Guide to Summer Concerts in the Albuquerque Area

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Summer is for relaxing and taking a break during some of the year’s warmest months. The music scene in Albuquerque is sure to have something to accompany whatever adventures await.

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401 2ND STREET NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Located on the upper level of the West Complex, the Kiva Auditorium boasts a proscenium stage and half-round seating for 2,300 people, making it an elegant but intimate setting for concerts, comedy shows, lectures, general sessions or graduations.

5601 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105

Isleta Amphitheater is the famous and most popular outdoor amphitheater situated in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The amphitheater boasts an impressive 15,000 capacity.

423 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

In the heart of Downtown Albuquerque stands a majestic and historic theater unlike any other. Experience live performances, movies, art and more at this favorite Albuquerque landmark.

618 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Launchpad has been a staple in the Albuquerque music scene for over 20 years. It has been a home to local bands and a beloved stop for national and international touring acts, countless musicians have played the Launchpad stage to audiences of all ages.

203 Cornell Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131

Seating up to 1985 patrons, Popejoy Hall is the largest such venue in the state. Popejoy hosts touring Broadway shows, symphony concerts, musical soloists and artists of international caliber, world-renowned ballet and modern dance companies, and noted speakers from a broad spectrum of disciplines.

3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

The Rio Rancho Events Center (RREC) located in Rio Rancho, NM is a 7,000 seat multi-purpose facility with 165,000 square feet of extended floor space. The Rio Rancho Events Center is ideal to host concerts, sporting events, family shows, conferences, banquets, and cultural programs.

30 Rainbow Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113

The outdoor Amphitheater seats over 4,000 guests and features top musical acts under a canopy of stars. Concerts held at the Amphitheater also feature food and beverage service.

120 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque NM 87102

The Sunshine Building is an historic building in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Second Street. The six-story building was designed by the El Paso firm of Trost & Trost and built in 1924, originally housing offices and a 920-seat movie theater.

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Rachel was born and raised in New Mexico and on the neighboring Navajo reservation until she was 14. She then attended high school in Connecticut but returned to New Mexico for college because the mountains will always be home for her. She met her husband while working at Dion’s and she attended UNM. They married in Tijeras, NM in 2014 and welcomed their first son in 2016. Their second son arrived in 2021 during the pandemic. Rachel is currently the community engagement coodinator for ABQ Mom as well as Head Community Leader for the Community & Conversations Group. She also stays home with her two boys, one of which homeschools. If she is not busy organizing playdates and meet-ups for local moms, you can find her at a yoga class, a crafting event, or on a run on one of the various trails surrounding Albuquerque. Since entering motherhood in 2016, Rachel's been most passionate about bringing moms together in a safe space and being the mom friend to others that she wished she had when she was a newly minted Albuquerque mom.