SOMOS - SO MUCH

illuminate the way to 2018,

 

contribute to next year’s festival now, receive all kinds of rewards in return

Contribute now to support SOMOS 2018

On one day in September 2017, SOMOSabq illuminated every good thing we know our city to be. It takes an enormous network and all of our resources to build a celebration of that scale. You’re invited to be part of making it happen next year. The foundation will be crowdsourced; the goal is $30,000.

Help Us Build the Foundation for SOMOS 2018

Introducing the Luminaries Circle

Contriubtions of all levels are appreciated and will directly support the SOMOS 2018 Festival. Anyone who gives $100+ now will receive the additional perk of a one-year member in the Luminaries Circle (these memberships will become available for $125 following the crowdsourcing campaign).

Benefits of the Luminaries Circle include:

  • 2 Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 2 Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
    Skip the lines and dive right in to the festival
  • Invitations for You+One to Secret SOMOS Cocktail Hour & Taproom Takeovers
    You’ll give us your cell phone number. A few times throughout the year, you’ll get a text invitation for a secret event one week later. Then we’ll text you the meetup location one hour before. Some events may have limited capacity due to venue, so make sure you RSVP.
  • Luminaries Circle Membership Keychain
    In addition to displaying your membership in this rad group, the keychain will grant your access to all Luminaries Circle special events and perks. We made it cool and easy to keep track of. Don’t lose it. Seriously, it’s a $5 charge : )
  • Gratitude & Recognition on the SOMOS Website
    Cause we love showing love!

Contributions & Rewards

* Tickets will be claimed first come, first served. Though we have 4,000 tickets to 16 shows, some of the concerts have very limited quantities available.

$5,000+

SOMOS 2018 Promoter

Sponsorship Benefits Include the following:

  • Recognition in Luminaries Circle social posts
  • 15 Additional Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 15 Additional Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
  • Logo on SOMOS 2018 Website Partner Page
  • Logo placement in SOMOS 2018 Social Media campaigns
  • Branding on SOMOS Mobile App
  • 2 Dedicated Social Media Campaigns

Membership to the Luminaries Circle, including:

  • 2 Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 2 Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
  • Invitations for You+One to Secret SOMOS Cocktail Parties & Taproom Takeovers throughout the year
  • Luminaries Circle Membership Keychain (and your access pass for all of the above)
  • Gratitude & Recognition on the SOMOS Website

$10,000+

SOMOS 2018 Community Partner

Sponsorship Benefits Include the following:

  • Recognition in Luminaries Circle social posts

  • 20 Additional Tickets to SOMOS 2018

  • 20 Additional Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018

  • Logo on SOMOS 2018 Website Partner Page

  • Logo placement in SOMOS 2018 Social Media campaigns

  • Branding on SOMOS Mobile App

  • 4 Dedicated Social Media Campaigns

Membership to the Luminaries Circle, including:

  • 2 Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 2 Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
  • Invitations for You+One to Secret SOMOS Cocktail Parties & Taproom Takeovers throughout the year
  • Luminaries Circle Membership Keychain (and your access pass for all of the above)
  • Gratitude & Recognition on the SOMOS Website

$15,000+

SOMOS 2018 Community Champion

Sponsorship Benefits Include the following:

  • Recognition in Luminaries Circle social posts
  • 20 Additional Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 20 Additional Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
  • Logo on SOMOS 2018 Website Partner Page
  • Logo placement in SOMOS 2018 Social Media campaigns
  • Branding on SOMOS Mobile App
  • 6 Dedicated Social Media Campaigns
  • Branding on select TV campaigns, radio spots, ad placements
  • Sponsorship recognition and placement throughout event
  • Customized Sponsor Benefits

Membership to the Luminaries Circle, including:

  • 2 Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 2 Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
  • Invitations for You+One to Secret SOMOS Cocktail Parties & Taproom Takeovers throughout the year
  • Luminaries Circle Membership Keychain (and your access pass for all of the above)
  • Gratitude & Recognition on the SOMOS Website

$20,000+

SOMOS 2018 Community Illuminator

Sponsorship Benefits Include the following:

  • Recognition in Luminaries Circle social posts

  • 25 Additional Tickets to SOMOS 2018

  • 25 Additional Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018

  • Logo on SOMOS 2018 Website Partner Page

  • Logo placement in SOMOS 2018 Social Media campaigns

  • Branding on SOMOS Mobile App

  • 6 Dedicated Social Media Campaigns

  • Branding on select TV campaigns, radio spots, ad placements

  • Customized Sponsor Benefits

  • Lead sponsorship recognition and placement throughout event, including on one of the major SOMOS 2018 focal points: Stages, Marketplace, Arts & Culture Blvd, Site Specific Art Commissions, Youth & Family Corridor, Food Courtyard, Craft Beer Garden

Membership to the Luminaries Circle, including:

  • 2 Tickets to SOMOS 2018
  • 2 Expedited Entry Passes to SOMOS 2018
  • Invitations for You+One to Secret SOMOS Cocktail Parties & Taproom Takeovers throughout the year
  • Luminaries Circle Membership Keychain (and your access pass for all of the above)
  • Gratitude & Recognition on the SOMOS Website

The Story of SOMOSabq

SOMOS ABQ represents a vision to illuminate the beauty and brilliance of Albuquerque, as well as to offer a meaningful opportunity for community connection and pride of place. We** imagined a one-day festival celebration that would draw people from all over the city to the heart of Downtown, activating eight blocks of our urban center, boosting our local businesses, and highlighting our extraordinary local artistic, cultural and creative talents. Over the course of these April 2017 coffee-date conversations, we aimed for a September launch. Of the same year.

We knew that we were being ambitious. We also knew that the energetic groundwork for an event like SOMOS was in place; we’d all been part of broader conversations, events and initiatives that indicated the potential for strong support. Further, and in an illustration of the camaraderie that characterizes this city, Yelp, New Mexico Brewers Guild and Nuevo Tech Experience — which were already planning fall events of their own — quickly joined us as core collaborators. 

So with hope that *this* might be the time, we invited our networks to come together for an initial interest meeting in May. We were invigorated when 53 individuals from myriad sectors not only attended, but signed on to the SOMOS organizing committee — which continued to expand over the next five months. With growing momentum and generosity, Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, University of New Mexico and 39 additional private and public sector entities invested as sponsors.

And on Saturday, September 23, we hosted the inaugural SOMOS, where our festival attendees experienced: 

  • Five stages highlighting local bands like Reviva and Burque Sol, and headlined by international music acts: Electronic dance phenomenon Dillon Francis, hip hop legends Deltron 3030, rising country star Jackie Lee, indie rock powerhouse Minus The Bear
  • Arts & Culture Boulevard featuring roving aerialists and performers, and anchored by seven large-scale immersive art installations by Mark & Elizabeth Horst, Reyes Padilla, Natalie Voelker, Concept Flux, DRY MTN, GRAFT, and You’re on TV
  • Youth & Families Corridor including a family farm petting zoo, skate ramps, art-making activities, dance floor and youth musical performances
  • Nuevo Tech Experience programming at Simms Space and Mezcal
  • 25 Nonprofit Organizations sharing their missions and offering participatory activities
  • Marketplace featuring dozens of arts, design, craft, clothing and business vendors like Two Stoned Betties, Beth Spencer Design and Erin Leigh Designs
  • New Mexico Brewers Guild Beer Garden showcasing 10 local breweries including Tractor Brewing, Dialogue Brewing and Duel Brewing
  • Yelp Food Courtyards showcasing 24 local restaurants and foodtrucks, including Sweet Tea Bakery Cafe, Urban Hotdog and Gourmet Donor Kabob

We’ve done hundreds of first year festivals and this was the best one we’ve ever seen. Everyone was happy. Everyone was safe. All different kinds of people. You can really feel the heart in this city.

– Deltron3030 Production Crew

Every single person I talk to at SOMOS has said that this is the best thing that has happened in Albuquerque in a very long time.

– David Shaffer, AIC, SOMOS Sponsor

I LOVE SOMOS! It was such a fun time and great to see so many smiling faces. I was incredibly pleased with marketing efforts that went into SOMOS. Attendance definitely reflected that, and the overall vibe was super positive. I lost count of how many times I overheard ‘Albuquerque should have more events like this!’ I look forward to returning as a vendor next year.

– Beth Spencer, Beth Spencer Design

One-of-a-kind. What an amazing event. My daughter and I volunteered for this event, we saw first hand all the hard work and thoughtfulness that went into this event. The energy was off the hook!

– SOMOS Yelp Review

** SOMOS Coordinators:

Cailyn Kilcup, Vice President, Facility Build

Julia Mandeville, Chief Programs Officer, Harwood Art Center

Chris Schroeder, Chief Operating Officer, Real Time Solutions

Stephen Segura, Owner-Operator, El Rey & Viva ABQ

David Silverman, Principal & Qualifying Broker, Geltmore Group