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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta® is excited to bring back Music Fiesta™ for a seventh great year!

The balloons have and always will be the shining stars at Balloon Fiesta. However, over the years we’ve welcomed some amazing musical artists who have entertained our guests when the balloons are off the field. We’ve had the honor of hosting musical guests such as 3 Dog Night, Old Dominion, Michael Ray, the Marshall Tucker Band, Little Texas, Darius Rucker, Sawyer Brown, Josh Turner, the Band Perry, Chris Young, and Billy Currington. This year’s line-up continues our commitment to the hottest acts preceding a beautiful evening of balloons.

Event Information

2019 Music Fiesta Schedule
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Noon

Reserved Seating, Premier Lawn, and ABQ Dance Box Areas Open

1:00pm

TBA

2:30pm

TBA

4:00pm

TBA

6:00pm

Night Magic Glow™

Parking & Event Access

The regular traffic routes to Balloon Fiesta Park will be available at 10:00 a.m. 

Please visit Directions & Maps page for more information.

$15 per car, the same price as for any other Balloon Fiesta session.

When you arrive at Balloon Fiesta Park, you’ll be directed into select parking facilities for the Music Fiesta. We encourage the use of Park & Ride if you plan to leave the Park before the Night Magic Glow begins. As is the practice for our major sessions, all available lanes of traffic will be inbound for a period of time until after the conclusion of Night Magic Glow.

Reserved Seating, Premier Lawn Area and ABQ Dance Box tickets do not include access to the morning session. Tickets for those areas of Music Fiesta will allow entry into the park beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Reserved Seating, Premier Lawn Area and ABQ Dance Box areas open at noon and are valid for Saturday, October 12 only. If you would like to attend the morning session in addition to Music Fiesta, please purchase a General Admission Ticket.

Yes, your Music Fiesta ticket will also entitle you to stay for the Night Magic Glow™ and AfterGlow™ Fireworks show.

Tickets & Seating

Tickets will be available for purchase:

  • Online beginning April 05
  • In the AIBF Gift Shop (located at 4401 Alameda Blvd. NE) starting in Summer 2019
  • At the gates at Balloon Fiesta on the day of the concert

This depends upon your ticketed seating:

  • Ultimate Music Fiesta Package - Chairs are provided in this area. No tents, umbrellas or other shade structures are allowed. We recommend hats and sunscreen.
  • ABQ Dance Box - This is a standing and dance area only. Chairs are not provided. No chairs, tents, umbrellas or other shade structures are allowed. We recommend hats and sunscreen.
  • Reserved Seating – Chairs are provided in this area. No tents, umbrellas or other shade structures are allowed. We recommend hats and sunscreen.
  • Premier Lawn Area– You may bring chairs into this area. No tents, umbrellas or other shade structures are allowed. We recommend hats and sunscreen.
  • General Admission – You may bring chairs into this area. Umbrellas, canopies or shade structures of up to 10’x 10’ are allowed.
  • Ultimate Music Fiesta Package – Tickets must be purchased in advance, prior to Sept. 7, 2019.
  • ABQ Dance Box – If tickets are available, you can upgrade your reserved seat ticket, premier lawn ticket, or single-session admission ticket*. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the admission gates but only credit cards can be used at seating area.
  • Reserved Seating – If seating is available, you can upgrade your single-session admission ticket*. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the admission gates but only credit cards can be used at seating area.
  • Premier Lawn Area – If the Premier Lawn Area is not sold out, you can upgrade your single-session admission ticket*. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the admission gates but only credit cards can be used at seating area.

*Only regular priced admission tickets are eligible for an upgrade. Discounted tickets or tickets that are part of another purchase (Gondola Club, RV space, etc.) are not eligible.

Cancellations & Refunds

No, the Music Fiesta tickets are for the music. Admission to the Night Magic glow is free with the Music Fiesta admission.

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