan Nebel was born and raised in Los Alamos, NM, and he is thrilled to share music with his hometown community again!  The concert will feature an arrangement of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture by our bassoonist Kyle Sneden, Three Short Pieces by Jacques Ibert, Three Shanties by Malcolm Arnold, and an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango by the Imani Winds hornist Jeff Scott.  The concert will also feature works for solo horn including Interstellar Call by Olivier Messiaen and The Water Garden by Brian S. Wilson.
Click to view our teaser!

December 9th, 2020 – Sax Atomics

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The 2020-2021 Brown Bag Performance Series is sponsored in part by the County of Los Alamos.

We encourage a variety of performances during this popular and well-attended performance venue. If you would like to perform on our Brown Bag Performance series, please contact the Arts Council directly, at 505-663-0477.

Performing Artists:  The 2020-2021 season has been finalized. We are currently accepting requests for the 2021-2022 series.  Please email your request and materials to us at  We encourage poets, dancers, musicians, & scholars of the performing arts to present a one hour program, free to the public. Please inquire.

2017-18 Brown Bag Performance presenters: