Music Fiesta Update
Have you heard the news yet? Brett Young's family is expecting to welcome their first child as we are launching this year's event.  Luckily, we're happy to announce Justin Moore will be our new headliner! The Arkansas native has had several #1 hits, including "Small Town USA" and "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away".  In addition, Moore was awarded with the 2014 American Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year. To learn more, or purchase your tickets, click here. Cassadee Pope will be our support act and Tylor Brandon will open the show.

Balloon Fiesta Insider

If you're a Balloon Fiesta guest who is ready to feel like a VIP, then we've got the perfect experience for you! Chasers' Club is a special package that provides Balloon Fiesta guests with a private outdoor patio near the launch field and a catered meal with treats and beverages. To learn more about this unique opportunity, click here

Merchandise Update

Are you looking to give a unique Father's Day gift this year? Look no further! The 2019 magnets and keychains have made their way to Balloon Fiesta's Giftshop. With a variety of designs, shapes and sizes, you'll surely be able to find one your dad will love!  To purchase, stop by our gift shop, located at 4401 Alameda Blvd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87113, or visit our online store


Inside the Basket
Jonathan Abdalla, Chasers' Club 
Jonathan Abdalla has been involved with Balloon Fiesta for many years. Since 1988, he has been involved with everything from designing pins to greeting guests. 
In this month's Inside the Basket, learn more about how this Balloon Fiesta veteran got his start with the event, his current role and his favorite guest tips.
May in Ballooning

On May 4, 1961, a new altitude record was set by Navy balloon pilot Malcolm Ross and flight surgeon Lieutenant Commander, Victor Prather. The two took flight above sea level in their gas balloon  Strato-Lab . The pair reached the height of 34.7 kilometers. To learn more, click here:
May Photo-of-the-Month

We have received some beautiful pictures of last year's event, submitted through Balloon Fiesta's social media! Below is the photo chosen for May. Thank you @Craig Bowen !  

Do you have a Balloon Fiesta photo of which you're proud? Then we want to feature you! Share your favorite Balloon Fiesta image on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag our page for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter! 

Sponsor Spotlight
Cumulus Media is a national radio company that has eight radio stations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, including 770-KKOB. 770-KKOB is the oldest radio station in New Mexico and helped establish the first Balloon Fiesta in 1972. Since then, Cumulus Media has become the official voice of Balloon Fiesta. Through their sponsorship they broadcast weather and traffic updates live from the event. They, through one of their country stations, KRST, are also a major sponsor of Music Fiesta. This sponsorship provides them with a unique way to be involved in such a large event, and a chance to interact with guests from around the world from their broadcast location on Main Street at Balloon Fiesta Park.  We thank them for their continued support!

For a complete list of Balloon Fiesta sponsors, click  here.

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Save The Date
Join us October 5-13, 
2019, for our 48th 
International Balloon 
Fiesta presented by 
Canon in Albuquerque, 
N.M.  Plan your visit to 
Balloon Fiesta and our 
choose which of our 
14 sessions you will 

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