Westside Summerfest 2016!
Save the date! Your favorite way to spend a summer night is back! Westside Summerfest will be returning to Ellison Dr. between Alameda Blvd. and Cottonwood Dr. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 5-10:30 p.m.
- 5-6 p.m. - Double Plow
- 6:15-7:15 p.m. - Treehouse Basement
- 7:30-8:30 p.m. - Boris & The Salt Licks
- 9-10:30 p.m. - Big Head Todd & The Monsters
National Headliner: Big Head Todd & The Monsters
Since their formation in the mid-’80s, Big Head Todd & the Monsters have continued to evolve and explore, moving beyond their Colorado club circuit roots to become one of the most adventurous, respected and durable bands in America. Through constant touring and a zeal to travel down new musical avenues in the studio, BHTM (as their dedicated fans call them) have honed their collective stew of influences into a trademark hybrid sound that’s immediately recognizable. Now, with Black Beehive, their maiden release on Shout! Factory (February 4, 2014), the quartet has made its most personal and poignant album to date, a collection of new studio tracks that, says co-founder and figurehead Todd Park Mohr, “allows us to truly reach our audience through the language of the blues.”
Today, the original trio—Mohr on guitar and vocals, Brian Nevin on drums and vocals and Rob Squires on bass and vocals—along with keyboardist/pedal steel guitarist Jeremy Lawton, who joined in 2004, are still opening themselves to new possibilities even as they further explore their roots.
Boris McCutcheon is a singer and songwriter of truly unique and engaging Americana songs. He plays guitar, harmonica and mandolin. He is backed by an incredible band of musicians known as The Salt Licks. The Salt Licks are Boris's tremendous backing band from New Mexico. They come together in various ways for tours, local shows and recordings. They're not only all experienced musicians in their own right, but they are also great friends! Once you hear his music, you will wonder how you ever got along without it.
Treehouse basement is an Albuquerque-based band that loves making music. They play with passion and write original feel good songs from the heart. Their influences include Nirvana, Willie Nelson, The Commodores and The Killers. They currently play all over Albuquerque and have played at events like the Local Band Showcase and Fight for Fiestas.
Double Plow is a rock 'n roll band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fronted by the brothers Dwayne "Buzzard" Norris on vocals and Jimmy James Norris on guitar. The band incarnates the alphabet of rock from anthemic choruses to Zeppelin-esque guitar riffs and solos. Music biz veterans Joe O'Connell (bass) and Frank Tijerino (drums) form the backbone of a classic rock, rhythm and blues and country- inspired soulful sound. The band is currently playing live throughout the Southwest. Double Plow throws down electrifying and hyper-energetic live sets guaranteed to keep audiences dancin', shakin' and singin' along.
Food & Drink
Enjoy delicious creations of on-site food trucks unique to the Albuquerque area. From salty to sweet, you are sure to find a satisfying treat! Featuring roasted corn, pizza, sandwiches, BBQ, Tacos, Italian ice, frozen custard, paletas and much more.
Stop on by the Microbrew Garden and sip on a cold beverage. Enjoy a great view of the stage and the local libations that will be available for purchase. Featuring a wide range of local breweries, wineries and distilleries including Vernon's Open Door, Bosque Brewing, Red Door Brewing, Distillery 365, Boxing Bear Brewery, Santa Fe Brewing, Left Turn Distilling, Kaktus Brewing, Abbey Brewing, St. Clair, Turtle Mountain Brewery, Marble Brewery, Canteen Brewhouse and La Cumbre Brewing.
The Artisan Market
Check out some amazing goods available for purchase brought to you by local artisans. Always a Summerfest favorite, this year's market brings hand-crafted leather goods, jewelry, hand thrown pottery, body care products, shirts and much more! Featuring more than 15 vendors you are sure to find something that you would like to take home.
Fun For Kids'
Westside Summerfest is a blast for the whole family! The kids' area will be filled with free fun activities for all ages! Get your face painted, conquer the rock giant rock wall, or jump the night away in the huge inflatables.
New this year at Westside Summerfest! Home Depot will offer free opportunities for your children to craft and construct their own special keepsakes, like bird houses, tool boxes, baskets and even a helicopter! These workshops are a great way to show kids how fun creating something can be. Home Depot also hosts these workshops on the 1st Saturday of the month at all Home Depot locations.
Admission and Transportation
Westside Summerfest is free for the public to attend and is a rain or shine event. Pets are welcome on leashes.
Ride your bike! Take advantage of the free bike valet provided by the Esperanza Bike Shop. Park for free at Cibola High School or the Northwest Modula Skate Park. There will be a shuttle running from Cibola that will take guests directly to Westside Summerfest. We respectfully request that you do not park in the shopping center parking lots unless you are patronizing one of their stores.