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 and South Main Street 

A variety of strolling performers will be performing at the North and South ends of Main Street entertaining guests.

Main Street Stage


 

Saturday, October 1
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

6:45AM

National Anthem - The Choir from the Cathedral of St. John

5:00PM

USAF Academy Band

9:00AM

Mountain Top Rock

8:00PM

Tylor Brandon

 
 
 
Sunday, October 2
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - USAF Academy Band

5:00PM

Black Pearl Band NM

9:00AM

USAF Academy Band

8:00PM

Cellicion Traditional Dancers (Zuni Pueblo) - Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

 
 
Monday, October 3
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                 

7:00AM

National Anthem - Bobby Garcia

No Events Scheduled               

 
 
 
Tuesday, October 4
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                

7:00AM

National Anthem - The New MexiChords

No Events Scheduled

 
 
Wednesday, October 5
Morning Session
 
Evening Session                

7:00AM

National Anthem - Ambrosia Romo

No Events Scheduled

 
Thursday, October 6
Morning Session
 
Evening Session

7:00AM

National Anthem - New Mexico Philharmonic Young Musician Initiative

5:00PM

Big K & Blue Train

9:00AM

Sky City Buffalo Ram Dancers (Acoma) - Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

 8:00PM

Entourage Jazz

  

Friday, October 7
Morning Session
 
Evening Session
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - Brittany Graham

5:00PM

The Panhandlers

9:00AM

Nathaniel Krantz

 8:00PM

Mirage - A Santana Experience

 

 

Saturday, October 8
Morning Session
 
Evening Session 
 

7:00AM

National Anthem - 44th Army Band

1:00PM

Music Fiesta - Restless Road

9:00AM

44th Army Band

2:30PM 

Music Fiesta - Lainey Wilson

 

 

4:00PM

Music Fiesta - Cole Swindell

 

 

 8:00PM

Brandon Saiz

 
 
Sunday, October 9
Morning Session
 
Evening Session              

7:00AM

National Anthem - UNM Concert Choir

No Events Scheduled

 
  

Strolling Performers


 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 National Institute of Flamenco
Strolling Performer Emergence Productions