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Local Band Showcase 2017

Dance the Day Away

Chris Harris
Cynical Bird

Local music—and the pervasive community of creatives that form the sub-culture's center—is so important in defining our civic heritage that even local government types are keen on recognizing and affirming the power of homegrown sounds. That attitude will be in full effect on Saturday, May 13, when the City of Albuquerque presents a Local Band Showcase at Civic Plaza from noon to 5pm. This event—which also features local food trucks and brewers—aims to celebrate our burg's bright and brilliant musicos with a day dedicated to new and nascent bands. They'll be two stages filled to the brim with heady sounds. Featured performers include The Curious Few, The Tularosa Basin Musicians Union, Cynical Bird, Mountainhead, and Michael Moxey and the Easy Sinners, among many other notable and totally listenable ensembles and individuals. Check it out, pick a new favorite and even bang your head, if so inclined. It's free, and it will be fun, after all. (August March)

Saturday May 13, 2017

1 Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102




City of Albuquerque

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Enjoy 20 live bands, activities for kids and treats from various food trucks.

A day full of great local music, food trucks, and local brews.

The City of Albuquerque and Civic Plaza Presents bring you the 3rd annual Local Band Showcase on May 13, from noon to 5 p.m.

This FREE music event will feature a variety of local bands playing original music, live on Civic Plaza. Revel in the sounds of your favorite musical artists and gain new favorite tunes. Music fans 21 years of age and up can enjoy local beer or wine.


Stage 1

12 p.m.- Daybreak
12:30 p.m.- The Curious Few
1 p.m.- Fair Trade Fusion
1:30 p.m.- Grupo Melodia
2 p.m.- Willy J and the Storytellers
2:30 p.m.- Acceptable Losses
3 p.m.- Pawnshop Posterboys
3:30 p.m.- Dymer
4 p.m.- The People
4:30 p.m.- The Tularosa Basin Musicians Union
Stage 2

12:15 p.m.- Cynical Bird
12:45 p.m.- A Resolve
1:15 p.m.- Underground Cadence
1:45 p.m.- Sunlight
2:15 p.m.- Austin Van
2:45 p.m.- Mountainhead
3:15 p.m.- Michael Moxey and the Easy Sinners
3:45 p.m.- The Gershom Brothers
4:15 p.m.- St. Range
4:45 p.m.- Melanie Anne

Food & Drink
While listening to your favorite bands, grab some grub from a local food truck. Some of Albuquerque's most desired food from Firenze Pizzeria, Om Nom Nom, Pop Fizz and Street Food Institute will be available throughout Civic Plaza. Enjoy the afternoon with a cold brew or a glass of wine in the Microbrew Garden for those 21 years and older.

Kids' Activities
Bring the kids! Young music fans can get their face painted and rock-out while they jump around to the music.

Admission & Transportation
The Local Band Showcase is free for the public to attend. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.

Paid underground/garage parking can be found at Civic Plaza or the Convention Center. Other parking may be found on the street or in other lots near the event.