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Downtown Summerfest

Join us for a free family-friendly event in Downtown Albuquerque.

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Downtown Summerfest

From 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Civic Plaza.

You are invited to downtown Albuquerque for a night of free entertainment. There will be live music from local bands, leading up to national headliner, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx. Shop the market of handmade goods crafted by local artisans, enjoy free children's activities, sip on some local brews in the Microbrew Garden and grab a bite from one of our many food trucks.

Downtown Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.


Dennis DeYoung

National Headliner - Dennis DeYoung & the Music of Styx

Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of Styx and the lead singer and writer on seven of the bands eight Top Ten Hits. His live concert with six piece band showcases all the STYX Greatest Hits spanning the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. The set includes all eight top Top 10 hits including Lady, Babe, Come Sail Away, Too Much Time On My Hands, Best of Times, Mr. Roboto, plus Classic Rock Anthems Renegade, Blue Collar Man, Suite Madame Blue, Rockin' the Paradise, and more.

Dennis is a legendary singer, songwriter, keyboardist, composer and record producer with a career spanning over 40 years. His voice is one of the most recognizable in the music world today and continues to inspire new generations of fans.

All the classic hits. All the memories. One unforgettable evening. One original voice.

Food & Drink

Delicious delicacies, sweet treats and more can be found in the food court featuring a variety of Albuquerque's best local food trucks. Those of age can also enjoy an ice cold brew in the Microbrew Garden.

Artisan Market

Stop by our artisan market for anything and everything. One of many local artisans have what you're looking for. Find that special piece that brings any room together, get your next favorite T-shirt or a gift for that special someone. There will be plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more.

Children's Activities

Summerfest is the perfect place to bring the children, there will be loads of free children's activities. Get your face painted or try your hand on the 25-foot rock climbing wall. They can also reach for the stars in one of the many jumpers. All of this and more, free at Summerfest.


Paid underground and garage parking can be found at Civic Plaza or the Convention Center. Other parking may be found in the surrounding area or in other paid lots near the plaza.

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