Heights Summerfest

Enjoy a great night out as we kick-off the Summerfest season in the Northeast Heights!

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Heights Summerfest 2015

Save the date! Your favorite way to spend a summer night is back! Heights Summerfest returns to North Domingo Baca Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Located on Wyoming and Carmel, just North of Paseo del Norte.

Admission & 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 Avenue).

Bike Valet

Ride your bike and take advantage of the free bike valet program provided by Esperanza Bike Shop.

Entertainment

Entertainment Schedule

  • 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

Event Headliner: Smash Mouth

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"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 II 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

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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 in the pop/rock world. 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

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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

Performer at Heights Summerfest

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.

Children's Activities

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, 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.

Food & Drink

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, Santa Fe Brewing, Marble Brewery, Kactus Brewery, Abbey Brewing, Left Turn Distillary, St. Clair Winery, Chama River Brewing Company and Red Door Brewing serving some tasty drinks.

Delicious delicacies, sweet treats, and more can be found near the Kids' Area or the Microbrew Garden. With food options ranging from roasted corn, tangy BBQ, and spicy burritos, to shaved ice, kettle corn, and smoothies there is sure to be a scrumptious choice for everyone.

The Market

If you love shopping local and the look of hand-crafted goods, the artisan market is the place to be. Always a Summerfest favorite, this year's market is bringing jewelry, baked goods, t-shirts, bath products, and more. There will even be original watercolor paintings, caricatures, and a vendor specifically for your pet. With over 30 booths, the possibilities are endless. Have your wallet on hand, as you'll want to buy everything in sight!

Other Entertainment

Keep an eye out for Clan Tynker's "stunning array or talents in a fanciful 'Vaudeville' style of circus." Ride your bike and try some tricks at the skate park. Take a look at a Batmobile from the original TV series. Bring your four-legged friend by the dog park to let out some energy, cool off, and meet other furry friends.

Sponsors

Sponsors include: Nash-FM, KOB-FM, Nash-Icon, Magic-FM, Ed-FM, and Century Link.

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