V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
Great Entertainment at Summerfest 2016
Five Major Events Feature Top Performers and Much More!
Press Release [ Fri Feb 26 2016 12:00 PM ]
Albuquerque's popular Summerfest events return in June with five exciting events that cover the City's broad geographic area, offering easy access to everyone across the city. An Albuquerque tradition for more than 30 years, Summerfest delivers free, quality entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere, while becoming the can't-miss parties in our community.
Saturday, July 16 is the date for the giant Route 66 Summerfest that fills Nob Hill on Central Avenue from Girard Blvd. to Washington Blvd. Headlining this street festival's entertainment is four-time Grammy®-winner, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and Musician Hall of Fame inductee, Booker T Presents: A Stax Revue and a Journey Thru Soul, Blues, and R&B. With 2016 being the 90th anniversary of The Mother Road, we can expect visitors from across America joining in the festivities as they travel through Albuquerque.
V.24 No.35 | 8/27/2015
The Council talks bedtime enforcement, noise violations and Summerfest
By Carolyn Carlson
Our city leaders discuss curfews, Summerfest and more.
V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015
Crib Notes: June 18, 2015
By August March
Test your friends and family to learn who is best informed about Albuquerque area news.
The Daily Word in shark attacks, festival mishaps and space porn
By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 15 2015 11:52 AM ]
In the capital of Georgia, flooding killed a dozen people and freed zoo animals to run wild in the streets.
Two teens lost limbs in separate shark attacks on a North Carolina beach over the weekend.
Here are some pointers for eating seafood.
You can finally have a conversation with your sex doll.
You can be fired for being a stoner in Colorado even though it's legal.
In local news, a Heights Summerfest attendee was struck by an drone.
The singer of Smash Mouth flipped out on a bread-throwing audience member in Fort Collins and threatened to "beat the fuck" out of him.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
By Devin D. O’Leary
Boyhood’s slow journey to ABQ, Summerfest’s princely connection, family fun at SBCC and the Native Film Series 2014.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Courtesy of artist
Jazzin’ Up Summertime
By August March
This year’s New Mexico Jazz Festival proffers concerts by Arrested Development, The Memphis P. Tails, Omar Sosa and a slew of other mega-talented artists.
V.22 No.29 | 7/18/2013
Six degrees of nü-folk, mercury rising, all that jazz and rocking the cat’s cradle
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Six degrees of nü-folk
Whatever your sonic pleasure—nü-folk, jazz fusion, psychedelic gospel-funk, bhangra-funk, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, traditional New Orleans brass band, witch house or booty bass noise—scope Four Up to make a date with live music.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Sábado Gigante ... muy Gigante
By Adam Fox [ Sat Jun 16 2012 7:00 AM ]
As New Mexico celebrates 100 years of being one of those 50 stars on the blue upright, the city is planning the largest party ever held in Albuquerque: Centennial Summerfest is from noon to 9:30 p.m. on a closed-off stretch of Central between Second and 10th Streets. Multiple pavilions (including an authentically constructed 19th century Territorial Village) representing the eras of New Mexico's history will offer musical entertainment and dancing. Plenty of food, vintage car shows and an arts market reflect the modern. Centennial Summerfest draws to a close at 8 p.m. with a headlining performance by Los Lobos at Civic Plaza. All events are free to the public. For an extensive schedule of events, visit abqsummerfest.com.
Music to Your Ears
By Jessica Cassyle Carr
Though Santa Fe de Nuevo México became a territory of the United States in 1850, six decades passed before it was finally anointed 47th state. Despite ongoing union-joining efforts on the part of the citizenry, the lapse was due to federal government reluctance—the inhabitants here were seen as uncivilized and just not quite Anglo enough—but in 1912 the state was judged adequately assimilated. This January, New Mexico observed its statehood centennial, and fiestas will continue throughout the year. One of the biggest will be effervescing in Downtown Albuquerque this weekend.
V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
Route 66 Days and Nights
By Adam Fox [ Fri Jul 23 2010 10:00 AM ]
Make like the Griswolds and head down to the Mother Road this weekend for Route 66 Days and Nights. Beginning Friday evening and running through Saturday night, catch car shows, live music, sidewalk sales, artisan markets, food, a 5K run and more, all free and for the family. The action takes place on Central between Girard and Washington with traffic closed all day Saturday, coinciding with Albuquerque Summerfest and the New Mexico Jazz Festival. For a complete schedule of events, visit rt66central.com.
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