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Information about Albuquerque's newest showcase


Saturday, July 28 from noon to 5 p.m. at Civic Plaza

Presented by the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department & Mayor Tim Keller.  

Join us on Saturday, July 28 from noon - 5 p.m. for a day filled with great local music, dance, and other great performances, food and libations. Have lunch at a local food truck or grab a drink from a selection of beer, and wine as you watch over 20 local performers on Civic Plaza. GovTV 16 will be filming the performance with multiple cameras, and will be shown on GovTV 16 and the City's YouTube Channel. 

The entertainment will be on two stages with the performances switching from stage to stage so there will always be something happening.  

Entertainment Schedule & Performers 

Show Stage 

Youth Jazz Collaborative

Noon - Youth Jazz Collaborative is a non-profit made up of a group of students who have embraced the art of Jazz music led by Phil Arnold. The group will be playing music made famous by the great Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker among others. 

Bandwidth no name

12:35 p.m. - Bandwidth No Name is a seven person band emitting a vibrant fusion of funk, hip-hop soul. Socially conscious lyrics, beautiful harmonies mixed with expert musicianship make for a fun and lifer altering experience. 

Zink and the Oxides

1:10 p.m. - Zink and The OXIDES is a group of gentlemen who have been playing music since their teens, in various groups and as solo performers. The group plays covers of an eclectic blend of light jazz and rock and rock, to blues and some country. 


1:45 p.m. - Embelisk is an Albuquerque band bouncing with funky beats juxtaposed over a hard-rock backdrop to create a cool atmosphere of chill, crowd pleasing music. 


Eddie Brewer and the Manic Episodes

2:20 p.m. - Eddie Brewer and the Manic Episodes play a variety of jazz music ranging from swing to bossa nova. They play standards and a variety of different music and make it their own. 



2:55 p.m. - D20 are a local pop punk band from Albuquerque. Their high energy performance will include original catchy songs reminiscent of big pop punk bands like Sum 41, Green Day and Blink-182.  


3:50 p.m. - Where's the Rum 

Rebel Borne Band

4:25 p.m. - Rebel Borne Band are a band from Laguna Pueblo that play original music.  



Up Stage 

Pojoaque Hoop Dancers

12:15 p.m. - Pojoaque Hoop Dancers is a youth program of The Pueblo of Pojaque focusing on the traditional hoop dance in which the dancer displays images of animals, plants and the energy of life. The hoop represents the circle of life - having no beginning or end. 

Tomas Romero

12:25 p.m. - Tomas Romero is a recent graduate from UNM and a passionate local guitarist. Tomas plays a wide variety of genres in the style of classical guitar. These genres include spanish, jazz and classical.   


Everette Scott Ortiz

12:50 p.m. - Everette Scott Ortiz has been studying piano since the age of 9 but only picked up the violin at age 23 and hasn't put it down since. Other than making music, Ortiz is also a professional actor and filmmaker and hopes to continue to incorporate his passion for both. 

Brandon Vasquez

1 p.m. - Brandon Vasquez, 17, was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He began dancing in the 5th grade and enjoys to film and edit videos as a hobby. Brandon's goal is to have a career within the military Air Force or Marines. 

Marc Friedlander

1:25 p.m.Marc Friedlander is a self-taught classical guitarist from New York City. His influences include the great players of the 20th century, for example Andres Segovia and Julian Bream.  

MX Grim

1:35 p.m. - MX Grim


Venus de Folie

2 p.m.Venus de Folie has been dazzling audiences for more than six years with her entrancing and hypnotic productions that combine hula hooping and burlesque to create an unforgettable spectacle on the stage. Her acts range from fun to fierce and have graced stages all over the Southwest. 

Jonathan Allen

2:10 p.m. - Jonathan Allen is a classical, pop, opera singer that when asked would think of his style as "genre-less." Jonathan appeared as a semi-finalist on Season 8 of America's Got Talent. He is currently living in Albuquerque and is now working on original material, getting ready to release a new EP. 

Magic of Bryan Lambe

2:35 p.m.Bryan Lambe is a local entertainer who's talents are too many to count. From his days of practicing five dollar magic tricks to performing in variety shows and musicals, his passion for entertaining audiences has formed into a stage presence that is impossible to forget. 


2:45 p.m. - XAY's performance will be based around a new way of thinking about rap. Involving the spiritual side of everyone. 



3:30 p.m. - Nrityasudha is a local Albuquerque dance company. Nrityasudha offers courses of Indian Classical Bharatanayam dance for all ages. Indian art is an ideal source to give life a shape. It helps to develop physical, emotional, social and spiritual aspect which lead human life with a feeling of elation. 

Sunny Spirals

3:40 p.m. - Sunny Spirals also known as Megan Mishéy will hoop dance. The style of dancing generally refers to manipulation of and artistic movement or dancing with a hoop.

Elijah Costales

4:05 p.m. - Elijah Costales is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, fingerstyle guitarist and producer from Placitas, New Mexico. Elijah is known for his unique style of playing and entertaining performances and has been performing on stage since 2010. By using a vast array of alternate tuning and techniques, Elijah is able to cover many different genres and styles while playing something for everyone.

Chloe Edeal4:15 p.m. - Chloe Edeal is a aerial acrobat and circus artist with ABQ Circus Arts. Chloe will perform an aerial fabric circus performance to Ariana Grande's "No Tears Left To Cry" and wants to show the city what amazing circus arts performances are happening right here in Albuquerque. 


Show Up ABQ is free and open to the public. Will be held rain or shine. Friendly pets on leashes are welcome. 

Paid parking is available at the Civic Plaza underground garage, the Convention Center and nearby lots or street parking. 

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