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Route 66 Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2018 Route 66 Headliner Irma Thomas on Wood and Tin

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 3-10 p.m.  

Historic Nob Hill 

This free event features fun for the whole family including the Old Route 66 Car Show, Mother Road Art Market, Kids Zone & Youth Central, food trucks and live entertainment in Nob Hill on Central Ave. from Girard Blvd. to Washington St. Join us!

Presented by the City of Albuquerque, Nob Hill Main Street and New Mexico Jazz Festival

Event Map and Entertainment Schedule


Grammy Award-winning singer, Irma Thomas is also known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans and is one of New Orleans' most beloved and iconic entertainers. This powerhouse performer sings warmly with R&B and jazz stylings. In 2008, Thomas was honored as the subject of the prestigious New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival poster. Thomas has a rich, expressive voice with an impressive technical range and is unlike so many other soul divas. Experience this icon’s talent and heart as she takes the stage at the 2018 Route 66 Summerfest.

 2018 Route 66 Ranky Tanky

Ranky Tanky is a Charleston, South Carolina based quintet that performs the timeless music of Gullah culture. “Gullah” comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God, and the music ranges from “playful game songs to ecstatic shouts, from heartbreaking spirituals to delicate lullabies.” These accomplished artists have come together to revive the "Heartland of American Music". Audiences will be swinging their hips and nodding their heads to their spirited songs.

Entertainment Schedule



  • Some of the City’s finest youth performers, including Sonyk Vortex, School of Rock, Memphis Gomez-Bravo, Youth Jazz, Zhane Bravo-Gomez, Neil Cole, Sarah Bodkin, Hovey Corbin, Morning Radio, Karmadillos & more!



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Food & Snacks

Great food and delicious beverages can be found on just about any corner in Nob Hill. Grab a bite to eat from a local food truck or relax in one of the many restaurants in the area for libations, ask about their specials.

Mother Road Art Market 

Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery, housewares, and baked goods to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you're looking for. 

Don't forget to stop by local boutiques and businesses throughout Nob Hill, in and around the event. 

Kids Zone & Youth Central 

The kids' area is full of fun activities including free face painting, an inflatable bounce house, slides and games and two 25-foot rock climbing walls, presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Old Route 66 Car Show

The Old Route 66 Car Show is back on Central Ave. and will wow car enthusiasts of all ages. Entries may register the day of the event on-site for $20 or preregister for $15: 2018 Old Route 66 Car Show Registration Form. Show cars can only enter the car show area from Copper Ave. and Graceland Dr. For more information call 505.923.0759.

Getting There 

Free Park & Ride

Parking is available at the lot on the southwest corner of Lomas Blvd. and University Blvd. (View Map) Free buses will run from the lot to Johnson Field throughout the event. 


Parking lots and street parking is available in the surrounding area, please be sure to follow all parking laws. 

Getting There by Bike

Take advantage of the free bike valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center, located on Central Ave. and Carlisle Blvd.

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Route 66 Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. This is a rain or shine event. 


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Transportation Sponsor

The official Transportation Sponsor of Albuquerque Summerfest, Lucky Boyz Limousine.

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