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Downtown Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2019 Downtown Summerfest - Tommy Castro & The Pain Killers on Wood

Saturday, August 3, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | Civic Plaza  

This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts in the heart of Downtown Albuquerque. 

Calling all local artisans and food trucks!

If you're interested in participating in one or all Albuquerque Summerfest events, apply today! (Application)


National Headliner - Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll. He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows. Castro’s band, The Painkillers and after hundreds of live shows, they have coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week with a glass of beer, spirit and wine. 

Artisan Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery, housewares, and baked goods to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you're looking for. 

Children's Activities

The kids' area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable bounce houses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department

Getting There 


Street parking, paid parking lots and garages are available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws.

Bike Valet

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center

Event Specifics

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

More event details coming soon!


Transportation Sponsor

The official Transportation Sponsor of Albuquerque Summerfest:

Lucky Boyz Limo Logo


2019 94 Rock Logo  2019 HOT 95.1 Logo  2019 The Edge Logo  aarp_logo  Eco Water Systems Logo 2017  

Surface Innovations Logo  Sponsor for Downtown Summerfest.  Xfinity Logo   2018 T-Mobile Logo  


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