Music in the Park 

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City's Mother's Day Concert

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host a Mother’s Day Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St.

The concert will be a free family event.

Headlining the Mother’s Day Concert is award-winning Tejano music legend Little Joe y La Familia. Country music star Rick Trevino will open the show.

During a more than 50-year performing and recording history, Little Joe y La Familia has become one of the most popular Tex-Mex bands in the music industry. Through decades the group has developed a unique style, imbuing its sound with a mix of Norteño, Country, Blues, and Rock. Described as “King of the Brown Sound” Jose Hernandez, “Little Joe,” helped pioneer Tejano music, winning five Grammy Awards along the way.

During the mid-90s, Rick Trevino emerged as one of the most popular Hispanic singers in Country music since the 70s, when Freddy Fender and Johnny Rodriquez were making hit records.  Beginning with “She Can’t Say I Didn’t Cry” in 1994, Rick Trevino has had several hits with his blend of Country, Spanish, and Rock.

Join us in celebrating all the great mothers in our community with live music and dancing! Bring your beautiful mom, bring the family, and bring your chairs. Food trucks will be at the Plaza.

This free community concert is the start of the City’s live music season which continues with the Mayor’s Jazz Fest on May 29, kicking off the Parks & Recreation Department’s Music in the Park Series. The popular Music in the Park Series will feature performances by local, regional, and national acts every Sunday beginning Memorial Day weekend and continuing through August. Artists and locations will be announced soon.

For information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.

2022 Music In The Park Series
 Begins May 29

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 

May 29
 Paula Atherton, The Windup (6 p.m., Plaza de Las Cruces)

Sunday Night Music in the ParkYoung Park

June 5
 Los Pistoleros – Variety
 Mariachi Aguilas – Mariachi

June 12
 Rich Chorne’ – Blues, Roots
 Soul Shine – Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Variety

June 19
 Black Heart Saints – Texas Rock ‘n Roll
 Oldies But Goodies – Oldies

June 26
 Triple Jack – Rock, Blues, Funk
 Truman Provencio – Rock, Blues, Country, Reggae

July 10
 Rosewater Blues Band – Blues, Rock
 Guitar Slim – Rockin’ Blues

July 17
 Al Hurricane Jr. – New Mexico Music
 Las Muñecas – Variety

July 24
 Windy City – Tribute to Chicago
 Little Moses Jones – Rhythm and Blues, Soul

July 31
 Play Me – Tribute to Neal Diamond
 NightTimeDrive – Neo Soul, Rhythm and Blues

Sunday Night Music in the ParkApodaca Park – Lift Up Las Cruces

August 7
 Brendan Dawes – Country and Western
 Lincoln County Line featuring Dzaki Sukarno – Country and Western

August 14
 Power Drive USA – Variety
 Tequila Nights – Variety

August 21
 Memphis Band – Country Music
Chris Baker – Variety 

August 28
 The Ghetto Blaster – Party music
 The Mixx Band – Funk, Blues, Reggae

Thursday Night Music on the Plaza

July 14
 Border Jazz Orchestra – Jazz

July 21
 Mariachi Raices De America, featuring Antonio Reyna

August 4
 Motley 2 – Tribute to Motley Crue
 Sloan Armitage – Folk, Blues, Indie Rock

August 18
 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.

Virtual Music in the Park Concert Series

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