The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta features many wonderful experiences!
In addition to the magical spectacle of balloons, we showcase some of the most talented performers of our day - most of them local New Mexicans - representing a myriad of styles and genres. We hope you'll plan to attend Balloon Fiesta for each and every session to enjoy this line-up of world-class talent.  

Interested in Performing at Balloon Fiesta? Please complete the Performing Artist Application. Submissions will be considered for Balloon Fiesta's Main Street and North Main Street Stages, Main Street Strolling Performances, and internal events. Selections for performances will be made between January and March each year for that year's Balloon Fiesta.
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Entertainment is offered in three locations, so have your cameras ready!

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Main Street Stage 

Located at the center of Main Street, this stage will feature our National Anthem performers, local dance and music talent, and a wide variety of musical performances during Balloon Fiesta. 

 

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Main Street 

A variety of strolling performers will be wandering Main Street entertaining guests along Concession Row.   

  

 

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North Main Street Stage 

Located at the north end of Main Street in front of the 7-Eleven® Balloon Discovery Center and the Artisans at Balloon Fiesta® tent, this smaller stage will feature performances by our talented strolling performers.

Main Street Stage


 

Saturday, October 5
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

6:45AM

National Anthem - McKenna Faith

5:00PM

Air Force Band

9:00AM

McKenna Faith

8:00PM

Tylor Brandon Band

 
 
 
Sunday, October 6
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - Air Force Band

5:00PM

The Noms

9:00AM

Air Force Band

8:00PM

Whiskey Baby Band

 
 
Monday, October 7
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                 

7:00AM

National Anthem - TBD           

No Events Scheduled               

 
 
 
Tuesday, October 8
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                

7:00AM

National Anthem - Andy Peck

No Events Scheduled

 
 
Wednesday, October 9
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                

7:00AM

National Anthem - Michelle  Liberti

No Events Scheduled

 
Thursday, October 10
Morning Session
 
Evening Session

7:00AM

National Anthem - New Mexic Philharmonic Young Musician's Initiative

5:00PM

Ryan Montano & Friends

9:00AM

The Bus Tapes

 8:00PM

Ryan Montano & Friends

  

Friday, October 11
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - Sandia Singers

5:00PM

Keith Sanchez & the Moon Theives

9:00AM

Zoltan & the Fortune Tellers

 8:00PM

Kyle Martin

 

 

Saturday, October 12
Morning Session
 
Evening Session 
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - 44th Army Band

1:00PM - 5:30PM

Music Fiesta 

   

6:00PM

Frank Ray

 
 
Sunday, October 13
Morning Session
 
Evening Session              

7:00AM

National Anthem - Mark Quiroz

No Events Scheduled

 
  

Strolling Performers and North Main Street Stage


 
Strolling Performer   National Institute of Flamenco 
Strolling Performer Mariachi Tenampa
Strolling Performer Jordan Jonas - Magician
Strolling Performer TBD

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