The Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) project team, the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department, Nob Hill Main Street and New Mexico Jazz Festival are pleased to announce Route 66 Summerfest will once again be held in Nob Hill. The event, featuring headliner Los Lobos, will be from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 and will take place on Central Ave. between Girard Blvd. and Carlisle Blvd.
“The Route 66 Summerfest is a signature event for Albuquerque,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “A big shout out to the local construction teams working closely with the Cultural Services Department to wrap up work in Nob Hill in time for the event. I appreciate everyone working together to ensure access for a safe and successful event.”
Route 66 Summerfest has become an anticipated annual tradition since the popular summer concert series expanded outside of the downtown area in 2010.
“The construction team has worked diligently to be sure they are able to wrap up sidewalk and median work in time for the largest event in Nob Hill – the Route 66 Summerfest,” said Dayna Crawford, ART Project Manager and City of Albuquerque Deputy Transit Director. “This year’s Summerfest goers will experience new wider sidewalks and all new landscaping, in addition to the amazing lineup of great
entertainment and vendors.”
Returning this year are free Kids’ Zone activities such as face painting, climbing walls and inflatables; the Mother Road Art Market showcasing handcrafted goods by local artisans; Cork & Tap microbrew beer garden for those of age to enjoy a cool beverage; plenty of food trucks offering a variety of vittles; the Old Route 66 Car Show; local vendors and restaurants; and three stages allowing hours of music from local bands.
Los Lobos will take the main stage on Monte Vista Blvd. at 8:30 p.m.
Los Lobos, a local favorite, is sure to bring the crowds out in the middle of summer. The multiple Grammy-award winning Mexican American band from East Los Angeles will play hits from their many albums including their newest, Gates of Gold. Gates of Gold begins with the reflective, mid-tempo rocker Made to Break Your Heart, featuring female vocalist Syd Straw. When We Were Free and There I Go are also on the album. Now in their fifth decade as a band, Los Lobos continue to tour constantly. Their musical influences range from rock and roll to Tex-Mex from folk to cumbia. On October 9, 2015, Los Lobos was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time.
Admission to Route 66 Summerfest is free. Future parking information will be available at https://goo.gl/zY92H0.
Summerfest is sponsored by: 100.3 The Peak; 104.1 The Edge; Hot 95.1; 94 Rock; Big I 107.9; 98.1 The Bull; 100.9 The Beat; 104.7 KABQ; Comcast Spotlight: and Lucky Boyz Limo.