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July 2018

The following events are just some of the events coming up this month. We generally post this list a month in advance, and do not update afterward so we can focus on the print edition instead. We leave the past monthly lists on the website just to give you some idea of what generally happens that month

El Paso Ice Cream Festival — El Paso live Independence Day Weekend with the family event noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in Convention Center Plaza, Downtown, with a variety of ice cream and other frozen treats, gelato, churro splits, snow cones, a toppings bar, live musics, ice cream-inspired arts, contests, food trucks, inflatables, face painters and baloon twisters and more. Tickets on sale May 31 at icecreamfestep.com.

Women Who Rock El Paso — The musical celebration hosted by Alive Audio is 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at Painted Dunes Golf Course, 12000 McComb. Admission is free; donations of feminine products and toiletries for the Reynolds Home will be taken. Information: 269-9919, 929-9055 (Reynolds Home).

El Paso Chihuahuas — The city’s AAA baseball team plays home games at Southwest University Park in Downtown El Paso. Tickets: $11-$30. Information: 533-BASE or EPChihuahuas.com.
June 29-July 3: Albuquerque Isotopes
July 12-15: Reno Aces.
July 20-22: Sacramento River Cats. Bark at the Park bring your dog day Sunday, July 22.

‘Viva El Paso!’ — The summertime outdoor musical extravaganza runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays June 15-July 28, at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. July 20-21 performances in Spanish. Tickets: $24 ($16 ages 2-12, seniors 65 and older and military with valid ID). Tickets opening weekend (June 15-16) are $10. All tickets available at Ticketmaster. Information: ElPasoLive.com.

Mexican Arts Show and Sale — The event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 30-July 1, at White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo. Admission is free to the show and sale. Information: (575) 479-6124 or nps.gov/whsa.

Lowbrow Palace — 111 E. Robinson. Tickets at lowbrowpalace.com.
• New Madrid — The four-piece Georgia band performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with David Barbe and Inward Dream Ebb. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Bane’s World and Inner Wave — The indie music double bill is 9 p.m. Monday, July 2, with Michael Seyer. Tickets: $15-$18.
• Still Woozy — Acoustic/electronic musician, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Young Rising Sons — Indie pop band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Tickets; $12-$15.
• Spindrift — The psychadelic rockers perform at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, with Jesika Von Rabbit. Tickets: $8-$10.
• Dorothy — LA rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. Tickets: $20 ($70 VIP).
• MainMan — The alt rock band performs at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, with the Other Half and Le Voyage. Tickets: $10-$12.
• Ray Volpe — “Prodigy” producer, 9 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tickets: $5-$15.
• Fea — Southern hip-hop band, 8 p.m. Sunday, July 22.
• Wye Oak — American indie rock band, 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 24. Tickets: $12-$15.
• De Lux — The LA-based post disco duo performs at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 29. Tickets: $10-$12.

Rockhouse Bar and Grill — 9828 Montana. Information: 591-7625.
• Fleshgod Apocalypse — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1.
• Robb’s Metalworks Showcase is 5 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

Las Cruces Independence Day celebrations — The Electric Light Parade, “Iluminate the Sky” is 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, beginning at Apodaca Park. Information: (575) 541-2550.
  The annual Electric 5K and One-Mile Fun Run precedes the parade at 7:30 p.m. Information: lascrucesrunningclub.com.
  Independence Day celebration and concerts are Wednesday, July 4, at Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead on the NMSU campus. Jefferson Starship begins at 6 p.m. with Dennis DeYoung at 8 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

East Side 4th of July Parade — The El Paso Del Norte Lions Club’s annual parade begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Hanks High School. Information: 204-5206 or on Facebook.

Fourth of July at Cohen Stadium — The Independence Day GECU presents Music Under the Stars performance of patriotic music is 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North, with  music by country performer Frank Ray, followed by fireworks. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com.

La Viña Fourth of July Picnic — The winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, N.M., will host its 18th annual picnic 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, featuring musical entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 882-7632 or lavinawinery.com.

‘Pop Goes the Fort’ — El Paso Symphony Orchestra will perform patriotic and Broadway pops music, conducted by EPSO Assistant Conductor James Welsch, at the annual event 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Fort Bliss’s Biggs Park. Fireworks follow performance. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 532-3776, 588-8247, epso.org or bliss.armymwr.com.

West Side Independence Day Parade — The Rotary Club of El Paso’s 22nd annual Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Western Hills Church, 530 Thunderbird. Information: 474-4241, july4parade.com.

Inn of the Mountain Gods Fireworks Extravaganza — The Resort and Casino is in Mescalero, N.M. (near Ruidoso), will celebrate Independence Day 3 to 11 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, July 4, with food, live entertainment and family activities, concluding with fireworks. Admission is free. Wrist bands for concessions; jumping balloons: $10. Information: 1-877-277-4577 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Mesilla Independence Day — The annual fireworks display is 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at the historic old Mesilla Plaza. Bring a lawn chair; no pets or alcohol. Live music and food vendors, 6 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (575) 524-3262, ext. 116 or mesillanm.gov.

Red, White and Blue and Music Fest — Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce hosts the music festival 8 a.m. to midnight Wednesday and noon Thursday, July 4-5, at Hang Glider Park Griggs File, 3000 N. Florida in Alamogordo, with headliners The Bart Crow Band and Micky and The Motor Cars, as well as local and regional bands. Fireworks follow. Tickets: $23-$75 VIP; available at redwhitebluebrew.eventbrite.com.

Silver City Independence Day — The annual parade, “Uncle Sam Wants You,” is 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, in downtown Silver City. Kiwanis Activities and entertainment throughout the day. Fireworks at dusk. Information: (575) 538-3785 or silvercity.org.
  Silver City Museum’s 34th annual Ice Cream Social is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mescalero Apache Ceremonial & Rodeo — The Mescalero Reservation hosts Indian dances and rodeo performances Wednesday through Saturday, July 4-7, on the Mescalero Rodeo Grounds in Mescalero, N.M. DRodeo performances at 1 p.m. Rodeo admission: $12 ($5 child). Dance and night activities admission: $7 ($3 children). Information: (575) 464-4494 or mescaleroapachetribe.com.
  The 39th annual parade is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7. Information: (575) 937-2307.
  The annual Mescalero Apache Fire Rescue Challenge Run 5K and 10K run is 8 a.m. Friday, July 6. Information, cost: (575) 464-3473.

Smokey Bear Stampede — The 62nd annual celebration is Saturday through Tuesday, July 4-8, in Capitan, N.M. Ranch rodeo is 1 p.m. daily, with traditional rodeos nightly at 7 p.m. Goat roping and other events also planned each day. Rodeo admission: $10 general admission; $6 age 6-12 and seniors 65 and older. Information: (575) 354-2202, smokeybearstampede.com or on Facebook.
  Rodeo dances are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. nightly with live or DJ music. Admission: $5.
  Capitan Fourth of July parade is 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  The annual 10K run and 2-mile Fun Run begin at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. Registration: (575) 354-2748.

‘Coolest’ 5K — The 4th of July 5K run and 1K fun run/walk is Wednesday, July 4, at Jeff Davis County Park in Fort Davis, Texas. The 5K begins at 8:15 a.m. and 1K is 8:30 a.m. Registration at active.com.

Fourth of July Run — Up and Running, hosts the 12th annual 5K run/walk 7:04 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, beginning at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

Alfresco! Fridays — The 16th season of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Convention Center Plaza. Presented by ElPasoLive.com and sponsored by FirstLight Federal Credit Union. Information: 534-0600, alfrescofridays.com or on Facebook.
July 6: La Sonora Blue (tropical Latin)
July 13: Joe Barron (country)
July 20: Billy Townes (progressive jazz)
July 27: Ooh La La (classic disco)

Roswell UFO Festival 2018 — The annual celebration is Thursday through Sunday, July 6-8, at the Roswell Convention and Visitors Center, 912 N. Main, and other locations in Roswell, N.M. TInformation: 1-800-822-3545, ufofestivalroswell.com.

‘South Pacific’ — UTEP Dinner Theatre closes its season with the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical July 6-22. Show time is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; non-dinner matinees are Sunday 2:30 p.m. Information: 747-6060 or utep.edu/udt.

Club Here I Love You —115 S. Durango. Information: 307-7736 or on Facebook.
• Damaged Records Night with Jordan Suckley and Sam Jones — Saturday, July 7. Tickets: $24-$35.
• Peanut Butter Wolf — Friday, July 13.

July Jamboree — The annual celebration is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft. Information: (575) 682-2733 or coolcloudcroft.com.

Spencer Theater for Performing Arts — Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800 or spencertheater.com.
• Vicki Lawrence & Mama — The comedienne’s “Two Woman Show” is 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, July 7, based on the character she created for “The Carol Burnett Show.” Tickets: $39-$79.
• The 44th US Army Band — The band performs a variety of genres Tuesday, July 10. Tickets are free, reservations required. Limit four per person.
• The Ultimate Elvis Tribute — Cody Ray Slaughter presents his tribute to Elvis Presley Friday, July 13. Tickets: $39-$59.
• Femmes of Rock — The classically trained string ensemble presents arrangements of favorite rock tunes Saturday, July 21. Tickets: $39-$59.
• Rhonda Vincent and the Rage — The “queen of bluegrass” performs Saturday, July 28. Tickets: $39-$69.

Music Under the Stars — The 35th summer concert series sponsored by GECU and presented by the City of El Paso is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, June 3-July 22. Admission is free. Information: elpasolive.com. July concerts are at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North:
July 8: Gedeon Luke and The People (soul)
July 15: Chicano Batman (indie rock)
July 22: Queen Nation (Queen Tribute Band)

Music in the Park — The Las Cruces summer concert series is 7 p.m. Sunday at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada (July 8 at Plaza de Las, unless otherwise listed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 541-2550 or las-cruces.org.
July 8: New Mexico National Guard 44th Army Band at the Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 Main.
July 15: Frank Ray (country & western) and Severo y Grupo Fuego (music, Tejano, oldies, Top 40), Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada.
July 22: Maria Mulduar (original roots and pop) and Janet Blair (original uplifting music), Young Park.
July 29: Latin Funktion Project (Latin jazz, funk, rock and Ray Anthony & Powerslyde (jazz, funk, rock), Young Park.

State Line Music Series — 1222 Sunland Park Drive. Admission is free; age 21 and older welcome. Bring non-perishable food donation or monetary donation for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger. Information: 581-3371, WTxFoodBank.org or on Facebook at The State Line Bar-B-Q.
July 11: Randall King
July 18: Statesboro Revue
July 25: Powell Brothers.

Wednesday Nights on Main — The free summer series is 6 p.m. every other Wednesday at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 Main, Las Cruces. Information: (575) 522-1232.
July 11: “Circus Night” with  entertainment from Odd Lab’s Circus Bootcamp.
July 25: “Superheroes.” All ages can cosplay as their favorite superheroes and meet costume performers.

‘Peter & Wendy’ — Missoula Children’s Theatre will host its performance of the classic tale at 7 p.m. Friday, July 13, at Oñate High School, 5700 Mesa Grande in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 523-6403, events@daarts.org or riograndetheatre.com.

El Paso Roller Derby — Bouts are 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at Nations Tobin Recreation Center, 8831 Railroad. Cost: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; $5 for military; free for age 10 and younger. Information: (623) 285 4670, eprollerderby.com.

Tailgate 2018 — The annual outdoor concert series in Alamogordo, N.M., raises funds for the Flickinger Center. Concerts begin at 8 p.m.. Information: (575) 437-2202. Online reservations at flickingercenter.com. Single event tickets available for $45 per vehicle. Walk up tickets are $10 ($15 couples).
July 14: Catfishfry Blues Band (blues, dance music, swing, jazz, early rock and roll)
July 28: Hard Road Trio (roots and bluegrass)

World of Custom Wheels — The 5th annual Auto Show and Expo is 1 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at El Paso Convention Center presented by Knuckleheads Garage. Admission: $8 (age 12 and younger free) at the door. Information: 449-1032 or worldofcustomwheels.com.

Silver City Art Clay Festival — The annual festival is July 16-21 in Silver City, N.M. Information: clayfestival.com.

Trivium — The heavy metal band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, with Fit for An Autopsy and Bad Omens at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso. Tickets: $19-$22. Information: 351-9909 or trickyfalls.com.

Ultimate Fandango — The road trip from Midland to San Elizario in celebration of the 1985 cult classic “Fandango” is July 18-22, with activities in Alpine, Texas, Marfa, El Paso, Fort Davis and more. Information/signup: ultimatefandango.com.

Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers — The country legends perform at 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, with special guest with Kevin Fowler, at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino — Mescalero, N.M. Tickets: $29-$89. Tickets through Yapsody.com or Ticketmaster. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com.

Hard Road Trio — KRWG presents the bluegrass band with Bill Evans on banjo at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Atkinson Recital Hall on the NMSU Horseshoe in Las Cruces. Information: (575) 646-2222 or RioGrandeTheatre.com.

Alameda Auto Electric Car Show — The 3rd annual car show benefiting Child Crisis Center of El Paso is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at Sunland Park Mall. General admission is free. Information: 873-1978.

Borderland Roller Derby — The next bout for the former “Sun City Roller Girls” is a doubleheader 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, El Paso County Coliseum’s Judging Arena, 4100 E. Paisano, with Diablas vs. Catrinas and Viudas Negras vs. Sexecutioners. Information: borderlandrollerderby.com.

Ruidoso Grindstone Trail Runs — Ski Run Road Challenge hosts the 4-mile, 8.5-mile and half-marathon runs on the trail system at Grindstone Lake, 2 miles from Downtown Ruidoso at 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28. Registration at raceadventuresunlimited.com.

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