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.  

If you are interested in being considered for a future Balloon Fiesta entertainment spot, 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 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 2
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

6:45AM

National Anthem - Robert Garcia

5:00PM

USAF Academy Band 

9:00AM

Mountain Top Rock

8:00PM

Tylor Brandon

 
 
 
Sunday, October 3
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
USAF Academy Band

5:00PM

Brandon Saiz

9:00AM

USAF Academy Band

8:00PM

Ryan Montano

 
 
Monday, October 4
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                 

7:00AM

National Anthem - Michael Sheldon

No Events Scheduled               

 
 
 
Tuesday, October 5
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
Cat Powdrell

No Events Scheduled

 
 
Wednesday, October 6
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
Deanna Richard

No Events Scheduled

 
Thursday, October 7
Morning Session
 
Evening Session

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
Ambrosia Romo

5:00PM

Pleasure Pilots

9:00AM

Nathaniel Krantz

 8:00PM

Derryl Perry

  

Friday, October 8
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
Sandia Singers

5:00PM

Ryan Montano

9:00AM

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

 8:00PM

Entourage Jazz

 

 

Saturday, October 9
Morning Session
 
Evening Session 
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
44th Army Band

5:00PM

 Mirage - A Santana Experience

 9:00AM 44th Army Band  8:00PM

Tylor Brandon

 
 
Sunday, October 10
Morning Session
 
Evening Session              

7:00AM

National Anthem - 
The New Mexichords

No Events Scheduled

 
  

Strolling Performers and North Main Street Stage


 A variety of strolling performers will entertaining guests along Main Street as well as performing at the North and South ends of Main Street. Strolling performers are scheduled on double session days, from 8:30AM to 10:30AM and 5:00PM to 7:00PM. 
 
   
Strolling Performer Mariachi Tenampa
Strolling Performer The Youth Performance Companies of the National Institute of Flamenco