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NM Centennial Festival Series - Americana Days — City of Albuquerque

City of Albuquerque Cultural Services
NM Centennial Festival Series – American Day
Friday June 8th from 5 – 8 PM & Saturday June 9th from 2 – 5 PM

Location: Gazebo Square in Old Town in Albuquerque

Admission: FREE

Information:, (505) 768-3585, or in Albuquerque 311

Closing the Festival on Saturday, June 9th is the American blues-rock band, Indigenous, a group that came to prominence in the late 1990s. The Native American band was originally comprised of two brothers, their sister and cousin, all members of the Nakota Nation who grew up on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Since those early days, the band has changed personnel and morphed into a nationally-known group with awards and records that appear on Billboard’s Top 10.

This weekend's entertainment celebrates the deep tradition of Roots music in New Mexico.


Tonight: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Old Town Gazebo, Earthrise, a rootsy, folk rock band, will perform.


Tonight: The Folk Festival of Albuquerque presents Ten Cats Laughing at the Old Town Gazebo, starting at 6 p.m. The duo uses guitars, banjo, mandolin and blues harps to create unique Americana roots music. This is a free concert.


July 2 is a First Friday Block Party on Church Street in Albuquerque’s Old Town. Come out for food, fun and performances by the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Brass Quintet and the Giovanni Quartet. It begins at 6 p.m.


Another week's lineup starts tomorrow with the Saltine Ramblers on Wednesday. The bluegrass and alt-country group begins at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo. Bring your children to Old Town Thursday night for a special craft workshop at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy performances from the Kalakriti Dance Co. and the United Hip Hop Family. And we'll see you on Friday for a Block Party on Church Street starting at 6 p.m.


Tonight at the Gazebo Sophisticated Ladies and Gent will perform from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by Los Tapatios from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. We'll feature LATIN SPICE Velocidad with Dancers from Salsa Baybe from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday evening. The Tango Club will perform at the Gazebo on Sunday 6 to 9 p.m.


We have a great lineup this weekend...Thursday we'll have Irish and Folkloric dancers at the Gazebo beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday will feature the folk band Jubalation from 6 to 8 p.m. (sponsored in part by the Albuquerque Folk Festival). Saturday is a special Savor Albuquerque event, with artist demonstrations, live music, food and fun starting at 10 a.m. and running into the evening.

San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town, Albuquerque will hold the 304th parish fiestas next weekend: June 4, 5 and 6. See...
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San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town, Albuquerque will hold the 304th parish fiestas next weekend: June 4, 5 and 6. See for more information.

San Felipe de Neri Church in OldTown, Albuquerquewill hold the 304th parish fiestas June 4, 5, 6, 2010. The Fiestas will begin on Friday at 6:00 p.m.with Opening Ceremonies by Pastor Dennis Garcia. The fiesta will feature talented entertainment with New Mexico�s finest musicians, dancers and more. ....


Another wonderful series of music and dance is coming up. Tonight it's the Annie Jean Trio starting at the Gazebo at 6 p.m. Thursday for Cultural Sunsets we will feature Japanese folk dancers at 6:30 p.m. and the UNM Folkloric Dance Company, Lumbre, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday features our regular entertainment throughout Old Town, starting at 10 a.m. and on Sunday, The Tango Club will perform at the Gazebo starting at 6 p.m.


Our season has started off with a bang. Thanks to everyone who came out to last week's events. We had great entertainment and great crowds all weekend long. This week it's Allan Esquibel on Wednesday at 6 p.m., Greek and Haitian dancers on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and a variety of performers on Saturday all day long.


This Friday evening, Albuquerque Folk Festival presents Coyote Crossing from 7 to 9 at the Gazebo. Coyote Crossing presents traditional bluegrass, gospel and original acoustic music. While the band's performances emphasize vocal harmonies, it backs it up with powerful yet tasteful instrumental work—all guaranteed to get your foot tapping.


Come out tonight for a (day after) Cinco de Mayo celebration. Tonight features a Fiesta de Colores with Los Primos and Ballet en Fuego Dance Company. The fun begins at 6:30 at the Gazebo.


Founders Day may be over, but the Old Town - New Fun season is about to begin. The 2010 Season begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 with a Cultural Sunsets Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Los Primos and Ballet en Fuego Dance Company will perform at the gazebo.


Thanks to everyone who came out to Founders Day this past Saturday. The weather was perfect and so was the food, music, and dancing. Thanks to our Mayor for sharing the day with us. Thanks also to our parade participants and volunteers. And a final thank you to our wonderful sponsors for supporting this great event. We couldn’t do it without you.


Celebrate Albuquerque's 304th Birthday during the annual Founders Day Fiesta on Saturday, April 24. The Fiesta begins at noon.


Old Town - New Fun
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