Local Band Showcase


V.25 No.12 | 03/24/2016

Hear 15 Hot Local Bands on Civic Plaza

If you love discovering new bands to add to your musical repertoire, put Friday, April 1 on your calendar and head to Civic Plaza where from noon to 7:30pm. you'll have the opportunity to hear not a few, but 15 local bands bringing their best to impress the crowd.

The City of Albuquerque and Civic Plaza Presents are hosting the annual Local Band Showcase to bring attention to our amazing local talent.

This family-friendly event is a great place to share your love of music with other fans, enjoy new sounds and new tunes, and grab a bite from local food trucks like All Smoked Out BBQ, Street Food Sensations, Irrational Pie and Loretta's Lattes. Plus, there will be local beer and wine available for the grownups.


Participating bands include:
Noon The Boomroots Collective (hip-hop/reggae)
12:30pm Cactus Slim and the Goatheads (blues/rock)
1pm Impresion (New Mexican/Spanish)
1:30pm St. Range (desert rock)
2pm Bryn Bent (folk/Americana/rock)
2:30pm Kyle Martin (country)
3pm Darren Geffre Band (rock/pop)
3:30pm Quietly Kept (folk/pop)
4pm HiSS (rock)
4:30pm Sauvecito (country/Spanish)
5pm Strike (Native reggae)
5:30pm Singing Pilgrims (Celtic)
6pm Treehouse Basement (indie rock)
6:30pm Cynical Bird (electric and acoustic, pop, rock and Americana)
7pm Kid Dinosaur (rock)

Bands subject to change.

More details on the showcased bands are available at cabq.gov/culturalservices/local-band-showcase.

The event is free and will be held rain or shine. Friendly pets on leashes are also welcome. Paid parking is available at the Civic Plaza underground garage, the Convention Center and nearby lots or street parking.

V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016

ABQ Bands Show Off at the Local Band Showcase

The City of Albuquerque's Special Events team is looking for metro-based bands that would like to show off their talent in downtown Albuquerque in a Spring kick off event. The Local Band Showcase is a great opportunity for bands to appear before a crowd, build momentum and energize their fan base.

On Friday, April 1 from noon-7:30pm, Civic Plaza will rock with the sounds of 15 local bands performing a variety of musical genres. The event is free and a great opportunity to bring the whole family for an afternoon of music, food from local trucks, and local beer and wine.

Local venue and concert promoters will be in attendance to check out the show. Bands can meet entertainment bookers from the BioPark, Summerfests, Convention Center, Old Town and some Santa Fe venues.

Now is the time to sign up your band if you want to be included! Complete the online application at cabq.gov/culturalservices/local-band-showcase. Bands will be selected based on their submitted music, as well as their genre, to ensure a good mix for the event, not on a first come first served basis. A Local Band Showcase performance does not guarantee an opportunity to perform at a City event or venue.