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Albuquerque Downtown Summerfest offers great family entertainment this Saturday August 9, 2014, and all the fun is free!

Albuquerque Downtown Summerfest returns to Civic Plaza this Saturday, August 9, from 5 pm – 10:30 pm. We can look forward to live music concerts including the headline act Sheila E. An Emmy nominated solo artist, Sheila E is well known for her many musical talents as a percussionist and drummer. This multi-talented artist also writes, produces and has her own music label! Since the young age of 17, she has recorded and toured with famous musical artists such as Natalie Cole, Gloria Estefan, and Stevie Wonder.

As well as the free live music and dancing, expect food vendors, an arts and crafts market, and free kids’ activities. You can also hang out and chill out in the Microbrew Garden with Broken Bottle Brewery, Bosque Brewing, La Cumbre, Marble Brewery, Abbey Brewing Company, Il Vicino and Santa Fe Brewing Company.

The Summerfest program on Saturday August 9 is:

5 pm: Paul Pino and the Tone Daddies
6:20 pm: Roberto Griego
7:45 pm: Migeulito
9 pm: Sheila E

And did we mention the concerts are all FREE?

Transportation and parking are always an issue with downtown events, so here are some suggestions:

Parking is available for a flat fee of $6 per vehicle at both the Civic Plaza and Convention Center lots.
Use the free bike valet at the event if you want to go on two wheels.
Take ABQ Ride bus and exit at the stop at 2nd Street and Marquette, one block from Civic Plaza.

Albuquerque Downtown Summerfest takes place at the Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza in the heart of downtown Albuquerque.