Balloon Fiesta Entertainment

The 2017 Entertainment Schedule will be posted in the Summer of 2017. Stay tuned! 

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.

With the exception of Music Fiesta, all entertainment is included with admission.

Entertainment is offered in 2 locations:

  1. Sandia Resort and Casino 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.
  2. Main Street - Strolling performers along "Concession Row"

Sandia Resort and Casino Main Stage

Saturday, October 7

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - The New Mexico Peace Choir

9:00a

The New Mexico Peace Choir was founded in December 2015 as an inclusive, mixed voice choir.
We sing inspiring songs about nature, social awareness, the human spirit and peace.
We are filling a need and bridging the gap between head and heart.
The ripple effect of the energy we give and receive while singing is palpable and we believe this energy will help transform our world.

 

Evening Session

5:00p

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.

8:15p

Entourage Jazz specializes in performing standards to classic jazz favorites.
Adored by audiences, Entourage Jazz is a favorite at such venues as clubs, restaurants,
corporate events, private parties and wedding receptions

Sunday, October 8

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Albuquerque Academy "Unaccompanied Minors"

9:00a

Wild Blue Country

 

Evening Session

5:00p

Wild Blue Country

8:15p

Pop-country band Two Way Crossing, comprised of Jenny and Blake Marvin (lead vocals), Kevin Smith (guitar), Jaron Mossman (drums), Jacob Garner (guitar) and Will Martin (bass), will reel you in with their high-energy stage presence and leave you chanting “encore” after the final drum beat. Their electric vibes, flawless harmonies and catchy lyrics have undeniably made them a fan favorite with a live show that can’t be missed!

Monday, October 9

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Brittany Graham is a worship band leader, a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and an American Sign Language interpreter in her home state of Montana. She is married to Colin Graham, one of the special shape balloon pilots for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and loves being the Bud E. Beaver team's crew chief.

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Tuesday, October 10

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - UNM’s Concert Choir is a highly select SATB ensemble of approximately 40 singers, directed by Juan Hernández, Interim Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Mexico. The ensemble specializes in the study, preparation, and performance of the outstanding choral literature from all periods of music history.

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Wednesday, October 11

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - The Cole Sisters 

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Thursday,October 12

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - “Key of A”  are a local group from Albuquerque, NM. Their day jobs are at Sandia National Laboratories, and the members include Soprano Mellisa Heller, Alto Tammy Brown, Tenor Todd Ritterbush, and Bass Mike Furnish. 

9:00a

Key of A

 

Evening Session

5:00p

Charanga del Valle is a salsa band with a traditional flavor and flair that combines the acoustic sounds of violins and flute, along with a driving rhythm section and horns to create a sound that's both elegant and dynamic.The band's varied repertoire of rhythms includes traditional salsa, bolero, charanga, cha-cha, and merengue as well as contemporary Cuban timba--wonderful for dancing!

8:15p

Ivon Ulibarri & Café Mocha: New Mexico Latin music Pioneers perform SALSA, CUMBIA,and CHA-CHA, infused with New Mexico passion.

Friday, October 13

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - The Albuquerque Boy Choir gives young men a chance to develop good vocal technique as well as stage presence, polish, and responsibility. For over 80 years now, the Albuquerque Boy Choir has been "Making music, magic, and men!" 

 

Evening Session

 5:00p

Ryan Montano & Friends

8:15p

Ryan Montano & Friends

Saturday,October 14

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem - Ymelda Erin Coriz

 

2017 MUSIC FIESTA

1:00p

The Bus Tapes

2:30p

Phil Vassar

4:00p

Billy Currington

 

Sunday, October 15

 

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, and enjoy the following talent. A variety of talented groups will also be strolling on Main Street - so have your cameras ready! 

  • Mariachi Tenampa / Mariachi San Jose
  • Emergence Productions
  • NM Gunfighters Association - Offering a visually appealing step into the past, the New Mexico Gunfighters put on quite a performance. This ensemble of gun-slinging actors is part of an award-winning theatrical group who has been performing free public comedic Old West skits in Albuquerque for over 38 years. The themes range from thrilling bank robberies to dramatic shoot outs and other scenes typical of the Wild West days of lore.
  • Chris Zaccara
  • National Institute of Flamenco - The mission of the National Institute of Flamenco is to preserve and promote flamenco’s artistry, history, and culture by presenting the finest flamenco in the world and by educating the American family in this art form while emphasizing the positive influence of art on family and community.

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