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Balloon Fiesta Entertainment

PERFORM AT BALLOON FIESTA

Would you like to perform at Balloon Fiesta? Please complete the following form and our entertainment committee will consider your group for performance. Performing Artist Application

The 2018 Entertainment Schedule

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta features many wonderful experiences! In addition to the magical spectacle of balloons, we showcase some of the most talented performers of our day - most of them local New Mexicans - representing a myriad of styles and genres. We hope you'll plan to attend Balloon Fiesta for each and every session to enjoy this line-up of world-class talent.

Entertainment is offered in 2 locations:

Main Stage - Located in the center of Main Street. Featuring National Anthem performers, local dance talent, and a wide variety of musical performances during Balloon Fiesta.

Main Street - Strolling performers along Concession Row and at the North Stage, located at the north end of Main Street in front of the Balloon Discovery Center.

Main Stage

Saturday, October 6

 

Morning Session

6:45a

 National Anthem - Ymelda Erin Coriz 

9:00a

 Mystic Vic

 

Evening Session

5:00p

Wild Blue Country - Wild Blue Country is the United States Air Force Academy's commercial band of active duty musicians whose mission is to support the Air Force, and its Academy, both stateside and abroad.  Wild Blue Country has been featured on ABC's "Good Morning America," Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," the Grand Ole Opry and many other national television and radio broadcasts. Using the power of music, these full-time active duty airmen are committed to serving the cadets at the Air Force Academy, deploying overseas to support the welfare of our troops, and innovatively telling the Air Force story in communities throughout the world.  

8:15p

TBD

Sunday, October 7

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Wild Blue Country

9:00a

 Wild Blue Country

 

Evening Session

5:00p

 Prime 80z - PRIME 80’Z is a 3 piece '80s tribute band that was formed in early 2014. The band consists of musicians who have been performing throughout the great southwest for more than 20 years: Daniel Carrasco, founding member and lead vocalist, bass player and keyboard programmer and player; Larry Gonzalez, lead vocalist, rhythm and lead guitarist; and Ruben Flores, backup vocalist and percussionist. Prime 80'z band members have a great love for the music and trends that came out of that era and have made it a goal to provide memories of a remarkable decade of music to all audience members. PRIME 80’Z is a one of a kind trip back in time, and more than anything, a fun filled dance party and tribute to everything '80s!

www.primetherockshow.com

8:15p

 New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra 

Monday, October 8

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - The 44th Army Band

 

Evening Session

 

No events

Tuesday, October 9

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - TBD

 

Evening Session

 

No events.

Wednesday, October 10

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - The Albuquerque Academy's Unaccompanied Minors 

 

Evening Session

 

No events.

Thursday, October 11

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - New Mexico Philharmonic's Young Musician Initiative

9:00a

Steven Cade - Houston-born country pop artist, Steven Cade, has captivated and energized crowds across North America with his signature sound. He infuses contemporary pop elements into country-influenced songs, creating a unique slant on traditional country music. www.stevencade.com

 

Evening Session

8:15p

Red Light Cameras - The Red Light Cameras are a soulful, garage pop group from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their sound is driven by the powerhouse vocals of Amanda Machon.  Amanda's catchy hooks are only outdone by the band's energetic live performance and infectious grooves.  In 2017 they opened for bands such as Priests, Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas. 2017 also saw the release of their latest EP "Friends and Benefits" produced by Christian “Bayland” Baylon (Khalid, Kalimba) and Ross Ingram (Black Angels, Alabama Deathwalk, El Campo, Lonely Horse).  www.redlightcamerasband.com

Friday, October 12

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Suzan Rivera Tipton

9:00a

Twist & Shout - Twist and Shout is Albuquerque's one and only Beatles tribute band! From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, they replicate the look and sound of a live Beatles show with authentic instruments and costumes!

 

Evening Session

8:15p

 Tylor Brandon

Saturday, October 13

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Jennifer Miera 

 

MUSIC FIESTA

1:00p

 The Noms

2:30p

Michael Ray

4:00p

 Old Dominion 

Sunday, October 14

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Reanna Molinaro

Main Street

Visit our new North Stage at Balloon Fiesta, located at the north end of Main Street in front of the Balloon Discovery Center. A variety of talented groups will also be strolling on Main Street - so have your cameras ready! 

 Main Street artists TBA soon!