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Rodney Carrington — The comedian, actor, singer, and Texas native brings his “Here Comes the Truth” tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $42.25 to $177.25. For mature audiences only.
Rodney broke through with his major label comedy CD debut “Hangin’ with Rodney” in 1998. The next few years saw nine more Top 10 comedy albums.
The Coteries — The Colorado trio performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
Carnage ‘Rare’ Fest — Popular DJ Carnage’s “Rare” fest returns at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Special guests include Rae Sremmurd and Getter, as well as Lost Kings, Trill Sammy and Gommi. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).
Carnage has collaborated with some of music’s top DJs and rappers, culminating in such hit songs as “Liger,” “Homie” and “Guala.” He performed at the Coliseum last year to a sold-out crowd.
The popular Mississippi hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd recently won a 2017 Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Collaboration for “Black Beatles.” California-born Getter is a DJ, rapper and comedian, and performs dubstep, trap and house music.
Flans — The all-Mexicana group performs their biggest hits at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at The Plaza Theatre as part of their “Así Somos” Tour. Tickets: $48-$140 (Ticketmaster)
Flans grew in popularity in the 80s and 90s, dominating the airwaves and amassing a large following.
Jo Koy — The comedian Jo Koy brings his wild and energetic show to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$45; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. He pulls inspiration from his family, especially his son. This year, the comedian broke a record for the most tickets sold by a single artist at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu, with 11 sold-out shows and over 23,000 tickets.
Valentine’s Super Love Jam — Rose Royce, Peaches and Herb, GQ, Color Me Badd, Lighter Shade of Brown, Malo, JoJo/Mary Jane Girls, The Chi-Lites, The Moments and Eddie Holmanare are featured at this year’s Love Jam at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $28 and $50 (Ticketmaster).
Paul Anka — The legendary singer and songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Anka wrote songs for artist like Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis and Buddy Holly in addition to his own hits like “Put Your Head on My Shoulder, “Lonely Boy,” “Puppy Love” and more. Tickets: $49-$169 (Ticketmaster). Event rescheduled from Nov. 5.
Anka’s two most recent albums, “Rock Swings” and “Classic Songs, My Way,” feature songs created by rock performers like Nirvana and Van Halen.
Blake Shelton — The country superstar’s “Country Music Freaks” Tour comes to Las Cruces, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and special guest Trace Adkins. Tickets: $43-$92. VIP packages (starting at $179), and 3D collector tickets also offered.
The tour will showcase Shelton’s fan favorites along with music from Shelton’s latest project “Texoma Shore,” featuring the hit single “I’ll Name the Dogs.”
Eldredge brought his 2017 self-titled album to the top of Billboard’s all-genre Top Album Sales and Country Albums charts. Pearce released her debut album “Every Little Thing” and was one of only three females to reach Top 10 this year on country radio. Adkins, a star on the country scene for over 20 years with several No. 1 hits, has also acted on TV and films.
Slaid Cleaves — The Austin folk singer performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Buckhorn Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M. as part of the Mimbres Region Arts Council’s Indie/Folk Series. Tickets: $20; $15 MRAC members. Information: (575) 538-2505 or mimbresarts.org.
R&B and blues singer Missy Andersen Experience performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10.
Aaron Watson — The Texas country musician performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. The West Texas native and up-and-coming country star’s new album is “Vaquero.” Tickets: $22-$108 (Ticketmaster).
Dancing with The Stars Live! — The hottest dance show on television returns with “Light Up the Night” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Abraham Chavez Theater, with many of the show’s professional dancers performing ballroom and contemporary dances from the ABC hit show. Full cast to be announced. Tickets: $45, $55 and $75. VIP packages: $199 to $599 (Ticketmaster).
Shen Yun 2018 — The celebration of 5,000 years of Chinese culture through music and dance returns to the area for three shows March 3-4, at The Plaza Theatre, with an all-new program with live orchestra. Performances are 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $80-$120. Information: 1-800-380-8265 or ShenYun.com/El-Paso.
The performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops together in one performance “heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales.”
Duo Baldo — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with the duo of violinist Brad Repp, and pianist and actor Aldo Gentileschi at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets: $30; $10 age 6-25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 544-2022 or showtimeelpaso.com.
Repp and Gentileschi combine virtuosic musicianship, theatrical humor and pop culture.
‘Goodnight Moon’ — Impact|Programs of Excellence presents the staged adaptation of two familiar bedtime books by Margaret Wise Brown at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at Lee Ross Capshaw Auditorium (in Coronado High School). In “Goodnight Moon,” a young rabbit goes through the bedtime-ritual of saying goodnight to every object in sight, and in his imagination. In “The Runaway Bunny,” a young bunny tells his mother he wants to run away, and so begins an imaginary chase. Information: 545-5068 or impactprogramsofexcellence.org.
Steve Aoki — The two-time Grammy nominated producer and DJ performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, at El Paso County Coliseum for his “Kolony Tour” with Brooklyn born rapper and producer, Desiigner. Tickets: $25-$36; VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Aoki started his music career by founding his own record label in 1996. He has since collaborated with some of the music genre’s top artists. Some of his biggest hits include “Pursuit of Happiness,” “Warp 1.9.,” “I’m in the House” and the current smash release “Mic Drop,” featuring Desiigner and BTS.
Aoki was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 for Best Dance/Electronica Album for “Wonderland” and won a Billboard Music Award for Best Mix Album of the Year for “Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles” in 2008.
One dollar from every ticket sold donated to Aoki Foundation, supporting brain science and research.
TobyMac — The Christian rocker headlines the 2018 “Hits Deep Tour” is 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Ryan Stevenson and Finding Favour. Presented by Food for the Hungry. Tickets: $15-$70 (Ticketmaster). Information: awakeningevents.com.
With more than 11 million units in career sales and seven Grammy Awards, TobyMac’s most recent studio album, “This is Not a Test,” garnered a Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award nomination and a debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.
‘Dirty Dancing’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the worldwide smash hit at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11-12, at The Plaza Theatre, with smash hits “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Tickets: $35-$70 at(Ticketmaster).
It’s the summer of 1963, and 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents. Baby discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles upon the staff quarters where an all-night dance party is in full swing. Mesmerized by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of the resort dance instructor.
Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo performs at 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets: $29-$89 through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
At their peak in the 1970s, Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s controversial comedy reflected the lifestyle and attitudes of the underground drug culture. They released a chain of hit records and created several cult classic films, including their debut movie, “Up in Smoke.”
La Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga — The popular Mexican group performs at 8 p.m. March 17, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $39, $59, $79, $99 and $129. (Ticketmaster).
‘Tejano Legends’ — Grammy winners Ruben Ramos and Johnny Hernandez headline the Tex-Mex music style tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $25 to $45(Ticketmaster).
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo – One of rock’s most successful unions presents and intimate acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50 to $92; (Ticketmaster). VIP tickets available online only: $192-$392.50
Spanning close to 35 years, Giraldo and Benatar’s repertoire includes chart-topping hits such as ”Love is a Battlefield,” “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “We Belong,” “Heartbreaker,” and “Invincible.” Benatar and Giraldo, both successful as a rock duo and in marriage, will present a stripped-down, intimate performance of their classic hits.
Bad Bunny — One of biggest rising stars in Latin trap music presents his ““La Nueva Religión Tour” at 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the El Paso County Coliseum. His Dec. 15 show at the Coliseum sold out. Tickets are $61-$141 (Ticketmaster).
Bad Bunny, born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a singer, songwriter and producer of Latin trap, rap and hip-hop music. The 23-year-old emerged in 2016 and burst onto the music scene last year behind the hit songs, “Mayores,” “Soy Peor” and “Chambea,” as well as several chart-topping collaborations with some of the top names in reggaeton and rap, such as “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola” with J Balvin and “Krippy Kush” with Farruko and Nicki Minaj. His success resulted in 15 songs appearing on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart in 2017 alone.
Romeo Santos — “The King” bachata singer and former lead vocalist of Aventura presents his “Golden Tour” at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75-$103.75; includes some VIP tickets available (Ticketmaster).
His “Formula Vol. 1” debut album put three singles on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and also garnered a Grammy nomination. His sophomore album Formula, Vol. 2, became the best-selling Latin album of 2014. His latest solo single on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs is “Belly y Sensual,” with reggaeton artists Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam.
Chicago — The legendary rock band and El Paso favorite returns at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
Chicago, came in at No. 9 as the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists, and is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.
Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lifetime achievements include two Grammy Awards. Record sales top the 100 million mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive No. 1 albums, 11 No. 1 singles and five Gold singles. Of their 36 albums, 25 have been certified platinum.
Portions of ticket sales also benefit the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, which seeks a cure for a fatal children’s disease.
Alicia Villarreal — The Grammy-nominated Mexican singer performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 1, at the Plaza Theatre for her “La Villarreal Tour.” Tickets: $45-$110 (Ticketmaster).
Villarreal’s success includes an 8-year stint with Grupo Limite as the lead singer before branching out to launch several chart-topping solo projects.
‘Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the “World’s Most Successful Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical,” now in its 27th year, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $30-$60 (Ticketmaster).
“Buddy” tells the story of Buddy Holly through his short yet spectacular career, and features the classic songs, “That’ll Be the Day,” “Not Fade Away,” “Oh Boy,” Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace” and more.
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman — The Latin pop-rock divas bring their “Versus World Tour” to El Paso at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets start at $43. VIP packages available (Ticketmaster).
Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzmán are two of the most representative icons in Spanish-language music. The ‘VERSUS World Tour’ recently earned a nomination for Latin Tour of the Year at the Pollstar Awards.
Thomas Rhett — ACM Male Vocalist of the Year, Thomas Rhett, brings his “Life Changes Tour” to Las Cruces at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at NMSU’s Pan American Center, with Brett Young and Jillian Jacqueline. Tickets: Tickets: $36.25-$80.25 (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1420.
Rhett scored his first No. 1 hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This” and has since reached that spot on the Country Airplay charts eight more times. Young also reached No. 1 with his hit, “In Case You Didn’t Know.”
Texas Country Music Fest — Randy Rogers Band headlines the 2nd annual event at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the El Paso Country Coliseum, with special gusts Tracy Byrd and other country artists from Texas. Tickets start at $25 (Ticketmaster). Information: 533-9899 or TexasCMF.com.
A Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Pavilion Pre-Party is 5 to 7 p.m. with food trucks and family-friendly activities.
The Randy Rogers Band’s hits include “Kiss Me in The Dark,” “In My Arms Tonight” and “Tequila Eyes.” Their last four studio albums made their debut at No. 1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.
Tracy Byrd, a 6-Time gold record album holder, is known for hits like “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous,” “Watermelon Crawl” and “The Keeper of the Stars.”
Maluma — The popular Colombian reggaeton singer returns to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, April 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. His performance earlier this year sold out. Tickets: $50.50, $80.50, $100.50, $120.50 and $150.50 (Ticketmaster).
At just 23, the talented singer-songwriter has been soaring on the Latin charts, most recently behind the hits, “Felices Los 4,” which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart, and his latest release, “Corazón.” He is one of social media’s most popular artists with more than 23 million Facebook fans, 4.7 million Twitter followers and 29.3 million Instagram followers.
The multiple Latin Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award nominee is still enjoying the success of his 2015 album, “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy,” and its top songs, “Sin Contrato” and “El Perdedor,” as well as his hit collaborations “Chantaje” with award-winner Shakira, and popular party track “Vente Pa’ Ca” with Ricky Martin. His forthcoming album is titled “X.”
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit — The two-time Grammy Award winner and his band perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Plaza Theatre, in support of their highly acclaimed album “The Nashville Sound.” Special guest is Richard Thompson. Tickets: $30-$57.50 (Ticketmaster).
Isbell started his music career in Alabama with the Drive-By Truckers. He has been called by critics one of America’s “thoroughbred songwriters” for hits like “If We Were Vampires.”
“The Nashville Sound” has been nominated for two 2018 Grammy Awards – Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song.
David Sedaris — The best-selling comic author and humorist appears at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $24.75 to $52.50 (Ticketmaster).
Sedaris, known for his sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, has become one of America’s prominent humor writers. Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, Sedaris is the author of “Barrel Fever,” “Holidays on Ice,” “Naked,” “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,” “When You Are Engulfed in Flames,” “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” and “Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002).” He also is the author of “Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary,” a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer.
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written a half-dozen plays.
A forthcoming book of essays, “Calypso,” is set to be published June 2018, and a second volume of his diaries is expected for summer 2019.
Gordon Lightfoot — The folk/pop legend performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2014, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46.50-$86.50 (Ticketmaster).
Lightfoot’s song catalog spans 50 years, including such immortals as, “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” "(That's What You Get) For Lovin Me," "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Cold on The Shoulder." He has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. Lightfoot was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame which honored his role in defining the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and ‘70s.
Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most respected rock singers performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. (Ticketmaster).
Bunbury got involved in music in the early 1980s, and joined the group Zumo de Vidrio, in 1984 as lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play “The Importance of Being Earnest,” the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997.
Enrique Bunbury — One of Spain’s most respected rock singers performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $59.50-$89.50. (Ticketmaster).
Bunbury got involved in music in the early 1980s, and joined the group Zumo de Vidrio, in 1984 as lead vocalist. After adopting the nickname of Bunbury, taken from the Oscar Wilde stage play The Importance of Being Earnest, the musician teamed up with Héroes del Silencio, becoming a major number in the Hispanic rock scene. The band eventually broke up in 1996 and Bunbury started his solo career in 1997.
Juanes — The multiple Latin Grammy Award, Grammy Award and Billboard Latin Music Award winner and nominee’s “Amarte Tour” is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at El Paso County Coliseum with Mon Laferte. Tickets: $36.95-$126.95; VIP packages start at $375 (Ticketmaster).
Born in Colombia, Juanes fronted the band Ekhymosis for more than 10 years before breaking out on a successful solo career with his 2000 release, “Fijate Bien,” and his certified platinum second release, “Un Día Normal,” in 2002. He won his first of 23 Grammy Awards in 2008.
This year, his nominations included Album of the Year and Best Pop/Rock Album for “Mis Planes Son Amarte”; Record of the Year for “Amárrame” with Mon Laferte, and “El Ratico” with Kali Uchis; and Song of the Year and Best Alternative Song for “Amárrame.”
Fleet Foxes — The American indie-folk band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, in support of their first album in six years, “Crack-up.” Tickets: start at $29.50 (Ticketmaster).
Natalia Lafourcade — The Grammy & Latin Grammy winner performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Plaza Theatre, featuring acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos. Her October 2017 show at the Plaza sold out. Tickets: $35-$50 (Ticketmaster)
Lafourcade has won nine Latin Grammy awards, including “Best Folk Album” in 2017 for “Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos, Vol. 1)”. Lafourcade won “Best Long Form Video” for “Musas, El Documental.” She was featured on Disney Pixar’s “Coco” soundtrack.
Lafourcade led all Latin Grammy 2016 winners with five awards for “Hasta La Raiz” including "Song of The Year," "Recording of The Year," "Best Alternative Music Album," "Best Alternative Song," and "Best Engineered Album.”
Neon Desert Music Festival — The 8th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 26-27, in Downtown El Paso. Early bird tickets: $99 two-day general admission; VIP packages are $275-$550; online at neondesertmusicfestival.com. Information: neondesert.com.
Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ — Broadway in El Paso presents the borderland premiere of the World Number One Musical May 30-June 10, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$80. (Ticketmaster). VIP packages: $127. Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (June 6), Wednesdays, and Thursday (May 31); 8 p.m. Friday shows; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday (June 7).
More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon, which has won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Tony-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. Music by Tony-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice.
Yanni — The legendary performer and composer celebrates the 25th Anniversary of his iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $60 to $125 (Ticketmaster).
“Live at the Acropolis” was released in 1994 and was Yanni’s first live album and concert video. Recorded at the Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra from London, the concert took a year and a half to complete. The album was made into a public television special. “Live at the Acropolis” became the second best-selling music video of all time.
Yanni has also performed at the Taj Mahal in India, the Forbidden City in China, the Royal Albert Hall in England, the Pyramids in Egypt and El Morro in Puerto Rico. He has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide and has sold more than 25 million albums around the world.
Glenn Miller Orchestra — The band performs many of the original arrangements of hits by the legendary Glenn Miller at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $46, $55 and $64 (Ticketmaster).
Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and ’40s. The orchestra, with 20 musicians and singers, performs such classics as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls” and “Tuxedo Junction.”
Pepe Aguilar y Familia presentan Jaripeo Sin Fronteras — The award-winning Latin superstar Pepe Aguilar performs with special guests at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $71, $91, $126 and $176.50 (Ticketmaster).
Aguilar has been nominated for five Grammy Awards, winning three times for Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album and once for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. He also has been nominated for 16 Latin Grammy Awards, winning four for Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album.
Taking the stage with Aguilar will be his son, banda and norteño singer Leonardo Aguilar, and daughter and rising star Ángela Aguilar. Also performing will be singer Christian Nodal, whose debut single “Adiós Amor” topped the Latin music charts in 2017; Mariachi Zacatecano; Banda Azul Tequila; famed charro Tomás Garcilazo; Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey; bull riders and bull fighters; and more.
Fall Out Boy — The multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award winning rock band Fall Out Boy performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, in support of their new album, MANIA. Special guest is Machine Gun Kelly. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster.
Venues & series
El Paso Comic Strip — 1201 Airway. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, unless otherwise listed. Closed Sunday, Feb. 4. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), laff2nite.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
• Jan. 25-28: Alex Ortiz
• Feb. 1-3: JC Currias with James Frey.
• Feb. 14-18: Jon Stringer with Jason Cheny.
Raymond Orta presents a special taping at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission; $25 front 50 VIP and $30 VIP booth.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets for most shows are $10 general admission; $12 day of show, unless otherwise listed. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• Radio Moscow — Psychedelic rock band, 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, with Amplified Heat. Tickets: $15-$18.
• Modern Measure — The electronic duo performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, with Manners.
• Softest Hard — The DJ performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.
• Black Sabbitch — The all-female Black Sabbath Tribute performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, with arsonkill.
• Mako — LA DJ duo, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Tickets: $15-$20.
• Money Chicha — The Austin chicha band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, with Dos Santos.
• J.I.D. + Earthgang — The hip-hop artists perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, with Chaz French and Lute. Age 16 and older admitted. Tickets: $15 (VIP $65).
• Mirrors for Psychic Warfare — The rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
• Jerry Folk and SAINT WKND — The electronic artists’ “Foreign Affair Tour” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Thunderpussy — Rock band, 9 p.m. Monday, March 12.
• Shopping — The post-punk band performs 10 p.m. Friday, March 16, with French Vanilla. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Kolars — The pop/rock group performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, March 18, with Escondido. Tickets: $12-$15.
• Acid Dad — The punk band performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, with Psychotic Reaction.
• Triathlon — The rock band performs 10 p.m. Saturday, March 24, with Inner Wave and L. Martin. Tickets: $25-$18.
• Lincoln Durham — The eclectic folk rock musician performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, with the Ghost Wolves.
• The Distillers — The punk band performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, April 29. Concert sold out at press time.
• Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso UFO — Japanese psychedelic rock, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3.
• Chad Valley — The electronic musician performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Tickets: $13-$15.
Club Here I Love You — 115 S. Durango. Specializing in electronic and DJ music. Most events are 18 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets on eventbrite.com. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Take the Ride with Lee Reynolds & Porkchop is 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets: $17.95.
• George Fitzgerald performs at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Tickets: $17.95
• Volac’s Russia Style North American Tour is 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Tickets: $14.71.
• Billy Kenny’s “Milky Way Tour” is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Tickets: $17.95.
Tricky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages, unless listed otherwise. Listings also cover shows in the Perch (former Bowie Feathers location). Information: 351-9909. Tickets at trickyfalls.com, holdmyticket.com or ticketfly.com.
• Yung Gleesh — The hip-hop artist performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, with Y$P, KlayKoH JayoH, Mic, Rob$ta, Benny St. and Quince. Tickets: $15 general admission: $55 VIP meet and greet.
• Skinlab — The metal band’s Brothers in Blood Tour is 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, with Pissing Razors and Shattered Sun. Tickets: $16-$19.
• Strfkr —The Portland indie rockers perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Tickets: $20-$22.
• Koffin Kats — The psychobilly band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in the Perch, with the Slicks and F Bombs. Tickets: $10.
• David Dondero — The American indie folk singer and songwriter performs Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the Perch, with Javier Martinez, Sleepspent and Gytrash. Tickets: $8.
• Grails — The experimental rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Perch. Tickets: $14-$17.
• Eyes Set to Kill — The post-hardcore band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16. Tickets: $10-$13.
• Nothing More — The metal band’s “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” Tour is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, with The Contortionist and Big Story. Tickets: $17 general admission ($75 and $125 VIP packages).
• Hippie Sabotage — The EDM group’s Path of Righteousness Tour is 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13. Tickets: $15 early bird general admission; $80 VIP.
• Mobley — The producer, singer and songwriter performs 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Perch, with Sha’vonne. Tickets: $5.
• Nina Diaz — The lead singer for Girl in a Coma performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, with Wild Moccasins. Tickets: $7-$10.
• Calexico — The Tex-Mex indie rock band performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 19, with Ryley Walker. Tickets: $25-$30.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• The Brazilian metal band Claustrophobia performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Special guests: La Muerte, Hereafter the Wave and Soren. Admission: $10.
• A Night of Tributes is 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, with tributes to Subline and Metallica.
• Bobaflex presents a free show at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Admission: $5.
• Alterbeast performs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, with GrindMother. Admission: $10.
• Antichrist — The black metal band performs at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19, with local support. Call for cost.
• The American Armageddon Tour featuring Impiety, Divine Evil, Gravehill, Satanik Goat Ritual and Terrorist is 7 p.m. Friday, April 6. Admission: $12.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
Pre-show buffets begin two hours prior to show; cost is $20.
• “Stomp” — The explosive hit musical is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Tickets: $39-$69.
• The Ten Tenors — Australia’s most debonair musical export performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, with a dynamic mix of vocal power ranging from high-tone opera, to jazz, disco, modern and classic pop. Tickets: $39-$69.
• Popovich Comedy Pet Theater — Las Vegas “Entertainer of the Year” and big top tent star Gregory Popovich and his amazing cast of rescue pets perform at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, with a family-oriented blend of circus-styled comedy and juggling, and the amazing talents of Popovich’s furry friends. There are more than 30 pets in the show, each one – cats, dogs, birds, and other four-legged friends – were rescued by Popovich from animal shelters and given a new leash on life. Tickets: $39-$49.
• Robert Earl Keen — The Texas singer, songwriter performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 24. More than three decades into his career, with an audience calling-card anthem of “And the party never ends,” Keen’s songs have spotlighted coarse characters living the high-life; arrogant fools falling into the down-and-out, and the humbling struggles of mid-life. Tickets: $39-$69.
Flickinger Center for Performing Arts — 1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Information: (575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
• Bettman & Halpin and Chocolate Buffet — The folk/Americana duo perform for the annual Valentine’s Day event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Their concerts combine upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, ballads and feel-good song. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry.
• ABBA Mania — The world’s No. 1 touring ABBA tribute concert comes to Alamogordo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Tickets: $19-$40.
• ‘The Great Gatsby’ — National Players present the play based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. This fast-paced adaptation of Fitzgerald’s novel brings the Jazz Age of New York to life as Daisy’s cousin Nick guides the audience through a world where love, opportunity, deception, and tragedy are always just around the corner.
• The Imago Dei Academy presents “Shakespeare” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Call for admission.
• BYU Theater Ballet — Brigham Young University’s top ballet touring company performs at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9. Prince and Princess pre-party precedes the performance.
• Kevin Johnson — The 2017-18 Premier Series closes with the ventriloquist at 7 p.m. Friday, March 23. Recognized as one of the world’s top ten ventriloquists Kevin is mostly known from his appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. He started at San Diego’s Legoland California Theme Park where he performed 8,824 shows in nine years. He was twice honored as the “Best Male Performer” at any amusement park in the world.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Shows start at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
Tickets to all listed shows: $29-$89.
• Josh Turner - The country star performs Friday, Feb. 23.
• Cheech & Chong — The comedy duo performs Friday, March 16.
• Kane Brown — Saturday, March 17. Tickets sold out at press time.
• Mariachi Vargas de Tecatlán — The “greatest mariachi group in the world” performs Friday, April 6.
• Clint Black — The country music star performs Saturday, April 7.
• Eastern Corbin — The country artist performs Friday, April 27.
NM Tech Performing Arts Series — Performances are 7:30 p.m. at New Mexico Tech’s Macey Center in Socorro, N.M. Information: nmtpas.org.
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a History of Tango with QTango Monday, Jan. 29. Admission is free.
• Scaffolding Theatre presents the musical “Five Course Love” Friday, Feb. 9. Tickets: $18 ($16 senior; $8 youth)
• Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theatre is Friday, Feb. 23. Tickets: $20 ($18 senior; $10 youth).
• Jesus Muñoz Flamenco is Friday, March 23. Tickets: $22 ($20 senior; $10 youth $5).
• Presidential Chamber Music Series presents a Strings and Oboe performance with Robert Ingliss, Krzysztof Zimowski and James Holland, Monday, March 26. Admission is free.
The 23rd annual Community Arts Party begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, with arts workshops for all ages. Admission is free.
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