what's happening

July through September

ISOTOPES HOME GAMES
July 4–9, 17–20, and 25–31, various times
August 1, 11–14, and 24–31, various times
Isotopes Park
1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE

The Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Albuquerque Isotopes are a hometown favorite. This summer on their home turf, they play against Sacramento, Las Vegas, Tacoma, Omaha, Iowa, Fresno, Salt Lake, and Reno. On June 16 the Isotopes become the “Green Chile Cheeseburgers” for one night only. milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t342

SANTANA: TRANSMOGRIFY TOUR
July 1, 8 pm
Isleta Amphitheater
5601 University Blvd SE, ABQ
$44 and up

In April of 2016, Latin blues-rock legend Carlos Santana and his band released Santana IV, which reunited the early 1970s band members. Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band, and these history-making rockers stop in Albuquerque for one night only in July. isletaamp.com

FREEDOM 4th
July 4, 3–10 pm
Balloon Fiesta Park
5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy, ABQ
Free to attend, parking $10, Firecracker Cafe prices vary

Country music legend Clint Black headlines this year’s entertainment at Freedom 4th. This rain or shine event features numerous children’s activities including jumpers and free face painting, while over 30 local food vendors will be on hand to provide sweet and savory treats. A beer and wine garden is available to adults 21 and older. Check out the low cost park and ride option available. cabq.gov/events

BUSH
July 5, 7:30 pm
Sandia Casino Amphitheater
30 Rainbow Rd, ABQ
$25 and up

British rock band Bush brings their 1990s vibe to the Duke City. The group re-formed in 2010; current band members include Gavin Rossdale, Chris Traynor, Corey Britz, and Robin Goodridge. sandiacasino.com/entertainment

NEW MEXICO JAZZ FESTIVAL
July 13–August 5, various times
Various locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque
Free (Lensic events $20 and up)

The 12th annual New Mexico Jazz Festival, in partnership with the Outpost Performance Space and The Lensic Performing Arts Center, presents Pat Martino, Jane Bunnett & Maqueuque, Davina & the Vagabonds, Ravi Coltrane, and René Marie, among many others, for their local and international jazz masters’ lineup. newmexicojazzfestival.org

DAVID BLAINE LIVE 2017
July 23, 8 pm
Kiva Auditorium
401 2nd St NW, ABQ
$48 and up

David Blaine performs mind-bending magic and unbelievable stunts. Blaine is no ordinary magician; he has created his own brand of street magic and performed for numerous celebrities. His show is sure to surprise, shock, and awe. albuquerquecc.com/kiva

GREAT SOUTHWESTERN ANTIQUE SHOW
August 6–7,
Saturday 9 am–5 pm,
Sunday 10 am–4 pm
EXPO New Mexico
300 San Pedro NE, ABQ
$12 one day, $20 two days

The annual Great Southwestern Antique Show, now in its 19th year, highlights over 200 antique dealers from across the country. Items available to purchase range from rare books and estate jewelry, to vintage guitars, fine art, Native American and tribal art, and much more. gswevents.com

96th SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET
August 15–20, various times
Various locations around Santa Fe
Free to stroll the Plaza; cost varies for other events

Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest Native American art show in the United States, with hundreds of artists’ booths lining the Plaza and surrounding areas. Market events begin Tuesday, August 15, with the Native cinema showcase. The open-to-the-public main event on the Plaza is Saturday and Sunday, with fashion shows, music, and dancing. swaia.org

78th ANNUAL NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR
September 7–17
EXPO New Mexico
300 San Pedro NE, ABQ

Adults (12–64) $10; seniors and children $7; kids 5 and under free
The New Mexico State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the nation. There is bound to be something for everyone—from agriculture and animals to art, entertainment, food, carnival rides, and shopping. A PRCA rodeo and country music stars add their own draw. statefair.exponm.com

13th ANNUAL OLD TOWN SALSA FIESTA
September 9, 12–6 pm
Historic Old Town, ABQ
Rio Grande Blvd NE & Central Ave NW
Free, tasting passes $5

A family-friendly, rain or shine fiesta! Arrive at noon to watch competitors make their salsa at different stations around the Old Town Plaza. Salsa tasting and voting begins at 2:30, with voting ending at 5 pm. Free kids events and live entertainment add to the festivities. Cabq.gov/culturalservices/historic-old-town/salsa-fiesta

GOO GOO DOLLS
September 10, 7:30 pm
Sandia Casino Amphitheater
30 Rainbow Rd, ABQ
$35 and up

The Goo Goo Dolls’ Long Way Home tour stops at Sandia Casino Amphitheater for one night. Their newest EP, You Should Be Happy, was released May 12. Special guest Phillip Phillips of American Idol fame will make an appearance. sandiacasino.com/entertainment

JASON ALDEAN, CHRIS YOUNG & KANE BROWN
September 16, 7:30 pm
Isleta Amphitheater
5601 University Blvd SE, ABQ
$44 and up

Country music stars Jason Aldean (“Any Old Barstool,” “Big Green Tractor,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Dirt Road Anthem”) and Chris Young (“Getting’ You Home,” “I’m Comin’ Over,” “Aw Naw”) roll into Albuquerque for a night of big hits and new music. Relative newcomer Kane Brown (“Used to Love You Sober”) joins the gang. isletaamp.com