Salsa Fiesta at Old Town Plaza, Albuquerque
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Salsa Fiesta

Saturday Sept 9, 2017

200 Romero St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

Phone: 311






Bree Ortiz

Phone: 505.768.3556

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Competitors make fresh salsa and then sample and vote for your favorite recipe. Enjoy kids’ activities, food trucks, shopping and music from Ryan Montano and the Salsa All Stars.


Feel the beat and taste the heat at the Salsa Fiesta in Historic Old Town! Join the City of Albuquerque on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from noon-6 p.m. for a day of music, fun and salsa! Watch as competitors make fresh salsa and then sample and vote for your favorite recipe. Enjoy free kids’ activities, food trucks and shopping. Local music will take over the gazebo throughout the day featuring Ryan Montano and the Salsa All Stars.

Tasting passes will be available on a first come, first served basis. Tasting passes are limited so please arrive with plenty of time to taste and vote. For more information about how to compete visit or call 311.

See also: Show Up!

Saturday Part I

Ryan Montaño and the Salsa All Stars
Courtesy of the artist

Saturday is Fall Crawl day, which also means it’s music day. Start the day off in the early morning (you’re well-rested, remember?) by jamming out to your very favorite tuneage, filling your day with music as it proceeds. It can totally be a saucy day, especially if you decide to attend the City of Albuquerque’s Salsa Fiesta, which is happening in the middle of historic Old Town on Saturday afternoon. This year’s headliners are Ryan Montaño and the Salsa All Stars. There will also be hot sets from other local acts including Trio Los Amigos, Ballet Folkórico Fiesta Mexicana, Picoso and Mariachi Tenampa. Montaño, a longtime Burqueño musico, told Weekly Alibi, “People should come to see this show because our goal as a unit is to deliver a musical presentation that is on par with any Latin music act in the nation. I get frustrated with musicians who say this is Albuquerque and nothing big can happen here. I believe you create your own opportunities and we’re doing this with the All Star ensemble.” Montaño’s group includes musical director Montaño on trumpet, lead vocalist D'anna Tesso, vocalist Lester Rodriguez, pianist Steve Figueroa, stick man Paul Palmer III, percussionist Ricky Carrido, bassist Colin Deuble and trumpeters Paul Gonzales and Ziggy Garcia. Salsa Fiesta is free to the public and begins at noon.

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