live performance calendar

January through March

RENT 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
JANUARY 16, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Vibrant in every way possible, the 20th Anniversary Tour of RENT tells the unforgettable story of a year in the lives of a group of artists trying to follow their dreams—even in the face of hardship. This Tony Award–winning show brings with it the inspiring message of hope and joy and hits the stage at the Plaza Theatre this winter. elpasolive.com

EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: BE OUR GUEST
JANUARY 19, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

In collaboration with the El Paso Pro Musica Chamber Music Festival, EPSO presents Classical Concert #4, Be Our Guest, featuring guest conductor Enrique Batiz. Batiz is one of the most famous orchestra conductors in Latin America, and his work is represented through a collection of more than 100 recordings with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others. epso.org

STOMP
FEBRUARY 1, 7 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

STOMP—an explosive, inventive musical production—is a memorable experience for audiences of all ages. The eight-member band uses unconventional percussion instruments like brooms, garbage cans, hubcaps, and matchboxes to fill the stage with one-of-a-kind sound. Don’t miss this one-night-only show in Ruidoso. spencertheater.com

JO KOY
FEBRUARY 9, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

After a sold out, 11-show run in Hawaii and two highly successful specials on Comedy Central, comedian Jo Koy makes a stop in El Paso this February. As part of the Break the Mold tour, Koy’s show is hilarious and full of the comedian’s infectious energy and relatable family humor. elpasolive.com

BLAKE SHELTON: COUNTRY MUSIC FREAKS TOUR
FEBRUARY 17, 7 PM
NMSU PAN AMERICAN CENTER, LAS CRUCES

Country superstar Blake Shelton is kicking off 2018 by headlining the year’s Country Music Freaks Tour alongside fellow country musicians Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge, and Carly Pearce. The tour will showcase fan favorites like “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Honey Bee” as well as music from his latest album, Texoma Shore. ticketmaster.com

THE TEN TENORS
FEBRUARY 22, 7 PM
SPENCER THEATER, RUIDOSO

All the way from Australia, The TEN Tenors are an impressive musical troupe delivering a dynamic combination of vocals ranging from opera and jazz to disco and pop. This season, The TEN Tenors return to the Spencer Theater with everything from Verdi and Puccini to music by the Bee Gees and Queen. spencertheater.com

AARON WATSON
FEBRUARY 23, 8 PM
ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE, EL PASO

Up-and-coming country music star Aaron Watson heads to the Abraham Chavez Theatre this February. True to his red dirt roots, Waton’s music reflects everything that is Texas, from dancehall shuffles to dustbowl narratives. This winter, Watson tours the US with songs from his Vaquero album, including “Texas Lullaby” and “Be My Girl.” elpasolive.com

EL PASO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: NIGHT OF REQUIEMS
FEBRUARY 23–24, 7:30 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Classical Concert #5 in the El Paso Pro Musica Chamber Music Festival series features the Best of the Requiems by Beethoven. The UTEP Concert Chorale will join conductor Bohuslav Rattay; since 2013, Rattay has incorporated innovative elements to each and every concert, ensuring a creative and exciting experience for lovers of classical music. epso.org

DANCING WITH THE STARS—LIGHT UP THE NIGHT LIVE!
MARCH 2, 7:30 PM
ABRAHAM CHAVEZ THEATRE, EL PASO

Making its return to the Sun City this season, Dancing With The Stars—Light Up The Night Live! showcases your favorite dancers including Jenna Johnson, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson, and Gleb Savchenko. The tour promises dazzling performances of ballroom and contemporary dance from the hit ABC show. elpasolive.com

DIRTY DANCING
MARCH 11, 7 PM
PLAZA THEATRE, EL PASO

Seen by millions across the world, Dirty Dancing tells the story of 17-year-old Frances “Baby” Houseman while she vacations with her family in the Catskill Mountains over the summer of 1963. Baby’s life is forever changed after a newfound love for the local dance scene and a whirlwind romance with resort dance instructor Johnny Castle. The record-breaking show will also feature famous songs including “Hungry Eyes” and “Do You Love Me?” elpasolive.com