Guide to Albuquerque Area Summer Concerts 2018

Summertime is all about nice weather, good friends, and great music. Thankfully Albuquerque has a fantastic music scene from talented local bands to big name traveling acts. So grab the family or a couple of girlfriends and go enjoy the summer concerts this city has to offer. 

Zoo Music

Enjoy some music in the sweet setting of the Albuquerque Zoo. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets are welcome. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase on site. Animal exhibits will be open to the public until 8 pm. Zoo music events are rain or shine. All events are 7 – 9pm. 

June 8 | Enter the Haggis

June 15 | Big Sam’s Funky Nation

June 22 | Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

June 29 | Reckless Kelly

July 6 | Cowboy Junkies

July 13 | The Sax Pack

July 20 | Grace Kelly

July 27 | Ryan McGarvey

August 3 | Lisa Loeb


Summer Nights

Summer nights is a concert series held at our Albuquerque Botanic Gardens highlighting local sounds from around town. All concerts take place 7 – 9pm. 

June 7 | JeeZ LaWeeZ

June 14 | Higher Ground

June 21 | Farewell Angelina

June 28 | Jaribe Mexicano 

July 5 | The Railsplitters

July 12 | Incendio

July 19 | Luna Llena

July 26 | I Draw Slow

August 2 | Reviva

August 9 | The Blue Hornets


Movies and Music in the Park :: Rio Rancho

These free concerts are sponsored by the City of Rio Rancho. Bring a blanket and a lawn chair, and enjoy the music outside. You can bring your own picnic feast or take part in some of the vendors that will be offered on site. All music begins at 6pm. Events are subject to cancellation due to weather. For a complete list of the all the movies playing after these bands check out our summer movie guide. 

June 9 @ A Park Above | The New Horizons

June 30 @ Mountain View Park | Vintage Brew

July 14 @ Rio Vista Park | Jameson and the Jaded Heart Band

August 4 @ Haynes Park | The Hit Squad


Summerfest 2018

Summerfest has been taking place in the Albuquerque area since the 1980s. It is a free event that brings together the community with children’s activities, food vendors, and a night of great music. With four locations, you are sure to find an event and location that fits in your family’s schedule. Click on each location for more information about headliners and activities. 

June 9 @ North Domingo Park | Heights Summerfest 

July 21 @ Nob Hill Route 66 | Route 66 Summerfest

August 4 @ Civic Plaza | Downtown Summerfest

August 18 @ Cottonwood Commons | Westside Summerfest


Villa Hispana

Expo NM is hosting a group of concerts in its Villa Hispana exhibit. Tickets may be purchased online. Food and Drink will be available on site

June 19 @ 7:30pm | Ziggy Marley

June 28 @ 5pm | Dirty Heads

August 2 @ 6pm | Slightly Stoopid

September 6 @ 5:30pm | Rebelution


Isleta Amphitheater 

A lot of great shows from all different genres are on the docket for Isleta’s annual summer concert series. All tickets available online at Live Nation. Food, drink, and merchandise will be available at all shows. VIP tickets and parking also available. 

July 11 @ 7pm | Dead and Company

July 15 @ 7:30pm | Keith Urban

July 18 @ 7pm | Imagine Dragons

July 22 @ 7pm | Pentatonix

July 28 @ 12:55pm | 2018 Ticket to Rock

July 29 @ 7pm | Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin 

August 1 @ 7pm | Chris Brown

August 4 @ 6:30pm | G-Eazy 

August 6 @ 7pm | Shinedown & Godsmack

August 9 @ 7:30pm | Chris Stapleton

August 11 @ 7:30pm | Charlie Puth

August 18 @ 7pm | The Cult, Bush, & Stone Temple Pilots

August 19 @ 5:30pm | Avenged Sevenfold & Prophets of Rage

August 28 @ 7pm | Evanescence

September 5 @ 7pm | Journey & Def Leppard

September 24 @ 7pm | Lauryn Hill 

September 28 @ 7pm | Dierks Bentley

September 30 @ 7:30pm | Ozzy Osbourne & Stone Sour

 

Do you know of a summer concert that isn’t included? Email info {at} albuquerquemomsblog {dot} com so we can add it to our list.

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