Way Out West Fest
Hang on to your hats, El Paso! LEE BRICE is set to headline the Third Annual Way Out West Country Music Festival (WOW Fest). Happening October 13th, The Way Out West Country Music Fest will also feature a Margarita contest, Chili Challenge, a one-of-a-kind outdoor dance floor, unique retail and craft vendors, plenty border food favorites along with ice cold drinks! Kick back with a frosty beverage and sing along or grab your partner and two-step under the stars! Live Country music, delicious food, and a fabulous climate… Just a few reasons to celebrate WAY OUT WEST – where Texas begins and the party never ends! Tickets are on sale now!
Lee Brice has five number one radio songs: “A Woman Like You”; “Hard To Love”; “I Drive Your Truck”; “I Don’t Dance”; and “Drinking Class”.
When Lee isn’t selling-out arenas on tour, he’s writing and recording songs, working on his new business partnership with whisky brand American Born, or spending time with his family in the great outdoors.
Lee is a family man, proud husband, and father of two sons and new daughter Trulee Nanette, born in June. His new single, “Boy,” serves as a tribute to his young boys, Takoda (9 years old) and Ryker (3), both of whom appear in the song’s emotional video. The song delivers another poignant performance from a world-class male vocalist whose string of multi-platinum hits – including “I Don’t Dance,” “Hard To Love,” and “Drinking Class” – have always shone a light on the everyday heroes in our midst. Brice’s fans won’t have to look very hard to see glimpses of their families in “Boy.”
Photo Credits: Way Out West Fest
The El Paso Street Festival
KLAQ, TFCU, and Western Tech present the El Paso Downtown Street Festival 2018. Friday, October 5th will feature Denis DeYoung: The Music of Styx, Jefferson Starship and Mark Farner’s American Band on the Bud Light Stage. Saturday, October 6th features Jonathan Davis of Korn, Through Fire, and Dead Girls Academy rocking the Bud Light Stage. There will be featuring local and regional bands, so if you have a band that would love to play at the people’s party, enter the band competition NOW.
VIP Tickets (Ages 21+) includes access to the entire festival grounds, including the exclusive VIP lounge, a catered meal, 2 hosted beers, and parking. This ticket will also allow access to premium Budweiser Stage views from the San Antonio Street Balcony. Single Day Tickets includes access to the festival grounds featuring four live music stages. Gates open at 4pm. General admission, standing room.
For more details, head over to elpasodowntownstreetfestival.com
Chalk the Block 11
October 12-14, 2018
Chalk the Block (CTB) was not always the big monster that it is now. In 2008 it started as a one-day sidewalk chalk art competition with about twelve artists that took place at Arts Festival Plaza next to the El Paso Museum of Art. Organizers from the City of El Paso- Museums & Cultural Affairs Department and the El Paso Community Foundation quickly realized after the overwhelming support that the event needed to expand in order to enhance the experience.
Since its inception, CTB has quickly become one of El Paso’s premiere events and the largest FREE three-day public arts festival in the Southwest region drawing over 38,000 people annually. In 2018, CTB is celebrating 11 years of reimagining downtown El Paso through the power of art while providing an “out of this world” experience for its attendees.
Each year, about 200 local, national and international artists from all disciplines participate at CTB creating a fun, quirky and diverse environment for people of all ages to enjoy. The event features: Temporary interactive art installations, live dance and theatrical performances, a sidewalk chalk art competition, live bands, art and food vendors, access to various activities and exhibits at both the El Paso Museum of Art and Museum of History and more!
CHILE PEPPER CHALLENGE
The Chile Pepper Challenge is El Paso’s premier cycling event. Over 900 cyclists line up for an epic ride through the scenic and historic Mesilla Valley over country lanes covered by pecan orchards and lined by New Mexico’s world-renowned chile fields. This September 30 event looks to be the biggest yet.
Each ride is fully supported with rest stops, route markings and SAG vehicles. Snacks, water, and port-a-potties will be provided at all rest stops. All rides start and end at Grace Gardens. After the ride there will be plenty of food, drinks, and vendor booths.
Each year the Chile Pepper Challenge raises thousands of dollars for local charities. This year all proceeds will go to the benefit of The Humane Society of El Paso. The Humane Society of El Paso is a non-profit shelter dedicated to building a better community of all animals through education, adoptions, foster-care, volunteer work and community events. The Humane Society is the oldest and largest no-kill animal shelter in El Paso, in continuous operation for over 66 years.
The Chile Pepper Challenge offers routes and distances for cyclists of all skill levels and ambition. Five ride alternatives and start times are available: 100 miles — 7:00 a.m. 61 miles — 7:30 a.m. 40 miles — 8:00 a.m. 25 miles — 8:30 a.m. 10 mile — 9:00 a.m.
Children of the Hisatsinom: The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi
Summertime has always been one of the best times of the year to check out new exhibits in El Paso Museums. The El Paso Museum of Archaeology has a new exhibit called the Children of The Children of the Hisatsinom; The Artistic Tradition of the Hopi. This exhibition will be running until September 1st.
Since ancient times the Hopi people or Hopituh Shi-nu-mu (the peaceful people) have lived in the Southwest, maintaining their sacred covenant with Maasaw, the keeper of the earth, living as peaceful farmers who are respectful of the land and its resources. Descendants of the Ancestral Pueblo peoples, the Hopi continue to live following many of the old traditions that have been passed down for generations. The purpose of this exhibit is to showcase the many arts that the Hopi use to communicate elements of their culture and traditions to a wider audience. From basketry to pottery to the carving of beautiful katsina dolls, the Hopi continue to express their deep, rich history through the creative works of their artisans.
MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
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). This season of Music Under The Stars will be an exciting one.
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. 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.
2018 Chamizal Concert Schedule
June 24 Noche Ranchera featuring Mariachi Flor de Toloache
2018 Cohen Stadium Concert Schedule
July 4 Fireworks Spectacular with Frank Ray
July 8 Gedeon Luke & The People
July 15 Chicano Batman
July 22 Queen Nation
INSIGHTS – ZOOTOPIA STEAM SUMMER CAMP
The Insights Museum is putting on some exciting Summer Camps all summer long. One of those exciting camps is the Zootopia Steam Summer Camp which takes place from August 6th- August 10th. The Insights is hosting multiple science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) summer camps at UTEP throughout the summer of 2018. These camps provide a fun engaging environment for your kids to dive into in hands-on activities designed to review state educational standards (TEKs) for each grade level. They’re a great way to keep your kids engaged this summer and get ready for the start of the school year. All Insights STEAM summer camps are designed and run by certified teachers with the help of UTEP students training to become Math and Science teachers. Students will learn problem-solving skills as they tackle challenges with real-world connections. We offer three great STEAM summer camps:
Jump into the world of animals and zoos through a variety of STEAM lessons and activities! Campers will craft a scale model replicating some of El Paso Zoo’s most popular animal attractions, play BINGO while identifying biomes from around the world, and adapt their own “bird beaks” to eat the most candy. Campers will also explore what makes up the world animals live in by identifying the non-living parts of our environment, role-playing photosynthesis, creating an edible rock cycle, and much more.
Event Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Venue: UTEP’s Centennial M useum and Desert Gardens
Admission:$100Age Group:Ages 9-11
Contact Phone Number:915-534-0000
VIVA EL PASO
Picture Credit: Viva El Paso
Be a part of history as Viva! El Paso returns to the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, Celebrating 41 Years! 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!
Please note dates are subject to change. For information related to inclement weather during events please contact 915-534-0674.
Photo Credit: Yanni Works
Legendary performer and composer Yanni has will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of “Live At The Acropolis” with a world tour that will launch this spring in the United States. Yanni has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide and has sold more than 25 million albums around the world. The maestro will kick off the “Yanni 25 – Live At The Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour” will roll through El Paso to delight audiences at the Abraham Chavez Theatre on June 14, 2018. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event!
His concerts are legendary. Yanni returns with a worldwide tour performing in over 60 concerts through the USA, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Puerto Rico and Panama over the past 10 months.
This is Yanni as you know him best, performing his instrumental hits from shows that have become famous around the world. Fans will witness Yanni and his world-class musicians as they take the stage to perform his greatest instrumental hits made famous in his shows from The Acropolis in Greece, The Taj Mahal in India, The Forbidden City in China and The Royal Albert Hall in England.
Dave Chappelle & John Stewart
Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart are joining forces for a stand-up comedy tour. The two announced that they are performing together during an exclusive, limited run of shows in June. The seven tour dates will take place in Boston, Houston and El Paso. The two performed together in August 2017 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The former “Chappelle’s Show” star recently released comedy specials on Netflix. Stewart announced last year that he will film new stand-up specials for the first time in 20 years, though the release date is still unknown. This tour will make its El Paso stops on June 23rd and June 24th at the Abraham Chavez Theatre.
Chappelle and Stewart will sell their tickets through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan service. Hopeful ticket-buyers can register now through Wednesday for Verified Fan; tickets for registered fans go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time.
No cell phones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smartwatches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.
Hike with Mom
Do you have any Mother’s Day traditions? It’s never too late to start your own tradition of getting outside with your mom or kids for some quality time in Nature. On Sunday, May 6th Hueco Tanks will be hosting a Hike with Mom. Join Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site staff and enjoy one of the most rewarding views of El Paso and surrounding mountains. Tour is limited to 25 participants and reservations are required. Cost is $9 per adults 13 and above and $2 per child ages 5-12. Guests are being advised to please bring water and wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
At Hueco Tanks, you can hike, rock climb, bird watch, study nature and history, picnic and stargaze. Visitors can take guided and self-guided tours to view rock imagery. Hueco Tanks is mainly a day-use park. However, there are 20 campsites. Access to the park is restricted to protect its fragile resources. Hueco Tanks has guided and self-guided areas
MIGHTY MUJER TRIATHLON
Photo Credits: Mighty Mujer Triathlon
A very exciting race is happening in El Paso on April 21st at Memorial Park. Mighty Mujer Triathlon is an all-female race featuring two distances: Super Sprint and Sprint. Both distances start with a 300-yard swim in an indoor pool. The course then takes athletes on a challenging and rewarding bike route (1 loop for Super Sprint, 2 loops for Sprint). The race finishes off with a run through the beautiful Memorial Park area of Central El Paso (2 loops for Super Sprint, 3 loops for Sprint).
Mighty Mujer Triathlon empowers and supports new and experienced triathletes with fun and informative lead-up events and fantastic support on race day! One of the great races in El Paso that brings the community together.
Venue: Memorial Park Pool
Admission: April 1 – April 20
MOZART BY MOONLIGHT
Experience the magical music of Mozart like never before when we present Mozart by Moonlight Saturday May 5th in McKelligon Canyon’s Amphitheater. Metropolitan opera tenor Brian Downen, baritone Ricardo Herrera, mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke, soprano Kellie Rumba Rattay and the Young Artists of El Paso Opera collaborate with conductor Bohuslav Rattay and orchestra for a concert of arias and ensembles from various Mozart operas. A memorable evening of beautiful music and atmosphere for the entire family!
Tickets on sale now by calling the box office at 581-5534, online on our website, or Ticketmaster.
$30 Adult Ticket Price
$15 Children Ticket Price
$50 VIP Seating (first three rows)
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