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Westside Summerfest

Don't miss the last Summerfest of 2014.

Enjoy cool sounds on a hot summer night. Best of all, it is FREE. Join us on August 23rd for our last Summerfest Street Party, from 5:00-10:30 p.m. on Albuquerque's Westside, on Ellison Dr. NW between Cottonwood Dr. and Alameda.


Free to the public. Folding chairs will be onsite, but you are welcomed to bring your own lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash per the City of Albuquerque Heart Ordinance.


By Car

Parking is located at Cibola High School at 1510 Ellison Rd NW.

By Bike

Free bike valet provided by Esperanza Bike Shop on the dirt median.

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 5-6:05 p.m.- Good Green
  • 6:20-7:20 p.m.- The Chris Kill Trio
  • 7:45-8:45 p.m.- The JDS
  • 9:15-10:30 p.m.- Morris Day & The Time

Featured Performers

Morris Day & The Time

Morris Day burst onto the public scene with the group's self-titled album, The Time, which caption:included "Get It Up," "Cool," and "Girl" in the 1980's.  Most recently, Morris contributed a cover of Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me" for the Haunted Mansion soundtrack and gave an unforgettable performance in Kevin Smith's hit 2001 film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, in which Day and the band served as a running plot device and performed a soaring "Jungle Love" finale.

In his new album, Day combines classic old school sounds with new music featuring hot new artists. He delivers energetic vocals and witty lyrics, complimented by his trademark smooth-as-silk dance moves, all wrapped up in flashy, dapper fashions!


The JDS, a pioneering band in the genres of alternative soul and new-school funk, is one of many national acts attempting to bring an old-school creative mentality to a new breed of caption:artists. Currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, The JDS has garnered national attention not only because of their ability to entertain audiences of almost every demographic, but also because of their tight and precise musicianship and incredible work ethic. The JDS music not only appeals to listeners of R&B, funk, soul, and old-school, but the band has also won over fans of pop, blues, rock, and even country!

Stumbling Steer Microbrew Corral

This year's Westside Summerfest features one of the biggest microbrew gardens to date, presented by The Stumbling Steer Brewery and Gastropub. Participating microbrews include The Sumbling Steer, La Cumbre Brewing, Santa Fe Brewing, Il Vicino Brewing, Broken Bottle Brewery, Abbey Brewing, Bosque Brewing, Marble Brewing, Left Turn Distilling and Nicky V's Pizzeria featuring Pi Brewing Co. Along with ten breweries to indulge in, pizza will be available from Nicky V's Pizzeria and The Stumbling Steer will be grilling on site. Finally, enjoy live music by Kevin Herig and Kyle Ruggles from 3-5 p.m. and DJ Diamond Tip from 10:30-12 a.m.


Dig in to delicious food provided by the very best local food trucks while walking around Westside Summerfest. Delicious pizza, creamy custard, tropical smoothies, and much more will be available. With ten food trucks in attendance, everyone is sure to find something to please their palette.


Enjoy browsing products from your local artisans. Featuring items ranging from jewelry and glass work, to children's dress-up clothes, steam punk gear, and Mayan art; there is sure to be something for everyone. Have your wallet ready to purchase some beautiful, handcrafted items.

Children's Activities

Westside Summerfest is full of entertainment for the whole family! Kids can bounce out their energy in giant inflatables, get creative with colorful face painting, and challenge their strength on a huge rock wall. This Kids' Zone will provide hours of fun. The best part is, it's all FREE!




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