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Balloon Fiesta Entertainment

Albuquerque Boy Choir

Albuquerque Concert Band

Baila! Baila!

Brad Weston

Cafe Mocha

Emergence Productions

High Desert Big Band

Key of A

Le Chat Lunatique

Mark's Midnight Carnival Show

Mariachi Herencia

New Mexico State University Marching Band

The New Mexichords

Pleasure Pilot Band

Rio Rancho Youth Chorus

Soul Kitchen

Sina Soul & Rodney Bowe's Sweetlife

The Bus Tapes

Warehouse 508

Wayne & Wingnut

Black Eagle Dance Group

Cellicion Zuni Dance Group

Hopi Tewa Sinom Dance Group

Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers

Tierra Adentro

  • Albuquerque Boy Choir
  • Albuquerque Concert Band
  • Baila! Baila!
  • Brad Weston
  • Ivon Ulibarri & Cafe Mocha
  • Emergence Productions
  • High Desert Big Band
  • Key of A
  • Le Chat Lunatique
  • Mark's Midnight Carnival Show
  • Mariachi Herencia
  • New Mexico State University Marching Band
  • The New Mexichords
  • Pleasure Pilot Band
  • Rio Rancho Youth Chorus
  • Soul Kitchen
  • Sina Soul & Rodney Bowe's Sweetlife
  • The Bus Tapes
  • Warehouse 508
  • Wayne & Wingnut

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 - Sponsored by Sandia Resort and Casino and 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
2015 Schedule

Saturday October 3

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem performed by The New Mexichords

9:00a

The New Mexichords - One of the largest and the best Quartet and chorus singing groups in the Rocky Mountain District having won six district championships in the past dozen years. 

 

Evening 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 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 - The "PRIDE" of New Mexico is is composed of approximately 200 of the finest musicians, dancers, and auxiliary in the nation.

 

Evening Session

4:30p

High Desert Big Band A 17-piece band reminiscent 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 performed by the Albuquerque Boy Choir

 

Evening Session

 

No events...

Thursday October 8

 

Morning Session

7:00a

National Anthem performed by Angelica Adams

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 Lunatique An 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 performed by Key of A

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 performed by the Rio Rancho Youth Chorus

 

Evening Session
2015 MUSIC FIESTA

1:15p

Two Way Crossing

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 - An all-volunteer ensemble of over eighty players of a wide range of age, ability, and backgrounds with vocations ranging from music educator to engineer, from doctor to lawyer.

Main Street

Visit Main Street at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and enjoy the following performers throughout the event:

Brad Weston

Tierra Adentro

Warehouse 508

Mariachi Herencia

Baila! Baila!

Wayne & Wingnut

 

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