Summerfest August 23: Morris Day & The Time
Albuquerque Summerfest offers great free family entertainment – and the Westside Summerfest is the last one for the 2014 season. They’re going out with a great line-up…
Albuquerque Westside Summerfest on Saturday August 23, 2014, from 5 pm to 10:30 pm should be quite the street party. The event takes place on Ellison Drive NW between Cottonwood Drive and Alameda and it includes a free concert by Morris Day and the Time. This band must be cool, as it appeared in Prince’s movie Purple Rain and you can’t get much cooler than Prince.
As well as the free live music and dancing, expect local food vendors and The Stumbling Steer Corral beer garden with Albuquerque and New Mexico microbreweries. You can also expect an arts and crafts market from local artisans, and activities for kids including giant inflatables, a rock-climbing wall, face painting, jumps, and balloon animals.
The Westside Summerfest entertainment program on Saturday August 23 is:
- 5 pm: Good Green
- 6:20 pm: The Chris Kill Trio
- 7:45 pm: The JDS – formerly known as The James Douglas Show, the nationally touring band based in Albuquerque
- 9:15 pm: Morris Day & The Time
And did we mention the concerts are all FREE? Take your own folding chairs if you like and make sure your pooch is on a leash if you take him or her along for the evening.
Parking is available at Cibola High School, 1510 Ellison Rd NW. If you want to cycle there, take advantage of the free bike valet provided by Esperanza Bike Shop on the dirt median.
Enjoy the last Summerfest of the season!