live performance calendar

April through July

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS OVO
APRIL 12–16, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

Based on the concept of a new ecosystem, OVO (egg in Portuguese) is teeming with life—insects of all kinds work, fight, and play with energy and emotion. When a mysterious egg appears, the insects are faced with attempting to understand this enigma and how it fits into their lives. utepspecialevents.com

LAS CRUCES COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
APRIL 28–30, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
LAS CRUCES AVE AND CHURCH STREET, DOWNTOWN LAS CRUCES

In honor of its fifth anniversary, the Las Cruces Country Music Festival presents its biggest and brightest lineup yet. Headliners include Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Bri Bagwell, and many other locally and nationally known country artists. lascrucescountrymusic.com

ANYTHING GOES: THE COLE PORTER MUSICAL UTEP DINNER THEATRE
APRIL 21–May 7, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
LIBERAL ARTS BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

A 1934 Cole Porter classic. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, an unlikely pair sets off on a wave of true love, plus lots of added hijinks. All the favorites will be included: “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re The Top,” and, of course, “Anything Goes.” academics.utep.edu

SUN CITY CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
APRIL 29, 1–8 PM
CONVENTION CENTER PLAZA, EL PASO

The biggest craft beer festival in El Paso! More than 150 different craft beer brands and 60 breweries come out to show off their latest creations. This indoor and outdoor event has two live music stages, food trucks, a liquor garden, gigantic games, and much more. A commemorative 2017 pint glass is included. suncitycraftbeerfest.com

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
MAY 3–14, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Stopping in El Paso as part of the brand new North American Tour, Cameron Mackintosh presents The Phantom of the Opera with new special effects, new scenic and lighting designs, and new staging and choreography, all complemented by an orchestra of 52 musicians. elpasolive.com/broadway

BAND OF HORSES
MAY 22, 7 PM
TRICKY FALLS, EL PASO

Grammy–nominated American rock group Band of Horses rides into town with a concert at Tricky Falls. With songs from their fifth full-length album Why Are You OK fans will enjoy both new music and old favorites. trickyfalls.com

NEON DESERT MUSIC FESTIVAL
MAY 27–28, GATES OPEN 3 PM, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
DOWNTOWN EL PASO

Foster the People, Ghostland Observatory, Nelly, Frontera Bugalu, and Thomas Jack are just a few of the 40+ performers slated for this year’s festival. Check online for additional updated information. neondesertmusicfestival.com

JETHRO TULL BY IAN ANDERSON
MAY 28, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

A one-night performance of well-known Jethro Tull hits from 1968 to date, complete with big screen HD video elements to add to the concert experience. Songs will include: “Dharma For One,” “Nothing is Easy,” “Living in the Past,” “Locomotive Breath,” among others. elpasolive.com

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA
JUNE 6, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

The Tony Award–winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific enchants the Plaza Theatre with new twists to the Cinderella story. Don’t miss “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago.” elpasolive.com

JOURNEY
JULY 15, 7:30 PM
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO

Journey, with special guest Asia, performs their greatest hits at the Don Haskins Center this summer, everything from “Don’t Stop Believin’” to “Faithfully.” is on the roster. Special Journey VIP packages are available, and include premium seats, exclusive merchandise, and more. utepspecialevents.com