SOMOS ABQ Debuts Annual Creative Showcase & Celebration

SOMOS ABQ–a new citizen-organized festival–takes place on Saturday, Sept. 23 in Downtown ABQ and will feature food, music, arts, culture, and entrepreneurship

For one day each year, let’s illuminate every good thing we know our city to be.

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…

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