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Join us October 1-9, 2022, for the 50th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, powered by ExxonMobil, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Start your planning for the festivities which all start on Saturday, October 1, and include the magical Mass Ascension! The 50th event schedule is now available on

Country Music Artist Cole Swindell to Headline 2022 Music Fiesta

Music Fiesta™ is back! And we are excited to announce that Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum country star, Cole Swindell, will headline the festival on Saturday, October 8.  
Swindell has released his 12th career single “Never Say Never,” a duet with his friend, BBR Music Group’s rising star Lainey Wilson and has other hits including the number-one singles “Single Saturday Night,” “You Should Be Here” and “Break Up In The End.” The Georgia native has nine certified Platinum singles, a Platinum-certified debut album (Cole Swindell) and a Gold-certified sophomore album (You Should Be Here) and “Break Up In The End” was named the NSAI Song of the Year (2019). Other honors include being named the NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2016) and Music Row’s Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year during his debut (2015). 

Also included in the Music Fiesta™ lineup is ACM New Female of the Year 2022 winner, Lainey Wilson. Landing her first No. 1 with her PLATINUM Certified ACM Song of the Year “Things A Man Oughta Know,” nearly 10 years to the day after leaving her small farming community in a camper trailer to chase her dreams, she has won over legions of fans with her signature Bell Bottom Country sound and aesthetic, which blends traditional Country with a modern yet retro flare. 

The opening act will be the country band, Restless Road.

Pre-sale tickets for Music Fiesta™ will go on sale March 31, 2022 at 9 a.m. MDT. For more information, please visit

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