The Parks & Recreation Department’s 2022 Music in the Park Series begins at 6 p.m. May 29, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest.
The Mayor’s Jazz Fest will feature performances by New York based sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton, with local jazz musicians, The Windup, opening the show.
The Music in the Park Series will begin at 7 p.m., June 5 through Aug. 28. Sunday performances in June and July will be at Young Park, 1905 E. Nevada Ave., and in August at Apodaca Park, 801 E. Madrid Ave.
Thursday Night Music on the Plaza will begin at 7 p.m., July 14, July 21, August 4 and August 18 at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.
The schedule, times, and locations are subject to change.
The series will include an eclectic mix of performances from local, regional, and nationally recognized artists. Featured performers include Texas rockers Black Heart Saints, party music from Las Cruces band The Ghetto Blaster, Motley 2 tribute to Motley Crue, and New Mexico Music great Al Hurricane Jr.
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
Paula Atherton, The Windup (6 p.m., Plaza de Las Cruces)
Sunday Night Music in the Park – Young Park
Los Pistoleros – Variety
Mariachi Aguilas – Mariachi
Rich Chorne’ – Blues, Roots
Soul Shine – Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Variety
Black Heart Saints – Texas Rock ‘n Roll
Oldies But Goodies – Oldies
Triple Jack – Rock, Blues, Funk
Truman Provencio – Rock, Blues, Country, Reggae
Rosewater Blues Band – Blues, Rock
Guitar Slim – Rockin’ Blues
Al Hurricane Jr. – New Mexico Music
Las Muñecas – Variety
Windy City – Tribute to Chicago
Little Moses Jones – Rhythm and Blues, Soul
Play Me – Tribute to Neal Diamond
NightTimeDrive – Neo Soul, Rhythm and Blues
Sunday Night Music in the Park – Apodaca Park – Lift Up Las Cruces
Brendan Dawes – Country and Western
Lincoln County Line – Country and Western
Power Drive USA – Variety
Tequila Nights – Variety
Memphis Band – Country Music
Double Trouble – Country and Western
The Ghetto Blaster – Party music
The Mixx Band – Funk, Blues, Reggae
Thursday Night Music on the Plaza
Border Jazz Orchestra – Jazz
Mariachi Raices De America, featuring Antonio Reyna
Motley 2 – Tribute to Motley Crue
Sloan Armitage – Folk, Blues, Indie Rock
Claudio T Trio – Jazz
Austin Jimmy Murphy – Swing, Blues
For information on the Music in the Park Series, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.