For one day each year, let’s illuminate every good thing we know our city to be.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (PRWEB)
September 19, 2017
SOMOS ABQ, a vision conceived by young professionals to illuminate the beauty and brilliance of Albuquerque, will debut the first annual citywide celebration on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. Activating eight city blocks in Downtown and representing one of the largest citizen-organized events in Albuquerque, SOMOS aims to generate a meaningful boost for the urban business economy and increased connection for the larger community. The festival is designed with a philanthropic goal and an eye towards long-term sustainability. Hundreds of collaborators – including nonprofits and community organizations, tech industry entrepreneurs, artists and designers, musicians and performers, business owners, and local government – banded together to present this immersive showcase of the talent, creativity and spirit of Albuquerque.
SOMOS ABQ event attendees will experience:
- Five stages highlighting local bands and headlined by international music acts: Electronic dance phenomenon Dillon Francis, hip hop legends Deltron 3030, rising country star Jackie Lee, indie rock powerhouse Minus The Bear
- Arts & Culture Boulevard featuring seven large-scale immersive art installations by Mark & Elizabeth Horst, Reyes Padilla, Natalie Voelker, Concept Flux, DRY MTN, GRAFT, and You’re on TV
- Family Corridor including a petting zoo, climbing wall, skate ramps, art-making activities, dance floor and youth musical performances
- 25 nonprofit organizations sharing their missions and offering participatory activities
- Marketplace featuring dozens of arts, design, craft, clothing and business vendors
- Nuevo Tech Experience programming at Simms Space and Mezcal
- New Mexico Brewers Guild Beer Garden showcasing 10 local breweries
- Yelp Food Courtyards showcasing more than 20 local restaurants
Event attendees will be a part of the SOMOS philanthropic mission, voting for one of 25 nonprofits chosen to benefit from the event’s proceeds. Over 30 local companies and…