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20th Annual Albuquerque Folk Festival

Saturday June 2, 2018

9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone: 505-768-6020






Erika Gerety

Phone: 505-710-9641
Website: Click to Visit

Enjoy regional and local musicians, an instrument petting zoo, workshops for all ages, dances, music jams, crafts, local food trucks and beer from local breweries.


The 20th Annual Albuquerque Folk Festival, Saturday June 2  is a participatory family friendly music festival, with over 130 events during the day and evening: regional and local musicians and performers, an instrument petting zoo, workshops for children and adults.  Performances, dances, workshops, music jams, crafts, local food trucks.Late afternoon and evening, beer from local brewery. wine from local winery  There will be evening contra dancing and folk dancing, along with evening performances. FREE parking. Free camping and jamming 6/1-6/3 and free programming at museum entrance 6/2. 

See also: Show Up!

Saturday Part I

Steve Cormier
courtesy of the artist

How important is the tradition of American folk music? Hell, homies, find out for your damn selves by attending and subsequently groking the phenomena at the Albuquerque Folk Festival to be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum (9201 Balloon Museum Dr. NE). This truly stellar event, sustained in no small part through the leadership of local folk visionary Gary Libman, features some of the most important acts in the genre. It adheres to the folk ethic, which are ideals crafted by a movement that calls for “self-expression, community, friendship building and social consciousness. It is non-commercial. It embraces acoustic music with the focus on open participation rather than virtuoso talent. … The Folk Ethic believes that enriching others through sharing in folk activities and sharing of each other's resources is the best form of self-expression.” This year’s participants include local luminaries Zoltan and the Fortune Tellers, Lone Piñon, Da Terra Meiga, Eileen & the In-Betweens, Silver String Band and real-life folk legends The Adobe Brothers and cowboy crooner Steve Cormier, among many others. For sure, a day of picking and grinning is in store, with knee-slappin’ emphasis on both. The event begins Friday evening with a free camping and jamming ritual. The gates to folk heaven open Saturday at 10am and continue until 11pm. Tickets range in price from $5 to $35 and all ages are welcome at this hootenany.

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