HAPPENING TODAY: MIAC Hosts A Special Mother’s Day “Our Fair New Mexico” Virtual Concert, Featuring Jacob Shije


Jacob Shije, Courtesy Photo.


Santa Fe, NM – The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), in partnership with state museums, historic sites, and cultural institutions, announces a special Mother’s Day presentation as part of the Department’s weekly series of virtual musical concerts. 

This production of “Our Fair New Mexico,” which includes performances by musicians living in New Mexico, features singer and songwriter Jacob Shije of Santa Clara Pueblo. Hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, watch the concert on the museum’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/IndianArtsCulture/  

After years of performing with bands from high school and college, Shije decided to become a solo artist in 2019, releasing his debut single “Hide the Heartbreak” on multiple streaming platforms. Since then, he has performed throughout the Southwest as both a solo artist and as a member of the Levi Platero Band.


Jacob Shije, Courtesy Photo.


Shije is inspired by many musical artists, including John Mayer, Michael McDonald, and The Beatles. He has also produced his own music, which has been described as “rhythmically groovy and sonically vivid with vintage textures.” Shije’s music is available on most streaming platforms, including SoundCloud

For a list of upcoming “Our Fair New Mexico” performances, please visit www.nmculture.org/virtualconcerts

What: Mother’s Day “Our Fair New Mexico” Virtual Concert hosted by the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture  

Who: Jacob Shije

When: Sunday, May 10, 2020, 1 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Indian Arts & Culture Facebook page 

About the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture: 

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, through the generous support of donors. 

As the 19th century closed, one of the Southwest’s major “attractions” was its vibrant Native American cultures. In response to unsystematic collecting by Eastern museums, anthropologist Edgar Lee Hewett founded the Museum of New Mexico in 1909 with a mission to collect and preserve Southwest Native American material culture. Several years later, in 1927, John D. Rockefeller founded the renowned Laboratory of Anthropology with a mission to study the Southwest’s indigenous cultures. In 1947 the two institutions merged, bringing together the most inclusive and systematically acquired collection of New Mexican and Southwestern anthropological artifacts in the country.  

Events, news releases, and images about activities at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and other in divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at media.newmexicoculture.org.