"The Coasters" To Peform In Las Cruces

Aug 25, 2014

  THE COASTERS, one of the major bands from the 1950’s, will be in Las Cruces at the Rio Grande Theatre on Saturday, September 13 at 7:30 pm.  

THE COASTERS first hit, “Down in Mexico,” was released in the spring of 1956 and sold approximately 500,000 copies. In 1957 they hit the top of the charts with a double-sided smash “Young Blood” and “Searchin.”  In 1958 THE COASTERS again hit the chart with two blockbuster hits, “Yakety Yak” and “Charlie Brown”.  These stayed on the Billboard top ten list for several weeks.  From then on, it was hit after hit for THE COASTERS with “Poison Ivy”, “Along Came Jones”, “Little Egypt”, “Love Potion #9”, “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart”, and “Baby that’s Rock ‘N’ Roll”, to name a few.

After their Las Cruces show, THE COASTERS will begin a 24-city, coast-to-coast tour as the featured artists of the Broadway musical hit “Smokey Joe’s Café, the Music of Leiber and Stoller.”

Doors open at 7pm. Reserved seat tickets are $39.50 and may be purchased on-line at, at White’s Music Box (200 S. Main St.), in person at the box office (9-5 M-F) on the 2nd floor of the Rio Grande Theatre, or by calling (575) 523-6403. The Rio Grande Theatre is located at 211 N. Main Street, in Las Cruces.  (All fees are included in the $39.50 reserved seat ticket price.)

The Rio Grande Theatre is located at 211 N. Main, in Las Cruces, NM and is managed by the Doña Ana Arts Council.   For additional information, visit