The City of Albuquerque will host the 'Grandaddy of all Summerfests' Centennial Summerfest Saturday, June 16th

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New Mexico’s statehood centennial is being honored by the people and City of Albuquerque with the city’s “Centennial Summerfest”, a June Calendar Featured Event, from 12 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 16. This free event is being held in the downtown Albuquerque area along Central Avenue from Second to Tenth Streets. The day-long event is a festival celebrating the cultural history of New Mexico’s Centennial, offering arts, dance, music, food, science and technology.

The City of Albuquerque will host the 'Grandaddy of all Summerfests' Centennial Summerfest Saturday, June 16th

The City of Albuquerque is inviting everyone out to the city’s “Centennial Summerfest” event from 12 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday June 16 to enjoy and celebrate the State of New Mexico’s heritage and centennial. This event is being featured in the Santa Fe visitor guide monthly event calendar. Along with arts, food, dance, science and technology, the event is featuring five pavilions in the downtown Albuquerque featuring live entertainment and music, closing with a free concert from multi-Grammy® Award-winning bad, Los Lobos. The event’s music pavilion scheduled performers are as follows:

Hispanic Heritage Pavilion
Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane, Jr.

World Stage Pavilion
Le Chat Lunatique
Son Como Son
Coleman Academy of Irish Dance
Opera Southwest
Taiko Drumming
Frank Leto and PANdemonium, featuring Pilar Leto and the Odara Dance Ensemble

Route 66 Rock and Rockabilly Pavilion
The Fireballs
Cowboys and Indian
Daddy O’s
Soul Kitchen, featuring Chris Dracup and Hillary Smith
The Hubcaps

Territorial Village Stage
Roy Rogers, Jr.
Syd Masters and the Swing Riders
New Mexico Territorial Brass Band

Main Stage
Los Lobos

The Native American Pavilion will be next to the historic KiMo Theatre and will feature traditional and contemporary Native American music, dance, crafts and food.

The Hispanic Heritage Pavilion will feature flamenco and folklorico dancers, mariachis and New Mexico music from performers such as Al Hurricane and Al Hurricane, Jr. and Gonzalo.

The World Stage Pavilion will highlight music from around the world with bands such as Le Chat Lunatique, Son Como Son and Wagogo.

Be sure not to miss the Route 66 Rock and Rockabilly Pavilion. The Fireballs, Cowboys and Indian, Daddy O’s, Soul Kitchen and more will perform amidst a car show that pays homage to the history of the “Mother Road.”

Step back in time at the Territorial Village and sample authentic Chuck Wagon grub while you witness gunfights and watch blacksmiths, quilters and more display their craft.

The highlight of the event will be the Main Stage 9 p.m. appearance of the popular Grammy Award–winning group, Los Lobos. This crowd-pleasing band will rock the night in celebration of 100 years of New Mexico Statehood and will be followed by a centennial fireworks celebration.

The event will also feature an arts market with artisans from around New Mexico, a food court, free children’s activities, a special historic musical in the KiMo Theatre and a fireworks display after the Los Lobos concert.

The event is free, and more details on programs, parking, public transportation and exhibits will be released in the coming months. For additional details on all special events, please visit or call 331. TTY users call 711.

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