Music In The Park Begins Sunday In Las Cruces

Las Cruces – The City of Las Cruces will begin the Music in the Park series on Sunday, May 30th with the Mayor's Jazz Fest.

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 artist, at Apodaca Park, Klein Park and Young Park. Music types include: jazz, rhythm and blues, Mariachi, classical, country, Tejano, bluegrass, new wave and pop, among others.

All concerts listed begin at 7:00pm, (except for the Mayor's Jazz Fest). The following is the 2010 schedule:

Apodaca Park 801 E. Madrid Ave.

May 30 (Mayor's Jazz Fest, 6:00 p.m.)

Gerald Veasley - Smooth Jazz - Philadelphia, PA

Roundtrip - Bebop Jazz and Standards - Santa Fe, NM

Ritmo Caluroso - Latin Jazz - Las Cruces, NM

June 6 The Buzz Tones - Variety - Las Cruces, NM

Benji Rivas - Blues/Variety - Las Cruces, NM

June 13 Syd Masters & the Swing Riders - Western Swing - Tijeras, NM

Bob Einweck - Folk - Phoenix, AZ

June 20 Windy City - (Tribute to Chicago) Pop - El Paso, TX

June 27 Steve Smith & Chris Sanders - Bluegrass - Las Cruces, NM

Rhythm Mystic - World Music - Pinos Altos, NM

Klein Park 155 N, Mesquite St.

July 11 Fast Lane - C&W, variety, blues - Las Cruces, NM

Redneck Cowgirl - C&W, gospel - Deming, NM

July 18 Undiskovered featuring Carol Portillo - Variety - Las Cruces, NM

Mariachi Feminil Flores Mexicanas - Mariachi - El Paso, TX

July 25 Remember Then - Doo Wop & Oldies - Las Cruces, NM

Gene & the Starliners -Oldies but Goodies - Las Cruces, NM

Young Park 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

August 1 Azucar - Latin Jazz, Salsa - El Paso, TX

Red Hot & Red - Jazz - El Paso, TX

August 8 NM Symphony Brass Quintet - Chamber Music, pop - Las Cruces

Madera Winds - Chamber Music - Las Cruces, NM

August 15 Crystal Ship - 60's Rock, British Invasion Rock - Las Cruces, NM

Los Changos Del Mar - Surf Music - Taos, NM

August 22 The James Douglas Show - Funk, R&B - Los Angeles, CA

August 29 Nos Otros - Latin Rock - Las Cruces, NM

Entertainers, locations and dates are subject to change without prior notice. The City has provided the Music in the Park Series as a public service, free of charge, since 1994.

Residents are reminded that in accordance with a City of Las Cruces policy, pets are not permitted at special events held at City of Las Cruces facilities.