One ABQ Celebration

Information about the One ABQ Celebration.


August 12, 2018 from Noon - 5 p.m. | Civic Plaza 

The City of Albuquerque, Mayor Tim Keller and First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller invite you to Civic Plaza for an afternoon of fun to celebrate community service! 

The celebration will be an opportunity for our city to:

  • Come together for an afternoon of local music, food, and fun activities
  • Learn more about the Service Challenge, including a showcase of projects that have already been conducted and information about how to get involved
  • Engage with organizations that are working year-round to connect youth and elders and learn more about opportunities to volunteer and/or donate


Al Hurricane Jr. 

Al Hurricane Jr.

Al Hurricane Jr., an Albuquerque native, had his first public performance at the early age of 5, singing "Love Potion #9," on Civic Plaza. Early in his youth, he learned and began to play various instruments including the drums, guitar, piano and trumpet. His father, Al Hurricane also known as "The Godfather of New Mexico music," encouraged Al Jr.'s musical talents and invited him to join the Al Hurricane Band where he grew his repertoire. His stage presence was developed over the years while performing by his dad's side at the Far West Night Club. Al Jr. returns to Civic Plaza to honor his father at the Al Hurricane Sr. Pavilion at Civic Plaza. 

Entertainment Schedule 

  • Noon - DK and The Affordables 
  • 1:30 p.m. - Mondo Vibrations 
  • 3 p.m - Pep Rally to show your community spirit including the One ABQ group photo! 
  • 3:30 p.m. - Al Hurricane Jr.  

                                                 DK and the Affordables      Mondo Vibrations 

DK and The Affordables are a mixture of vintage rock 'n' roll, jump and swing blues, rockabilly and more. Hailing from Northern New Mexico, DK & The Affordables kick out a jiving, jumping variety of roots music that is intended to get you moving. Band leader D.K. Warner has crossed paths with many musicians and fans of music over the years that have provided him with a rather varied repertoire. Limited time in music school during his college years did little to provide him with the background that he was seeking. It was the impromptu musical gatherings in a collection of antiquated mobile homes in the hills of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains that served as classroom sessions for the artist.  

Mondo Vibrations is a premiere reggae rock band, defining the genre for the city of Albuquerque. They take a southwestern style reggae sound infuse it with rock, dub, a little psychedelic, hip hop and create a sound that is all its own. Pulling from their influences of Slightly Stoopid, Sublime, Pink Floyd, and Rebelution, to name a few, they have created a signature style and stage show that is unforgettable. The band's mission is simple; To spread positive vibrations through their music and sound while having a good time doing it, and to leave the audience feeling the vibration of the music long after they hear it. 

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can enjoy a glass of the finest beer and wine on Civic Plaza during the event. 

Children's Activities

The kids' area will include free face painting and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department. 



Free parking is available at the following Downtown City of Albuquerque parking lots.

Street parking is also available, be sure to follow all parking laws. 
Uber code for new users: OneABQ18. This offer is good for a first ride on Uber free up to $15. Valid anywhere in Albuquerque. 

Bike Valet

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


Event Sponsors  

Comcast     PNM     UNM Health and Sciences

Presbyterian     AARP logo 2017       Twisters

holmans1     Junior Achievement of New Mexico     Sponsor for Downtown Summerfest.     

UNM Alumni Association     AT+T - DirecTV     State Farm     Hot logo 2018      Dreamstyle

Social Media 

Check in with Mayor Keller on Facebook and Twitter  for event updates.

Remember to use the #ThisIsABQ hashtag to share your participation in the One ABQ Challenge.

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