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Los Angeles Azules — The internationally popular cumbia sinfoncia group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $40-$125 (Ticketmaster).
Los Ángeles Azules was formed in Mexico City by the Mejía Avante family in 1976. The group, which specializes in grupera music, released the album “Inolvidables” in 1996 and have since produced more than 30 hit albums.
Pancho Barraza — The Mexican singer-songwriter performs at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Plaza Theater. Tickets: $59-$119 (Ticketmaster).
The Piano Guys — The Piano Guys return to El Paso with their highly original blend of classical music and pop at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets: $59-$79; VIP tickets $134.50 (Ticketmaster)
Hailing from Utah, the Piano Guys are four dads who became an Internet sensation with more than 500 million YouTube views.
Janie Fricke — The country music star performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the T or C Civic Center, 400 West 4th Street, in Truth or Consequences, N.M., with opening acts Tudy Romero & the Silver Bullets, and Moore & Moore. Part of the 70th annual T or C “Wild West” Fiesta. Cost: $30 in advance (available at KCHSradio.com); $40 at the door. Information: KCHS Radio, (575) 894-4200.
Slayer — The trash metal legends perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. Tickets: $43-$83; VIP packages are $192 (Ticketmaster).
Piso 21 — The Columbian Latin pop group performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Plaza Theatre. The group is best known for hit singles like “Me Llamas,” “Besándote,” and “Déjala Que Vuelva.” Tickets: $40-$130 (Ticketmaster).
Beginnings: The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago — Showtime! El Paso closes its season with a tribute to the golden age of Chicago at 7 p.m. Saturday May 11, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Individual tickets are $30 at the door ($10 ages 6-18, or students with ID up to age 25). Information: 247-2726 or showtimeelpaso.com.
Beginnings’ eight-member band re-creates the classic, brass-blazoned rock of Chicago, the superstar group that has had five No. 1 albums and 20 Top Ten hits.
Gran Baile Dia de las Madres — The Mothers Day Dance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at El Paso County Coliseum, with Roberto Tapia and La Adictiva Banda San Jose de Mesillas. Tickets: $25-$60 (Ticketmaster).
Thunder from Down Under — The internationally acclaimed male revue from Australia presents their 2019 “Girls’ Night Outback” World Tour at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Plaza Theatre, with dance, gymnastics, break dancing, colorful costumes, humor and hard bodies. Must be 18 or older to attend. Tickets: $20-$50 (Ticketmaster).
Paul Rodriguez — The “Original Latin King of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16-18, at El Paso Comic Strip, 201 Airway. Tickets: $22 general admission; $27 VIP and front 50 seats (Ticketweb.com). Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
The Latin Breed — The tejano band’s 50th Anniversary Tour Concert is 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Hailing from San Antonio, The Latin Breed has brought a style and culture that has ignited the music word on fire. Tickets: $40 in advance; $50 day show; available at eventbrite.com. Eight tickets reserve a table. Information: 562-1444. or elmaida.com.
Wisin & Yandel — One of Latin music’s most iconic duos’ “Como Antes Tour” is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets start at $46 (Ticketmaster).
The multiplatinum Latin pop and reggaetón rappers, both from Cayey, Puerto Rico, teamed up 14 years ago, earning a Grammy Award and two Latin Grammy Awards.
Lil Pump and Lil Skies — The rap and hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Miami rapper Lil Pump’s hits include “D Rose,’ Broke My Wrist,” and “Movin’,” and Lil Skies’ latest hits include “Life of a Dark Rose,” and “Nowadays.” Tickets: $41-$86; VIP packages, $56-$199 (Ticketmaster).
Cardi B — The superstar rapper and hip-hop artist, who this year became the first female solo artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the El Paso County Coliseum, 4100 E. Paisano. Tickets: $80-$600 (Ticketmaster).
Born Belacalis Marlenis Almánzar in the Bronx in 1992, Cardi B burst onto the entertainment scene in 2015 as a breakout star on the reality TV series, “Love & Hip Hop: New York.”
In 2017, she released her smash debut single, “Bodak Yellow,” which reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, followed by “Money.” Her 2018 debut studio album, “Invasion of Privacy,” featured hit songs “Bartier Cardi,” “Be Careful,” Ring” and the current chart-topper, “I Like It.”
Her latest hit singles include “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 and “Please Me” with Bruno Mars.
Cardi B has been nominated for seven Grammy Awards in addition to winning for “Invasion of Privacy.”
New Kids On the Block — The 1980s “boy band” legends bring their Mix Tape Tour to El Paso at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guests hip-hop icons Salt N Pepa, Naughty By Nature, and pop stars Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Tickets: $33.20-$83.20; VIP seats available various prices (Ticketmaster).
Special Meet & Greet Upgrade with New Kids on the Block is $399. Meet & Greet package for Tiffany and Debbie Gibson is $200 (both artists also have individual meet & greet packages available).
Festival del Bolero — Raúl Di Blasio, “El Piano de American” will be part of the first Bolero Festival 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Plaza Theatre, with Carlos Cuevas, aka “Mr. Bolero.” Tickets: $59-$149 (Ticketmaster).
NeedToBreathe — The Grammy-nominated Christian rock band presents their Acoustic Live Tour at 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Their most recent album “Hardlove” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Tickets: $39.50-$89.50 (Ticketmaster).
The show represents more than a decade of music from five of the band’s six studio albums.
Neon Desert Music Festival — The 9th annual music festival 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, in Downtown El Paso, with headliners including Wiz Khalifa, Rezz, Steve Aoki and Tory Lanez. Two-day general admission is $99 (VIP packages $259 and $499). Payment plans available. Information: neondesert.com or on Facebook.
Saturday’s lineup: Rezz, Miguel, Steve Aoki, Tory Lanez, Don Omar, Tyga, Dashboard Confessional, Shoreline Mafia, Arizona, Ximena Sariñana, Paul Well, Quin NFN, CIc, Ribo Ruckus, Pet People, Miijas, Verse, Roman Rouge, the Anhedonians and Dizz Brew.
Sunday’s line up: Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Kali Uchis, Gunna, Deorro, Tchami, Chicano Batman, LovelyTheBand, Sales, Bane’s World, Inner Wave, Diamante Eléctrico, Holy Wave, Midnight Generation, The Murder Police, Adrian Stresow, Lavell Jones, Lunas, Juice and the Suds, Jordan Taylor, and Homerun Derby.
Omar Chaparro — The singer, comedian, actor and media personality performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $49.99-$89.99 (Ticketmaster).
Los Mandamientos De Una Mejor Chingona — The conference of four Mexican divas is 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Plaza Theatre. The four will lead of series of lectures about family and professional challenges they have faced, and how they have managed to overcome them. Tickets: $45-$99 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin and Martin Short — The two American comedy legends’ “Now Your See Them, Soon You Won’t” show is 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko. With a mix of storytelling, song, and comedy, the event showcases the artistry of the two longtime friends, who both have had major comedic careers in both TV and film. The show includes Steve Martin’s banjo-playing and Martin Short’s singing and celebrity impersonations. Tickets: $79.75-$299 (Ticketmaster).
Steve Martin has earned an Academy Award, five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. He began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” for which he earned his first Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Martin was also a regular on the Tonight Show and began a series of hosting roles on “Saturday Night Live.”
Martin Short won his first Emmy in 1982 working on Canada’s SCTV Comedy Network, which brought him to the attention of the producers of “SNL.” He became an “SNL” fan-favorite for his portrayal of characters such as Ed Grimley, lawyer Nathan Thurm and “legendary songwriter” Irving Cohen.
Alejandra Guzmán — The Mexican rock diva, “La Rockera,” brings her La Guzmán Tour to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at El Paso County Coliseum. Guzmán is known internationally as the “Queen of Mexican Rock” and the “Bad Girl of Latin Pop.” Tickets: $64.99, $79.99, $99.99 and $119.99 (Ticketmaster).
Guzmán, who blazed her way onto the Latin music scene in the 1980s, made her most recent visit to the Coliseum visit in 2017 on a joint tour with Gloria Trevi. She has been nominated for eight Latin Grammy Awards, winning one, and has earned nominations for two Grammy Awards and two Billboard Latin Music Awards. She is currently a judge on “La Voz,” Mexico’s version of “The Voice.”
‘Foam Wonderland’ Block Party — GTA headlines the biggest touring Foam Party across the country “Sunken Savage” Tour at 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Downtown El Paso on Main, with special guests Herobust, DublDads and Monxx. Expect to get wet; bring cell phones in plastic bags. All ages event; 21 + bars available. Tickets: $20 general admission; $30 VIP. Information: foamwonderland.com.
Metalachi — The world’s only heavy metal mariachi band performs 7 p.m. Friday June 14, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall, performing mariachi renditions of metal and rock classic. Admission: $15. Information: (575) 541-2290 or riograndetheatre.org.
Jeff Dunham — The master comedian and ventriloquist and his slightly demented posse of puppets performs his “Passively Aggressive” Tour at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, June 15, at The Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $55 to $70. VIP packages are $151. (Ticketmaster).
Dunham holds the Guinness World Record for “Most Tickets Sold for a Stand-up Comedy Tour.”
Jaripeo sin Fronteras 2019 — Pepe Aguilar hosts the concert and charreada event at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, featuring Angela Aguilar, Madison McDonald, Antonio Aguilar, Leonard Aguilar, Mariachi Zacatecano, Banda Azul Tequila, and Jinetes. Tickets: $60.50-$180.50; VIP packages start at $225 (Ticketmaster).
Luis Miguel — The famed Mexican crooner brings his North American Tour to El Paso at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, to UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Over his 36-year career, Luis Miguel has released 33 albums, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. He is a 6-time Grammy winner and 4-time Latin Grammy winner. Tickets: $83.20 to $263; VIP packages $265-$995 (Ticketmaster).
Caravan Del Amor — Legendary Argentinean singer Leo Dan headlines the tour at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Plaza Theatre with King Clave, Nestor Daniel y Los Terricolas, Carlos Bardelli “El Mago de la Voz,” and Alex “El Genio” Lucas. Dan’s career spans five decades and 30 years of touring. Tickets: $49-$129 (Ticketmaster).
Israel & New Breed — Christian singer Israel Houghton and his band perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $17 general admission; $30.50-$48.50 reserved (Ticketmaster).
Kansas — The legendary band whose career spans more than four decades with hits like “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry On My Wayward Son,” and “Point of No Return,” performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $44.50-$74.50 VIP packages $184-$285) at ticketmaster.com.
Napoleón — The Mexican singer performs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets: $35-$150 (Ticketmaster).
Nelly, TLC and Flo Rida — The Three top hip-hop artists perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $32.75-$72.75 VIP packages: $150-$250. (Ticketmaster).
Boz Scaggs — The legendary musician’s “Out of the Blues Tour” is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the Plaza Theatre, in promotion of his new Greatest Hits CD. Tickets: $39.50-$80 (Ticketmaster).
Scaggs’s 1976 album “Silk Degrees” was a commercial breakthrough, reaching Number Two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks, spawning three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Scaggs spent much of the 1980s out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family business, fathering young children and founding the San Francisco nightclub, Slim’s. He returned to the studio after an 8-year hiatus and released “Other Roads,” “Some Change,” ”Dig,” the Grammy-nominated ”Come on Home,” the unplugged ”Fade Into Light,” and the in-concert retrospective ”Greatest Hits Live.”
Maná — The Guadalajara-based rock band brings their “Rayando El Sol" tour to El Paso not once but twice in 2019: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $62.75-$222.75; Platinum, $429.50-$899 VIP packages $325-$775 (Ticketmaster).
Maná, winner of both Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards, has a career spanning more than three decades. The group’s sound ranges from hard rock to mellow Latin pop with influences from calypso and reggae.
Alejandro Sanz — The Latin megastar and 2017 Latin Grammy Person of the year recipient presents his #LaGira Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, in support of his new album, #ElDisco, that spawned singles “No tengo Nada,” “Back in the City (with Nicky Jam) and “Mi Persona Favorita” (with Camila Cabello). Tickets: $33.20-$93.20; VIP packages $225-$295 (Ticketmaster).
200 Años de Musica Mexicana — Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitln and Band El Recodo perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets: $35.50-$205.50 (Ticketmaster).
Maluma — The Colombian reggaeton singer, one of social media’s most popular artists, returns to El Paso at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. Tickets; $61-$352 (Ticketmaster).
Tom Segura – The actor, comedian and writer brings his “Take it Down Tour” to El Paso 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Plaza Theatre. Segura is best known for his three Netflix specials, “Disgraceful,” “Mostly Stories,” and “Completely Normal.” Tickets: $35-$65 (Ticketmaster).
La Adictiva — Mexico’s touring sensation, La Adictiva de San Jose de Mesillas, comes to El Paso’s Plaza Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Tickets: $49.50-$105.50 (Ticketmaster).
La Adictiva — The Mexican touring sensation performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the Plaza Theatre. The group was recently nominated for a Billboard Latin Music Award for Album of the Year. Tickets: $49.50-$109.50 (Ticketmaster).
Sin Bandera y Camila — The Grammy-winning Latin pop duo and the Mexican pop band perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $35-$200. (Ticketmaster).
Way Out West Fest — Country band Midland will headline the 4th annual fusion of culture Saturday, Oct. 12, at Southwest University Park, along with a Margarita Contest and Chili Challenge. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets: $25-$150 VIP; available at southwestuniversitypark.com. Information: epwayoutwest.com or on Facebook at EPWayOutWest.
Midland’s freshman album, “On The Rocks,” was declared “2018’s best Country album” by the Washington Post. The album earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album sales chart upon release. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem” earned the band their first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and their current single “Burn Out” hit the Top 10 at Country Radio.
Gloria Trevi — The Mexican pop diva performs her “Diosa de La Noche” Tour at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center, with special guest Karol G. Tickets: $33.50-$163.50 (Ticketmaster).
Hozier — The multi-platinum Irish singer- songwriter returns to El Paso for his “Wasteland Baby” Tour at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Abraham Chavez Theatre with guest Freya Ridings. Tickets: $29.50-$59.50 (Ticketmaster).
Hozier’s sophomore album debuted at No. 1 on the album-chart and No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His self-titled debut released in 2014 earned a No. 2 on the album-chart and the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His 2013 hit “Take Me to Church” topped the charts in 12 countries and received a Grammy nomination.
Christian Nodal — The Latin Grammy winning mariachi performs brings his Ahora Tour to E Paso at 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Plaza Theatre. Nodal has high rankings on Billboard, iHeartRadio and more. Tickets: $55-$140 (Ticketmaster).
‘Peppa Pig’s Adventure’ — Peppa Pig, George and their friends’ new live show, is 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Abraham Chavez Theatre, based on Entertainment One’s top-rated Nick Jr series. Tickets: $25-$65; VIP packages $145-$155; includes character meet-and-greets. (Ticketmaster).
Peppa gets ready to go on a camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music.
‘The Great Russian Nutcracker’ — The Moscow Ballet presents its “Gift of Christmas Tour” at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and 1 and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Plaza Theatre. Tickets information(Ticketmaster). Group discounts and VIP packages available. Information: nutcracker.com.
Russian folk legends Father Christmas and Snow Maiden, hand-painted backdrops by Russian masters and a Dove of Peace with a 20-foot wingspan are part of the annual touring spectacular.
Styx — The rock ’n’ roll renegades celebrate their new album “The Mission” with a special winter tour that comes to El Paso’s Abraham Chavez Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. Tickets: $39.85-$69.75; VIP packages $176-$347. (Ticketmaster).
Spawned from a suburban Chicago basement in the early ‘70s, Styx would eventually transform into the virtual arena rock prototype by the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, due to a fondness for big rockers and soaring power ballads.
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. Closed May 12. Tickets: $6 Thursday, $12 Friday and Saturday; $8 Sunday, except as listed. Age 17 and older admitted. VIP Booths $10 more per ticket for all shows; available at ticketweb.com.
Information, reservations: 779-LAFF (5233), elpasocomicstrip.com or on Facebook at El Paso Comic Strip.
• April 25-28: Stuttering John
• May 2-5: John Wessling, with feature act Barry Laminack
• May 9-11: Jay Hollingsworth, with feature act Kane Holloway
• May 23-26: J.R. Brow
Paul Rodriguez, the “Original Latin King of Comedy” performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 16-18. Tickets: $22 general admission; $27 VIP and front 50 seats.
Lowbrow Palace — 111 Robinson, with outdoor theatre at 1101 Texas. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Concerts are all ages, unless otherwise listed. Surcharge for ages under 21. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• The Drums — 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, with Tanukichan. Tickets: $25.
• Blac Rabbit — The psychedelic rock band performs at 10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Tickets: $10.
• Strawberry Girls — The California rock band performs 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, with Delilah Blue and If We Were Turtles. Tickets: $10.
• Camp Cope — The indie punk band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, with An Horse and Oceantor. Tickets: $13.
• Dizzy Wright — The rapper performs 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, with Demrick and Reezy. Tickets: $18 general admission; $70-$150 VIP.
• Lord Huron, known for hits like “The Night We Met,” “Wait By The River,” and “Food for Love” performs at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, with Orville Peck. Tickets: $30.
• Helado Negro — The Latin folk musician performs 9 p.m. Monday, May 13, with Tasha. Tickets: $13.
• The Japanese House — The English indie pop act from Buckinghamshire consisting of solo artist Amber Bain is 9 p.m. Thursday, May 16. Tickets: $18.
• Murs — The rapper performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, with Locksmith. Tickets: $15.
• Tops — The indie rock band performs at 9 p.m. Monday, May 20, with Video Age. Tickets: $13.
• Mystic Braves — The rock band performs at 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Tickets: $13.
• Snow Tha Product — The popular rapper performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5. Tickets: $22.
Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana, specializing in metal and hard rock. For all ages event; all those under 21 charged a surcharge. Some tickets available under holdmyticket.com. Information: 591-7625 or on Facebook at RockHouserDiveBarKitchen.
• Psycroptic — 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, with guest Cannabis Corpse, Gorod, Micawber and local bands. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25 day of show.
• Scream Blue Murder — The UK band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, with Before Giants and Indivision. Tickets: $10 in advance. All ages show.
• Skatenigs performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, with Not My Master, Slvthammer and Phantom Flesh. Tickets: $10.
• Osatia performs at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, with Devil in the Details and local support. Tickets: $8 in advance.
• Exmortus returns at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10. Admission: $10.
• Bless This Fall — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, with Slaves, Palisades and Glass Houses. Tickets: $18.
• Deicide — 7 p.m. Monday, May 13,with Origin, Jungle Rot and Absense. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 day of event.
• Traitors — 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, with Bodysnatcher and local talent. Tickets: $10 in advance and $15 day of show.
• Tech Trek IV featuring Archspire is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, with Inferi, Virvum and Wormhole.
• Illum — 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, with local support. Admission: $5.
• Black Magic Flower Power performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19. with Slvthammer and Orange Anima. Admission: $5.
• Thems Evil — 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, with Fusebox. Tickets: $10.
• Oceano — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, with Angelmaker, Prison and Cambion. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show.
• The Freecoasters — The reggae and sound band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, with La Chapuza and the Valley Rats. Age 18 and older. Tickets: $5.
• Black Sabbitch female Black Sabbath Tribute is 9 p.m. Sunday, May 26.
• Piñata Protest — 8 p.n. Thursday, May 30. Admission: $10.
• Felix Martin — 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, with Hedras. Tickets: $10.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Most shows begin at 8 p.m. and are limited to age 21 and older, unless listed otherwise. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.
• Los Rieleros Del Norte — The Grammy-nominated norteño band performs Friday, May 10. Tickets: $25-$75.
• Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine hosts a dinner and presentation at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Tickets: $69; minors must be accompanied by adults.
• Jeff Foxworthy — The blue collar comedy legend performs Friday, June 21. Tickets: $75-$125.
• Snoop Dogg — The rap superstar performs an outdoor show Saturday, June 22. Tickets: $75 general admission.
• Lee Brice and Chase Bryant Outdoor Show is 6 p.m. Sunday, June 23 (outdoor show). Tickets: $75-$125.
• Charley Pride — The country music legend performs Friday, July 26. Tickets: $25-$65.
Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• ‘CATS’ – The Andrew Lloyd Webber stage phenomenon, featuring an Equity cast, is 7 p.m. Tuesday, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14-15. Tickets: $79-$85.
Tickets for all Summer 2019 season shows now on sale. Performances begin at 8 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Public buffets are 6 p.m. before most shows for $20; full service cash bar also opens two hours before every performance.
• Ernie Haase & Signature Sound — The Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning Southern Gospel quartet performs Saturday, May 25. Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Classic Country, Songs & Stories starring Linda Davis & Friends is Saturday, June 1, performing traditional country classics, featuring three-time Grammy-winning Davis, her husband Lang Scott, a fellow Grammy-winner, and Bill Whyte, a singer-songwriter and award-winning radio broadcaster. Tickets: $39 to $59.
• Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “The Snow Queen” is 7 p.m. Friday, June 7. Approximately 50 to 60 children, ages 6-17, needed for the musical’s various parts. Tickets: $18 ($10 children).
Auditions are 9 a.m. Monday, June 3, for the free weeklong workshop (arrive at 8:30 a.m.). No experience necessary.
• The Bellamy Brothers — The most successful duo in country music history perform Sunday, June 9, joined by their 6-man band performing chart-toppers “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me,” “Redneck Girl,” and “Old Hippie.” Tickets: $39 to $59.
• The 1st Armored Division Band performs Tuesday, June 25. Tickets are free; limit of four.
• Pablo Cruise — The kings of 1970s disco-rock perform Friday, June 28, with hits like “Whatcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye,” “Love Will Find A Way,” “Place In The Sun.” Tickets: $39 to $69.
‘Broadway in El Paso’ 2019-2020 — El Paso Electric presents El Paso Live’s 16th annual Broadway series at the Plaza Theatre. Season ticket packages and group tickets now on sale. Six-show packages begin at $250. Individual ticket prices to be announced.
Information: 231-1111, ElPasoLive.com/Broadway or on Facebook at Broadway in El Paso.
• Oct. 22-27: “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Enter the world of “Pure Imagination” as Willy Wonka opens his mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few, including the young Charlie Bucket. Features songs from the original motion picture, including “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket.”
• Nov. 19-20: “Blue Man Group.” The group combines comedy, music and technology to produce their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts.
• Feb. 25-26: “An American in Paris.” In post-war Paris, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan begins a new life as a painter, but things get complicated when he meets a young Parisian shop girl. Winner of four Tony Awards, it features Gershwin favorites such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “S’Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
• March 13-14: “Once.” Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, the tale of a Dublin street musician and the woman who takes an interest in his haunting music includes an ensemble of musicians and actors who play their own instruments on stage.
• April 7-12: “Les Misérables.” Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony-winning musical is based on the book by Victor Hugo set in the backdrop of 19th Century France.
• June 9-10: “Waitress.” The musical showcases the songs of 60-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, such as “Love Song” and “Brave,” with book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (”I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (”Pippin,” Finding Neverland.”)
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