Saturday, October 10, 2020
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. 


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Upcoming Performances

The 2020 Music Fiesta™ promises a superstar lineup with three separate artist performances.


1:00 p.m.


2:30 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

Music Fiesta Tickets on sale April 3, 2020!

***Please note: Music Fiesta is rain or shine. No refunds will be issued***

Ticket Info:

April 03
October 9*

Oct 10

Ultimate Music Fiesta Package Ticket required for persons of all ages. 
(Includes: 1 Reserved Seat immediately in front of the stage in the Ultimate Music Fiesta section, 1  CD of supporting act, 1 CD of main performer 1 Signed Music Fiesta Poster, 1 VIP Laminate Badge, Prime Parking, 1 Gondola Club Dinner Session Ticket following the concert, 1 Balloon Fiesta swag bag including sportswear, Balloon Fiesta collectibles, and (a chance to win an opportunity to meet the Supporting Act or Main Performer!



Not Available

ABQ "Dance" Box - Ticket required for persons of all ages.



Reserved Seating A,C - Ticket required for persons of all ages.



Reserved Seating E - Ticket required for persons of all ages.



Reserved Seating D,F - Ticket required for persons of all ages.



Premier Lawn Area (Children 12 and under get in to the Premier Lawn area for free when accompanied by an adult.)



General Admission (Children 12 and under get in to the General Admission area for free when accompanied by an adult.)



Balloon Fiesta evening events will continue as scheduled. Concert guests can stay and enjoy that evening’s Night Magic Glow™ and AfterGlow™ fireworks. For a complete schedule of Balloon Fiesta events visit our event schedule.

For more information, review our Music Fiesta FAQs.

2019 Music Fiesta Performer Justin Moore

Chart-topping powerhouse Justin Moore proves that, throughall the fame and success, he's still just the same country boy he's always been on his stellar new album, "Late Nights and Longnecks" available everywhere April 26. Tipping its cap to Alan Jackson and George Strait, the record is Moore's most traditional-sounding collection to date, a no-frills portrait of small-town life and big-time dreams that's not afraid to let its hair down and party at the end of a hard day's work. Equal parts celebration and reflection, the album is a showcase for Moore's evocative storytelling and unforgettable voice, complementedby an all-star band featuring GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning guitar icon Brent Mason, ACM-winning pedal steel hero Paul Franklin among others. "I've never worked with those guys before, but they've played on some of my favorite albums of all time," says Moore. "We thought it would be really cool to bring them in and record the whole thing at The Castle, this historic studio just south of Nashville where a lot of those legendary hit records were made. Not only did it result in my best album yet, it was also the most fun experience I've ever had recording." An Arkansas native who grew up idolizing Dwight Yoakam and Keith Whitley, Moore knows a thing or two about hit records himself. After signing to The Valory Music Co., an imprint of the Big Machine Label Group, he landed his first country #1 with "Small Town USA," the breakout single off his 2009 self-titled debut. The record went platinum, as did its 2011 follow-up, "Outlaws Like Me," which yielded yet another #1 single with "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away." In 2014, Moore landed the coveted New Artist of the Year trophy at the ACM Awards after releasing his critically acclaimed third album, "Off The Beaten Path", and in 2016, he dropped "Kinda Don't Care", his third consecutive #1 record. The New York Times hailed Moore as proof that "old forms can stand even stronger with injections of new ideas," while Billboard celebrated his "down-home personality and wry sense of humor", and Rolling Stone praised the "upbeat mix of contemporary country and honest twang that he perfected." Moore's songs racked up more than a billion streams globally, and he has performed everywhere from Kimmel to The Today Show in addition to headlining arenas and amphitheaters around the country


2019 Music Fiesta Performer Cassadee Pope

Changes often make us stronger than ever before.
ln 2O17, everything shifted for GRAMMY@ Award-nominated platinum-certified country hit maker Cassadee Pope. She restructured her team, parted ways with the major label that served as her home for five years and endured the dissolution of a relationship. In the aftermath, she doubled down creatively and channeled those changes into the boldest, brightest, and biggest music of her career empowered by newfound confidence, inspiring independence, and true happiness.
"lt was really important and pivotal for me to go through all of these life changes, because now I'm in the best place I've ever been," she admits. "Honestly, I never knew how to be this happy. I didn't even know I was capable of it. I always felt like I was afraid of starting over and not finding anything as good or better than what I had. As a result, I'm becoming who I was meant to be as an artist and a person. I can definitely say I've grown." And, you can hear that in the progression of the music.
Truth is, Pope had already laid the ground work for such an evolution.
The singer's powerhouse voice, inimitable presence, and endless charm transformed her into a force of nature beloved by millions worldwide. Following her victory on Season 3 of NBC's The Voice, her 2013 full-length debut, Frame By Frame, bowed at No.l, on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart and Top 10 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. lts lead single "Wasting All These Tears" not only notched an RIAA platinum certification, but it also achieved "Breakthrough Video of the Year" at the CMT Music Awards in 2014. Additionally, she would receive nominations at the Americon Country Awards and People's Choice Awords, to name a few.
During 2016, she also teamed with Chris Young for the No. 1 hit "Think of You" and garnered a 2017 GRAMMY@ nod in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Along the way, she toured with everybody from Tim McGraw and Dierks Bentley to Young and Rascal Flatts, as well as making fiery appearances at Stagecooch and the UK's C2C: Country to Country.
Throughout this time, Pope made significant creative strides as a lyricist and performer.
"This is a new chapter," she continues. "Lyrically, it's really self-assured and reflective of where I am. The music is sweet and vulnerable, but it's also confident and sexy. There are no boundaries in terms of the music and l'm not afraid to cross the line and go a little rock 'n' roll either. lt's definitely new territory for me all around."
The first single "Take You Home" kicks off this phase with swagger, style, and substance. Punctuated by confessional lyrics, it swings towards a guitar-driven refrain as she croons, "l wanna take you home."
"When you meet someone, there's a moment where you want to show this other person where you're from and exactly why you are the way you are," she explains. "'Take You Home" speaks to that. You're showing this guy that there are lots of layers to you. lt's not about just a one night stand; it's about really understanding. lt's also very in-your-face musically, really intimate, and a littlc seductive. l'm in love with it!"
Fans everywhere will be too. ln the end, Cassadee's music resounds and resonates on a new level in 2018 and beyond.
"My main goal is for people to relate," she leaves off. "Going through tough times, crazy times, and even happy times, you want to feel like you're not alone. When audiences hear this, I hope they think, "Oh, there she is. This is the Cassadee we knew was there, but never quite got in the past,' Recently, a longtime fan said to me, 'You're truly happy. You remind me of that excited Cassadee from 2008 again.' Hearing those words just meant so much to me. This new music is real. lt's my story. You're getting the most authentic version of me."



2019 Music Fiesta Performer Tylor Brandon & the Neon West Band

Sometimes a night out singing Karaoke with friends can change your life forever. That's exactly what happened to Tylor Brandon in the fall of 2016. After receiving acclaim from friends about his baritone vocal range, Brandon began to perform with local New Mexico country artists before starting his own band in early 2017.

The core of the band took shape quickly with award winning fiddle player Emily Anslover and lead guitar player Joshua Lee joining shortly after the band was founded. The band played together across the Southwest with a few lineup changes before adding drummer Braden Anderson and bassist Edgar Wonder.

The band offers a unique voice in country music combining a love for traditional country artists such as George Strait with the energy of modern Texas country artists. In the short time they have been together, Tylor Brandon and his band, 'The Neon West' have shared the stage with Cody Johnson, Joe Nichols and Casey Donahew among others.

Brandon was voted "Best Male Vocalist" in the 2018 Weekly Alibi Reader's Poll. The band was awarded "Best Country & Western Band." Always looking to move their sound forward, the band is currently writing their first album while continuing to play across the southwest.