Downtown Summerfest At Civic Plaza

Saturday, August 6th
Civic Plaza

Celebrate summer with outdoor fun at a free community gathering during an Albuquerque Summerfest. This concert series features local businesses with handcrafted products in The Shops, food trucks with freshly made cuisine, a beer garden that serves local libations, entertainment by local talent, and a production by a national headliner all in the heart of the City.

Performers
National Headliners - Yacht Rock Revue 

This top-notch group of musicians has already rocked onstage with John Oates, Eddie Money (RIP), and both versions of the band Player. They’ve trademarked the term “yacht rock,” both metaphorically and literally (U.S. Registration Number 3834195). From humble beginnings in a basement, touring in partnership with Live Nation and Sirius XM, they now headline sold-out shows across the country, from Webster Hall in New York to the Wiltern in L.A. While rising from bars to amphitheaters, they’ve ticked every box on the Rock Star Accomplishments bingo card. Except for one: Writing and singing their own songs.

Yacht Rock Revue’s first original record is ten songs inspired by the smooth sounds of the Seventies and Eighties. They’ve brazenly titled it Hot Dads In Tight Jeans – forgive them for bragging, but that’s what they are – and it returns Yacht Rock Revue to their roots in original music.

It’s rare that musicians in their 40s chase their rock star dreams. You’d have to be crazy to try. YRR knew they were underdogs, but resolved to take one more shot at the Top 40, and maybe even become a Cinderella story of midlife fulfillment.

Entertainment Schedule 

Civic Plaza will be full of music as bands perform on the Al Hurricane Pavilion. 

Food Trucks

Local food trucks will offer freshly made cuisine so guests can grab a bite and walk around Civic Plaza while listening to music. 

Kids' Activities

There's plenty of fun activities for kids to enjoy while at this family-friendly event including checking out the Civic Plaza Playground and free face painting. 

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