The Outpost Performance Space, celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year (2013-14) has been presenting jazz, experimental music, international music, folk and roots music, spoken word, young people’s shows,educational programs,and much more since its inception in 1988. The wide variety of musical styles from countries and cultures around the world is uniquely eclectic and consistently expands New Mexico’s cultural horizons. Outpost is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation consisting of a Board of Directors,a professional staff and a solid core of volunteers. Outpost Productions has over 650 paid members and a mailing list of over 12,000 individuals who’ve attended Outpost events. In 2006, Outpost, in partnership with the Lensic Performing Arts Center and the Santa Fe Jazz Foundation, inaugurated the New Mexico Jazz Festival which takes place the last two weeks of July in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and presents the top artists in jazz including Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, McCoy Tyner, Branford Marsalis, Paquito D’Rivera,Cassandra Wilson, and Pharoah Sanders. The Festival includes the Route 66 Nob Hill Summerfest a three day event which draws over 35,000 people to the historic Nob Hill district in Albuquerque.