UNM Fiestas are a series of outdoor live concerts on the main campus of the state's flagship university. A harbinger of the semester's end as well as a hint that summer is right around the corner, the annual event—it's been going for more than 50 years now—is a fun frolic for all ages. This free event, which happens at Johnson Field on Saturday, April 8, near the corner of Central and Girard, has a long history of featuring kick-ass entertainment. Bands such as Joe “King” Carrasco and the Crowns as well as Calexico cut their teeth at Fiestas. This year is no exception: Gramatik and Skizzy Mars are the headliners; Burque SOL, a local outfit that took top honors in this year's Best of Burque Music reader's poll are also featured. With heaps of food trucks, crafts and merch booths and premium people watching, UNM Fiestas is the place to be as the sunshine and good times flow out from the local college and into our town, all springtime style, yo.
Courtesy of ASUNM Student Special Events