Save on Globalquerque Tickets 2014

August 3, 2014 by  
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September still feels like a long way away, but you’ll save big if you plan ahead and buy your Globalquerque tickets in advance of the show.

Discounted advance tickets are already on sale for ¡Globalquerque! – Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture. The Globalquerque 2014 event  takes place on September 19-20 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with performers including the fantastic Guatemala’s Gaby Moreno. Other acts in the line-up include Cuba’s Afro-Cuban All Stars, Calypso Rose with Kobo Town from Trinidad & Tobago, China’s Liu Fang, and America’s own Los Texmaniacs.

You’ll save yourself money if you plan ahead and buy advance Globalquerque tickets rather than waiting to buy on the door. For example, an advance adult 2-day pass costs $59 — a savings of $10 off the day of show price! An adult one day tickets saves $5  in advance, and advance children’s tickets save $2 for one day and $5 for the 2-day pass.

You can buy the advance Globalquerque tickets online, but expect to pay a service charge of $3.50 per ticket. The much cheaper option is to buy tickets at the National Hispanic Cultural Center box office (1701 4th Street SW) with no service charge. Or call the NHCC Box Office on (505) 724-4771 and you’ll also avoid paying ticketing fees.

If you can’t afford to buy Globalquerque tickets at all, or just plain don’t want to pay up for the festival, there will be a free Global Fiesta day on September 20 with family-friendly entertainment and activities.  It’s not really the same as seeing all those fabulous concerts, but it’s still a great day of music and dance.

I’ll keep you posted on the free Global Fiesta day nearer the time, so if you’re not a subscriber remember to Subscribe FREE to Albuquerque on the Cheap by RSS or email. You’ll receive updates in a handy email digest, listing all the new deal posts from the past 24 hours. No new deals that day… no email.

–Tania


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Sipapu Free Music on the Rocks Concert

August 20, 2013 by  
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The Music on the Rocks festival twangs up its guitar strings on Saturday August 24, 2013. It’s free for all and family-friendly.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosts the free Music on the Rocks festival, featuring live music from a host of performers including headline acts Ryan McGarvey and the Sean Healen Band.  Lots of dancing!  And it’s cooooool in them there mountains, in every sense of the word. They also reckon they’ll have some kind of art happening in the meadow, although I went to Music on the Rocks in 2012 and I don’t remember the art so much. Then again, I might not have been looking in the right direction. I’m usually not.

Even though it was rainy last year, the music was fab and we all had a good time dancing. I had mud up to my knees and I loved every minute of it! Mr Cheap and I filled up on some pretty good food too. It was casual fare, but very tasty and reasonably priced. 

Music on the Rocks 2013 runs on Saturday August 24 from 10 am  – 10  pm, and the headline acts at the free concerts are Ryan McGarvey and the Sean Healen Band. Other performers at the event are Main Street Garage Band, Pawn Drive, Jeromino Keith, Eric George, Prudy Dimas, Steady Rollers, and Jenne McIntosh.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos. Get directions to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

If you want to stay over, Sipapu *may* still have some lodging available. Lodging is a mere few steps away from the festival stage, so it’s very convenient to run back to if you get overwhelmed by too much partying.

You might also be able to take advantage of the Sipapu lodging deal  to stay two nights and get the third night free with the promo code: ULTIMATE FREE FAMILY VACATION. That 3rd night free deal is available on hotel rooms, cabins, suites, and lodge rooms until October 17, 2013, with some blackout dates. Call 800-587-2240 for lodging info.

–Tania

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Save on Globalquerque Tickets

August 15, 2013 by  
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September still feels like a long way away, but you’ll save big if you plan ahead and buy your Globalquerque tickets in advance of the show.

Discounted advance tickets are already on sale for ¡Globalquerque! – Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture. The Globalquerque 2013 event  takes place on September 20-21 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with performers including the fantastic Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. Other acts in the line-up include Kinky from Mexico, Rhythm of Rajasthan from India, Ireland’s Solas, and America’s own Poncho Sánchez.

You’ll save yourself money if you plan ahead and buy advance Globalquerque tickets rather than waiting to buy on the door. For example, an advance adult 2-day pass costs $54 — a savings of $10 off the day of show price! An adult one day tickets saves $5  in advance, and advance children’s tickets save $2 for one day and $5 for the 2-day pass.

You can buy the advance Globalquerque tickets online, but expect to pay a service charge of $3.50 per ticket. The much cheaper option is to buy tickets at the National Hispanic Cultural Center box office (1701 4th Street SW) with no service charge. Or call the NHCC Box Office on (505) 724-4771 and you’ll also avoid paying ticketing fees.

If you can’t afford to buy Globalquerque tickets at all, or just plain don’t want to pay up for the festival, there will be a free Global Fiesta day on September 21 with family-friendly entertainment and activities.  It’s not really the same as seeing all those fabulous concerts, but it’s still a great day of music and dance.

I’ll keep you posted on the free Global Fiesta day nearer the time, so if you’re not a subscriber remember to Subscribe FREE to Albuquerque on the Cheap by RSS or email. You’ll receive updates in a handy email digest, listing all the new deal posts from the past 24 hours. No new deals that day… no email.

–Tania

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Globalquerque 2012 Free Global Fiesta

September 17, 2012 by  
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Know much about Tahitian dance, Colombian long flutes, or Estonian runic singing? Here’s your chance to enjoy song and dance from around the world at Globalquerque, Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture.  There’s a free global fiesta with family-friendly entertainment and activities on Saturday September 22, and tickets for the main festival are discounted if you buy in advance!

Globalquerque 2012 takes place September 21-22 at The National Hispanic Cultural Center, including a day of no-ticket-needed events at the Free Global Fiesta on September 22 from 10:30 am to 4 pm.  Live performances, crafts, and activities are appropriate for kids as well as adults.

Some of the free Fiesta fun includes:

  • Dance workshops from Flamenco to Tahitian dance
  • Estonian runic singing talk and workshop at 11 am
  • Mongolian throat-singing workshop at 12 noon
  • Guided tour of the Mexican ceramics show Fabuloso in the Art Museum at 12:30 pm
  • Wordplay / World-Play poetry presentation at 1 pm
  • A talk on New Mexican Musical Traditions at 3 pm with Cipriano Vigil and Alicia Lueras Maldonado
  • Crafts including making musical instruments and the chance to make Andes Mountain paper hats and embossed tin animalitos
  • Drumming
  • Performances by Circo Latino and the Duke City Hoopers
  • Live raptors and bird-related crafts presented by Bandalier National Park

And lots more – including the GlobalCOOKIE contest! Plus, world food vendors cook up dishes to go with the world music, and everyone gets free admission to the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum all day. Check out the full Free Global Fiesta schedule.

If all the free festivities aren’t enough, order tickets for the main festival by September 20 to take advantage of Globalquerque advance ticket prices. An adult two-day pass is $50, or a one day pass is $30. (Children 12 and under = $25/$15). If you wait till the day of the event, tickets cost up to $10 more, so don’t miss out on a chance to save a few bucks by purchasing advance tickets by September 20.

Performers at Globalquerque include:

  • Soul singer Bettye LaVette
  • New Mexicans The Big Spank
  • Spanish band Canteca de Macao
  • New Mexicans La Familia Vigil
  • Bombino from Niger
  • Plena Libre from Puerto Rico
  • Keith Secola Band featuring the Wild Band Dancers
  • EarthRise SoundSystem, Zeb and Haniya, Razia, and more.

Globalquerque takes place at the The National Hispanic Cultural Center, located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Sipapu Free Music on the Rocks Concert

July 27, 2012 by  
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The Music on the Rocks festival twangs up its guitar strings on Saturday August 4, 2012. It’s free for all and family-friendly.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosts the free Music on the Rocks festival, featuring live music, dancing, artists booths, a beer garden and wine tastings. (And it’s cooooool in them there mountains, in every sense of the word.)

Music on the Rocks 2012 runs on Saturday August 4 from 1 – 9 pm, and here’s the free concert line-up at time of writing:

1 pm – Jenne McIntosh who’s opened for artists including Yanni and Olivia Newton John (interesting mix!)

2:15 pm – Cali Shaw Band from Albuquerque. Cali Shaw is the co-founder of southwest funk contingent Felonious Groove Foundation.

3:30 pm – Monkey Feeders voted Best Band in Taos in 2012, and covering popular songs by artists from Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder to The Cure, Pink Floyd, and Cindy Lauper.

5:15 pm – Main Street Garage Band, a six-person pop band from Boulder.

7 pm – Taos band Last to Know funks it up as the headline act. They are officially described as “discofunkgrass” which proves to me that I am far too old. I thought that was an illegal substance.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos. Get directions to Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort.

If you want to stay over, Sipapu *may* still have some lodging available (they still had a few rooms and campsites last I heard, but no doubt they’re filling fast). Lodging is a mere few steps away from the festival stage, so it’s very convenient to run back to if you get overwhelmed by the discofunkgrass.

You might also be able to take advantage of Sipapu lodging deals  including stay two nights and get the third night free with the promo code: ULTIMATE FREE FAMILY VACATION.

Call 800-587-2240 for lodging info.

–Tania

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Save on Globalquerque Tickets

June 17, 2012 by  
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It’s a long, long way to September…but you’ll save big if you buy your tickets PRONTO for ¡Globalquerque!

Discounted Early Bird tickets are on sale until June 20 for Globalquerque, Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture. The 2012 event  takes place September 21-22 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with performers including the Spanish band Canteca de Macao, New Mexicans La Familia Vigil, Freshlyground from South Africa, and soul singer Bettye LaVette.

If you plan ahead and buy Globalquerque Earlybird tickets, available to June 20,  you’ll save yourself significant sums of cash. For example, an early bird adult 2-day pass costs $40 — a savings of $10 off the regular advance ticket price, and a whopping $20 off the day of show price!

From June 21, 2012, ticket prices increase, so it’s a “seize the day” moment if you don’t want to waste perfectly good dollars by waiting to buy Globalquerque tickets when you can buy now at Early Bird prices :-)

–Tania

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Globalquerque 2011 Free Global Fiesta

September 12, 2011 by  
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Know much about Polynesian log drums? Here’s your chance to enjoy song and dance from around the world at Globalquerque, Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture.  There’s a free global fiesta with family-friendly entertainment and activities on Saturday September 17, and tickets for the main festival are discounted if you buy in advance!

Globalquerque 2011 takes place September 16-17 at The National Hispanic Cultural Center, including a day of no-ticket-needed events at the Free Global Fiesta on September 17 from 10:30 am to 4 pm.  Live performances, crafts, and activities are appropriate for kids as well as adults.

Some of the free Fiesta fun includes:

  • Dance classes from Zydeco dances to Salsa, West African dance, and Pacific Islands dances
  • Musical Traditions of the South Pacific including those Polynesian log drums (12:45 pm)
  • Crafts including making musical instruments and the chance to make Brazilian carnival masks, Pakistani twirling palm puppets, Maori necklaces and Nigerian clothespin dolls
  • Drumming
  • Board games from around the world
  • Performances by Circo Latino and the Duke City Hoopers
  • A talk on Frank McCulloch: A Life in Music and Art at 2:30 pm in the Wells Fargo Theatre

And lots more – including a GlobalCOOKIE contest! Plus, world food vendors cook up dishes to go with the world music, and everyone gets free admission to the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum all day. Check out the full Free Global Fiesta schedule.

If all the free festivities aren’t enough, order tickets for the main festival by September 15 to take advantage of Globalquerque advance ticket prices. An adult two-day pass is $50, or a one day pass is $30. (Children 12 and under = $25/$15). If you wait till the day of the event, tickets cost up to $10 more, so don’t miss out on a chance to save a few bucks by purchasing advance tickets by September 15.

Performers at Globalquerque include:

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie (love her!)
  • Frank McCulloch y Sus Amigos
  • Felix y Los Gatos
  • Baraka Moon
  • Burkina Electric
  • Te Vaka
  • Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole

Globalquerque takes place at the The National Hispanic Cultural Center, located at 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque.

–Tania

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Sipapu Free Music on the Rocks Concert

July 27, 2011 by  
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The Music on the Rocks festival twangs up its guitar strings on Saturday July 30, 2011. It’s free for all and family-friendly.

Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort hosts the free Music on the Rocks festival, featuring live music, dancing, artists booths, and free wine tastings by La Chiripada Winery of Dixon.

Music on the Rocks 2011 runs on Saturday July 30 from 10 am till 7:30 pm, and here’s the free concert line-up at time of writing:

  • 10 am – Taos singer/songwriter Carl Struck.
  • 11 am – The Steady Rollers
  • 12 noon – Albuquerque’s own Prudy Dimas and Leah Black
  • 1 pm – Gravestoned
  • 2 pm – Jenne McIntosh who’s opened for artists including Yanni and Olivia Newton John (interesting mix!)
  • 3 pm – Rocking country dance tunes from Chris Morel and Charlie Whaler
  • 4:30 pmMain Street Garage Band, a six-person pop band from Boulder
  • 6 pm – Taos band Last to Know funks it up as the headline act

Free wine tastings from La Chiripada Winery & Vineyard start at noon.

Sipapu is about a 2.5 hour drive from Albuquerque via Santa Fe, 20 miles southeast of Taos.

If you want to stay over, they *may* still have some of their Sipapu lodging deals  available (they still had a few rooms last we heard, but no doubt they’re filling fast.) Offers include stay one night and get the second night free in the motel through August 31, and stay two nights and get the third night free in various lodging options, to August 7.  As far as I can see, there are no blackout dates ove the music festival weekend. Call them on 800-587-2240 for lodging info.

–Tania

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Save on Globalquerque Tickets

May 26, 2011 by  
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It’s a long, long way to September…but you’ll save big if you buy your tickets PRONTO for ¡Globalquerque!

Tickets are now on sale for Globalquerque, Albuquerque’s annual celebration of world music and culture. The 2011 event  takes place September 16-17 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with performers including the terrific Cree singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie (my personal fave on the roster), Sergent Garcia, and Nawal.

If you plan ahead and buy Globalquerque Earlybird tickets, available to June 20,  you’ll save yourself significant sums of cash. For example, an earlybird adult 2-day pass runs just $40 — a savings of $10 off the regular advance ticket price, and a whopping $20 off the day of show price!

From June 20, 2011, ticket prices increase, so it’s a “seize the day” moment if you don’t want to waste perfectly good dollars by waiting to buy Globalquerque tickets when you can buy now at Earlybird prices :-)

–Tania

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New Mexico Django Festival

October 19, 2010 by  
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The 4th New Mexico Django Festival in Albuquerque celebrates the 100th anniversary of Django Reinhardt’s birth from October 21 – 24, 2010.

My beloved grandfather was a huge Django Reinhardt fan and I was virtually brought up listening to the gypsy jazz king’s music, so I’m excited to see this festival!

Entertainment during the New Mexico Django Reinhardt Festival includes Le Chat Lunatique, Hot Club of Santa Fe, Hot Club of Phoenix, Shoestring Trio, Gonzalo Bergara Trio and much more.

The Festival takes place at various Albuquerque locations, see the full Django Festival schedule here. Tickets for events cost from $10 – $20 ($30 for a workshop with Gonzalo Bergara) and for the paid ticket events, you can also get a $40 Festival Pass.  But there are free music events too!

Free Django Festival events are:

  • Thursday October 21 at 7 pm:  Opening Night Soiree at Scalo’s Bar with entertainment by Django Rhythm Meat Grinder and Le Chat Lunatique. (For age 21+, under 21s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.)
  • Saturday October 23 from 9 am – noon:  Breakfast music jam at Winning Coffee Co.
  • Sunday October 24 from 1- 5 pm: Open Jam at Old Town Plaza

Expect to see raffles at New Mexico Django Festival events to help support the performing artists, for items including David Yurman jewelry valued at $1450.

–Tania

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