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Route 66 Summerfest

A celebration of music, food and fun along the "Mother Road" in Historic Nob Hill.

On July 19, 2014 from 2:00-10:30 p.m. Central Avenue will be filled with live music and entertainment, a car show, shopping, kids' activities, The Mother Road Market, food, Cork & Tap- Beer and Wine Garden, and more! The event will span one mile of Central Ave. This FREE event will make for a great day with the whole family.

For more information please visit the official Rt. 66 Summerfest page


Free to the public. This is a rain or shine event.


Park and Ride

New this year! Avoid the traffic and take the FREE Park and Ride. To take advantage of this service, park in the parking lot on the southwest corner of University and Lomas. The Park and Ride bus will take guests directly to Summerfest! To take the Park and Ride back to the parking lot, meet the bus at  Dartmouth and Monte Vista (next to All Sports Trophies).

Bike Valet

There will be a free bike valet provided by Esperanza Bike Shop located in the parking lot of Fan Tang on the corner of Central Ave and Carlisle Blvd.


Route 66 Summerfest is bringing 3 different stages, all featuring fun, live music! Each of the stages is located along Route 66 to provide you with non-stop entertainment!

Main Stage Schedule (Central Ave & Girard)

  • 2:45-3:30 p.m. Mala Mana
  • 3:55-4:40 p.m. Sina Soul & Rodney Bowe's Sweet Life
  • 5:05-5:55 p.m.- Chris Dracup
  • 6:00 p.m.- Free Group Wedding
  • 6:25-7:15 p.m.- En-Joy
  • 7:40-8:30 p.m.- Raul Midon
  • 9:00-10:30 p.m.- Arrested Development

Route 66 Cork Tap Stage (Central Ave at Aliso)

  • 2:00-2:45 p.m.- What the What
  • 3:05-3:50 p.m.- Memphis Ptails
  • 4:15-5:00 p.m.- Sage and Jared's Happy Gland Band
  • 5:25-6:10 p.m.- Great States
  • 6:35-7:15 p.m.- Floozy
  • 7:40-8:25 p.m.- Cali Shaw Band
  • 8:50-9:40 p.m.- Mil-Tones Brass Band

East Stage (Central Ave & Washington)

  • 2:30-3:15 p.m.- Black Turquoise
  • 3:40-4:25 p.m.- AAG-Arnaldo Acosta Group
  • 4:50-5:35 p.m.- Los Trinos
  • 6:00-6:45 p.m.- Lowell Burton & Numethods
  • 7:10-7:55 p.m.- Boris McCutcheon & the Salt Licks
  • 8:20-9:15 p.m.- Son Como Son

    Featured Performers

    Arrested Development

    It’s been twenty years since a new group called Arrested Development slammed the caption:gangsta dominated world of hip hop with defiant lyrics of hope. Apparently the world was ready for the change as AD became the first ever hip-hop artist to receive the “best new artist” Grammy, (a distinction it still maintains today in that category). In addition, the group also received a Grammy award for “best rap single” for their anthemic prayer-like hit song, Tennessee.

    In 2013, founding member and front man Speech, teamed up with multi platinum award winning producer and hit maker Kevin “Khao” Cates, (best known for his work with TI, Jay-Z, R.Kelly, Ludacris, Snoop Dog, Lil Kim ) together, they have been working on riveting new music, loaded with powerful lyrics and pulsating grooves, that are sure to stir it up, in the hearts and souls of hip hop fans everywhere.

    Mil-Tones Brass Bandcaption:

    Mil-Tones Brass Band is a fun, New Mexico based, New Orleans style brass band. This 10 piece, high-energy brass/marching ensemble; was created in late 2012 by percussion visionary, Milton J. Villarrubia, III. The band features top local talent on percussion, horns and strings.

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    Albuquerque's #1 Salsa band is led by renowned trombonist, vocalist, composer, arranger and percussionist, Cesar Bauvallet. The 9-piece Son Como Son has been playing original salsa— Cuban style— since 1993, performing throughout New Mexico as well as at the Telluride Jazz Festival and beyond.

    Free Group Wedding

    Tie the knot or renew your vows on Route 66! This special ceremony will be performed by A Celebration of Love Wedding Chapel at 6:00 p.m. on the Main Stage. Take advantage of this special opportunity that requires no appointment or wait time. There will be a County Clerk on site to issue marriage certificates for a $25 cash only fee. For more information on requirements or what to bring, click here.


    Enjoy browsing products from your local artisans at the Mother Road Market. The Mother Road Market spans two full city blocks and showcases 40 different artisans. Featuring items ranging from jewelry, quilts, and glass work, to hair tinsel, garden art and screen printing; there is sure to be something for everyone. Have your wallet ready to purchase some beautiful, handcrafted items.

    Food and Drink

    Savor some local favorites while you walk around Summerfest! Snack on some pizza, dig into some BBQ, and cool down with ice cream. Located at Carlisle and Central Ave and at Dartmouth and Central Ave, the food trucks will not disappoint. Adults can quench their thirst at the microbrew garden featuring local breweries including Marble Brewery, Il Vicino, Bosque Brewing Company, Broken Bottle Brewery, Abbey Brewing Company and Santa Fe Brewing Company. Or stop by Left Turn Distilling and sip on some local spirits.

    Children's Activities

    Route 66 Summerfest is fun for the whole family! This year's Youth Zone will feature a youth stage showcasing family friendly performances by the Outpost Home School Opera, the Family Von Bartlit Ukulele Band, Warehouse 508, NDI, Interplay, Outpost Roust the House Teen stars Kahlila Hughes, Kidd Psycho, Illion, Teagan Stewart, and more! Keep an eye out for Clan Tynker’s “stunning array of talents in a fanciful ‘Vaudeville’ style of circus.” If you’re still looking for some entertainment, the kids’ area will also have a challenging rock wall, fun face painting, and inflatables.

    Other Entertainment

    Bring your four-legged friend by the Canine Cabana to let out some energy, cool off, and explore the vendors specifically for your pets. Also make sure to check out an original Batmobile from the popular TV show. For even more automobile fun, head over to the Old Route 66 Car Show featuring over 100 muscle cars, hot rods, classics and more.


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