Sunday, March 25, 2012

Albuquerque's 306th Founders Day Fiesta FREE april 21st

Enjoy seven stages and five eras throughout Old Town.


Apr 21, 2012
12:00 PM 05:30 PM


Old Town Plaza
200 Romero NW
AlbuquerqueNM 87104


Help us Celebrate Albuquerque’s 306th Birthday!


11:00 a.m.                 United Native Council Drumming and Dances
12:30 p.m.                 Yjastros Flamenco
1:30 p.m.                   Mariachi Tradicional  - With Ballet Folklorico Xallitic
2:30 p.m.                   Virginia Creepers with The Contra Dancers
3:30 p.m.                   Presentation of Proclamations and everybody join in singing Happy Birthday and Mañanitas with  Mariachi Nuevo Sonido/  Mariachi San Jose
4 – 5:30 p.m.              Cadillac Bob and the Rhinestones

Romero at Church Street - Native American Era

Trader Barbs’ hosting the Navajo Code Talkers
Noon                          ReCoil
1 p.m.                        United Native Council
2 p.m.                        Saving Damsels
3 p.m.                        Buffalo Dancers from Jemez
4 p.m.                        Shelly Morningsong and Fabian

Plaza Hacienda - Spanish Era

Noon                          Sara de Luz
1 p.m.                        Rumba Dance with Cielo
2 p.m.                        Yjastros Flamenco
3 p.m.                        Ballet En Fuego with Cielo
4 p.m.                        Matachines de Bernalillo

Plaza Don Luis - Mexican Era

Noon                          La Rondalla with Ballet Folklorico Del Valle
1 p.m.                        Mexican Cousulate  Piñatas and lotería  “Bingo”
2 p.m.                        Tamboraso  Zacatecano
3 p.m.                        Folklórico Xallitic with Mariachi Tradicional
4 p.m.                        Mariachi Nuevo Sonido with Baila Baila

South San Felipe - Territorial Era

Noon                          Steve Cormier
12:45                            Old Town Gunslingers
1:00 p.m.                    Virginia Creepers with The Contra Dancers
1:45 p.m.                       New Mexico Gunfighters
2:00 p.m.                    Territorial Brass Band confirmed
2:45 p.m.                       Old Town Gunslingers
3:00 p.m.                    Adobe Brothers
3:45 p.m.                       New Mexico Gunfighters
4:00 p.m.                    Gene Corbin

San Felipe at Church St. - Statehood Era

Noon                         Three Leaf Shamrock / Coleman AcademyIrish Stepdancers
1 p.m.                        Nan Bei Wushu Chinese Music and Dance
2 p.m.                        Enchantment Scottish Country Dancers
3 p.m.                        Cornbread Blues
4 p.m.                        Rt. 66 Revelers with Soiree Dance group

Plaza Don Luis - Kids Area

Noon - 5:00 p.m.         Plaza Don Luis will play host this year to a wide variety of kid’s activities, Including Hulla-Hoopers, face painting, FUNNY DUMMY Puppetry & Clan Tynker.

NM Humanities Chautauqua’s Demonstrations

Noon – 1 p.m.    Mr. Steve Cormier/Music From The Ranch And The Open Range at South San Felipe -Territorial Era
Noon – 3 p.m.     Mr. Fred Hampton/Buffalo Soldiers- Military Heroes Of The Southwestin the Park
2 – 3 p.m.          Ms. Consuelo Luz Sephardic Survival- The Balance Of The Kabbalistic Heart at the Old Town Snack Bar
3 – 4 p.m.          Ms. VanAnn Moore A Journey Of The Heart: A Southern Belle In The Old West at High Noon Restaurant & Saloon
2 – 3 p.m.          Mr. Arnold Herrera/The Way Of The Drum at Church Street Café

Costume Contest

Come dressed in a costume that represents one of the five eras: Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Territorial or Statehood. Prizes will be awarded.



Los Lobos at Centennial Summerfest FREE

Los Lobos will perform a free concert at the NM Centennial Summerfest.


Jun 16, 2012
09:00 PM 10:30 PM


Downtown Albuquerque
Central Ave. and 3rd St.
AlbuquerqueNM 87102


The culmination of the day long NM Centennial Summerfest is a free concert by the popular group, Los Lobos. The multiple Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock band from East Los Angeles, California has over three-plus decades become superstars. Their music burst upon the scene in the early1970s and exploded into national prominence with their first Grammy® win in 1984. Now a musical force worldwide, their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional Spanish and Mexican music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. Another word for their music is infectious! This crowd-pleasing band will rock the night in celebration of 100 years of New Mexico Statehood.