SOMOS is presented by a consortium of community members, businesses and organizations, with title partnership from Bernalillo County. Thank You Bernco!!!
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What Is SOMOS ABQ?

SOMOSABQ is a city-wide festival that will showcase the very best Albuquerque has to offer, including world class entertainment, food vendors & local restaurants, craft brewing, arts and culture organizations, nonprofits, technology companies, and so much more.

September 23rd, 2017
Downtown Albuquerque
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
$10 per Ticket

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For one day each year, let's illuminate every good thing we know our city to be.

We've all -- often together -- been part of meetings that aim to "define the story of Abq." That conversation is important. But we live those stories every day. They're why we love this place. So what if we join creative forces and *show* instead of *tell*? SOMOS Albuquerquw is a collaborative effort -- by all the people who've been contemplating a full-blown, city-wide celebration in downtown for years -- with a philanthropic goal and an eye towards sustainability.

SOMOS Entertainment features the best of Albuquerque – alongside internationally touring artists. The talent will be a mix of local and national bands. Four outdoor stages throughout downtown will highlight a wide range of musicians, with something for everyone.

SOMOS Food, coordinated by Yelp, provides an authentic taste of Albuquerque’s culinary scene. Food courtyards will highlight our city’s best restaurants, and the Craft Beer Garden will highlight our city’s most delicious breweries.

SOMOS Arts & Culture Boulevard is an immersive experience curated by artists, arts organizations and nonprofits. With artmaking activities, large-scale installations, roving performances and more, the Boulevard will showcase Albuquerque’s creative talents.


SOMOS Marketplace highlights Albuquerque’s entrepreneurs and small businesses. These vendors will sell their jewelry, clothing, art, crafts and more along the Arts & Culture Boulevard, offering visitors the chance to take home locally made goods.

SOMOS Technology, organized by Nuevo, is a unique technology conference leading up to the main community celebration. Workshops and keynotes will focus on virtual reality, gaming, hackathons, coding and much more, with programming for all ages.

SOMOS Family offers a special experience for youth, including a climbing wall, petting zoo, skate ramp, superhero photo booth and creative projects. A fifth stage will highlight local young musicians and performers, and one of Yelp’s food courtyards will be tailored to families.

We're taking over downtown!

Below is the general layour for this amazing event! The layout was designed to be interactive and engaging so get ready to explore all the amazingness that Albuquerque has to offer.

Who Is SOMOS?

SOMOS is ambitious. Intentionally ambitious. Collective heart palpitation and joyful deep breath!

The broad strengths of our foundational team and of the potential collaborators who attended the first organizing committee meeting bloom from an array of experiences in young professionals and civic engagement groups, arts, culture, tech and entertainment organizations, food, beverage and hospitality, business and nonprofit sectors, communications, marketing and tourism industries.

Are you passionate about Albuquerque and want to get involved?

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Somos Coordinators

Cailyn Kilcup - Facility Build, Board of the Future
Julia Mandeville - Harwood Art Center, We Are This City, MiABQ
Chris Schroeder - Real Time Solutions, Board of the Future
Stephen Segura - El Rey, VIVA Abq, Board of the Future
David Silverman - Geltmore Group, Downtown Mainstreet, MiABQ

Core Organizational Partners Focal Areas

Charles Ashley - Cultivating Coders, Nuevo
J.P. Eaglin - Warehouse 508
Audrey Johnson - Visit ABQ / ACVB, MiABQ
Howie Kaibel - Yelp
Jay Sprang - Warehouse 508
David Stroud - Studio 23, Nuevo

Organizing Committee & Areas of Interest

Entertainment & Logistics

Nyika Allen - New Mexico Technology Council
Cyrus Gould - We Are This City, Downtown Contemporary Gallery
Hannah Kauffmann - Tricklock Theatre Company
Danika Padilla - Rio Strategies
Kori Piatt - Aesthesis
Eric Renz - Whitmore City of Albuquerque
Kristen Woods - Urban ABQ, ABQ Circus Arts, MiABQ, Complete Streets Leadership Team

Arts, Culture & Nonprofit / Youth & Families

Max Baptiste - We Are This City
Lola Bird - Downtown Mainstreet
Ebony Booth - Harwood Art Center, Burque Noir, YWCA
Sherri Brueggemann - City of Albuquerque Public Art Urban Enhancement Trust Fund
Joe Cardillo - Downtown Arts & Cultural District
Eric Christo - Martinez Iconink 47 Studio & Gallery
Carlos Contreras - Immastar Productions
Staci Drangmeister - Harwood Art Center, We Are This City
Jennifer DePaolo - Harwood Art Center, JenDepaolo.com
Anthony Evans - Gladwell Developments
Melanie Garcia - Young Professionals of Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, Brain Injury Alliance of NM
Gabriela Gomez - Albuquerque Community Foundation
Cesar Gonzalez - New Day Youth & Family Services
Cyrus Gould - We Are This City, Downtown Contemporary Gallery
Beth Haley - TEDxABQ
Val Hollingsworth - Albuquerque Art Business Association, Downtown Contemporary Gallery
Roy Johnson - Sumner & Dene Gallery
Hannah Kauffmann - Tricklock Theatre Company
Warren Montoya - Rezilience / Rezonate
Tim Nisly - SINC
Martha Reid - Reid Group LLC
Kyle Ruggles - Humbird New Mexico / All Kinds Festival
Josh Stuyvesant - Humbird New Mexico / All Kinds Festival
Nicholas Vandiver - We Are This City
Kristen Woods - Urban ABQ, ABQ Circus Arts, MiABQ, Complete Streets Leadership Team

Technology & Innovation

Nyika Allen - New Mexico Technology Council
Anthony Evans - Gladwell Developments
TJ Cooke - ABQ id

Finance, Sponsorships & Fundraising / Business & Economic Development

Leticia Bernal SBRC
Albert Chavez - Silver Street Market
Skye Devore - Tractor Brewing, New Mexico Brewers Guild
Anthony - Evans Gladwell Developments
Dean Gallagher - Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
Melanie Garcia - Young Professionals of Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, Brain Injury Alliance of NM
Gabriela Gomez - Albuquerque Community Foundation
Beth Haley - TEDxABQ
Synthia Jaramillo - Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Warren Montoya - Rezilience / Rezonate
Anne O’Neill - Sidetrack Brewing
Danika Padilla - Rio Strategies
Ron Patel - ABQ Sol Football Club, Young Professionals of Albuquerque
Martha Reid - Reid Group LLC
Eric Renz-Whitmore - City of Albuquerque
Nicholas Vandiver - We Are This City

Communications, Outreach & Marketing

Joe Cardillo - Downtown Arts & Cultural District
Synthia Jaramillo - Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Danika Padilla - Rio Strategies
Martha Reid - Reid Group LLC
Josh Stuyvesant - Humbird New Mexico / All Kinds Festival