Travel Guide New Mexico tm Albuquerque New Mexico
civic plaza the social and ceremonial center of the big city and every year the plaza is home to Albuquerque Summerfest hosted by the Albuquerque cultural services department Summerfest is have free outdoor festival featuring both local and national music and dance from June to August downtown is the place to be every Saturday night fabulous music great food lots of dancing arts and crafts children's activities and plenty of family fun at its best Summerfest Saturday nights in downtown Albuquerque the annual Albuquerque gospel music festival celebrates the social and historical significance of gospel music with a Southwest planner the city partners with several churches in the community to produce and present this most amazing festival and inspiring and memorable summer events each summer Albuquerque's old town is home to salsa fiesta where you can experience the tastes the sights and sounds the aromas and the fun of all things salsa in the unique atmosphere of Old Town enjoy the wine-tasting sampling dozens of salsas watching the salsa contest Awards and a fun-filled evening of music and dance salsa fiesta what a great day in no time in downtown Albuquerque the Kimo theater is one of Albuquerque's great treasures a historic landmark hosting live performances year-round in this most dramatic of settings a vibrant venue for Albuquerque's performing arts community as well as national and international performances built in 1927 as a vaudeville theater and movie palace the renovated Kimo theater features elaborate Native American ornamentation in the pueblos deco architectural style only a handful of theaters in the u.s. include Native American motif and the undisputed king is the Kimo in fact the name Kimo is from two timo words in a mountain lion but often interpreted as king of its kind you can take a self-guided tour of the Kimo theater but call first to confirm availability at five oh five seven six eight 35:22
Downtown Albuquerque is the economic, social and cultural center of New Mexico. It is here that first-class restaurants, hotels, exciting and unique entertainment venues, boutiques and some of the trendiest and most historic places to live all merge to comprise a unique urban experience one that pays tribute to the past while looking to the future. Downtown Albuquerque is unlike any other Downtown in the country!
Downtown is the place to catch live music both local favorites and traveling bands. Albuquerques Central Arts District, home to contemporary artists, studios, galleries, arts organizations and arts-oriented restaurants, is anchored by the newly refurbished KiMo Theatre at 423 Central Avenue and the Route 66 Crossroads at 4th and Central.