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Balloon Fiesta Week in Old Town!

Events happening in Old Town during the 2014 Balloon Fiesta week.

Spend some time in Old Town during Balloon Fiesta Week! There will be live entertainment every day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gazebo. Each day will feature a different theme and genre of music with the first two days being the Santero Market.


October 4

15th annual San Felipe de Neri Santero Market

  • 10 a.m.- La Rondalla
  • Noon- NM Marimba Band
  • 1 p.m.- Santero Awards
  • 2 p.m.- Casa Flamenca
  • 3 p.m.- Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana
  • 4 p.m.- Mariachi Nuevo Sonido

October 5

15th annual San Felipe de Neri Santero Market

  • 11 a.m.- El Trio Latino
  • Noon- Mariachi Nuevo Mexico
  • 1 p.m.- Los Primos
  • 2 p.m.- Luz De Luna
  • 3 p.m.- Mariachi San Jose
  • 4 p.m.- Ramon Y Lydia

October 6- World Day

  • 11 a.m.- Dave Hoover
  • Noon- Ha`aheo O Hawai`i Hula
  • 1 p.m.- Filipino Cultural Dancers
  • 2 p.m.- TBD
  • 3 p.m.- BK Taiko Japanese Drum
  • 4 p.m.- L@s Otr@s

October 7- Western Showcase Day

  • 11 a.m.- Sons of the Rio Grande
  • Noon- Buffalo Bill Boycott
  • 1 p.m.- Jim Jones
  • 2 p.m.- TBD
  • 3 p.m.- TBD
  • 4 p.m.- TBD

October 8- Mariachi Day

  • 11 a.m.- Mariachi Lobo
  • Noon- Mariachi Tradicional
  • 1 p.m.- Mariachi Nuevo Sonido
  • 2 p.m.- Baila!  Baila!
  • 3 p.m.- Alma  Nuevo Mexico
  • 4 p.m.- Folklorico Fiesta Mexicana

October 9- Blues and Folk Day

  • 11 a.m.- Skip Batchelor
  • Noon- Cornbread Blues
  • 1 – 3 p.m.- Chava and Paid My Dues Rhythms and Blues
  • 3 p.m.- Two Bits
  • 4 p.m.- Sherry Gonzales

October 10- Flamenco and Folklorico Day

  • 11 a.m.- Ronaldo Baca
  • Noon- Casa Flamenca Students
  • 1 p.m.- Casa Flamenca's Flamenco Por  Derecho
  • 2-5 p.m.- Flamenco Institute

October 11- Rock 'n' Roll Day

  • 11 a.m.- TBD
  • Noon- Rock 101 Students
  • 1 p.m.- Kevin Herig
  • 2 p.m.- The Real Matt Jones
  • 3 p.m.- Bonnie Bouhm and Friends
  • 4 p.m.- Lovers and Mad Men

October 12- Native American Day

  • 11 a.m.- Social Dance
  • Noon – 5 p.m.- Gourd Dance all Pueblos all Tribes

Meet the Performers

Ha'aheo O Hawai'i Hulacaption:

The grace and beauty of the hula - Hawaii's art and soul, is alive and well in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Under the direction of Hawaiian native Cindi Kealaula`ula`ulaokawao`one Heffner, Ha`aheo O Hawai`i (which means Proud to Be Hawaiian) provides a wonderful taste of aloha through the hula (dance), oli (chant), and mele (song) of Hawaii. Come and experience the happiness and joy of hula.

Sons of the Rio Grande

The Sons of the Rio Grande formed as a trio in 1996 from veterans of the active Western caption:music scene in the Rio Grande valley of central New Mexico. They shared a desire to build a strong acoustic band with a lean, vocal-oriented sound. The result is a stirring combination of tight trio harmony and lively instrumental work that evokes the original Sons of the Pioneers, but builds on that excellent tradition with material spanning a century of Western music, including several original compositions from founding members Walen Mickey, Rob Croft and Larry Ruebush.

Buffalo Bill Boycott


William Frederick Boycott  as "Buffalo Bill",  is Lander, Wyomings  own  songster,  raconteur, fiddler, historian, winner of the Western Music Association Yodeler of 2011, multi-faceted entertainer and instrumentalist. He performs historical, cowboy and original songs  about the Wild West, the Oregon Trail and Wyoming, utilizing fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar and vocals. Bill also presents humorous cowboy poetry, tells stories in Traditional Native American Indian Sign Language and Yodels up a storm!!

Jim Jones

Jim Jones is a Western Folk Singer in the tradition of Woody Guthrie, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott caption:and more recently, Ian Tyson and Chuck Pyle (the “Zen Cowboy”).  He’s a native Texan who moved a little farther West so he could enjoy the beauties of New Mexico.  He sings songs about the West…cowboys, horses & cattle, cattle rustlers, the coming of the train.  He also sings songs about the people and the land, the rivers and the mountains, the beauty of the Western sky. If you like songs that tell a story, if you like singer/songwriters who can play the heck out of their instrument, if you like having fun and feeling good, you’ll like Jim.

Baila! Baila!

Welcome to Baila! Baila! Dance Academy! Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico where we caption:specialize in the art of Traditional Mexican Folk Dance. Baila! Baila! was founded in January of 1990 and has been spreading our love for our culture through music and dance for over 24 years. Baila! Baila! has entertained countless guests at various events ranging from events as prestigious as the “Autumn Dance Festival” at Carnegie Hall in New York City and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia to entertainment around the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

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