SOMOS ABQ Creative Showcase & Celebration Lights Up Downtown
Albuquerque, NM – SOMOS ABQ, a vision conceived by young professionals to illuminate the beauty and brilliance of Albuquerque, returns for its 3rd annual citywide celebration on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 12:00pm to 11:00pm at Civic Plaza downtown.
Activating the heart of downtown and representing one of the largest citizen-organized events in Albuquerque, SOMOS ABQ aims to generate a meaningful boost for the urban business economy and increased connection for the larger community. The festival is designed with an eye towards long-term sustainability and impact, specifically around the recruitment, retention and repatriation of young families. More than 25,000 people attended in 2018, with at least as many expected to join in 2019.
Hundreds of local collaborators – including nonprofits and community organizations, technologists and entrepreneurs, artists and designers, musicians and performers, chefs and brewers, business owners and public sector leaders – band together to present this immersive showcase of the talent, creativity and spirit of Albuquerque.
Over 70 local companies, organizations, and government agencies generously make possible the SOMOS ABQ festival event, including visionary title sponsors University of New Mexico, Bernalillo County, and the City of Albuquerque; communications title sponsor Visit ABQ; and the first private sector title sponsor, New Mexico United.
SOMOS ABQ event attendees experience:
Three stages highlighting locally-based musical acts including Fad Vandals and DEF-i, and headlined by international music acts BTSM, Whipped Cream, Felix Cartal, and Chicano Batman
Arts Culture Tech featuring 12 large-scale, site-specific art installations, five participatory arts / tech making activities, and six immersive experiences designed by partner community organizations
New Mexico United official pep rally, anthem performance, and live viewing party
Nonprofit and Community Organizations sharing their missions and offering additional activities
Mercado featuring dozens of arts, design, craft, clothing and business vendors
Yelp Food Courtyards showcasing more than 15 local chefs and restaurants
New Mexico Brewers Guild Craft Gardens showcasing the Downtown area’s finest local breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries
Special SOMOS programs, events and deals from Downtown’s brick and mortar businesses
To make SOMOS ABQ accessible for as many people as possible, tickets are just $10 – $15 for advance general admission ($20 day of), and children ages 12 and under are free. For 2019, new VIP packages and VIP After Party packages are also available. Tickets are on sale now at SOMOSABQ.COM.