Albuquerque heads to historic landmark

July 3, 2018 by  

Residents of Albuquerque will have a chance this summer to enjoy the Route 66 Summerfest, which takes place along historic Route 66.

The event will feature live entertainment, a car show, an art market, food trucks, and a children and youth area. The event will span a few blocks in Nob Hill, and is free.

Food trucks will be at the event, as will local artists and vendors. One of the attractions is the Mother Road Art Market, which features entirely local vendors. Items range from handcrafted goods such as jewelry and pottery, to housewares to baked goods, to clothing and body products.

Nob Hill is also full of local restaurants, which will surely be swinging during the event. Live entertainment will feature two main artists or groups; the first is Irma Thomas, a Grammy Award-winning singer. She is known for singing to jazz and R&B, and is well-known in New Orleans, having been honored in 2008 as the subject of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival poster. The other group is called Ranky Tanky, and they hail from South Carolina. They are a group of soul singers with an extensive repertoire who have been popular at previous venues.

With such a line-up and so many events, business cards are sure to be in high demand during this event. The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 21, and will start at 3:00 pm, and end around 10:00 pm.