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Heights Summerfest

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2019 Heights Summerfest - Dumpstaphunk on Wood

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | North Domingo Baca Park 

Join us as we kick-off the annual Summerfest series with Heights Summerfest. 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. 


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National Headliner - Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, audiences can expect dueling baselines with the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while keys and funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. With three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on their own merit of material. Songs like "Dancin' to the Truth" off their latest record, Dirty Word, offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.

Entertainment Schedule

  • 5 p.m. - Alex Maryol
  • 6 p.m. - The Big Spank
  • 7 p.m. - Memphis P. Tails
  • 8:30 p.m. - Dumpstaphunk

2019 Heights Summerfest  - Opening Bands

Alex Maryol is a New Mexican native musician who has played around the Southwest wowing audiences with the sultry sounds of his guitar for years. There's something familiar about Alex's sound that reminds listeners of a more simple time. Sway to the soulful tempos of Alex Maryol. 

The Big Spank is an Albuquerque based band that composes and performs with an original musical style that can be loosely described as "Funky-Latin-Ska-Pop". The five-piece band has been performing all over the Southwest since 1998. Their stage antics and high-energy live performance are not soon forgotten.

The blues have deep roots in the Memphis P. Tails. Lead singer, Darin Goldston, discovered the blues at a young age and never looked back. In 1992 he founded the band and has since compiled this solid five-piece band of New Mexican musicians. Drawing from legendary blues influencers such as Steve Miller, The Jellyroll Kings and Keith Richards, this band is sure to entertain the masses with their guitar riffs, smooth bass rhythms and lively percussion. 

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments such as Abbey Brewing Co.Bosque BrewingBoxing Bear Brewing CompanyBroken Trail Spirits & BrewCanteen BrewhouseLa Cumbre BrewingLeft Turn Distillery & Palmer BreweryMarble BreweryQuarter Celtic BrewpubRed Door BrewingSheehan WinerySidetrack Brewing CompanyStarr Brothers BrewingThe 377 BreweryTractor Brewing CompanyHollow Spirits Distillery and Toltec Brewing.

Artisan Market

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery and housewares 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 obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Getting There


Free parking is available at La Cueva High School, with free shuttles taking event-goers from La Cueva parking lots to North Domingo Baca Park throughout the event. (Map)

Bike Valet

Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center

Event Specifics 

Heights Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Event goers can bring coolers. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. This is a rain or shine event.

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