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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 11-August 24, 2018
Convention Center Plaza
6-8 pm

The celebrated concert series that puts the beat in the heart of Downtown El Paso, Alfresco! Fridays, is back for Season 16 presented by El Paso Live.

Alfresco! Fridays showcases the best regional talent performing a fun, diverse mix of music including: Mariachi, Salsa, Classic Rock, Cumbia, Tribute, Jazz, Reggae, Funk and more.

Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Strike Zone Food Court. Guests can enjoy a variety of savory fare such as street tacos (Carne Asada, Achiote chicken, grilled fish and veggies), charbroiled juicy Angus hamburgers & BBQ chicken burgers, as well as brats, hot dogs, nachos and other items, refreshing sodas and adult beverages.

This is a smoke-free event. No outside food, beverages or pets (except for service dogs) are allowed in the area.

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

Every Thursday May 10-July 26, 2018
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
6-9 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.

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

Every Friday & Saturday August-September 2018
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 

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD), in collaboration with El Paso Live, a division of Destination El Paso, is excited to announce the line-up for the annual GECU presents Music Under the Stars (MUTS).

Every summer, thousands enjoy free live music at Music Under the Stars World Music Concert Series. The program is one of El Paso’s leading family events.

The series boasts performances by local, national and international artists in many genres including: salsa, bluegrass, rock, tribute bands, and jazz. Don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks spectacular.

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

Every Friday & Saturday June 15-July 28, 2018
McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre
8 pm

Enjoy El Paso’s beloved outdoor musical extravaganza. VIVA! EL PASO returns for its 41st season at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 15 through July 28 in the picturesque McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the Sun City — Native American, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Their histories come alive through drama, song and dance, performed by a cast of more than 50. VIVA! EL PASO is an experience not to be missed!


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