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Westside Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2018 Westside Headliner Ozomatli on Wood and Tin

Saturday, August 18, 2018 | 4-10 p.m. 

This free family-friendly event features fun for everyone including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts all under the summer sky at Cottonwood Mall by Dillard's.


National Headliner - Ozomatli

Ozomatli has been defined by innovation and creativity since its inception in 1995. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. This band’s success has exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hop-hop and other world styles. They are proud recipients of a Grammy Award for “Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album” and a Latin GRAMMY Award for “Best Alternative Music Album” in 2005. They strive to make music to be shared through the generations and have even recorded music specifically targeted towards children and families. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the energy and style of this six-piece band as they take the stage at Westside Summerfest.

Entertainment Schedule

  • 4 p.m. - Isaac Aragon & The Healing
  • 5:20 p.m. - Citizens of Tape City
  • 6:50 p.m. - Red Light Cameras
  • 8:30 p.m. - Ozomatli

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Isaac Aragon & The Healing is a group with soul. Their musical message promotes love, peace and social justice. Isaac's EP released in August of 2016 and has be well received. The band believes the power of music has the ability to open your heart, free your mind and to heal. 

Citizens of Tape City is an amalgamation of elements of R&B, funk, progressive rock, and pop. It is the collaborative efforts of Josef Scott (Vocals), Artha Meadors (Bass/Guitar/Programming), and Chris Gadson (Drums). The goal of COTC is to make music that is uniquely their own, combining musical backgrounds into something that is hard to define but still recognized as exceptional. Using the theme and people of a fictional city, Citizens of Tape City is able to invoke the various backgrounds and experiences as templates for eclectic and diverse songs and styling.

Red Light Cameras started as a Pixies-inspired garage band. After the addition of powerhouse vocalist, Amanda Machon in 2011, the band took a soulful turn to become a more blues-inspired garage pop group. The group is characterized by infectious hooks and bouncing beats that are destined to have you on the dance floor. Red Light Cameras put on high energy performances that will leave audiences coming back for more. 

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults 21 and over can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments. 

Artisan 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. 

Children's Activities

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

Getting There 


Free parking is available at the Cibola High School parking lot (parking map), with free shuttles taking event goers from Cibola to the BJ's parking lot throughout the event. 

Bike Valet 

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center.

Westside 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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