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Route 66 Summerfest

Join us for a free family-friendly event in Albuquerque's Historic Nob Hill

Route 66 Summerfest

From 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Historic Nob Hill.

Logo for Summerfest 2017.

Mayor Richard J. Berry, Nob Hill Main Street, and New Mexico Jazz Festival invite you to the annual celebration.

Located in Historic Nob Hill, Route 66 Summerfest will take place on Central Ave. between Carlisle Boulevard and Girard Boulevard. This free event features fun for the whole family including the Old Route 66 Car Show, Mother Road Art Market, Kids' Zone & Youth Central, food trucks and live entertainment on three stages throughout Nob Hill.

Route 66 Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event.


Los Lobos

National Headliner - Los Lobos

Originally called Los Lobos del Este (de Los Angeles), a play on a popular norteno band called Los Lobos del Norte, the group originally came together from three separate units. Lead vocalist/guitarist Hidalgo, whose arsenal includes accordion, percussion, bass, keyboards, melodic, drums, violin and banjo, met Perez at Garfield High in East LA and started a garage band. Rosas, who had his own group, and Lozano launched a power trio.

They were Sunset Strip regulars and a Grammy-winning band (Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance) by the time they recorded How Will the Wolf Survive. Perez, once called their powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music "the soundtrack of the barrio."

Three decades, two more Grammys, the global success of "La Bamba" and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well -- and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973.

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage: Monte Vista Blvd. & Girard Blvd.

  • 3:00 p.m. - Frank Leto & PANdemonium
  • 4:05 p.m. - Citizens of Tape City
  • 5:10 p.m. - Ryan Montaño
  • 6:15 p.m. - Baracutanga
  • 7:20 p.m. - Frontera Bugalu
  • 8:30 p.m. - Los Lobos


East Stage: Central Ave. & Carlisle Ave. (Nob Hill Business Center)

  • 3:00 p.m. - Pray for Brain featuring Kat & Vio
  • 4:05 p.m. - Gregg Daigle Band
  • 5:10 p.m. - Chris Dracup Trio
  • 6:15 p.m. - Tracey Whitney & The Boyz
  • 7:25 p.m. - Claudio Tolousse Band
  • 8:35 p.m. - Cali Shaw Band


Cork & Tap: Bryn Mawr Dr.

  • 3:00 p.m. - Bébé La La
  • 4:05 p.m. - Calle 66
  • 5:10 p.m. - Delphia
  • 6:15 p.m. - Wild Humans
  • 7:25 p.m. - Lone Piñon
  • 8:35 p.m. - Cactus Tractor

Food & Drink

Great food and delicious drinks for those of all ages can be found on just about any corner in Nob Hill at Route 66 Summerfest. Grab something quick from a food truck or relax in one of the many amazing restaurants in the area.

Cool down with a beer, glass of wine or cocktail in our Cork & Tap | Wine and Beer Garden (on Bryn Mawr Dr., between Central Ave. and Silver Ave.) or at any of the numerous local bars for the 21+ crowd. Grab a drink from companies including:

  • Abbey Brewing Co.
  • Boese Brothers Brewery
  • Boxing Bear Co.
  • La Cumbre Brewing
  • Left Turn Distilling
  • Marble Brewery 
  • Quarter Celtic Brewpub
  • Red Door Brewing
  • Santa Fe Brewing Co.
  • Second Street Brewery
  • St. Clair Winery

Mother Road Art Market

Stop by our artisan market for anything and everything. One of many local artisans has what you're looking for. Find that special piece that brings any room together, get your next favorite T-shirt or a gift for that special someone.

There will be plenty to choose from such as handmade soaps, jewelry, art, housewares and so much more.

Shop local and support all establishments throughout Nob Hill, in and around the event. Event-goers can easily get to east Nob Hill by taking free shuttles that will run throughout Route 66 Summerfest. 

Kids' Zone & Youth Central

Route 66 Summerfest is the perfect place to bring the kids, with plenty of free children's activities. Get your face painted or try your hand on the 25-foot rock climbing wall. They can also reach for the stars in one of the many jumpers. In addition, the Kids' Zone & Youth Central will have a stage of their own (located at Central and Tulane), featuring some of Albuquerque's best youth acts from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Old Route 66 Car Show 

The Old Route 66 Car Show will be back to wow car enthusiasts of all ages, located on Monte Vista Blvd. between Richmond Dr. and Campus Blvd. Entries may register the day of the event for $20. Car show entries ONLY; view map and directions here. 

Getting There

Free Park & Ride

Parking is available at the lot on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd. (view map). Free buses will run from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the event. 

Free Shuttles Provided By Airport Parking

Take advantage of free shuttle service on the east side of Nob Hill at three stops along Central Ave.: at O'Neill's on Washington St. (view map), at Morningside Dr. (view map) and at Carlisle Blvd. (view map). The shuttles will loop throughout the event for shopping and parking in east Nob Hill. 

Getting There by Bike

Take advantage of the free bike valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center. Bike valet parking will be hosted in the Fan Tang parking lot (view map).



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Transportation Sponsor

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