Route 66 Summerfest


Sat Jul 22 2023


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

National Headliner


QUITAPENAS, one word – all caps, four syllables – gives you a taste of their rhythmic contagion. This tropical Afro-Latin combo was born under the warm California sun. They borrow aesthetics from the radical 60s, 70s and 80s. Each song echoes a remix of history and invites one to engage in the liberating evenings of Angola, Peru, Colombia, Brazil and beyond. The name means “to remove worries.” Everybody has a “pena” and the mission of QUITAPENAS is simple: to make you dance and leave you without a worry.

QUITAPENAS was founded in 2011. The band was formed around their shared love of dance rhythms from the Tropical Afro Latin diaspora. They assembled a group of like minded friends to share the vision that went on to be QUITAPENAS. The group is made up of first generation son’s of immigrant parents from Guatemala and Mexico.

Entertainment Schedule

Main Stage

Wellesley Stage

East Stage


Local-Food Blue No WordsFood Trucks

Order freshly made cuisine from local food trucks serving a variety of food. Bring your appetite and stay tuned for a like of participating businesses.

Kids-Activities - Blue No WordsKids’ Activities

The kids area is full of fun and free activities. Bring the family!


The-Shops - Blue No WordsThe Shops

Local businesses with handmade products are featured in The Shops at Albuquerque Summerfest. Each artisan booth offers unique items from art to home goods, clothing to jewelry. Shopping local in one place has never been easier. Get something new for the house, for yourself or that perfect gift from a variety of small businesses.

Brick & Mortar

Nob Hill businesses will be open with plenty to offer the whole family. Check out the unique stores, bars and restaurants in the area and support local.

The event is finished.


Nob Hill
Central Avenue, Albuquerque, NM