Route 66 Summerfest
Route 66 Summerfest 2015!
Save the date! The City of Albuquerque, Nob Hill Main Street, and the New Mexico Jazz Festival invite you to the annual Route 66 Summerfest in Nob Hill on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Admission and Transportation
Summerfests are free to the public to attend. Pets are welcome on leashes. Personal weighted canopies are welcome. This is a rain or shine event.
RIDE YOUR BIKE and take advantage of the free bike valet provided by Esperanza Bike Shop. More information about parking will come soon.
National Headliner: Roomful of Blues
Considered one of the tightest most joyful blues ensembles in the world, Roomful of Blues is, according to DownBeat magazine, "in a class by themselves." Since 1967, the group's deeply rooted blend of swing, rock 'n' roll, jump, blues and soul has earned them five Grammy nominations as well as critical, popular and radio success around the globe. Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I've ever heard."
Over the years there have been more than 50 Roomful of Blues members, each bringing their own unique talent and vision to the mix. Led since 1996 by guitarist Chris Vachon of whom Guitar Player magazine wrote, "burns with explosive solos and a delightfully greasy sense of rhythm," the band also currently features saxophonist, Rich Lataille, a member since 1970 whose "masterful playing evokes either the fat-toned honking sax of the glory days of early rock or the cool elegance of big band swing jazz." The band's latest release, Hook, Line & Sinker is a foot-stomping collection of tunes that highlights the intense vocal and instrumental power of the band. "This is a band on top of its game, sliding easily from big-band jazz-blues to guitar-drenched urban blues...let the party begin!" (Chicago Sun-Times).
Leni Stern African Quartet
Instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and world traveler, Leni Stern has won five consecutive Gibson Female Jazz Guitarist of the Year awards and released 20 albums including her latest, Jelle! in 2015. Her uniquely inventive guitar and vocal explorations are juxtaposed with the sounds of accomplished African instrumentalists with whom she’s worked for years. Leni Stern, vocals, electric guitar, n’goni will be joined by Kofo ("The Wonderman"), talking drum (Nigeria); and from Senegal, Alioune Faye, djembe and calabash; and Mamadou Ba, bass.
Duke City Cruisers Bicycle Show on Nob Hill
Duke City Cruisers bike club is looking for people to join the first ever Bicycle Show at Route 66 Summerfest. All bicycle are welcome from custom, vintage, to stock. For more information or to register for the Bicycle Show, please fill out the registration form and return it to the Duke City Cruisers.
All interested vendors are encouraged to submit an application. Applications will be accepted until June 5, 2015. Applications for market vendors can be found here. Applications for food vendors can be found here.
Stay tuned for more information coming in 2015!
Sponsors include 92.3 NASH-FM, 93.3 KOB-FM, 99.5 Magic-FM, 103.3 eD-FM, 96.3 NASH ICON-FM, and Phillips 66.