Zoo Music: Ryan McGarvey

Friday July 27, 2018

903 10th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 764-6214
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ABQ BioPark
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The local guitartist plays live. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy wine, beer and food for purchase.

Ryan McGarvey is a star on the rise. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine’s Annual Readers Choice Award for “Best New Talent” in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of “Best Guitarist” in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him when you can!

The Zoo Music concert series showcases regional, national and international talent playing a variety of music, including country, Latin rock, Afro-Cuban, Celtic, bluegrass, Cajun and pop-rock.

General lawn seating for both venues. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers, sharp knives or alcoholic beverages. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase. Most exhibits are open until 8 p.m.

 Adults – $12 Seniors (65+) – $6 Children (3-12) – $6 Children 2 and younger – Free New Mexico BioPark Society Members Half Price

See also: Show Up!


Ryan McGarvey
courtesy of the artist

As long as there has been an Albuquerque, but really not commencing until the advent of rocanrol in these parts during the years following WWII, when all sorta humans moved out here to get work designing, building or just thinking about the atom bomb, there have been great guitarists in this very vicinity. Glen Campbell, Larry Longmire, Gordy Andersen and Eric McFadden come to mind of course, but don’t count out Ryan McGarvey, even if he is out of town frequently, playing in totally fucking rad places like the Piano Musiktheater in Dortmund, Germany, or Oxford’s Haven Club. The perennially Alibi BoB-winning axe master returns to his roots on Friday, July 27 when McGarvey’s trio jams under the bandstand at the ABQ BioPark (903 10th Street SW), as part of the illustrious Zoo Music Series 2018. Slowhand digs this dude and so should you. 6pm • $6 to $12 • All-ages.

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