Free Music in The Park series to begin this weekend

City of Las Cruces

The City of Las Cruces will begin its free Music in the Park series on Sunday, May 29 with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest at 6 p.m. at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid. The concert will feature Wycliffe Gordon, jazz trombonist from New York and Greg Adams, jazz trumpet from Los Angeles.

Music in the Park is a 14-week musical extravaganza offering Las Crucens an eclectic mix of music performed by local, regional and nationally recognized artists. All concerts listed begin at 7 p.m. The following is the 2011 schedule: 

Apodaca Park 801 E. Madrid Ave.

June 5 La Cella Bella (chamber music) – Las Cruces
Sounds of Brazil (Latin jazz/sambas) – Las Cruces

June 12 Oldies But Goodies (oldies) – Las Cruces
Guitar Slim (rockin’ blues, R&R) – El Paso

Klein Park 155 N. Mesquite St.

June 19 Mariachi Feminil Flores Mexicans – (Mariachi) – El Paso
Mariachi Real de Chihuahua – (Mariachi) – Las Cruces

June 26 EKIZ – (dance music, Spanish, country) – Las Cruces
ECHO – (R&R/old school) – Las Cruces

Young Park 1905 Nevada Ave.

July 10 The AC Band – (country rock & original music) – Santa Fe
Reeling in the Years – (70’s 80’s & 90’s music) – Las Cruces

July 17 YOUTH DAY (Highlighting youth performers)
The Plateros – (rockin’ blues & original music) w/18 yr. old
Levi Platero on guitar – Tohajiillee
Regardless – (R&R/covers) w/13 to 17 yr. olds – Las Cruces

July 24 Cadillac Kings – (C&W, classic rock, Spanish & blues) – Las Cruces
Desertwind Band – (C&W, R&R) – Las Cruces

July 31 Sons of the Rio Grande – (country) – Tijeras
Kenny Arroyos – (country poet/singer) – Las Cruces

August 7 Phat Soul – (soul/Motown) – Las Cruces
Triple Jack – (rock & blues) – Las Cruces

August 14 Mariachi Los Arrieros – (Mariachi) – El Paso

August 21 Steve Smith & Hard Road – (bluegrass) – Las Cruces
Billy Towne – (funk & jazz) – El Paso

August 28 The Liars – (classic rock) – Las Cruces
Liquid Skin – (variety music) – La Mesa, NM and El Paso

The schedule may be subject to change without notice. City of Las Cruces policy does not allow pets on city property during special events.

For more information contact the Public Information Office at 575/541-2200.

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