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Come Dancing! Summer Nights at the Albuquerque Botanic Garden

As promised in my Zoo Music post, I am here to tell about some other great music the City of Albuquerque is providing this summer. On Thursday nights at the Albuquerque Biopark’s Botanic Garden/Aquarium there will be music, food, drinking and dancing at the Summer Nights Concert series.

The scene is a bit different at the /Aquarium and Botanic Gardens, and I’m not just talking about the flora and fauna. If you like to let your hair dawn and dance your tuches off…this is for you, but if you just want to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the music that way – that’s ok too!  I LOVE the Summer Nights concerts at the Botanic Gardens. Parking is easy and directed from the time you get onto the, although you may have to walk a bit. I don’t dance, but I love to watch and I have a girlfriend who is a dancing fool, so that makes it really fun for me too.

Like the Zoo Music, if you go early you may stroll the Botanic Gardens and even spend for time in Albuquerque’s small, yet fantastic Aquarium, as they share one location right next to Old Town. Don’t miss the jelly fish exhibit – my personal favorite.  Here is the skinny on the Biopark Concerts, and the lineup of performers, (another diverse schedule of musicians from all over the country and the world).

Aquarium – open during the concert
Heritage Farm – open from 6-8pm
Model Train – open during the concert
Butterfly Pavillion – NOT open during the concerts

Food and drinks are served on the grounds, but you may pack in a picnic dinner. Beer and Wine is also available, but do NOT bring your own alcoholic beverage, it’s not allowed.

When: Thursday nights from June 16 to Aug 18, 2011
Gates open at 6pm and the concert starts at 7pm – 9pm Rain or Shine!  BYO blankets and chairs. You may also stroll the grounds during the concert and visit the Aquarium.

Location: Albuquerque Botanic Gardens and Aquarium
2601 Central NW at New York Ave, Albuquerque, just west of Old Town

Cost: Adults – $10, Seniors (65+) $5, Children (3-12) $3

June 16, 2011 – Rockabilly
Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams

June 23, 2011 – World Fusion

June 30, 2011 – Country Folk
Kort McCumber

July 7, 2011 – Country Swing
Syd Masters and the Swing Riders

July 14, 2011 – Celtic
Seamus Kennedy

July 21 – Urban Folk/Blues

July 28, 2011 – Swing/Jazz
Le Chat Lunatique

August 4, 2011 – Acoustic Rock
Asper Kourt

August 11, 2011 – Variety
Jimmy Stadler Band

August 18, 2011, Folk
Lucy Kaplansky

Be there or be square! I just had to say that. If you are a guest at our Adobe Nido Bed and Breakfast here in Albuquerque, we are very close (three miles or so), to the Albuquerque Biopark’s Aquarium and Botanic Gardens, and we’ll even set you up with a blanket and some lawn chairs. No need to miss out o a good time on a Thursday night in Burque! The official City of Albuquerque Summer Nights website offers the same info as I am providing you with here, but without the benefit of my slant on it.

I know the best things to do in Albuquerque!
Sarah Dolk, Adobe Nido Bed & Breakfast
Expert on Destination Albuquerque and Central New Mexico!

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