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Performers from Both Sides of the Atlantic at BioPark This Week

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Eliza Gilkyson at Summer Nights and The Dunwells at Zoo Music.

Performers from Both Sides of the Atlantic at BioPark This Week

Eliza Gilkyson.

June 18, 2013

This week's ABQ BioPark concerts feature talented acts from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. For inspiring Americana and folk, join us on June 20 for Eliza Gilkyson at Summer Nights. Then, The Dunwells offer British folk pop rock at Zoo Music on June 21, and musicgoers can also enjoy the newly opened Birds of the Americas exhibit.

Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter who has become one of the most respected musicians in folk and Americana music circles. She released Eliza '69, her first album, in 1969 while raising a family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Today, she calls Austin, Texas home, but returns to New Mexico regularly to play music, write songs and enjoy the views.

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.

The Dunwells.

The Dunwells are a British folk pop rock band that formed  in Leeds, England in 2009. The group began with brothers Joseph and David Dunwell, who were later joined by Rob Clayton and his cousin Jonny Lamb and then finally by Dave Hanson after he heard Joseph playing in a pub. Their debut album, Follow the Road, made instant but lasting impressions on scores of fans. (Subscribers to the BioPark's Wild Beats music newsletter get a free download of the title track this week.) The ABQ BioPark is one of The Dunwells' first stops on their U.S. tour, promoting their latest album Blind Sighted Faith.

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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