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Albuquerque Summerfest Headliners Announced

Free, family friendly concerts feature a variety of national and local entertainers.

May 9, 2023 - The Department of Arts & Culture's Albuquerque Summerfest concert series will bring a variety of national touring groups and diverse local performers to different areas of the city this summer. The excitement kicks off with Heights Summerfest on Saturday, June 10 at North Domingo Baca Park with New Orleans quintet, Galactic featuring Angelika Jelly Joseph.

Beginning at 5 p.m., concert goers can enjoy the local music of St. Levi and the Family Tree, Vibestrong, and The Big Spank ahead of Galactic taking the stage at 8:30 p.m.

Route 66 Summerfest in Nob Hill on Saturday, July 22 from 5 to 10 p.m. will feature QUITAPENAS, a tropical Afro-Latin combo from California known to borrow their aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s, and 80s. In addition, there will be eight other bands on three stages playing everything from bluegrass to garage pop throughout the day.

From 5 to 10 p.m., Westside Summerfest on Saturday, August 5 at Ventana Ranch Community Park will be dedicated to promoting local talent and will feature Albuquerque bands on two stages. Bands include Big K & Blue Train; Burque Jazz Bandits; Chris Dracup; Nathaniel Krantz Music; Revíva; Side Montero; Silver Sky Blues Band; and Str8 Shot.

Albuquerque Summerfest will also feature local businesses with handcrafted products, food trucks, free activities for children, and a Cantina (with the exception of Route 66 Summerfest) with libations created by breweries, wineries, and distilleries.

Albuquerque Summerfest is free and open to the public. More details on each specific event can be found at Albuquerque Summerfest is sponsored by iHeart Radio.