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September Showcases

by Ozz on 09/05/18

September Showcases

It’s time to sing you all at the fair! With over one hundred contestants and some of Albuquerque’s funniest comedians, the New Mexico State Fair is going to be a memorable experience as we’ll be singing and laughing it up at the Karaoke and Comedy Showcases.

The Comedy Showcase

While Call Me Ozz loves to sing, we’re about more than karaoke. We love to laugh! This Showcase features comedians such as Keith Breckenridge, Davyd Roseman, Eddie Stevens and Julian Motton. They will be at the Mattress Pavilion at the New Mexico State Fair on September 13th at 6pm.

To learn more about the Comedy Showcase visit:


Adult Karaoke Showcase

For the first eight nights of the fair, 12 singers will be taking to the big stage at the pavilion. Out of 96 singers, only 12 will make it through to the semi-finals. Of those 12, only 3 will finish with mind blowing performances where just one will be this year’s New Mexico Karaoke Champion! 

The Adult portion of the Karaoke Championship runs from September 6th through September 15th.  


Minor’s Karaoke Showcase Championship

The last night of the fair certainly won’t be lackluster with performances from some of the most talented karaoke singing minors getting up on the big stage! On September 16th the top three minors will be rewarded first, second, and third prize. Only one being named the Mexico State Fair Minor Karaoke Champion!

This same evening the judges will be awarding the Top Male, Top Female, along with KJ and Best Venue. There will also be special recognition rewards.

You can find out more about the Karaoke Showcases on the Call Me Ozz New Mexico State Fair Homepage at:


And the fun doesn’t end after the Fair! Here are some more amazing events happening this month:


11th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest Beer Festival

60 Breweries, fun, games, live entertainment, and tastings this is the event for any beer lover.  The Hopfest takes place Saturday, September 8th 2018 and runs from 2pm to 6pm at Isleta Resort and Casino on 11000 Broadway SE. Pricing ranges from $10-$65.

For more information on the 11th Annual Hopfest go to:


Geeks Who Drink – Quiz for a Cause

Saturday, September 8th 7pm – 10pm at the Boxing Bear Brewing Co. at

10200 Corrales Rd Albuquerque NM 87114.  $5 Donations are welcomed but NOT Required to Support Cause. The money being raised is for the Animal Humane New Mexico’s efforts to save Homeless Pets.

To learn more about this event go to:


Ballooning 202 Class

Sunday, September 9th 6:30 AM – 1:30 PM

This event is a free event at the Balloon Fiesta Park on 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway.

To find out more about this event visit:


Movies On The Plaza

This is an ongoing free event that takes place every Wednesday and Friday. It starts at dusk, or roughly sometime between 7 and 8 pm at the Civic Plaza on 20 First Plaza NW.

To learn more about Movies On The Plaza go to:


E-40 @ The Historic El Rey Theater

E-40 will be performing on Friday, September 14th at 7pm at the Historic El Rey Theater. Pricing is $24.50 Adv plus fees.

Check out this Event at:


Dino Dash – 2nd Annual Dinosaur-Themed 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a Dinosaur themed walk on Sunday, September 16th.  The Fun Walk/Run will take place from 7:30 - 10:30 am. 

To find out more about the 2nd Annual Dino Dash go to:

Or check out their Event on Facebook at:


Rio Bravo Brewing's First Annual Chile Cook Off

Rio Bravo Brewing Company on 1912 2nd Street is hosting its First Annual Chile Cook Off on Saturday, September 29th! The cook off starts at 12:00 pm and runs until 6:00pm. This is a delicious free event that is sure to leave you hungry for more!

Visit the following link to find out more:


OT Circus Sideshow Artist Market & Pop Up Shop!

Saturday, September 15th; 10am to 2pm at OT Circus on 709 Central NW.

This is a great event to express some of your artistic creativity and to support local crafters and artists by purchasing some of their homemade goods.

Find out more about the OT Circus Sideshow Artist Market and Pop Up Shop here:


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