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Address: 5601 University Blvd SE, Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM 87106-9701

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Traffic was Horrific! Venue was great!

We attended the Def Leppard concert Friday Sept 25th, no one told us there was going to be an almost 2 hour trip to get to the venue, the interstate was backed up terribly AND... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2015
Midland, Texas
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

We went to see Journey and the Doobie Brothers here. We upgraded our tickets to premium parking and the fast lane. Can't say enough about how much both of these upgrades paid off!! We were able to park directly in front of the guitar entrance of the venue and walked passed the MASSIVE line of people waiting to get in.... More 

Thank Rachel A
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Venue faces west, so the sun blinding until sunset. Oh yeah, the stage is not fully enclosed at the back so even in the good seats you may have a problem. Zero covered seating. Hope it doesn't rain after you paid good money for good seats. The parking is directly behind, not beside, the pavilion. Therefore the closer to the... More 

Thank Jo M
Midland, Texas
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

We attended the Def Leppard concert Friday Sept 25th, no one told us there was going to be an almost 2 hour trip to get to the venue, the interstate was backed up terribly AND then when we got down to the exit to turn, we were rerouted yet another way, so by the time we parked and walked the... More 

Thank JustGina56287
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2014

It took an hour and 10 minutes to travel 2 miles. I missed the first act and the second act had already started. There are no drinking fountains. You have to pay $4.50 for a bottle of water. Lines to the restrooms in-between acts are horrendous. Parking is horrible. If you don't want to wait an hour to get out... More 

Thank John M
New Mexico
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

The concert was fantastic. The venue was horrible! I will never go back. We arrived a little over an hour early and traffic to get IN to the parking lot was already backed up. The parking lot is in terrible shape. Entering the concert was a disorganized mess. Security was sketchy. Some people got searched, while others just got waved... More 

Thank HLSNewMexico
Ignacio, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Have been to this venue several times. I love that it is outdoors, but the city of Albuquerque really should provide some sort of transportation to and from the events there since it is so far out of the way. We actually rented a limo this time and it was nice to not have to worry about driving after the... More 

Thank Jolynn W
Clarksboro, New Jersey
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

This is a great small venue to see major concert. Parking is easy, just need to add better signage. Other than that it is a great open air concert venue. Especially on a cool NM night.

Thank Michael D

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