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Heights Summerfest

June 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
North Domingo Baca Park
7521 Carmel Avenue Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Heights Summerfest

Free, family, fun, concert-series.

2018 Heights Headliner Squirrel Nut Zippers

Saturday, June 9, 2018 | 4-10 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 – Squirrel Nut Zippers

Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the mid-1990s. Between 1995 and 2000 the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums. Their watershed album, Hot was recorded with the heated influence of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of libations and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old world jazz. The band has mixed genres of Kelzmer, Blues, Americana and random bits of contemporary music to create their signature style. Audiences are sure to enjoy this band’s outlandish antics as the make a joyful racket at this year’s Heights Summerfest. Be sure to update your eardrums with their twelve new original songs on their Beasts of Burgundy album, which released March 23rd of this year.

Entertainment Schedule

  • 4 p.m. – Concepto Tambor
  • 5:20 p.m. – The NOMS
  • 6:50 p.m. – Nathan Fox & His Band
  • 8:30 p.m. – Squirrel Nut Zippers

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Concepto Tambor blends hip-hop, Afro-Latin and Brazilian grooves with a rock-n-roll attitude. This energetic band has shared the stage with internationally known artists such as Lila Downs, John Trudell, War and B Side Players. The band has returned to New Mexico after a seven year stint in California and remains one of Albuquerque’s favorite. They bring a new worldly flavor that audiences savor.

The NOMS are a six piece alternative rock band from Albuquerque who bring real passion and life to the stage. Their sound attracts crowds of all ages to come enjoy their kinetic, exciting shows. Their fun-loving mix of blues, country, and soul with a dash of bluegrass and funk create their unmistakable sound.

Nathan Fox has been playing piano, guitar and writing songs since his youth. As a graduate from the Berklee College of Music, the music he’s created has gained popularity in both film and television projects such as Once Upon a Time and Marvel movies. This singer-song writer is one to watch closely as his career continues to unfold. Catch his soulful performance as Nathan Fox & His Band take the stage.

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 such as:

Artisan Market

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.

Children’s Activities

The kids’ area is full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Getting There


Free parking is available at La Cueva High School (parking map), with free shuttles taking event goers from La Cueva parking lots to North Domingo Back Park throughout the event.

Bike Valet

Take advantage of the free Bike Valet provided by Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center. Bike Valet drop-off located on Corona Ave.

Event Specifics

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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