The 2017 Music Fiesta™ promises a superstar lineup with three separate artist performances.
1:00 p.m. - The Bus Tapes
2:30 p.m. - Phil Vassar
4:00 p.m. - Billy Currington
Balloon Fiesta evening events will continue as scheduled. Concert guests can stay and enjoy that evening’s Night Magic Glow™ and AfterGlow™ fireworks presented in part by the Albuquerque Journal. For a complete schedule of Balloon Fiesta events visit our event schedule.
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Tickets will also be available in the Balloon Fiesta gift shop and at the Balloon Fiesta Park gates.
|Ticket prices are as follows:||July 14 -
Ultimate Music Fiesta Package Ticket required for persons of all ages.
|ABQ Dance Box - Ticket required for persons of all ages.||$69||$79|
|Reserved Seating - Ticket required for persons of all ages.||$50||$60|
|Premier Lawn Area (Children 12 and under get in to the Premier Lawn area for free.)||$20||$25|
|General Admission (Children 12 and under get in to the General Admission area for free.)||$10||$10|
Billy Currington’s latest album bears the breezy title Summer Forever, but the talented Georgia native has spent more than a decade in the spotlight proving he’s truly a man for all seasons. Possessing one of the smoothest and most distinct voices in any genre of music, Currington is equally skilled at delivering upbeat summertime anthems as well as exploring the complexities of life and love with a poignant ballad. On Summer Forever, Currington’s sixth studio album, he brings both with a collection of songs that will take the listener on a riveting musical journey and leave them breathless at the end of the ride.
Since his self-titled debut album on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored eleven career No. 1 singles, most recently, “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To.” His other hits that reached the No. 1 spot include such memorable songs as “Good Directions,” “Let Me Down Easy,” “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “People Are Crazy,” “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” “Hey Girl,” and “We Are Tonight.” Over the years, the self-effacing Georgia boy has amassed an impressive list of accolades. He won the “Hottest Video of the Year” honor at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards for “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” in 2006. The same year, he received an ACM nod for Top New Male Vocalist. His hit duet with Shania Twain, “Party for Two,” earned nominations from both the CMA and ACM. He also earned Grammy nominations for Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song in addition to being nominate for Single and Song of the Year from the Country Music Association.
Currington proved that success was no fluke with “I Got A Feelin,” which became his first top five hit. From there, the hits continued as his sophomore album Doin’ Somethin’ Right spawned his first No. 1 with “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” and his second No. 1 with “Good Directions.” The Bobby Braddock/Troy Jones penned “People Are Crazy” became his third No. 1 and he followed that with a song he co-wrote, “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” which also hit the top of the charts. In September 2010, Currington released Enjoy Yourself, which included No. 1 hits “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer” and “Let Me Down Easy.” His fifth album, We Are Tonight, further fueled him momentum spawning two No. 1 singles – “Hey Girl” and the title track.
“Music is a snapshot of people’s lives and most of all, I want to leave people in a happy place,” he says with a smile. “Whether they’re sitting on a beach listening to this album or they’re walking around their house or cleaning their house or whatever. Wherever they’re at listening to this album, I want to leave them with a happy and peaceful feeling.” www.billycurrington.com
Phil Vassar is as driven today as he was when he first left his Lynchburg, Virginia home to pursue – and realize – his dream of making his mark in entertainment. A career that has seen the release of eight albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, Billboard Country Songwriter of the Year, countless hits as a singer and songwriter and a mantle full of awards and the launch of his own Rodeowave Entertainment label continues to expand and evolve.
As a singer/songwriter, Phil has hit the Top 5 seven times with songs like “Carlene,” “Last Day of My Life” and “American Child” and topped the charts with “In A Real Love” and the perennial favorite “Just Another Day in Paradise.” Known as one of Nashville’s top tunesmiths, his songs other artists have taken to #1 include “My Next Thirty Years” by Tim McGraw, “She’s Right On The Money” by Alan Jackson, and Jo Dee Messina’s “Bye, Bye” and “I’m Alright.” Artist David Nail had a hit with Phil’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams,” which Billboard named the #1 song in their Top 10 Country Songs of 2012.
Excited at the limitless possibilities of the freedom of running his own label, he is also extending the knowledge and experience he has gained over the years to other artists. The full-service record label/promotions/management company not only handles details of his own career but has promoted music by The Lumineers, Neal McCoy, Miss Willie Brown, High Valley, Old Dominion and Sam Riddle.
Phil Vassar is an artist who has endured his share of ups and downs in life and the “biz,” and one who is not only riding a diverse wave of success but sharing it with others. “I’m not going out there to try and change the world, but for me, this is my thing, this is my little world that I can control now, and I’m really excited about this journey, getting new music out to the fans and working on other avenues to entertain people. For me that’s what it’s all about.” www.PhilVassar.com
The Bus Tapes are the band for you. Husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner bring together a range of talented musicians for a lively show, taking audiences by the hand and leading them through a what's cool tour of music. Their eclectic mix of everything from funk and blues to R&B ballads has been rocking crowds since 2008. A rhythmic, acoustic feel on top of relatable song writing is the leading tone behind their collaborative music.
Here's what the press has to say...
“Heather is a monster of a guitarist and plays one of the most beautiful Gibsons we’ve ever seen. Amazingly enough, she’s an even better singer.”
“One of the most talented and beautiful young women ever to come out [of Santa Fe].”
"[Case] adds a jazzy, mathy twist"
The Bus Tapes are a fun and energetic band that have been entertaining local crowds since 2008, and shared the stage with national acts such as Better Than Ezra, The Dunwells, and Solomon Burke. They have played all over the Southwest, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, New Mexico, as well as locations in southern Colorado and Oklahoma. www.TheBusTapes.com