The City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department Presents

Live and Local

6:30pm - 7pm Opening Act - Elijah Costales / 7:10pm - 8pm. Headliner - Higher Ground Bluegrass

KiMo Theatre, 423 Central Ave NW

at KiMo Theatre

December 7, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Time: 6:30pm     Day: Friday     Doors: 6:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $5
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 Opening ACT: Elijah Costales



Headliner - Higher Ground Bluegrass

Higher Ground Bluegrass (HGB) has established itself as New Mexico's premier Bluegrass

band. Founded by "Duke" Weddington (Banjo, Guitar, Vocals) in 1998, 2018 marked their

20th anniversary as a musical ensemble which they celebrated with the release of their

album HGB20. Band members include Dave Devlin (mandolin, dobro), Fred Bolton (Guitar,

vocals), Pat Mahoney (Fiddle, Vocals), Laura Leach-Devlin (Bass, Vocals). Performing

original material penned by members of the group, the band also plays a variety of

traditional and contemporary selections. Their philosophy remains one of developing

dynamic arrangements of their original material, as well as lesser known songs, and

adding something new and unique to standard bluegrass tunes to make them their own.

With four members providing vocal contributions, the swapping of lead and harmonies

offers something new and appealing for each song in their repertoire. HGB has recorded

seven independent albums: Black and White – Faded and Torn (2001); People, Places,

Memories (2003); Miles and Miles (2008); Bluegrass Classics (2013); HGB V (2016); CLANN

(2017), HGB20 (2018 – 20th Anniversary Album). They have been the recipient of 3 New

Mexico Music Awards (2004, 2017, 2018) for their original music. HGB delivers a superb

blend of, and interpretation of, Bluegrass music with tight harmonies and tasteful

instrumentation. Come find out for yourself.



Join us at the KiMo Theatre for performances from some of Albuquerque's best local bands!


The City of Albuquerque is excited to present Live & Local, a new opportunity for musicians to perform and community members to enjoy great music.


Join us at the KiMo Theater as local bands perform live! Discover new groups and support you favorites.