The Department of Arts & Culture’s Albuquerque Summerfest concert series and Freedom 4th will feature a variety of national touring groups and diverse local performers. The excitement kicks off with Heights Summerfest on Saturday, June 11 at North Domingo Baca Park with headliner Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
Other headliners include Las Cafeteras at Route 66 Summerfest on Saturday, July 23 and Yacht Rock Revue at Downtown Summerfest on Saturday, August 6. Westside Summerfest on Saturday, August 20 will be dedicated to promoting local talent and will feature Albuquerque bands on two stages. Each event will also feature local bands, local businesses with handcrafted products, food trucks, free activities for children, and libations created by breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
Shenandoah is set to headline Freedom 4th at Balloon Fiesta Park on Monday, July 4. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” and “Next to You, Next to Me.” The band has left a potent legacy in country music with more than 300 million streams, over 8 million combined album sales, and 13 No. 1 radio singles over the course of more than three decades. Today that legacy continues as Shenandoah embarks on its 35th-anniversary tour.
Freedom 4th will also feature the brightest fireworks show in the state, food, local beer, and free activities for kids.
Albuquerque Summerfest and Freedom 4th are free and open to the public. More details on each specific event can be found at www.cultureabq.com. Sponsors include iHeart Radio and Lucky Boyz Limousine.