Saturday, June 11th
North Domingo Baca Park
Celebrate warm weather and outdoor fun at a community gathering during an Albuquerque Summerfest. This free concert series features local businesses with handcrafted products in The Shops, food trucks with freshly made cuisine in the Food Court, libations created by breweries, wineries and distilleries in The Cantina, entertainment by local talent, and a production by a national headliner all at a City park.
National Headliner - Preservation Jazz Band
At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.
PHJB marches that tradition forward once again on So It Is. The album redefines what New Orleans music means today by tapping into a sonic continuum that stretches back to the city’s Afro-Cuban roots, through its common ancestry with the Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and the Fire Music of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane, and forward to cutting-edge artists with whom the PHJB have shared festival stages from Coachella to Newport, including legends like Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello and the Grateful Dead and modern giants like My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire and the Black Keys.
- 5 p.m. - DK & The Affordables (Vintage Rock & Roll)
- 6 p.m. - Felix y Los Gatos (Latin Blues)
- 7 p.m. - ChillHouse with Hillary Smith (Soul)
- 8:30 p.m. - Preservation Hall Jazz Band (New Orleans Jazz)
Order freshly made cuisine from local food trucks serving a variety of food. Guests can expect food trucks like 2 Guys 1 Grill, Baskin Robbins, Bing Tea, Blacxican Concina, Chocolate Cartel, Craft Q, Desert Sun Coffee and Crepes, El Káahal Nuestro, Katsu Kare, Papa Canos Pizza, The Munchie Truck, The Supper Truck, and Tikka Spice.
The kids area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable jump houses, and a 25-foot climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.
Local breweries, distilleries and wineries are bringing their award winning creations to The Cantina at Albuquerque Summerfest. Each one will be serving their signature drinks to the 21+ guests who bring their IDs. Order beer, wine, or cocktail from establishments like 505 Spirits, Boxing Bear Brewing, Brew Lab 101 Beer & Cider Co., Canteen Brewhouse, Hollow Spirits Distillery, La Cumbre Brewing Co., La Reforma Brewery, Left Turn Distilling and Palmer Brewing, Marble Brewery, Nikle Co., Quarter Celtic Brewpub, Red Door Brewing Co., Santa Fe Brewing Company, Sheehan Winery, Sidetrack Brewing Co., Starr Brothers Brewing, Tractor Brewing Co., and Vara Winery & Distillery.
Local businesses with handmade products are featured in The Shops at Albuquerque Summerfest. Each artisan booth offers unique items from art to home goods, clothing to jewelry. Shopping local in one place has never been easier. Get something new for the house, for yourself or that perfect gift from Alchemy Clayworks, Anka Jewelry Designs, Artemisia Herbs, Bean Street Studio, Bee Nice Beauty, Bloomers, Born & Raised Clothing Co., Candace's Craft Corner, Dawson Designs, Fat Betty Knits, Fiesta Food on Wheels, Fizzy Bee Beauty, Flora & Foliage, Half Full Designs, Honey Shack NM, Joe's Bows, Kimber Ross Studios, Lust for Dead Oddities, Marie Me Sewing, New Mexico Sabor, Pelicandle, Photon Lasery, Silver RockIt Jewelry, Susan Gomez Art, Tailwaggin Temptations, The Doodle Shop, Upside Goods Co., Wilder Gardens, Big T Spice Co., and WiseWorks.
Guests can also grab a yummy snack or drink in The Shops from businesses like Casa Cocktails, Chamoy Bar, DurDe Jerky, Le Paris Bakery, Mac•nolia, Nuts R Us, Snugglecubs Cookies, Stargazer Kombucha, and Twisted Sugar.
Guests are welcome to park in the north lot at North Domingo Baca Park and the Multi-Generational Center. Street parking is allowed, however, please abide by all posted parking signs and respect of the neighborhood.
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