Free Music In The Park Series Begins This Weekend In Las Cruces

May 20, 2013

  The City of Las Cruces presents its annual “Music in the Park Series” of free outdoor concerts this Sunday, May 26, with the Jazz Fest starting at 6 p.m. at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave. The concert will feature John Tank Group from Silver City, NM, Billy Townes Group W/Michael Herndon from El Paso, TX, & Albuquerque, NM, and the NMSU Jazz Quartets.

The “Music in the Park Series” is a 14-week musical extravaganza offering Las Crucens an eclectic mix of music performed by local, regional and nationally recognized artists. All concerts are free and start at 6 p.m. each Sunday.

The following is the 2013 schedule:

Young Park,1905 E. Nevada Ave., 6 p.m.

Mayor's Jazz Fest

May 26                                               

John Tank Group                                Jazz                                         Silver City, NM

Billy Townes Group W/ Michael Herndon                                Jazz                                         El Paso 

NMSU Jazz Quartet                           Jazz                                         Las Cruces

June 2                                    

The Yarbrough                                    Country/Swing                        Las Cruces

The Buzztones                                    Variety                                     Las Cruces

June 9                                    

Oldies but Goodies                             Oldies                                      Las Cruces

Tequila Nights                                     Variety                                     Las Cruces

Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., 6 p.m.

June 16                                              

Phat Soul                                            R & B                                      Las Cruces

24/7 Blues Band                                  Blues                                       Las Cruces

June 23                                              

Play Me                                               Neil Diamond Music               Mesilla, NM

Chris Collins/ Tribute to                       John Denver Music                Houston, TX

John Denver


Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite St., 6 p.m.

July 7                                                             

Juntos Unidos                                     Rancheras/Cumbias               Bernalillo, NM

Mariachi Espuelas de Plata                Mariachi                                  Las Cruces, NM     

July 14                                               

Natajja                                                 Variety                                     Las Cruces

Mariachi Flores Mexicanas                Mariachi                                  El Paso, TX

Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave., 6 p.m.

July 21                                               

Triple Jack                                          Rock & Blues                          Las Cruces

Satisfied                                              Blues/Classic rock                  Las Cruces

July 28                                               

Tumbleweeds                                     Western                                   Albuquerque, NM

Kenny Arroyos                                    Western music                        Las Cruces

Bruce Carlson                                     Folk/Americana                      Las Cruces

Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., 6 p.m. 

August 4                                             

Colin McAllister Latin Jazz

Project                                                 Latin jazz                                 El Paso, TX

La Cella Bella                                      Chamber Music                      Las Cruces

August 11                             

“Remember Then”…a class act         Oldies                                      Las Cruces     

August 18                                         

Steve Smith & Hardroad                    Bluegrass                                Las Cruces, NM

The Salty Dogs                                   Bluegrass                                Las Cruces, NM

August 25                             

Flow Tribe                                           American Funk/Rock/

Zydeco/Jazz,                                      New Orleans, LA

The NMSU Jazz Quartet                    Jazz                                         Las Cruces, NM

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 Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. The TTY number is 575/541-2772.