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Heights Summerfest

The annual Summerfest series kicked off with the Heights Summerfest. This free family-friendly event features fun for the whole family including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks, and live entertainment from local and national acts.

Dumpstaphunk was the national headliner for the Heights Summerfest. They stand out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, audiences can expect dueling baselines with the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while keys and funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. With three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on their own merit of material. Songs like “Dancin’ to the Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word, offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.Dumpstaphunk was the national headliner for the Heights Summerfest. They stand out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City.

Along with music entertainment, there were activities set up for children. The kids’ area was full of fun activities including free face painting, inflatable obstacle courses and a 25-foot rock climbing wall presented by the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department.

Parking is free.

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