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Free Popular Evenings at the Balloon Museum Feature All-Ages Entertainment

Enjoy Stories in the Night Sky and ABQ Concert Band performances 



The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum grounds are the perfect place to spend a summer evening! Just the sunset view of the Sandia Mountains would be enough to draw a crowd, but there is so much more to celebrate.


The popular summer series “Stories in the Night Sky” continues on June 24, when the audience will not be able to sit still for the performance, “It’s the Beat! Dance, Legends and Drums.” Ballet Afrique dance creator Romy Keegan of Maple Street Dance, drummer Jefferson Vourhees, and storyteller/musician Sean Etigson will have everyone on their feet and moving to the beat.


From 7 – 8 p.m. each event evening it is time to “strike up the band.” The all-volunteer 80-piece Albuquerque Concert Band brings back memories of days when small communities gathered at city parks to hear their friends and neighbors play music of the times. The community band plays on with both “old-timey” and more contemporary music to please all tastes.


The programs continue on July 8 with “Family Music by Andy Mason”-award-winning songs, bi-lingual, interactive and fun! July 22 brings “The Spookulele Band”, ukuleles and spooky stories perfect for families and summer nights.


The final program of the summer season on August 5brings back by popular demand musicians, storyteller, and artists demonstrating the art of improvisation. The Balloon Museum Jazz Music Ensemble with band leader Brian Bennett, and storyteller Laurie Magovern promise a memorable evening for all ages.


The audience is welcome to bring their own picnics (no glass or alcohol), or can enjoy the delicious offerings of Conchita’s Creations and the divine JP’s Famous Custard. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and have a relaxing evening outdoors enjoying some lively entertainment




The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum is operated by the Cultural Services Department, City of Albuquerque, Richard J. Berry, Mayor. For more information, please visit or call 311 or 505-768-6020. TTY users may call 711.