Featured Events Spotlight

May 28, 2017
Enjoy dozens of great breweries, unlimited sampling & 3 great blues bands during Memorial Day weekend. Listen to great blues music and enjoy some of the greatest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass. General admission includes entrance to festival, unlimited sampling, souvenir glass, music, vendors, games, event program, and o...
May 27-29, 2017
Bringing together wineries from around the state, food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music in a relaxed setting, the Albuquerque Wine Festival is the place to be Memorial weekend! Find the wines you like through sampling, purchase a glass to enjoy on site and buy bottles to take home to enjoy later. The New Mexico Wine Growers Association (NMWGA) will b...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Jazz Under the Stars: Dexter Gordon Tribute

The New Mexico Jazz Festival in partnership with the New Mexico Jazz Workshop presents a special concert tribute to legendary saxophonist, Dexter Gordon on the 30th anniversary of the Oscar nominated film, Round Midnight, in which Gordon starred. The concert, which will be introduced by Gordon's widow, Maxine, also commemorates Dexter Gordon's Jazz Workshop-sponsored appearance at the KiMo Theater in 1980. Tenor saxophonist Doug Lawrence is highly influenced by Dexter Gordon. He is renowned as the featured lead tenor saxophonist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, and also a long time collaborator with NEA Jazz Master, drummer Jimmy Cobb with whose trio featuring bassist John Webber and pianist Tadaka Unno, Lawrence will be appearing. Jimmy Cobb is the last living member of Miles Davis' 1959 masterpiece recording, Kind of Blue. At the age of 88, he remains very active leading his band, Cobb's Mob, and touring and teaching internationally.