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Route 66 Summerfest

Free event featuring local businesses and talent in Nob Hill.


Saturday, July 20, 2024 | 5-10 p.m. | Nob Hill

This free event includes multiple stages full of local bands, food trucks, and more! This edition of the concert series takes over a mile-long stretch on Central Ave. from Girard Blvd. to Washington St. Bring the family, enjoy the fun and celebrate Route 66. 

Applications to participate in the 2024 ABQ Summerfest Series are now closed. 

National Headliner 

The Family Stone

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, R & B Pioneer Award Winner, and original founding member of Sly & The Family Stone, Jerry Martini, along with Phunne Stone (The Multi-talented daughter of Sly Stone and the late great Cynthia Robinson) bringing the music of the first inter-racial, main-stream major band in Rock & Roll history the chart-topping hits of Sly & The Family Stone. These Funksters are joined by the powerful voice of Swang Stewart and Phunne Stone on vocals, bring a message of peace, love, and social consciousness, through musical harmony with some of the funkiest players of all time.











Entertainment Schedule 

Main Stage- Central Ave. and Girard Blvd. 

Wellesley Stage- Central Ave. & Wellesley Dr. 

East Stage- Central Ave. & Graceland Dr. 

NM Jazz Festival Stage- Central Ave. & Carlisle Blvd. 

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Food Trucks

Order freshly made cuisine from local food trucks serving a variety of food. Bring your appetite and order from food trucks like ABQ Rice Box LLC, El Taco Loco, Kimo's Hawaiian BBQ, Meet the Ball, Slap the Ever Awesome Meat Q LLC, Sparky Chicano Dawgs LLC, Street Food Institute, Blenders, Hot Stuff Café LLC, Madsen Snowie, Ordinarily Beautiful Cotton Candy, and With Love Waffles. Don't forget about the dozens of Nob Hill establishments. Cool off indoors at an Albuquerque restaurant while enjoying a delicious meal. 


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Kids' Activities

Bring the kids to enjoy fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses, and a 25-foot climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department. 




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The Shops 

Local businesses with handmade products are featured in The Shops at Albuquerque Summerfest. Each artisan booth offers unique items from art to home goods, clothing to jewelry. Shopping local in one place has never been easier. Get something new for the house, for yourself or that perfect gift from a variety of small businesses like Bubble Heart Soap Co LLC, ChangeOut Jewelry, Crafted by Mark, Da Real Sprayz, Desert Jewelry Expressions, Enchanting Soap Collections by Roberts, LLC, Flora & Foliage and Clay Alchemy Studio, Flowers and Herb Markets, Inc., GarLet Jewelry, Inca Arts, Lujaqui, Lust for Dead Oddities, Metal the Brand, Mum & Pup LLC, Pug Cult LLC, Requiem Beads, Riverside Steel Art, Rooted in My Truths LLC, Sandia Fashion Art, Santa Fe Titanium, Soona' NM, Storyteller Candles, Witch'nRelax, Cookie Jar ABQ, J&D Foods Inc. Bar x Brand Beef Jerky, MAD Macarons LLC, Mayra's Antojitos LLC, and Santa Fe Honey Salon. 


Brick & Mortar

Nob Hill businesses will be open with plenty to offer the whole family. Check out the unique stores, bars and restaurants in the area and support local. 

Getting There 

Route 66 Summerfest is located on Central Ave. between Girard Blvd. and Washington St. Traffic and bus routes in the area will be effected as Central Ave. will be closed. 


Paid parking lots and street parking are available in the surrounding area. Please be sure to follow all parking laws. 

Park & Ride

Beat the traffic with a free Park & Ride service. Park in the lot on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd. Free buses will run from the lot to UNM’s Johnson Field next to Girard Blvd. throughout the event. Last shuttle will be at 10:30 p.m.

Event Specifics

Route 66 Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Keep an eye on summer temperatures and stay hydrated in the desert heat. This is a rain or shine event. 

Central Ave. will be closed from midnight on Friday, July 19 until midnight on Saturday, July 20. Bus routes will be effected. Please check ABQ Transit webpages for route changes. 

Event Map

2024 Route 66 Summerfest Map

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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