Music in the Park 

2023 Music In The Park Series

The Parks & Recreation Department’s 2023 Music in the Park Series begins at 7 p.m. May 28, at Plaza de Las Cruces, with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest.

The Mayor’s Jazz Fest will feature performances by El Paso saxophonist Frank Zona and Albuquerque’s Son Como Son.

The Music in the Park Series will begin at 7 p.m. each Sunday from June 4 to August 27, at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave.

Thursday Night Music on the Plaza will be at 7 p.m. July 13, July 20, and July 27 at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.

The schedule, times, and locations are subject to change.

The Music in the Park Series is an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists. Featured performers include El Paso’s Mariachi Los Arrieros, TNT Houston AC/DC Tribute Show Band, country music from Las Cruces’ Yarbrough Band, and El Paso’s party band Fungi Mungle.

This year’s series finishes with Los Angeles based Metalachi, the world’s first and only heavy metal Mariachi band. The Music in the Park Series highlights the great talent and diversity of Las Cruces, southern New Mexico, and New Mexico music.

 Each year more than 70 percent of the scheduled musicians are from the Las Cruces area.

This year’s schedule is as follows:

Mayor’s Jazz Fest

7 p.m. May 28
 Frank Zona, Son Como Son, at Plaza de Las Cruces.

A Las Cruces Tradition!
at Young Park Sunday Night Music in the Park

June 4 
 Satisfied – Variety
 Pure Magic – Variety

June 11
 575 Band – Country
 Hami Crews – Country

June 18
 Natajja – Variety
 Mariachi Flores Mexicanas – Mariachi

June 25
 Steppin’ Up – Variety
 LoPhat – Variety

July 9
 Zack Quintana – Rockin’ Blues
 Funk of the West – Funk

July 16
 Mariachi Los Arrieros – Mariachi

July 23
 Fungi Mungle – Variety
 Mango Cakes – Variety

July 30
 Dream Merchants – Variety
 Daniel Sanchez – Variety

August 6
 Siempre – Spanish
 Cautivo Norteno – Spanish

August 13
 Joshua Lucero – Variety
 Papayas Con Chile – Cumbia/Variety

August 20
 Yarbrough Band – Country
 Nathaniel Krantz – Country

August 27
 Metalachi – Heavy Metal Mariachi Music
 Flat Blak-Rock

Thursday Night Music on the Plaza

July 13
 Billy Townes – Jazz and more
 Border Jazz – Jazz

July 20
 TNT Houston AC/DC Tribute Show Band – Tribute to AC/DC

July 27
 Hard Road – Blue Grass/Americana
 Benji Rivas - Variety

For information on the Music in the Park Series, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.

Virtual Music in the Park Concert Series

Past and current performances can be seen at 2021 Virtual Music In the Park .