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BioPark Concerts Feature Southwestern Performers This Week

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Finnders &Youngberg at Summer Nights and Ryan McGarvey at Zoo Music.

BioPark Concerts Feature Southwestern Performers This Week

Finnders & Youngberg.

July 15, 2013

This week's ABQ BioPark concerts feature a local talent and a gifted band from New Mexico's northern neighbor. To return to the roots of Americana music, join us on July 18 for Finnders & Youngberg at Summer Nights. Then, Ryan McGarvey rocks a special hometown appearance at Zoo Music on July 19.

Finnders & Youngberg of Fort Collins, Colorado come to Albuquerque this Thursday with their timeless Americana tunes mixed into a 21st century style. (Wild Beats subscribers can sample their style with this week's free song download.) Before joining forces, each member of the band developed a unique style and had individual success. Together, Finnders & Youngberg draws on a variety of influences and talent. The band has been showcased at IBMA and Folk Alliance conferences, and never lose sight of the roots that inspire them in their unique blending of the old and the new.

On Thursdays, gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Summer Nights guests can tour the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden until 8 p.m. and the Aquarium until 9 p.m. Summer Nights is sponsored by Big-I 107.9 New Mexico's Country, 104.7 Albuquerque's Classic Country and the Best Western Rio Grande Inn.

Ryan McGarvey.

Albuquerque's very own Ryan McGarvey will be rocking out at Zoo Music this coming Friday! The rising star has been gaining fame on both a national and international level since being named the Guitarmaggeddon Champion of New Mexico in 2006. McGarvey is a 3-time winner of Albuquerque The Magazine's "Best Musician Award" and was named best new talent by Guitar Player Magazine in 2013. He has claimed many other awards for his singing and songwriting abilities and has impressed the music community with his blues and rock and roll style.

On Fridays, gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Zoo Music goers can enjoy animal exhibits until 8 p.m. Zoo Music is sponsored by KOB Channel 4, 100.3 The Peak, Channel 95.1 All the Hits and the Best Western Rio Grande Inn.

The ABQ BioPark's two concert series, Zoo Music and Summer Nights, offer an affordable and enjoyable evening for families and friends. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (65+) and $3 for children (3-12). NM BioPark Society members receive half-price tickets. Tickets are available online or from BioPark cashiers from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily and starting at 6 p.m. on concert nights.

Music fans can sign up for the BioPark's new Wild Beats music e-newsletter for updates on the coming acts, free music downloads and concert-night food and gift specials. For more information, email [email protected] or dial 311 locally (505-768-2000)

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