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Blue Hornets. Photo courtesy Sean Cope.

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Enjoy live Ska / Rock-Steady / Reggae on the Botanic Garden's Festival Green.


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Jul 17, 2014
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM


ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
2601 Central Ave. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104


Part of the Summer Nights Concert Series.

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About The Blue Hornets

The Blue Hornets are a rocksteady/reggae/ska band based in Albuquerque, NM -- born in 2009 from various accomplished pieces of previous and current reggae, ska, and other genre bands from around Albuquerque, including Giant Steps, Cool Runnins, Beat Fetish, Danny Wynn and the Earthlings, Aladocious, Sub Agencia, Mystic Vision, Le Chat Lunatique, and others.

The Blue Hornets sound is a unique blend of influences based around the roots of Jamaican rocksteady, ska, and reggae from the island’s bluebeat musical heyday of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Their musical style is a bouncy and energetic traditional rocksteady/reggae style, featuring smooth vocal harmonies, catchy horn melodies, and a solid skanking rhythm section, that harkens back to the golden age of this wonderful music. Through their combined experiences and musical styles, the Blue Hornets bring a danceable, entertaining performance to their live shows.

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Concert Information

Gates open at 6 p.m. and concerts begin at 7 p.m., rain or shine. Both the Aquarium and Botanic Garden will be open until 9 p.m.

Hula hoop with the Ritzy Rouge Hula Hoop Troupe from 6-8 p.m.

The Clan Tynker Family Circus will also join the fun with magic shows.

Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome, but please do not bring glass containers or alcoholic beverages into the park. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase.

Thank You Sponsors!

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Tickets available May 15.
$10 adults
$5 seniors (65+)
$3 children (3-12)
Children 2 and younger are free.
BioPark Members half-price
You can also buy tickets from any BioPark cashier from 9 a.m - 4:30 p.m. daily and starting at 6 p.m. on concert nights. No telephone orders.

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