Saturday, July 23rd
National Headliner - Las Cafeteras
Las Cafeteras have taken the music scene by storm with their infectious live performances and have crossed genre and musical borders. Their electric sound & energy has taken them around the world playing shows from Bonnaroo to the Hollywood Bowl, WOMAD New Zealand to Montreal Jazz, & beyond!
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.
Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create ‘a world where many worlds fit’.
This portion of Route 66 in Albuquerque will be full of music as bands perform from multiple stages.
Brick & Mortar
Nob Hill businesses will be open with plenty to offer the whole family. Check out the unique stores and restaurants in the area and support local.
Local food trucks will offer freshly made cuisine so guests can grab a bite and stroll down Central Ave. while listening to music.
Bring the kids to enjoy fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses, and a 25-foot climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.
See what the artisans in The Shops have to offer. Look for the long rows of white tents and find handmade products created by small businesses. Find everything from jewelry to clothing, home goods to body products and more!
Paid parking lots and street parking is available in the surrounding area. Please be sure to follow all parking laws.
Route 66 Summerfest is free to the public. Pets are welcome on leashes. Keep an eye on summer temperatures and stay hydrated in the desert heat. This is a rain or shine event.
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