The word “somos” means ‘we are’ in Spanish. It’s an effortless, lyrical term that captures the spirit of togetherness and community. Under the appropriate name of SOMOS ABQ, Albuquerque came together to celebrate so much of what makes this city special. In an event that took over the streets of downtown Burque, dozens of local artists, musicians, nonprofits and businesses joined forces to put on an event that drew thousands. There were food trucks, virtual reality installations, interactive art pieces, performances by huge musicians, including headliners Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, NGHTMR, Jay Electronica, and previously Dillon Francis, alongside booth after booth of local organizations who work tirelessly to provide opportunities for New Mexicans. To the credit of all involved, SOMOS made UNM students prouder than ever to truly say We Are Albuquerque.