Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Sites Near the Albuquerque Sleep Inn

Our favorite places which happen to be
located near the Albuquerque Sleep Inn.

WisePies Arena

Located on the southwest corner of Avenida Cesar Chavez and University Boulevard, The Pit can be easily accessed by exiting off I-25, just south of the Big-I, at Avenida Cesar Chavez. Head east on Avenida Cesar Chavez and The Pit is located on the right. Located just 5 minutes from the Albuquerque Sleep Inn.

Albuquerque Isotopes Baseball
1601 Avenida Cesar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
The home playing field for our Albuquerque Isotopes. Just minutes from the Albuquerque Sleep Inn with complimentary shuttle service for guests of the Sleep Inn.
Max's Magic Theatre
Max's Magic Theatre
5 of 5 stars
3205 Central Ave Ne Suite 101, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Thrills of magic illusions or is it? We like this venue because it offers
good entertainment and fun for all.

ABQ Trolley Co.
800 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

U.S. Route 66
Albuquerque, NM 87121


ABQ BioPark Zoo
ABQ BioPark Zoo
903 Tenth St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

One of our favorite places to take in fantastic wildlife exhibits.
A must see stop on the places to visit near the Albuquerque Sleep Inn.

Duke City Pedaler
1 Civic Plaza NW (Boarding: 3rd St. Across From Convention Center), 
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Explora Science Center and Children's Museum of Albuquerque
1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104


    423 Central Avenue Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102

      Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours
      404 San Felipe NW #B-1 Patio Escondido, Historic Old Town, 
      Albuquerque, NM 87104 
      1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

      Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
      2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

      ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden

      ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden
      2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

      Old Town Albuquerque

      Albuquerque, NM 87104
        SKIP MAISEL'S 
      Skip Maisel's
      510 Central Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM
        Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk
        219 Central Ave NW Ste. 102, Albuquerque, NM 87102

        NM Escape Room
        3916 Carlisle Blvd Suite C, Albuquerque, NM 87107

          Albuquerque Museum
          2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

          Breaking Bad RV Tours
          1919 Old Town Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87104

            National Hispanic Cultural Center

            1701 Fourth Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

              University of New Mexico
              Yale Blvd. NE North of Central Ave., Albuquerque, NM

              The BikeSmith
              901 Rio Grande Blvd NW Suite D-124, Albuquerque, NM 87104

              Albuquerque Little Theatre
              224 San Pasquale Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM

                Turquoise Museum
                2107 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105
                  Tours of Old Town
                  303 Romero St. NW Plaza Don Luis - N120, Albuquerque, NM 87104

                    Rail Yards Market
                    777 1st St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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                      202 San Felipe NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104

                        Tuesday, February 28, 2017

                        Bluegrass at its Best!

                        The Kevin Prater Band


                        Friday, March 3rd 2017

                        7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

                        Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

                        Kevin Prater Band's Facebook website. HERE.
                        NOTE:  All tickets are available at the door.
                        Situated in the hills of Eastern Kentucky, there is a small town of Belcher.  Listen closely and you might hear what is first thought to be the angels singing.  It is the sweet, crystal clear, high tenor voice of Belcher’s own multi-talented son of Bluegrass.   Add in his powerful and precise Mandolin, a few licks of his Guitar, Banjo, Bass and Dobro, you have the complete package of Kevin Prater.  Kevin began his musical voyage at the age of four.   Encouraged and mentored by his Uncle and biggest fan, Boone Estep.  At age 10, he formed his first band “Elkhorn Grass” .  Elkhorn Grass enjoyed 11 years of touring together.  Now, over thirty years later, Kevin has traveled millions of miles, played in 49 States and 23 countries.  Kevin has moved from being one of the best sidemen in Bluegrass to leading his own talented and unique band, from the hills of Appalachia, creating that Pure Kentucky Sound of the The Kevin Prater BandThe Kevin Prater Band sound comes from a wide range of influences and musical heroes. The Original Seldom Scene, The Country Gentlemen, Osborne Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Red Allen, The Stanley Brothers, Boone Estep & The Ramblin Grass are among the different styles of music they have all admired and studied together throughout the years.  Also steeped in the tradition of Gospel music, they pride themselves on the a capella hymns and great gospel songs that people have come to enjoy. The band also includes Classic Country and Vintage Rock in their repertoire, insuring no two shows of The Kevin Prater Band are the same.  

                        Note: Covenant Series concerts are not affiliated with the Southwest Pickers annual Bluegrass and Old Time Music Festival.
                        ALL Covenant Series concert tickets are sold at the door, starting one hour before the event on a first come, first served basis. Concert tickets are NOT available online, nor are they available through the Covenant Church.

                        Members: $10
                        Non-members: $15
                        Persons 16 yrs. and younger - FREE (with paying adult)

                        Visiting Albuquerque for this event?
                        Stay at the Sleep Inn and bring a friend! 

                        Monday, February 27, 2017

                        Gathering of Nations 2017


                        Event Dates
                        Apr 27 at 7 PM to Apr 29 at 1 AM
                        Expo New Mexico
                        300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108

                        The Gathering of Nations PowWow itself is a 2 day event (Friday & Saturday, April 28th and 29th, 2017) held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. The GON experience is for all people (Indian and Non-Indian) to come see colorful Native American Pow Wow.

                        On Thursday, April 27th, 2017, the Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations in the Kiva Auditorium located at the Albuquerque Convention Center (Downtown Albuquerque).

                        Crowning of Miss Indian World is Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Tingley Coliseum at the Gathering of Nations Powwow.   

                        Miss Indian World Traditional 
                         Danielle Ta'Sheena Finn - 2016    
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                        Thursday, April 27, 2017

                        401 2nd Street NW (Downtown)
                        Showtime at 7 pm Sharp!! Doors Open at 6 pm

                        HOSTS: Lisa Meeches (Canadian TV Personality) 
                        Winnipeg, Manitoba
                        Jason Whitehouse (Powwow Personality) 

                        Madison Hts, MI 

                        Miss Indian World Contestant Applications, Call (505) 836-2810
                        or Go Online at
                        CROWNING OF MISS INDIAN WORLD: Saturday, 7:30 pm at the Powwow.

                        Tickets available online and also sold at door:
                        One-Day Admission $18
                        Two-Day Pass $36
                        VIP Bleacher Seating $65 - Limited (2-Day Pass plus Program Book)
                        VIP Box Floor Seating $85 - Limited (2-Day pass plus Program Book) 

                        GENERAL PARKING:
                        Managed and provided by Expo NM. Fees are charged by Expo not GON. 

                        DIRECTIONS: Enter Gate 8, off of Louisiana Blvd, South of Lomas. 

                        Gathering of Nations Powwow will be held on the Powwow Grounds at Tingley Coliseum/Expo New Mexico.  Competition Native American Singing and Dancing, featuring over 3000 participants from Tribes across North America.  GON includes Stage 49 (Contemporary Music/Performance stage), Indian Traders' Market (over 400 Arts & Crafts vendors), Native Food Court and more...IT IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. Powwow will be in Tingley Coliseum and the other activities will be around the Powwow Grounds at Expo NM. 


                        STAGE 49
                        Featuring the best in Native American traditional and contemporary music!

                        Managed by Emergence Productions 

                        DANCER REGISTRATION:
                        Thurs. 9am-3pm & Fri. 9am - Gate 8 Parking Lot

                        GRAND ENTRIES:
                        Friday: Noon & 7pm • Saturday: Noon & 6pm

                        MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
                        COWBOYS & COWGIRLS COUPLE’S TEAM DANCE
                        1st $1000 & Two Consolation Prizes


                        MEN’S CHICKEN DANCE SPECIAL (16+)
                        Sponsored by Head Man Dancer Jamon Paskemin 

                        Video of Chicken Dance Performances

                        ALL WOMEN’S SPECIAL CONTEST (40+)
                        $1500 Winner Take All, 10 Consolation Prizes
                        Sponsored by Head Lady Dancer Tonya Moore

                        BOYS FANCY “ EAGLE BUSTLES ONLY” (18 & UNDER)

                        1st $1000, Decorated Paint Horse, Jacket, Hat,
                        Moc’s & Retro Air Jordan’s + 9 Consolations
                        Sponsored by Head Young Man Dancer “Sonny”
                        Heo’va’ehe Little Head & Family


                        Red Dress Required - Old Style Jingle
                        Sponsored by Head Young lady Dancer Tia Wood & Family

                        HEADLINING CAST
                        HEAD MAN DANCER: Jamon Paskemin - Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan
                        HEAD LADY DANCER: Tonya Moore - Stillwater, OK
                        HEAD YOUNG MAN DANCER: Sonny Little Head - Happy Flats, MT
                        HEAD YOUNG LADY DANCER: Tia Wood - Saddle Lake, Alberta

                        HEAD NORTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Regina Topsky - (WI) Rocky Boy, MT
                        HEAD SOUTHERN DANCE JUDGE: Cree Hughes - Ft. Towson, OK
                        HEAD NORTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Michael LaFrombois - Browning, MT
                        HEAD SOUTHERN DRUM JUDGE: Walter Ahhaitty - Hacienda Hts., CA

                        ARENA DIRECTORS:
                        Randy Medicine Bear - Loveland, CO
                        George “Cricket” Shields - Shawnee, OK

                        Dennis Bowen, Sr. - Salamanca, NY
                        Vince Beyl - Bemidji, MN
                        Ruben Little Head - Happy Flats, MT
                        (Roving) Jason Whitehouse - Madison Hts, MI
                        (Roving) Larry Yazzie - Tama, IA

                        INVITED DRUMS: 

                        Cozad - Hominy, OK
                        Northern Cree - Saddle Lake, Alberta
                        Show Time - Rapid City, SD
                        Poundmaker - Poundmaker, Saskatchewan
                        Southern Slam - Jemez Pueblo, NM
                        War Paint - Pembroke, NC

                        PRIZE MONEY
                        Over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes to be Awarded
                        34 Categories - Elder’s 70+, Golden Age 55-69, Adults 19-54

                        $2,000 First Place All Adult Categories (19-54)

                        $5,000 1st - “WORLD CLASS” Northern Singing (Limit 9 per drum)

                        $5,000 1st - “WORLD CLASS” Southern Singing (Limit 9 per drum)

                        Women’s Back-up - No. & So. Styles: $1000 Winner-Take-All
                        Maximum of 6 Registered with Drum
                        Hand Drum Singing Contest (Saturday Afternoon)
                        Men & Women Combined (No Age Limits) - 1st: $500

                        Accommodations for the Gathering of Nations POWWOW 
                        can be made with the Sleep Inn Airport Albuquerque.          
                        Bring a friend and reserve your stay at the Sleep Inn!         

                        Sleep Inn Airport Albuquerque
                        2300 International Ave SE
                        Albuquerque, NM 87106 
                        Just 10 minutes drive time from the Expo New Mexico Tingley Coliseum

                        Group Reservations: 505-244-0423