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Frank Leto's Steel Drum Entertainment at Balloon Museum
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will present Caribbean and global music by Frank Leto during "Stories in the NIGHT Sky" on Wednesday, July 22nd. Leto is an early childhood educator, a Montessori teacher with tremendous sensitivity to the needs of young children. He is also a professional musician, Orff music teacher and steel band director.
Frank Leto's Steel Drum, global music for young children, begins at 6pm. Frank and Pilar Leto Extravaganza will follow from 7-8pm with Caribbean music and dancing to energize this summer night with bright music and bright costumes. The program is free.
The popular summer series "Stories in the Night Sky" draws people of all ages to the North Grounds for evenings of great entertainment. This summer program will finish off with one final concert.
On August 3rd, from 6-7pm, Family Music with Andy Mason will begin the entertainment with award-winning, bi-lingual, interactive and fun. From 7-8pm The Gregg Daigle Band will play off of their album Seize the Hay. Audiences can enjoy these great local bands with one of ABQ's best view of summer sunsets.
The audience is welcome to bring their own picnics (no glass or alcohol), or can enjoy the delicious offerings of Albuquerque food trucks throughout the summer including Street Food Institute and JP's Famous Frozen Custard.
Bring blankets, shade and lawn chairs and have a relaxing evening outdoors enjoying some lively entertainment.
Free Popular Evenings at Balloon Museum Feature All-Ages Entertainment
The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum grounds are the perfect place to spend a summer evening! Just the sunset view of the Sandia Mountains would be enough to draw a crowd, but there is so much more to enjoy.
Beginning Wednesday, June 8 from 6-8pm the popular summer series "Stories in the Night Sky" and rousing performances by the Albuquerque Concert Band will draw people of all ages to the North Grounds for evenings of great entertainment.
This summer program is offered every other Wednesday evening for five Wednesdays, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 22 and August 3. New this year! For the last two Wednesdays (July 20 & August 3) the Balloon Museum invites outstanding various music bands including Frank Leto's Caribbean music and bluegrass music from the popular Gregg Daigle Band.
On Wednesday, June 8 from 6-7pm the duo Bébé La La will bring their original indie folk art songs with guitar, accordion and vocals. The award-winning French Canadian-influenced Alicia and Maryse are very popular with Albuquerque area audiences.
On Wednesday, June 22 Stories in the Night Sky will welcome Susie Tallman and Friends. The multiple award-winning group present traditional songs with a twist; music that connects generations-bridging the years between grandparent, parent and child with song. Bringing contemporary kids' music with a beat, Susie and Friends never fail to leave kids cheering for more!
July 6 presents MAGIC! with Tall Paul Magic. Funny, clever and cool magic for all ages from 6-7pm followed by the ABQ Concert Band. On July 22, there is Frank Leto's Steel Drum: Beautiful global music for young ones. Followed by Frank & Pilar Leto Extravaganza: Caribbean music and dancing energize this summer night with bright music and bright costumes.
On August 3, 6-7pm Family Music with Andy Mason. Award-winning, bi-lingual, interactive and FUN. From 7-8pm The Gregg Daigle Band will play off of their album Seize the Hay. Audiences will enjoy a great local band to celebrate ABQ's best view of summer sunsets.
The audience is welcome to bring their own picnics (no glass or alcohol), or can enjoy the delicious offerings of Albuquerque food trucks throughout the summer including Cheesy Street, Street Food Institute, My Sweet Basil and Conchita's Creations on different weeks. But every concert will be the divine JP's Famous Frozen Custard. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and have a relaxing evening outdoors enjoying some lively entertainment.
Ash Wednesday is fastly approaching—only a few more days are left to get out your pre-Lenten ya yas. The Carnaval festivities happening tonight and tomorrow at the National Hispanic Cultural Center are a multi-sensory way to celebrate Brazilian, Caribbean and Lousianan cultures. Mel Minter details the party here.