Balloon Museum


V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

Celebrate the Holidays at the Balloon Museum

Circle your calendars for a wonderful holiday treat! On Sunday, December 4 from 11am-3pm the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will welcome holiday celebrants of all ages to join in the fun at the annual Holidays Take Flight.

There will be something for everyone, from making ornaments to take home and display on your family tree, to decorating (and eating) holiday cookies, to having your photo taken with Balloon Pilot Santa. Live holiday-themed music will keep everyone entertained, and this year's special attraction brings a touch of space fantasy to the mix.

From 1:30-3pm everyone who brings an unwrapped toy for the museum's TOYS FOR TOTS collection, will have the opportunity to take a photo with BB-8 of Albuquerque. For Star Wars fans, capturing their photo with the loveable little robot is a special treat!

Kids will have a blast with Balloon Snowland, an immersive play experience where they can bounce around in "balloon snow."

Live entertainment for the celebration will feature:
Popular local musician Andy Mason sharing the stories behind popular holiday music and inviting everyone to sing along.

Admission is free, but donations to our science and education programs are welcomed!

V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016
Courtesy of Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke

Winners of America's Challenge Balloon Race to speak at Balloon Museum

Albuquerque residents have an opportunity to hear direct from two internationally-known balloonists what it is like to travel across the U.S. for more than 54 hours, traveling day and night through chilly skies to come in first in America's Challenge, the annual gas balloon race that launches from the Balloon Fiesta each year.

Traveling just short of 1,395 miles, the team of
Peter Cuneo and Barbara Fricke descended in Monroe City, a small northeast Missouri town, securing first place for distance and endurance in this year's competition. Avid balloonists, the pair has also competed in the Coupe Aéronautique Gordon Bennett, the oldest and most prestigious event in aviation and the ultimate challenge for the pilots and their equipment.

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 2:30-4pm in the Balloon Museum Library on the second floor to meet and hear from America's Challenge 2016 winners and Gordon Bennett competitors during this free lecture at the Balloon Museum.

Learn more about these gas balloon championships from host Ken Tuley, as well as from pilots Cuneo and Fricke, whose public service has included supporting the Balloon Museum as volunteers and trustees.

Admission is free, but seating is limited, so please register online at cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/eventsin advance to reserve your space. Donations to the Balloon Museum's Science and Education Programs are welcomed. Suggested donation per person: $3.

V.25 No.42 | 10/20/2016

Try Something Boo This Halloween

Instead of walking from house to house with the kids dodging cars, other kids and grownups this Halloween, why not check out the new "BOO!-LLOON MANIA" celebration at The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum this year?

Please join us Friday, October 28 from 3-9pm for this FREE community, all-ages event featuring:

A Jack-o'-Lantern Glow and special Balloon Glow on the Balloon Museum lawn (weather permitting).

Your own carved pumpkin or decorated "BOO!-luminaria." Bring them from home or make them at the museum. Glow sticks will be provided to all participants in the glow activities. Please, no candles.

Pumpkin carving and luminaria decorating for all ages.

All-ages costume contest for humans and pets.

Crafts, Halloween treats and more.

In addition, the evening includes free admission to visit all the fascinating exhibitions, displays and the exciting Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, where you not only see and hear an action-oriented animated aerobatic film on a giant screen but also feel the sensations that are being experienced by those onscreen.

There also will be booths staffed by safety, service and health experts from the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Boy Scouts Great Southwest Council, the Albuquerque Public Library, Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico, City of Albuquerque Fire Department and the Mind Research Network.
In addition, donations of canned and non-perishable food items will be collected for the Roadrunner Food Bank and donations of school supplies will be welcomed by the Boys and Girls Club of Central New Mexico.

For those so inclined, a special themed "Paint Night" will be available for those 18 years and older. Under the direction of a professional artist, participants will create their own version of a themed painting on display, taking home their unique interpretation.

All materials are provided for painting, as well as free popcorn. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and prizes will be awarded for the best ones. A cash bar will be available for those 21 years and over who have a valid ID. Tickets are only $25 per "artist." After creating your masterpiece, stay to enjoy the "BOO!-lloon Glow" on the museum lawn (weather permitting).

Tickets are available at: cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/events/paint-night-and-boo-luminaria-glow

V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016

Unveil Your Inner Picasso: Paint Night at the Balloon Museum

Do you have an artistic bent? Find out in a fun, creative and casual event at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Sunday, October 2 from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m.

The PAINT NIGHT and BALLOON GLOW event may help you find your inner Picasso or Rembrandt.And if your masterpiece does not quite match theirs, you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun.

The evening begins with an expert instructor to oversee the evening's artistic endeavors, all supplies needed to create your unique painting, lots of other budding artists with whom you will share the fun, and a cash bar available for those over 21 who have a valid ID. A sample painting will be on display, and you will use that painting as the basis for your own interpretation on canvas.

While you stroke and sip, and munch of the free popcorn provided, you can share creative ideas with your neighboring artists, and later enjoy and indoor/outdoor exclusive view of the Balloon Glow at Balloon Fiesta Park, far away from the crowds. If you haven't yet seen a Balloon Glow, it will be a rare treat.

The class is open to anyone age 16 and over. Dress is casual (aprons provided to protect your clothing) and the atmosphere is, too. Free parking in the Balloon Museum's expansive lot is included, but you MUST have a parking pass, one issued per registration. Additional passes are $10 and are limited to one for every four guests. Those who register before September 24 will receive their parking passes mailed to the address given upon registration. Those registering after that date must pick up their parking passes at the Museum Shoppe at the Balloon Museum prior to the event.

The $35 registration fee includes full access to the Balloon Museum's extensive collection of lighter-than-air flight artifacts from throughout the world. Including a number of items from world record-breaking flights.

To register online, go to cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/events/paint-night-and-balloon-glow.

Darth and Yoda Awaken at the Balloon Museum

Darth Vader and Master Yoda, two immensely popular hot air balloons, will be featured by the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum at an inflation event that caps the museum's year-long celebration of its 10th Anniversary.

The free event, "Darth and Yoda Awaken," takes place from 8:30am to noon on Friday, September 30, weather permitting.

"This is a great way for us to engage people of all ages in the science and technology of hot air ballooning," says Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "What better way to teach about this than by including Darth and Yoda?"

In addition to encountering these balloons up close, visitors will also be able to meet the pilots and crew members.

The event also includes entry to the Balloon Museum's exhibitions, the Mos Eisley Craft Port (arts and crafts in the museum's Sky Lounge), the new Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and a one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality Experience presented by the ARVUS Roadshow and the Albuquerque Film Office.

Reservations are not required, however, school groups and tour groups are encouraged to register in advance by using the online form located on the "Darth and Yoda Awaken" events page of the Balloon Museum's website,cabq.gov/balloon.

Upon arrival at the Balloon Museum for the event, visitors should proceed to the box office to gain admittance and to receive their Imperial Access Permit (visitor brochure), which will help guide them through their "Darth and Yoda Awaken" experience.

Since visitors will be under the watchful eyes of troops from Vader's own 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison, costumes are welcomed, but blasters are not permitted at this event.

Meet Famous Adventure Balloonist Buddy Bombard at Balloon Museum

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will have an incredible number of events and activities during this year's Balloon Fiesta, and one special event is Buddy Bombard's Adventure Ballooning Tribute on Tuesday, October 4 from 6-8:30pm.

For those who may not recognize his name, Buddy Bombard is a legend in luxury multinational ballooning adventures across Europe. For 39 years, Bombard has operated Buddy Bombard's Europe, presenting passengers with many incredible European sights from the gondola of a hot air balloon.

From his earlier years, Bombard has been an adventure-seeker, becoming an avid skier, an Air Force jet pilot, a scuba instructor, America's Cup yachtsman, an insurance executive, a photographer, an honored balloon pilot and a tour and travel entrepreneur with a long history of providing the ultimate in adventure travel.

Please join us for this special Tribute to Buddy Bombard, the inspiration for the creation of a new major exhibition at the Balloon Museum. The event will feature a champagne toast and hors d'oeuvres created in the style of one of Bombard's grand adventures, the unveiling of a new display about his life and adventure travel, and a keynote address by this world renowned balloonist and entrepreneur.

Another interactive experience at the museum during Balloon Fiesta is "Find Joy and Fly", large letters that invite visitors to complete each word by making the "Y" at the end, and post their photo on social media using the hashtags #FindingJoy @BalloonMuseum and #YouFly @BalloonMuseum to see how far their photo will travel across the US and the globe. The experience is certain to be fun for all ages.

V.25 No.37 | 09/15/2016

Balloon Museum Debuts Tim Anderson 4-D Theater

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is adding a new attraction, the Tim Anderson 4-D Theater, and invites the public to attend a free "sneak peek" on Thursday, September 22, from 5-8pm.

The new theater will screen short 2-D and 3-D videos, and has the capacity to add physical sensations to the viewing experience such as vibrating seats, bursts of air, flashes of lightning, and even snow showers along with many others, which create the 4-D effect.

"The physical effects are intended to intensify the sights and sounds that go along with viewing 3-D films in the theater," says Paul Garver, Balloon Museum Manager. "The videos we'll show are flight, science, and nature-related, which will provide content that reflects and expands upon our exhibitions and programs. Like our first 3-D offering, 'Aerobatic Challenge,' some will be whimsical so you can just have fun. It's an exciting and unique addition to the museum."

Construction of the 40-seat theater began last year and was funded by a gift of the namesake Anderson family through the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Foundation. During the sneak peek, two short videos, one in 2-D and the other in 3-D, will be shown back-to-back, and the museum's exhibitions will also be open to view.

The 2-D film runs approximately two minutes, and is a new production by CliffDweller Digital. It shows a history of ballooning as depicted by the museum's exhibitions and collection.

Following that is 'Aerobatic Challenge,' an award-winning and spectacular animated flight experience that runs approximately four minutes.

According to Garver, the theater will begin regular operations on or by September 30. Entry will be included at no additional charge with payment of regular admission to the museum. To support ongoing content development and maintenance, the Balloon Museum Foundation is seeking advertising sponsors for the theater. It will also be available for private rental activities such as corporate or civic meetings.

V.25 No.33 | 08/18/2016

Balloon Museum Hosts 4th Mini Maker Faire

Described as "The Greatest Show-and-Tell on Earth," the ever-fascinating Mini Maker Faire returns to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum's
expansive grounds on Saturday, August 27 from 10am-6pm, and Sunday, August 28 from 11am-5pm.

The event, part science fair, part county fair, part interactive show-and-tell, and part something entirely new, is a multi-generational gathering that brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these "Makers" come to the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Maker Faire features hands-on activities, learning opportunities and the chance for visitors to learn new skills such as soldering, sewing, rocket building and welding.
The Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It's a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Typical maker activities include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, textiles and the artisanal arts. Makers take a do-it-yourself approach to standardized hobbyist and engineering technologies, and encourage the re-use and modification of designs, materials, and techniques available in the public arena. Makers focus on learning, using and teaching these practical skills.

Makers use circuit boards, wood, clay, fabric, LEDs, metal, plastic, robotics, yarn, sewing machines, computers, hot glue guns, paint, batteries, fire, electricity, recyclables-frankly, just about anything you can imagine-to create exciting new things. The aim of this Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire a new group of Makers.

Please join us for a day that offers a fascinating peek into the creative mind and inspires creativity in all of us.

Tickets begin at $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, military with ID and children under 12; children 2 and under are admitted at no charge. Two-day passes are $15 for adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and children under 12. Tickets are now available online at eventbrite.com/e/albuquerque-mini-maker-faire-2016-tickets-26041071546?aff=efbevent. All online ticket purchases will also in include a small processing fee.

V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016

Macaroni & Cheese Festival Returns

When most people think of "comfort food," the first thing that comes to mind is an old staple: macaroni and cheese. We all remember mom's version, and there is that convenient boxed option that results in an interesting shade of orange cheese.

Fans of mac and cheese will find that today's versions are as diverse as our population. From simple fare to the most complex gourmet combinations, you'll find it all on Saturday, August 20 from 2-6pm at the Macaroni & Cheese Festival at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

And to enhance the many flavors of mac and cheese, the event offers a variety of wines and craft beers that will please palates. Over 30 vendors will present their offerings to a welcoming crowd of foodies and beer and wine lovers.

The day will be made better with the talents of Kat DeLuna, a singer, songwriter and dancer who in 2007 won "MTV Tr3?s Viewer's Choice Award - Best New Artist" at the Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Awards.

In 2008, she won "Best New Artist" and "Best Urban Artist" at the Belgium TMF Awards, and her single "Whine Up" won the award for "Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year" at the Latin Billboard Music Awards.

Presented by American General Media and First Mortgage Company, the event will benefit the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation.

This is an adults-only, over 21 event. No one under 21 will be admitted. No pets allowed, only service dogs.

Fun games and free parking will help make the day a big hit. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an afternoon of tasting the best mac and cheese ever, as well as getting acquainted with the many beer and wine options available.


Tickets online are $45 for general admission. In a special offer ending July 31, purchase five tickets and get a sixth ticket FREE, for a total of $37.50 per person(plus a $5.12 fee).

Tickets are available at cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/events/the-macaroni-and-cheese-festival. All ticket sales are final and no refunds will be given.

V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016

Frank Leto's Steel Drum Entertainment at Balloon Museum

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will present Caribbean and global music by Frank Leto during "Stories in the NIGHT Sky" on Wednesday, July 22nd. Leto is an early childhood educator, a Montessori teacher with tremendous sensitivity to the needs of young children. He is also a professional musician, Orff music teacher and steel band director.

Frank Leto's Steel Drum, global music for young children, begins at 6pm. Frank and Pilar Leto Extravaganza will follow from 7-8pm with Caribbean music and dancing to energize this summer night with bright music and bright costumes. The program is free.

The popular summer series "Stories in the Night Sky" draws people of all ages to the North Grounds for evenings of great entertainment. This summer program will finish off with one final concert.

On August 3rd, from 6-7pm, Family Music with Andy Mason will begin the entertainment with award-winning, bi-lingual, interactive and fun. From 7-8pm The Gregg Daigle Band will play off of their album Seize the Hay. Audiences can enjoy these great local bands with one of ABQ's best view of summer sunsets.

The audience is welcome to bring their own picnics (no glass or alcohol), or can enjoy the delicious offerings of Albuquerque food trucks throughout the summer including Street Food Institute and JP's Famous Frozen Custard.

Bring blankets, shade and lawn chairs and have a relaxing evening outdoors enjoying some lively entertainment.

V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016

Story of Albuquerque's First Aeronaut at Balloon Museum

On July 4, 1882 Albuquerque saloon-keeper Park Van Tassel rose in the Albuquerque sky to the amazement of the audience below. He reached an altitude of two miles and achieved his place in Albuquerque history.

On Saturday, July 9 from 2:30-4pm at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum you can learn more about his flight and his life as a ballooning pioneer who traveled the world flying gas and hot air (smoke) balloons. His life story is a series of successful flights, with an almost equal number of mishaps. Colorful and courageous, Van Tassel made a career out of entertaining crowds in the U.S., its territories and two dozen countries.

The program will be presented by Dick Brown, AIBF Heritage Committee member, co-author of two AIBF books, and a longtime contributor to Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta program. In 1980 Brown was awarded the Montgolfier Diplome, one of ballooning's most distinguished awards.

Please join us to learn more about how Van Tassel's feat sparked an interest in hot-air ballooning that eventually led to our city developing and hosting the world's premier ballooning event each fall. The program is free of charge.

V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016

Celebrate July 4th with Red, White and Balloons

Billed as "A Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration," the Red, White and Balloons event will be a great way to spend July 4th with family and friends. From 5-10pm both outdoor and indoor events offer the opportunity to enjoy live music, share a family picnic or a catered dinner inside the museum, and-the grand finale-New Mexico's largest Fireworks show!

Imagine being on the rolling lawn of the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, acknowledged as one of the best view of the Sandia Mountains around, as you listen to an hour-long concert of patriotic music performed by the Albuquerque Concert Band. There will be fun for all ages with a variety of activities during the evening, listening to music from the Freedom 4th celebration at Balloon Fiesta Park, and then, to cap off the evening, fireworks! Bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnics (no alcohol or glass), or you can purchase food and beverages from on-site vendors.

Weather permitting, at dusk the Balloon Museum will host an exclusive Balloon Glow to enhance the festivities.

If you are more the indoor type, choose the Stars-N-Stripes dinner in the cool comfort of the Museum. Catered by The Cooperage, the meal will be holiday-themed and truly delicious! View the fireworks from the gallery and enjoy an evening celebrating the 240th Anniversary of the founding of the United States of America.

Tickets for the indoor dinner and gallery viewing are $25 per person. Tickets for lawn seating are $10 for adults (12+) and FREE for those under age 12. You may reserve an outdoor table for the evening for an additional $10.

Tickets for both indoor and outdoor options are available Tuesday through Sunday from 9am-5pm at the Balloon Museum Shoppe, or you may order online at balloonmuseum.com. Space is limited, so get your tickets now!

V.25 No.22 | 06/02/2016
Susie Tallman and Friends

Free Popular Evenings at Balloon Museum Feature All-Ages Entertainment

The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum grounds are the perfect place to spend a summer evening! Just the sunset view of the Sandia Mountains would be enough to draw a crowd, but there is so much more to enjoy.

Beginning Wednesday, June 8 from 6-8pm the popular summer series "Stories in the Night Sky" and rousing performances by the Albuquerque Concert Band will draw people of all ages to the North Grounds for evenings of great entertainment.

This summer program is offered every other Wednesday evening for five Wednesdays, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 22 and August 3. New this year! For the last two Wednesdays (July 20 & August 3) the Balloon Museum invites outstanding various music bands including Frank Leto's Caribbean music and bluegrass music from the popular Gregg Daigle Band.

On Wednesday, June 8 from 6-7pm the duo Bébé La La will bring their original indie folk art songs with guitar, accordion and vocals. The award-winning French Canadian-influenced Alicia and Maryse are very popular with Albuquerque area audiences.

On Wednesday, June 22 Stories in the Night Sky will welcome Susie Tallman and Friends. The multiple award-winning group present traditional songs with a twist; music that connects generations-bridging the years between grandparent, parent and child with song. Bringing contemporary kids' music with a beat, Susie and Friends never fail to leave kids cheering for more!

July 6 presents MAGIC! with Tall Paul Magic. Funny, clever and cool magic for all ages from 6-7pm followed by the ABQ Concert Band. On July 22, there is Frank Leto's Steel Drum: Beautiful global music for young ones. Followed by Frank & Pilar Leto Extravaganza: Caribbean music and dancing energize this summer night with bright music and bright costumes.

On August 3, 6-7pm Family Music with Andy Mason. Award-winning, bi-lingual, interactive and FUN. From 7-8pm The Gregg Daigle Band will play off of their album Seize the Hay. Audiences will enjoy a great local band to celebrate ABQ's best view of summer sunsets.

The audience is welcome to bring their own picnics (no glass or alcohol), or can enjoy the delicious offerings of Albuquerque food trucks throughout the summer including Cheesy Street, Street Food Institute, My Sweet Basil and Conchita's Creations on different weeks. But every concert will be the divine JP's Famous Frozen Custard. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and have a relaxing evening outdoors enjoying some lively entertainment.

Albuquerque Concert Band to Perform at Balloon Museum

The all volunteer Albuquerque Concert Band is anticipating their annual performances at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, scheduled for three Wednesdays: June 8, June 22, and July 6. You are invited to join them for an evening of great band music in a beautiful, casual setting. These free concerts have become a favorite for all ages, and particularly for families, a place where the kids can play and have fun while grownups relax and enjoy their own picnics, or purchase food from one of Albuquerque's popular food trucks.

Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics (no alcohol or glass) and settle in for an evening of rousing music that ranges from Patriotic to Big Band, to popular tunes of today. The one-hour concerts begin at 7pm.

In existence for more than forty years, the Albuquerque Concert Band has been enriching the culture of the Albuquerque community in performance of the great heritage of band music. More than eighty players of a wide range of age and ability meet each week and represent an enormous variety of backgrounds, with vocations ranging from music educator to engineer, from doctor to lawyer.

During the summer season the band is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department. This summer they will present concerts on the East lawn of the Albuquerque Balloon Museum, and at New Mexico Veterans Memorial Park on July 20, August 3 and 17.

The Concert Band will also perform on July 4th at the Balloon Museum as part of the Red, White and Balloons celebration that will include music, food and a great view of Freedom 4th on Balloon Fiesta Field. For more information and ticket prices for this event, please visit: cabq.gov/culturalservices/balloonmuseum/events/red-white-and-balloons.

Albuquerque Folk Festival Returns to the Balloon Museum

The popular Albuquerque Folk Festival returns to the expansive lawn of the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Friday, June 3 with a Kick Off Concert fundraiser featuring Ray Wylie Hubbard from 7:30-9:30pm.

On Saturday, June 4 the Folk Festival gates open at 9:30am for a 10am start to a day of music, dance, workshops, storytelling and special activities for the kids.

In his decades-long career, Ray Wylie Hubbard has established himself as the go-to guy for "down 'n dirty roots 'n roll." A major resurgence in his career brought him back into the national spotlight in 2012 with his acclaimed "The Grifter's Hymnal" and his first appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. The Texas songwriter continues to win audiences with his unique style and commitment to pure honesty in his music.

The outdoor concert will benefit non-profits Albuquerque Folk Festival and AMP Concerts. Seating will be available under the performance tent, and guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit on the grass.

On Saturday the Folk Festival swings into high gear with three Performance Stages featuring top musical groups from 10am-9:30pm. New this year will be staggering performances on the Sandia and Jemez stages to allow more flexibility for the audience.

In addition to the scheduled performances, the Sign-up Stage is returning this year. There'll be a new act every 45 minutes, starting at 10am, plus a special Kids Showcase starting at noon.

Dance Workshops in two venues plus two evening dances on Saturday night will keep everyone on their feet dancing to the beat.

Several features that bring musicians together are: Jam With The Band where musicians can play or sing along with a few of our great bands; Hosted Jams, where hosts encourage musicians to pick a song or start a song and to make sure that everyone gets an opportunity to participate; and, Band Scramble that offer musicians and dancers of all levels a chance to be a Main Stage Performer.

Music Workshops Participation is the name of the game at our wide variety of music and song workshops. Bring an acoustic musical instrument and/or your singing voice and join the fun. Storytelling brings groups together to hear tales from some of our best local storytellers.

For the young ones, a Children's Tent offers fun sessions designed to get kids and parents involved in making homemade music.

For detailed information on schedules, performers and various ticketing options, please visit abqfolkfest.org.

Tickets for Friday and Saturday range in price and are available online at abqfolkfest.org/tickets.shtml as well as at a number of locations throughout the Albuquerque area, and in Santa Fe and Taos. Tickets can also be purchased as part of an Albuquerque Folk Festival Package (concert and AFF day pass) at a $5 savings: $39 adult, $34 student/senior (including all service charges).