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Derailers at Summer Nights and Young Dubliners at Zoo Music.

Tap Your Toes at This Week's BioPark Concerts

The Derailers.

August 6, 2013

This week's ABQ BioPark concerts feature two bands guaranteed to get you moving. For upbeat and catchy rockabilly sounds, come see The Derailers on August 8 during Summer Nights. Or take in the energetic Celtic rock of The Young Dubliners, performing at Zoo Music on August 9.

Get ready to dance as The Derailers play their rockabilly and honky-tonk tunes this Thursday at the Botanic Garden. With musical influences from Buck Owens, The Beatles, Roy Orbison and the like, The Derailers invigorate the honky-tonk scene with their toe-tapping melodies, upbeat lyrics and refreshing stage presence. (Wild Beats subscribers can sample their sound with a free download of She Left Me Cold.) The Texas-based band debuted in 1995 with the album Live Tracks, and have since released ten more albums and performed at countless concerts around the country. Their motto, "Have a good time, all the time," rings true in every performance.

Summer Nights continues each Thursday night through Aug. 29. 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 Young Dubliners.

The Young Dubliners fill the Zoo with Celtic rock this Friday at the last Zoo Music concert of the summer. The five-member band from Los Angeles blends rock with Irish music (two of them have roots in the Emerald Isle), blues and other influences into a genre all its own. Every band member writes, injecting their own creativity into each song. The band just released its ninth album, which they crowd-funded through their fan base. Their Albuquerque stop is one of many on a tour that's taking them to a different venue almost nightly. With electric guitars, fiddles and harp, "The Young Dubs" will have you moving whenever they start to play. There's mighty fine craic to be had this week at Zoo Music!

"The Young Dubliners' passion and energetic performances instill a strong feeling of happiness and vigor into anyone who hears their creative tunes," said Torrez.

On Friday, 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). 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.

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