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Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Here are the top summer concerts El Paso music lovers should not miss! Plan out your summer in El Paso with our picks for the best warm-weather gigs, including plenty of reggae, funk, salsa, classic rock and more!

Alfresco! Fridays
Alfresco! Fridays
One Civic Center Plaza
915-534-0600 

Every Friday May 5-September 1, 2017
Convention Center Plaza
6 pm

The celebrated concert series that puts the beat in the heart of Downtown El Paso, Alfresco! Fridays, is back for Season 15 presented by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Alfresco! Fridays showcases top regional talent performing a fun, diverse mix of music including: Mariachi, Salsa, Classic Rock, Cumbia, Tribute, Reggae, Funk and other El Paso favorites. An added feature this season is the FirstLight Fan Lounge. All FirstLight FCU members are invited to the FirstLight Fan Lounge to enjoy shading, private seating and prime views of the stage for free. Each week, all patrons can sign up to win a pair of passes into the lounge to enjoy the benefits.

Food and drinks are available for purchase in the Strike Zone Café. Guests can enjoy a variety of savory fare including tacos (carne asada, achiote chicken, grilled fish and black bean veggie), juicy burgers including Angus, BBQ, relleno and veggie, as well as brats, hot dogs, nachos and refreshing adult beverages.No outside food, beverages or pets are allowed in the area.

Cool Canyon Nights
Cool Canyon Nights
1500 McKelligon Canyon Dr
915-534-0600 

Every Thursday May 11-July 27, 2017
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
6 pm

Cool down this summer with music, food and drinks at the coolest concert series in El Paso. Cool Canyon Nights is a FREE 12-week music series hosted May 11 through July 27 in the beautiful McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. The family-friendly concerts start at 6 p.m. with live performers on the patio followed by the main act in the amphitheater. Each week, enjoy a featured craft beer, cocktails, Canyon Concessions, food trucks, and prize giveaways.

Upgrade your Cool Canyon experience with a Star Lounge VIP Pass.. This VIP ticket is only $10 and includes a reserved seat in the amphitheater, access to the VIP lounge with a private cash bar and free mini appetizers while supplies last.

After the concert, keep the party going at Pershing Inn for the official Cool Canyon Nights after party featuring drink specials all night

Movies in the Canyon
Movies in the Canyon
1500 McKelligon Canyon Dr.
915-534-0600 

Every Friday & Saturday August 18-September 30, 2017
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
Dusk

Movies in the Canyon returns with a diverse lineup guaranteed to excite the whole family! Friday and Saturday night, bundle up with your loved ones around dusk and sit under the beautiful desert ngiht sky to enjoy some quality feature films on a giant state-of-the-art movie screen!

Popcorn, sodas and other treats will be available for purchase in the theatre. Movie start times will change as the season moves along.

Music Under the Stars
Music Under the Stars
9700 Galveston St.
915-534-0600 

Every Sunday June 4-July 25, 2017
Cohen Stadium
7:30 pm

Every summer, thousands flock to enjoy free live music at Music Under the Stars World Music Concert Series. The series boasts performances by local, national and international artists in many genres including: salsa, bluegrass, rock, tribute, and jazz. Each season features a 4th of July patriotic concert with a closing firework spectacular.

Selected artists embrace the community one step further by giving free music workshops to under-served youth at local community recreational centers or detention centers the day following their live performances. These workshops help motivate and inspire their audiences.

Viva! El Paso
Viva! El Paso
1500 McKelligon Canyon Dr.
915-534-0600 

Every Friday & Saturday June 16-July 29, 2017
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
8 pm

Viva! El Paso premiered in 1978 as a variety show, created and directed by Hector Serrano. It quickly evolved into the city’s pride and joy, a tradition that returns for its 40th year in 2017. Viva! El Paso tells four centuries of our history through song, dance and drama.

The current show features several of the elements (including the iconic Deer Dance) that have been popular with audiences for years, as well as new touches, including music by El Paso’s own Jim Ward and Gabe Gonzalez.

It is produced by a partnership of the El Paso Community Foundation, El Paso Live and El Paso Community College.


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