Heights Summerfest 2015!
Save the date! Your favorite way to spend a summer night is back! Heights Summerfest will be returning to North Domingo Baca Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Located on Wyoming and Carmel, just North of Paseo del Norte.
Admission and Transportation
Summerfests are free to the public to attend. This is a rain or shine event.
There will be parking located at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, La Cueva High School, and New Covenant Church (Holly Ave.). RIDE YOUR BIKE and take advantage of the free bike valet program provided by Esperanza Bike Shop.
- 5 to 6 p.m.- The Blue Hornets
- 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.- Youngsville
- 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.- Countdown to Overkill
- 9 to 10:30 p.m.- Smash Mouth
National Headliner: SMASH MOUTH
"We've got so many hits on this new record it's ridiculous" says Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. Harwell oughta know a thing or two about hit songs. His band has charted more hits than a World War || battleship. Smash Mouth, the band that's given you such memorable songs as "All-Star," "Walkin' on the Sun," "Then the Morning Comes," and "I'm a Believer," is back for more season-of-the-sun fun with their vibrant new CD "MAGIC".
"MAGIC" is a no-holds-barred party from start to finish. First-listen gems such as "Flippin' Out" and "Magic" jump out at you like a barrel full of monkeys. Both these songs also feature young super talent J. Dash. The dynamic 25-year old wunderkind was a long-time Smash Mouth fan when he was tapped to sprinkle a little "magic" on these tracks.
So get ready for a "MAGIC"-al year! We all know Smash Mouth is the ultimate summertime party band...And with jumpin' songs like “Magic,” "Flippin' Out," and "The Game," Smash Mouth's new CD "MAGIC" is the perfect soundtrack for your year 'round fun in the sun baby.
Countdown to Overkill
Countdown to Overkill has been rocking the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area since 2009. They have won Battles of the Bands in both cities and are making quite a name for themselves. They have played many special events in Rio Rancho including: Juneteenth, The 4th of July show, The Pork & Brew, and many other smaller local gigs.
Working hard on their music, choreography, and energy, their name has spread like wildfire in the area. Countdown To Overkill wants to make sure that every show they play is filled with tons of energy and lights to keep you engaged and moving throughout the entire show.
Youngsville is the name of a one street town in northern New Mexico. An old, quiet town where the Grandfather of Carlos, singer for the band Youngsville, was born. Youngsville’s music is a blend of pop-rock, rollicking country and a little of that southwestern spice we all crave. They are full of spry foot-stomping tunes and earnest love songs, with matter-of-fact lyrics bound to make you smile. Youngsville is always playing something fun, exciting, and occasionally: unexpected! All in all, Youngsville is a band about having a good time and enjoying the music they bring to the stage.
The Blue Hornets
The Blue Hornets are a 8-piece Ska/Rocksteady band from New Mexico. We formed in 2009 from the remains of several local ska and reggae bands, including Giant Steps, Sub Agencia, Danny Winn and the Earthlings, Cool Runnins, Beat Fetish, and others. They are influenced by early Jamaican ska, reggae, rocksteady, British two-tone ska, and American jazz/swing. They thrive on fun and engaging live performances, while paying tribute to the early pioneers of Jamaican music. A tight rhythm section, tasty horns, smooth vocals, and sharp musicianship drive the Blue Hornets’ sound. They are currently performing locally and regionally.
Heights Summerfest is a blast for the whole family! The kids' area is full of different activities for fun-seekers of all ages! Get your face painted however you'd like or have our henna artist do an intricate temporary design, take a shot at climbing the giant rock wall, or bounce the night away in huge inflatables. New this year, Explora will be on-site with activities and investigations with everyday materials that people of all ages can get their hands into. All of these activities and more can be found for FREE at Heights Summerfest.
All of your Summerfest favorites are back! Shop the art market made up of local artisans, savor some local favorites from on-site food trucks, and sip on a cold brew in the Microbrew Garden. This year's Microbrew Garden will feature local breweries, wineries, and more. You can expect to find La Cumbre Brewery, Bosque Brewing, Broken Bottle Brewery, Il Vicino, Santa Fe Brewing, Marble Brewery, Kactus Brewery, Left Turn Distillary, St. Clair Winery, and Red Door Brewing serving some tasty drinks.
Keep an eye out for Clan Tynker's "stunning array or talents in a fanciful 'Vaudeville' style of circus." Pull out your skates or ride your bike and try some tricks at the skate park. Bring your four-legged friend by the dog park to let out some energy, cool off, and meet other furry friends.