Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 5-10 p.m. | North Domingo Baca Park
Join us as we kick-off the annual Summerfest series with Heights Summerfest. This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national acts.
National Headliner - Dumpstaphunk
Dumpstaphunkstands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, audiences can expect dueling baselines with the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while keys and funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. With three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on their own merit of material. Songs like "Dancin' to the Truth" off their latest record,Dirty Word, offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat from your choice of many local food trucks. Adults can unwind from the week in the Microbrew Garden with the best local brews, spirits and wines from local establishments.
Shop local! Browse through a variety of local handcrafted artisans ranging from pottery and housewares to clothing, body products and jewelry. There will be plenty to choose from and these local artisans have what you're looking for.
The kids' area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by theCity of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.
Free parking is available at La Cueva High School, with free shuttles taking event-goers from La Cueva parking lots to North Domingo Baca Park throughout the event. (Map)
Skip traffic on the road, stick to the trails and take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Education Center.
Heights Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Event goers can bring coolers. Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited. This is a rain or shine event.
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