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Balloon Fiesta Entertainment

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 Stage - Located in the center of Main Street - Featuring our National Anthem performers, local dance talent, and a wide variety of musical performances during the evening sessions and Music Fiesta
  2. Main Street - Strolling performers along "Concession Row"

Sandia Resort and Casino Stage
2015 Schedule

Saturday October 3

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem sung by The New Mexichords

9:00a

The New Mexichords

 

Morning Session

4:30p

Salsa Night at Balloon Fiesta! En-Joy A combination of traditional Cuban Son and Modern Cuban Timba

7:30p

Ivon Ulibarri and Cafe Mocha Cafe An exciting blend of Son, Cha-Cha, and other Latin styles from the Caribbean and beyond

Sunday October 4

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem performed by the NMSU Marching Band

9:00a

NMSU Marching Band

 

Evening Session

4:30p

High Desert Big Band A 17-piece band reminicient of the big band era bands.

7:30p

The Pleasure Pilots A six-piece New Mexico-based band specializing in old-school styles of Rhythm 'n Blues

Monday October 5

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Tuesday October 6

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Wednesday October 7

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Thursday October 8

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem

9:00a

TBA

 

Evening Session

4:30p

Mark's Midnight Carnival Show This indie rock band from Colorado crosses over multiple genres.  

7:30p

Le Chat LunatiqueAn addictive genre they call “filthy, mangy jazz,”navigating through a wide range of genres, blending Western swing, classical, reggae, d00-wop, and more.

Friday October 9

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem

9:00a

TBA

 

Evening Session

 

4:30p

R&B/Soul Night at Balloon Fiesta!

Sina Soul and Rodney Bowe's Sweetlife Funky Jazzy Intergalactic Ecosoul

7:30p

Soul Kitchen Featuring Hillary Smith and Chris Dracup. Award winning and local favorite, New Mexico based soul and blues

Saturday October 10

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem sung by the Rio Rancho Youth Chorus

 

Evening Session
2015 MUSIC FIESTA

1:15p

TBA

2:30p

Gloriana

4:00p
The Band Perry

Sunday October 11

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem performed by the Albuquerque Concert Band

9:00a

Albuquerque Concert Band

Main Street

2015 Schedule To Be Announced

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. Entertainment Consideration

Balloon Fiesta Park

(For GPS planning only)
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Mailing address

4401 Alameda NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Contact

Local: (505) 821-1000
Toll-free:1-888-422-7277

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