Jesse Cook

7:30 pm

An accomplished guitarist and producer and an equally prolific filmmaker, Jesse Cook has developed his talents to create experiences that delight audiences, both in concert and online. He composed his first album, Tempest, over 25 years ago. Jesse could not imagine that such a humble recording, in which he played all the instruments, would spark a musical legacy with thousands of concerts performed around the world, over two million albums sold, five PBS TV specials, and tens of millions of content views and streams across the internet. Jesse and his extraordinary band are looking forward to bringing the Tempest II Tour and their unique brand of rhythm and rhumba to audiences across North America in 2022.

$48, $39, $33

Fan Club: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10 am
AMP Members: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10 am
Public On-sale: Friday, July 16, 2021 at 10 am

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Emporium & JAW Present Tommy Emmanuel

8 pm (doors open at 7 pm)

$43, no discounts

“Songs are our teachers. They show us the depth of the human race and its unrelenting desire to create.”—Tommy Emmanuel

Any time you talk to any of Tommy Emmanuel’s fans, whether musicians or audience members, invariably they will speak of not one but two qualities that define his greatness. The first, predictably, is his extraordinary guitar playing.  Tommy is considered by those in the know to be among this planet’s greatest guitarists, and his playing is simply miraculous, as it would take three musicians, or more, to do what he does solo. Who else, for example, when playing “Day Tripper,” can lay down the rhythm part, dig into the riff, and sing the melody all at once with just one acoustic guitar?

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Asleep at the Wheel

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts welcomes Asleep at the Wheel, celebrating 50 years of music. Since the band’s founding, Asleep at the Wheel has received 10 Grammy Awards, was cited as the 1976 Touring Band of the Year by the Country Music Association, and was given a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 by the Americana Music Association. They have released 31 albums and charted more than 20 singles on the country charts. Billboard commented on the band’s catalog most succinctly: “Everything this act has ever released is simply spectacular.”

$48, $38, $28
No other discounts

Pre-sales: AMP Members, Wednesday, July 7 at 10 am, Public On-Sale, Friday, July 9 at 10 am

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U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

7 pm

Free and open to the public, ticket link available August 15, 2021

The National Hispanic Cultural Center/History and Literary Arts Program and the University of New Mexico/English Department present a reading, performance, and talk by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, attended the Santa Fe Indian School, and was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico. She is an award-winning writer, performer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation. Her numerous publications include nine books of poetry, a memoir, a young adult novel, a children’s book, and five CDs featuring her poetry and music. Harjo will release her sixth CD, “I Pray for My Enemies,” on May 5, 2021.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts welcomes country music torchbearer Marty Stuart as he celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim. While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician is living, breathing country music history. Join Marty Stuart as he shares his remarkable life through story and song.

$148 VIP, $48, $43, $38, no discounts

Special VIP sales begin Tuesday, July 6 at 10 am; presale to AMP Members begins Friday, July 9 at 10 am; tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, July 16 at 10 am

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5 pm (MST)

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Annual World Music & Culture Celebration returns to the National Hispanic Cultural Center on September 17 and 18, celebrating immigrant and Indigenous culture in the U.S. with live music, from cutting edge to traditional, on the Center’s Plaza Mayor. This year’s festival, produced by Avokado Artists, kicks off with a headphone dance party on September 16.

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Disney’s Moana JR.

7 pm Friday & Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

$10, $12, $15 w/ $2 discount for seniors & children 12 and under

Disney’s Moana JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. The production features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, and including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

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Dance Auditions: Carnaval 2022

11 am

Albuquerque’s CARNAVAL 2022 at the NHCC’s Roy E Disney Center for Performing Arts is scheduled for February 25th & 26th, 2022. The Odara Dance Ensemble will be holding audition Saturday, August 21st starting at 11 am at the NHCC’s PNM Rehearsal Hall . Be prepared to audition to various styles of dance, including cultural elements of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Frank Leto Musical Ventures and the NHCC continue their annual partnership to celebrate Carnaval at the Center with a festive and colorful evening of music, dance, and theatre, featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium. Carnaval 2022, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, showcases the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans and marks the 15th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC.

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Film Screening: Reasons

7 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

The Sandia Performing Arts Company (SPAC) presents the film version of their recent production of Reasons.  Directed by Ruben Muller, Reasons is the dark and disturbing story of Elvino Luis Mulares, a Mexican American World War II Army veteran who survived the war but still carries the psychological scars, spanning a 40-year period of his life as an alcoholic with a growing family in mid-century New Mexico. Mulares, the narrator of his story, has now died, and begins speaking to an unknown audience to make a case for why he deserves to be admitted to Heaven, rather than damned for his mistakes.  The filmed version is just under an hour in length.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Miss Latinita New Mexico 2021

10:30 am

Miss Latinita New Mexico 2021 is a beauty pageant program for little girls. The mission is to promote their Latin beauty Culture emphasizing on the opportunity for personal development on community, social, stage and speaking skills.) The show will be full of Culture, color, dancers, fashion, glamour and a lot of fun for the whole family.

$37 VIP, $27 General Admission and $12 Kids 6-12

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