FARMINGTON — The Learning Commons Plaza at San Juan College will be filled with music from around the world Saturday when the second annual Summer Music Festival brings four bands to the stage.
Three headlining acts, one local band and San Juan College's Super Rock Combo will be performing Saturday afternoon and evening. Also planned are activities for children. Arts and crafts vendors and food booths will be set up by student clubs as fundraisers.
Korey Mike, Associated Students of San Juan College programmer, said planning started earlier for this year's event with the goal of bringing bigger bands in to perform.
"The whole reason was to bring something more worldly and community-based to San Juan College that involved the entire community instead of just San Juan College students," Mike said.
The lineup includes singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, La Santa Cecilia and Sihasin with the local Delbert Anderson Trio.
La Santa Cecilia won the Grammy award for Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative album at this year's Grammy Awards ceremony in January.
Jackie Green spent 2013 touring with the Black Crowes before focusing on his solo career.
Sihasin is a brother and sister duo originally from Black Mesa, Ariz., that has a native, rock, punk rock sound. They won the Best Rock award at the 2013 Indian Summer Music Awards.
The festival will kick off with a performance from San Juan College's Super Rock Combo at 2 p.m. and bands will play throughout the day. Jackie Greene will perform last with a start time of 9 p.m.
Mike said the festival will start two hours later than last year to help alleviate issues with the heat.
"It was too warm and during the evening," Mike said.
The concert is organized by multiple student activities programs including student government, and the Student Ambassador Program.
Student Ambassador Tina Sandoval said this year's musical lineup is a good mixture with La Santa Cecilia providing Latin music. She said she is looking forward to seeing Sihasin perform live as she likes their music.
"Sihasin, they are a native group and they bring some of that native flavor and culture to the festival," Sandoval said.If You Go:
What: San Juan College Summer Music Festival
When: 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Learning Commons Plaza, San Juan College main campus, 4601 College Boulevard, Farmington
How much: Advanced (Through Friday), $6 for students/kids ages 13-17/Seniors, $8 for San Juan College Staff/Faculty and $11 for general admission. Day of, $10 for students/kids ages 13-17/Seniors, $12 for San Juan College Staff/Faculty and $15 for general admission.
Children 12 years and younger are free.
More Info: Tickets can be purchased at the San Juan College Box office or at www.sanjuancollege.edu/summermusicfest. Vendor booths are available for all non-food vendors. For more information about booth availability, the event, auditions or tickets, call the San Juan College Student Activities office at 505-566-3403.