Ready to party for 10 whole days? SOMOS Albuquerque is a ten-day celebration highlighting the city’s vibrant art, music, food, and community. This whole event is taking place May 5 – 15, 2022. And now, the festival has announced it will be partnering with Relentless Beats for Dreamglow– a one-day concert experience. Featuring Big Gigantic, with support from Tokimonsta, Hannah Wants, and others, the event will take place May 14, 2022, at the Anderson Abruzzo International Balloon Museum Park. What a killer lineup!
There’s so much more to see and do at this festival. In addition to the SOMOS Family Fiesta, Art Constellation, and Satellite Events that will immerse the community city-wide, Dreamglow will be much more than a concert experience. It includes its own art installations, aerial artists, photo booth and Fractal Foundation’s Fractal Hot Air Balloon installation, adding elements of magic, awe, and wonder to Dreamglow’s setting.
Featured artists across Dreamglow’s grounds include:
Mark Horst: This piece entitled House of Earth will consist of a series of suspended bowls that will create music fueled by the wind. Just out of reach, guests can use padded wooden rockers attached to cord to manipulate the bowls and produce their own music.
Owen Schwab: A light sculpture meant to establish reconnection between friends and strangers, the gathering space contains obstructed lines of sight and, at others, opportunities to look through and connect. As people move closer to the sculpture, it triggers light animations provoking people to investigate and interact further.
Billy Joe Miller x Fuego: The duo has developed this new work from patterns that will frame and activate the sky, urban landscape, and natural surroundings where it will live. With inspiration drawn from the repetition and designs in hot air balloons, this hanging installation entitled Vitrail II- which means stained glass window, will be filled in with the color of the sky above.
Michael Slavich: Floatie is a light-hearted exploration into basic shapes and architectural forms. The project consists of 12 inflatable sculptures, ranging in size, scale, and shape, using PVC vinyl and locally recycled inflatable pool toys. Colorful and lightweight, it is the perfect contrast to its surroundings.
Joseph Stacey: Take a journey with Hindsight, a lizard from the future that will give a glimpse into his travels through a portal. A projection installation called “the forgotten garden” will join Hindsight as a narrative piece that brings the desert world to the urban landscape. It’s a wild Land of Enchantment.
Ready to grab your tickets for this amazing event? Early Bird General Admission and VIP tickets are on sale until Sunday, April 17 at 11.59 p.m. MST. General Admission tickets will go on sale immediately following for $45 plus fees. If you want the best of the best, grab those VIP passes, which include a commemorative lanyard, VIP lounge, private restrooms, and express entry, which will be available starting at $85 plus fees. To purchase tickets, visit www.relentlessbeats.com. For more details on SOMOS, visit www.somosabq.com. Dreamglow is an all-ages event.