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Tribute to a Legend: “The Godfather” Al Hurricane

The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are proud to announce a very special, all-star concert paying tribute to the one and only Al Hurricane, the Godfather of New Mexico music!

When

This event has already happened.
May 07, 2017
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Where

Civic Plaza
One Civic Plaza NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Description

The City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County invite the community to a very special, all-star concert paying tribute to the one and only Al Hurricane, the Godfather of New Mexico music! The event is free to attend and will be held at Civic Plaza from 12 to 5pm on Sunday, May 7th, and will feature notable New Mexico artists including Al Hurricane Jr, Tiny Morrie, Baby Gaby, Jerry Dean, Ernest Montoya, Darren Cordova, Erika, Matthew Martinez, Christian, Dezi Cisneros, and Fat City.

Prior to the concert, from noon to 2:00pm, there will be a USA Boxing tournament featuring amateur fighters from around the Southwest sponsored by Chavez Promotions and the South Valley Boxing Club.  There will also be a display of classic cars and plenty of local food.

The sponsors of the event include Mayor Richard J. Berry, City Councilors Ken Sanchez, Isaac Benton and Klarissa Peña, County Commissioners Steven Michael Quezada and Debbie O’Malley, and County Sheriff Manny Gonzales.

Earlier this week, the Albuquerque City Council unanimously approved a resolution that named the stage at Civic Plaza as the “Al Hurricane Pavilion at Civic Plaza” in honor of his tremendous contributions to Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Al Hurricane is a music legend who for over six decades has brought New Mexico music to audiences throughout the United States, Spain, Mexico, Argentina and Paraguay. “The Godfather” put New Mexico music on the map with a sound unique to the language and culture of the Hispano communities of New Mexico. He has performed alongside some of the greatest artists in music history, including Fats Domino, Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Clanton, and Chubby Checker.

12:00 – 2:00 PM, Amateur Boxing sponsored by Chavez Promotions and the South Valley Boxing Club

                2:00 – 5:00 PM, Tribute Concert with Stage Dedication Ceremony at approximately 2:35 PM

Price

Free

Contact

Nancy Montano
505-803-3342