Gardenia Jungle Entertainment

An Evening With John Gorka

with opener, Lucy Barna

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $24 - $50

Tickets are $24, $29 and $34 (including all service charges).

Gardenia Jungle Entertainment is excited to bring John Gorka to the St. Francis Auditorium at Santa Fe's New Mexico Museum of Art. 


Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the 80s folk scene. Hailing from New Jersey, but forged in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene, he honed his craft and persona into an unmistakable image - wry and insightful. His rich multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty and emotion have gained much attention from critics and audiences across the country and internationally. Today, his old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good. 


Rolling Stone called Gorka “the preeminent male singer/songwriter of the new folk movement.” Boston Globe said "Gorka is widely heralded for the sophisticated intelligence and provocative originality of his songs.”


Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black and Maura O’Connell. He's also shared tours with many notable friends—Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Eliza Gilkyson, and Lucy Kaplansky among them. John has graced the stage of Austin City Limits, appeared on CNN, and has been the subject of other national programming.


$50 tickets include a VIP experience:

  • Best reserved seats
  • Light hospitality
  • Exclusive pre-show meet & greet with John Gorka with photo opportunity
  • Must arrive by 5:30 pm


Opening Act: Lucy Barna

Given her first guitar at the age of 17, Lucy has been singing her story through song ever since. Raised in Ohio and adult-grown across American roads East to West, Lucy’s gypsy spirit has led the way most of her life. An artist by nature, music was self-taught and songs began as stories of her journey, often written inside a van, a tent or a roadside hotel room. Decades later, this story continues through her seasoned songs, creating an audibly trenchant, palpable experience of the human heart. Musical influences include folk greats Joni Mitchell, Mary Chapin Carpenter and John Gorka, as well as contemporary artists Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert and The Avett Brothers. With a homebase of Madrid, NM, Lucy performs regionally as a solo singer-songwriter, as well as with her bands Hot Honey (Best of Santa Fe 2013: Best New Band, Best Alt-Country Band and Best Rock Band), Hitchhike Honey, and High Hippie Associates. “It’s a Rose”, her latest collection of original songs, was written in Santa Fe and recorded at Frogville Records.