live performance calendar

July through September

SOUTH PACIFIC
JULY 6­–21, PERFORMANCE TIMES VARY
UTEP DINNER THEATRE, EL PASO
The UTEP Department of Theatre puts on a modern version of the story first made famous by composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. South Pacific follows the lives of a plucky nurse from Arkansas named Nellie and U.S. Lieutenant Cable, and their respective love stories for a show that combines, love, comedy, and culture. See it all come to life this summer at the UTEP Dinner Theatre. ticketmaster.com

COOL CANYON NIGHTS
JULY 12–26, 6PM
MCKELLIGON CANYON AMPHITHEATRE, EL PASO
Looking for a place to beat the heat? Cool off in nature while enjoying tunes from several El Paso artists at Cool Canyon Nights this summer. The concert series is free and hosts a variety of artists, from tribute bands like Windy City, to local favorites like Radio La Chusma and Brown Betty. elpasolive.com

THE ULTIMATE ELVIS TRIBUTE—CODY RAY SLAUGHTER
JULY 13, 8 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO
Experience the music and magic of Elvis with a performance by talented tribute artist Cody Ray Slaughter. Slaughter is known across the country for his note-for-note renditions of several hit songs like “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Love Me Tender” and has earned several awards for his performances including the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist award by Elvis Presley Enterprises. spencertheater.com

RHONDA VINCENT & THE RAGE
JULY 28, 8 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO
One of the most accomplished bands in Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage have been entertaining audiences with the rhythms of their individual instruments and the soaring voice of powerhouse Rhonda Vincent. Combined with award-winning vocals and exciting riffs on the mandolin, the show is a one-of-a-kind experience that can’t be missed! spencertheater.com

PLAZA CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL
AUGUST 2–12, FILM TIMES VARY
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO
Back again for its 11th year, The Plaza Classic Film Festival hits downtown El Paso for nearly two weeks this summer. On top of dozens of classic movie screenings, the festival will also welcome acclaimed actress Ali MacGraw during a screening of Love Story. Other movies in the lineup include Aladdin, Roman Holiday, Vertigo, and Glory Road. plazaclassic.com

WAR
AUGUST 24, 8PM
INN OF THE MOUNTAIN GODS, RUIDOSO
Take a trip back to the ’70s with one of the most popular funk bands of the decade. Known for combining rock, soul, Latin, jazz, blues, and reggae influences into their music, War continues to draw in large crowds for their exciting shows. They hit the stage at the Inn of the Mountain Gods this season with memorable songs including “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” and “The Cisco Kid.” ticketmaster.com

NEAL MCCOY
AUGUST 23-24, 8 PM
SPENCER THEATER, EL PASO
A well-recognized name in traditional country music, Neal McCoy makes his way to Ruidoso for two nights full of country classics this summer. To date, McCoy has released 15 studio albums, with three being certified platinum. With his distinct baritone, McCoy will get the crowd going with a few of his number one hits including “The Shake,” “No Doubt About It,” and “Wink.” spencertheater.com

LUIS MIGUEL
SEPTEMBER 2, 8:30 PM
DON HASKINS CENTER, EL PASO
One of the most successful and iconic Latin American artists in music history, Luis Miguel hits the road this summer with his North American Tour ¡Mexico Por Siempre! For over 20 years, Miguel has stolen the hearts of fans across the world with hits like “Contigo Aprendi,” “La Media Vuelta,” and “Besame Mucho.” ticketmaster.com

ALICE IN CHAINS
SEPTEMBER 4, 7:30 PM
ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE, EL PASO
Acclaimed ’90s band Alice In Chains visits the Abraham Chavez Theatre this September for one night only to perform songs like “Rooster” and “Man in the Box” along with several other heavy metal hits that helped the band rise to fame years ago. Don’t miss the band of rockers as they travel the world this summer on their latest tour. elpasolive.com

GRIZZLY BEAR
SEPTEMBER 13, 8 PM
TRICKY FALLS, EL PASO
Formed in 2002, Brooklyn rockers Grizzly Bear have put out a unique style of music that includes hazy choruses, piano, banjo, and dreamy vocal harmonies. After the success of their first few albums—including Horn of Plenty and Yellow House—the band took a short hiatus, only to return in 2017 with new music and a tour to follow. Catch them this September as they tour the United States with music from their latest album Painted Ruins.