Event Info

SOMOS ABQ is everything I love about living here. I feel proud to be part of it and be part of this community. ~Instagram User


General Information

SOMOSABQ is a city-wide festival that will showcase the very best Albuquerque has to offer, including world class entertainment, food vendors & local restaurants, craft brewing, arts and culture organizations, nonprofits, technology companies, and so much more.


August 25, 2018
from 4p to 10p


Downtown Albuquerque,
On Central between 3rd and 7th


Arts, Food, Culture, Tech, Entertainment, Families

*** See Map Below ***


Dance Stage
featuring Nghtmre

8:30 – 10:00p – Nghtmre
7:30 – 8:30p – Burn The Disco
6:30 – 7:30p – Reighnbeau (Live)
5:30 – 6:30p – XKOTA
4:00 – 5:30p – Ali Romero

Rock Stage
featuring Andrew McMahon

8:30 – 10:00p – Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
7:15 – 8:05p – Fad Vandals
6:10 – 7:00p – Reviva
5:05 – 5:55p – Lindy Vision
4:00 – 4:50p – Cali Shaw Band

Hip Hop / R&B Stage
featuring Jay Electronica

8:30 – 10:00p – Jay Electronica
8:00 – 8:20p – Bosqo
7:30 – 7:50p – Dylan Huling
7:00 – 7:20p – Kuhhnizer
6:30 – 6:50p – Malik Swift
6:00 – 6:20 – Nate .B
5:30 – 5:50p – Sadé Munirah
5:00 – 5:20p – Leah Leyva & The Band
4:00 – 4:50p – Citizens of Tape City


World Class

SOMOS Entertainment features the best of Albuquerque – alongside internationally touring artists. The talent will be a mix of local and national bands. Four outdoor stages throughout downtown will highlight a wide range of musicians, with something for everyone.


The Taste of ABQ

SOMOS Food, coordinated by Yelp, provides an authentic taste of Albuquerque’s culinary scene. Food courtyards will highlight our city’s best restaurants, and the Craft Beer Garden will highlight our city’s most delicious breweries.

Arts & Culture

Interactive & Immersive

SOMOS Arts & Culture Boulevard is an immersive experience curated by artists, arts organizations and nonprofits. With artmaking activities, large-scale installations, roving performances and more, the Boulevard will showcase Albuquerque’s creative talents.

Economic Dev.

Growing ABQ

SOMOS Marketplace highlights Albuquerque’s entrepreneurs and small businesses, including downtown’s brick and mortar shops, galleries, bars and restaurants. These vendors will sell their jewelry, clothing, art, crafts and more along the Arts & Culture Boulevard, offering visitors the chance to take home locally made goods.


Highlighting the Future

SOMOS Technology, organized by Nuevo, is a unique technology conference leading up to the main community celebration. Workshops and keynotes will focus on virtual reality, gaming, hackathons, coding and much more, with programming for all ages.


Fun for all

SOMOS Family offers a special experience for youth, including a climbing wall, petting zoo, skate ramp, superhero photo booth and creative projects. A fifth stage will highlight local young musicians and performers, and one of Yelp’s food courtyards will be tailored to families.

Somos 2018

THings to leave at home

  • Laser Pointers & Air Horns
  • Drones, Remote-Controlled Aircraft, Toys
  • Tents, Large Umbrellas, Chairs or Blankets
  • Weapons of any kind (Includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.)
  • Illegal Substances
  • Drug or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Alcohol
  • Aerosol Products/Cans
  • Professional Grade Radios or Walkie-Talkies
  • Pets (Except for Service Animals)
  • Professional Cameras (Unless Media Credentialed)

Somos 2018




(Stages at 5th & Copper, 6th & Gold, 7th & Copper)


Dance Stage featuring Nghtmre

(Parking Lot at 7th and Central)

8:30 – 10:00p  Nghtmre
7:30 – 8:30p     Burn The Disco
6:30 – 7:30p     Reighnbeau (Live)
5:30 – 6:30p     XKOTA
4:00 – 5:30p    Ali Romero


Rock Stage featuring Andrew McMahon

(6th Street South of Central)

8:30 – 10:00p  Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
7:15 – 8:05p     Fad Vandals
6:10 – 7:00p     Reviva
5:05 – 5:55p     Lindy Vision
4:00 – 4:50p    Cali Shaw Band


Hip Hop / R&B Stage featuring Jay Electronica

(5th Street North of Central)

8:30 – 10:00p  Jay Electronica
8:00 – 8:20p    Bosqo
7:30 – 7:50p     Dylan Huling
7:00 – 7:20p    Kuhhnizer
6:30 – 6:50p    Malik Swift
6:00 – 6:20      Nate .B
5:30 – 5:50p     Sadé Munirah
5:00 – 5:20p    Leah Leyva & The Band
4:00 – 4:50p    Citizens of Tape City



(Central Avenue Corridor from 3rd to 7th + 4th Street North to Copper and South to Gold)


Site Specific, Large-Scale Art Installations by: 

James Black

Kharli Brockmeier

Mark & Elisabeth Horst

Billy Joe Miller

Reyes Padilla

Natalie Voelker

ABQ Art N Seek // Artists: Diana Delgado, Christopher MacQueen, Meghan Ferguson & Francesca Searer

DRY MTN // Artists: Aryon Hopkins, Jesse Littlebird & Eric J Martinez

Graft Collective // Artists: Jessica Chao, Jazmyn Crosby, Beth Hansen & Cecilia McKinnon

Odd City // Lead Artists: Phillip Torres, Kevin Pierce & Jay Renteria


Art & Tech Making Participatory Activities by:

111 Media Collective




Jodie Herrera

Formula Racer (FSAE) UNM

Metal The Brand



Aerial & Circus Arts Performances 

by AirDance NM at 5th & Central, featuring:

Cortney Baca

Amy Bourque

Christina Cavaleri

Venus de Folie

Joanna Furgal

Ronnie Gialouris


Dance Performances at 4th & Central, featuring:

5:30 – 6:30p // Keshet Dance Company

6:30 – 8:00p // Baila Baila

8:00p – 9:30p // Mariachi Nuevo Sondido


Nonprofit & Community Organizations:

Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts

Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company

Desert Rose Vaulters

Friends of Baila! Baila! Artists and Dancers

Heading Home / Street Connect


Keshet Dance & Center for the Arts

Koach Financial

Mandy’s Farm

New Mexico Autism Society

New Mexico Kids Matter

NM Dream Team



Sanctuary at ABQ



The LIBRE Initiative

The LIBRE Institute

Two Way Street

Ultra Health (New Mexico Top Organics)

Marketplace Vendors:

Affordable Solar

Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce

Bluefly Farms

Crystal Tea Comics

Elvia’s Unique Bow-Tique N Things

Erin Leigh Designs

Gloria Grace Blinn Fine Art

Gold Blooded Products

Golden Spiral Designs


J&D Foods/ Bar X Brand

Marissa L. C’D Baca Jewlery

Metal The Brand

Metal The Brand MAKING SPACE

NikNak Glass

Ocho Giftshop

Peru Felting LCC

Pizza Pets and Nonsense/ Her Dirty Dishes


Reverie Studios/Stephani Pimentel

Sea Slug and Sons

Seraparito Supply Co.



Stellar Collar

The Mothership Alumni

Two Stoned Betties

WonkaVision Clothing



(4th Street, North to Copper and South to Gold)


Free Yoga Studio


Microwave Skateshop Park

Art & Tech Making Participatory Activities by:

111 Media Collective

Jodie Herrera



Site Specific, Large-Scale Art Installations by: 

James Black

Mark & Elisabeth Horst

Natalie Voelker

ABQ Art N Seek // Artists: Diana Delgado, Christopher MacQueen, Meghan Ferguson & Francesca Searer


Community Organizations & Activities including:

Cardboard Playhouse

Desert Rose Vaulters

NM Autism Society

NM Kids Matter

Mandy’s Farm



Model Cars & Trucks including:

Albuquerque Police Department’s Car

Albuquerque Fire Department Truck

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office Car

PNM Electric Car

We Are This City Art Bus



(Central Avenue Corridor from 6th to 7th + Parking Lot at 7th & Copper)


Aquas Frescas / Hot Stuff Café

Chocolate Cartel


Gourmet Doner Kebab Food Truck

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

New Mexico Ferments

New Mexico Pinon Coffee

Mac’s Steak In the Rough

My Sweet Basil

Pop Fizz

Pure Vida Comida

Rollin On In

Street Food Institute

Urban Hotdog Company

Q’s Cakes & Sweets Boutique


Hyatt Mentor’s Market

featuring small bites and demos from the Executive Chefs of:



Harvest Pueblo @ Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Hotel Abq

Level 5 @ Hotel Chaco

Nob Hill Bar and Grill

Rio Grande Lounge @ Tamaya

Slate St. Café

+ FREE 45-minute kids cooking classes presented by KidsCook New Mexico

+ Food demos by School of Culinary Arts



(Throughout Festival; See Locations Below)


Rock Stage Beer Garden

Located on 5th just North of Central


Hip Hop and R&B Stage Beer Garden

Located on 6th just South of Central


Dance Stage Beer Garden

Located at the main stage in the parking lot at 7th just North of Central


Local Beer Garden – Presented by Southwest Capital & the New Mexico Brewer’s Guild

Located at the main stage in the parking lot at 7th just North of Central


Abbey Brewing Co

Bosque Brewing

Bow & Arrow

Red Door

Sidetrack Brewing Company

Tractor Brewing Company


Bubble Bar – Presented by NM Wine Growers Association & Gruet Winery

Located at the main stage in the parking lot at 7th just North of Central



(Everywhere! They made it all possible!)


Adam Harrington

Affordable Solar

AIC General Contractors

Albuquerque Community Foundation

Albuquerque Convention Center

Albuquerque Economic Development


Ambitions Consulting



Bank of Albuquerque

Bank of America

Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins

BPW&C Certified Public Accountants

Bradbury Stamm Construction

Briones Business Law Consulting

CABQ Public Art

Chavez Grieves Consulting Engineers

City of Albuquerque

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLC


CNM Ingenuity

CW New Mexico / My TV 50


Downtown Albuquerque Arts & Cultural District

Everest Apothecary


Foundation For Building

Glorieta Development

Griffin & Associates

Historic District Improvement Company

Hold My Ticket



Hotel Andaluz / Goodman Realty

Humble Coffee / 505 Central

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Jason Weaks

Krueger / Crown Jewelers

Linton & Associates LLC

Maddox Management

Mesa Del Sol

NAI Maestas & Ward

New Mexico Gas Company

New Mexico Mutual

New Mexico Wine

Northridge Electric

Osceola Energy


Price Land Development

Rail Yards Market

Real Time Solutions

Rio Metro

Siarza Social Digital

SMPC Architects

Southwest Capital Bank

Sunwest Trust

Tickets recieved

Titan Development

TLC Plumbing


True Health New Mexico

U.S. Eagle Federal Credit Union

University of New Mexico

UNM Health Sciences Center

US Bank

Valley Fence

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